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GAO: Virus Relief Program Has Inadequate Safeguards; $1.4B in Relief Payments Sent to Dead People
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GAO: Virus Relief Program Has Inadequate Safeguards; $1.4B in Relief Payments Sent to Dead People
2020-06-26 13:57:41
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Confronted with an extraordinary public health crisis, the federal government moved with uncommon agility to bolster the economy and quickly establish services for those infected with the virus, the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office said Thursday. But in doing... Read More

Trump Administration Urges Supreme Court to Strike Down ObamaCare
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Trump Administration Urges Supreme Court to Strike Down ObamaCare
2020-06-26 13:19:50
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration filed a legal brief with the Supreme Court Thursday night, arguing the entire Affordable Care Act should be struck down by the Justices. Overturning the Affordable Care Act would take away health coverage for about... Read More

Pandemic Tightens Grip on US, Setting Reopened States Reeling
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Pandemic Tightens Grip on US, Setting Reopened States Reeling

The COVID-19 pandemic, which set records for infections and hospitalizations across the U.S. on Wednesday, is now predicted to kill 180,000 Americans by October, adding to dire signs that prompted a stock-market selloff and drastic measures from government leaders. The... Read More

Contradicting Trump, Fauci Says There Is No Order or Plan to Slow COVID-19 Testing
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Contradicting Trump, Fauci Says There Is No Order or Plan to Slow COVID-19 Testing

WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci and other top government officials fighting the COVID-19 pandemic said Tuesday they had not been ordered to slow down testing for the disease, despite President Donald Trump’s insistence hours earlier that he was not kidding... Read More

Americans Are Actually Drinking Less During the Pandemic
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Americans Are Actually Drinking Less During the Pandemic

During the coronavirus pandemic, people are drinking less. (Yes, you read that correctly.) While the masses are buying more booze from grocers and liquor stores to drink at home, that hasn’t been enough to fill the gaping hole created by... Read More

White House Considers Ending Coronavirus Emergency, Even As Cases Surge
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White House Considers Ending Coronavirus Emergency, Even As Cases Surge

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration, eager to claim victory over the coronavirus, has been considering scaling back the national emergency declared earlier this year to control the pandemic, according to health care industry officials who have spoken with the administration.... Read More

Senate Plans Legislation to Prepare for Next Pandemic Like COVID-19
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Senate Plans Legislation to Prepare for Next Pandemic Like COVID-19
2020-06-23 19:10:37
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate tried Tuesday to respond to warnings from infectious disease experts that coronavirus is only an example of other pandemics that are coming soon. The World Health Organization has warned that a global population topping 7.8... Read More

Fauci to Testify at a Fraught Time for US Pandemic Response
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Fauci to Testify at a Fraught Time for US Pandemic Response

WASHINGTON (AP) — With coronavirus cases rising in about half the states and political polarization competing for attention with public health recommendations, Dr. Anthony Fauci returns to Capitol Hill on Tuesday at a fraught moment in the nation's pandemic response. The... Read More

South Carolina Beaches Fill, But COVID-19 Takes No Vacation
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South Carolina Beaches Fill, But COVID-19 Takes No Vacation

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — The elevator doors opened and inside were 10 people crammed into a space no bigger than a closet, none of them wearing a mask. In bathing suits, they walked out of the hotel, across the... Read More

Surging US Virus Cases Raise Fear That Progress is Slipping
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Surging US Virus Cases Raise Fear That Progress is Slipping

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Alarming surges in coronavirus cases across the U.S. South and West raised fears Monday that the outbreak is spiraling out of control and that hard-won progress against the scourge is slipping away because of resistance... Read More

Gov. Cuomo Says Yankees and Mets Will Hold Spring Training in NYC
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Gov. Cuomo Says Yankees and Mets Will Hold Spring Training in NYC

NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday that the Yankees and Mets will hold spring training in the city as it stays on track to enter phase 2 of the coronavirus pandemic reopening process. The governor said both baseball... Read More

COVID-19 Surge in South, Southwest Poses Growing Threat, Experts Warn
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COVID-19 Surge in South, Southwest Poses Growing Threat, Experts Warn

WASHINGTON — Infectious disease experts expressed alarm Sunday over the pace of new coronavirus infections in several states in the South and Southwest, with one likening the spread in parts of the country to a “forest fire.” At the same... Read More

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