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Stacey Abrams calls Georgia’s plan to reopen some businesses amid coronavirus ‘dangerously incompetent’

Stacey Abrams on Monday criticized Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s plan to reopen the state’s economy as the coronavirus pandemic continues, calling it …Fox Newss

Georgia governor to reopen some businesses this week

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Trump to consider halting Saudi oil imports, says U.S. has ‘plenty’

U.S. President Donald Trump described a historic drop in oil prices on Monday as short-term and stemming from a “financial squeeze,” adding the administration …Reuters

American oil crashes below $0 a barrel — a record low

The spectacular collapse in oil markets is showing no signs of easing, as the coronavirus crisis saps demand and producers run out of places to store all their …CNN target=”_blank” href=”https://news.google.com/stories/CAAqOQgKIjNDQklTSURvSmMzUnZjbmt0TXpZd1NoTUtFUWk3OS1QSWo0QU1FYk82RFQ1Y3lNUzhLQUFQAQ?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen”>View Full Coverage

Trump claims he will temporarily suspend immigration into US due to coronavirus fears

President Donald Trump said late Monday night he will sign an executive order temporarily suspending immigration to the United States as the nation battles the …CNN1 minute

Governors tell Trump it’s too soon to reopen America

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Maryland obtains 500,000 coronavirus tests from South Korea

Move raises questions about governor’s need to circumvent the federal government to obtain critical supplies.The Guardian

Maryland’s first lady capitalizes on her South Korean heritage to secure test kits

When Republican Gov. Larry Hogan of Maryland addressed the media at his Monday afternoon news conference, he made it clear his wife, Yumi Hogan — and …CNNs target=”_blank” href=”https://news.google.com/stories/CAAqOQgKIjNDQklTSURvSmMzUnZjbmt0TXpZd1NoTUtFUWp6a3FESWo0QU1FUThsY3owc0VOQmJLQUFQAQ?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen”>View Full Coverage

Deadly storms, tornadoes hit South for second straight Sunday

Another episode of severe weather struck the South on Sunday, bringing damaging winds, hail and a few tornadoes exactly a week after Easter Sunday’s storm …Washington Posts

Storm-battered South gets hit again with another round of deadly severe weather

For the second time this April, severe weather struck the storm-battered South with a damaging trio of tornadoes, hail and thunderstorms. For many communities …AccuWeather.coms target=”_blank” href=”https://news.google.com/stories/CAAqOQgKIjNDQklTSURvSmMzUnZjbmt0TXpZd1NoTUtFUWl2X1lfSGo0QU1FZGVkOVdOM3FzRXZLQUFQAQ?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen”>View Full Coverage

Biden’s VP prospects break along Dem fault lines

Joe Biden’s campaign hasn’t yet started the process of formally vetting or interviewing potential running mates. There’s been no private polling yet, and no …POLITICOs

Biden lands major green endorsement, pledges to expand climate change plan

Saying that November’s presidential election “is our last, best chance to address the climate crisis,” a leading environmental advocacy group is endorsing former …Fox Newss target=”_blank” href=”https://news.google.com/stories/CAAqOQgKIjNDQklTSURvSmMzUnZjbmt0TXpZd1NoTUtFUWoyaXViSmo0QU1FZXpGU043SDhVR3VLQUFQAQ?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen”>View Full Coverage

Arrest warrant out for anti-social distancing pastor after incident with bus, protester

An arrest warrant issued for Tony Spell, the Louisiana pastor at the center of a protest against social distancing.NBC Newss

Pastor defends asking congregants to donate stimulus checks

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Supreme Court says Montana landowners in Superfund fight must consult with EPA

The Supreme Court on Monday made it harder for some Montana landowners to pursue additional cleanup at a Superfund contamination site beyond what the …The Washington Posts

Court rules Montana landowners need EPA approval for clean up measures | TheHill

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that Montana landowners must get the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) approval before taking their own actions …The Hills target=”_blank” href=”https://news.google.com/stories/CAAqOQgKIjNDQklTSURvSmMzUnZjbmt0TXpZd1NoTUtFUWl2bEtQSmo0QU1FZmhNYk5MT1p0aVZLQUFQAQ?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen”>View Full Coverage

Nursing Homes Concerned About Accepting COVID-19 Patients From Hospitals : Shots – Health News

New York and New Jersey want nursing homes to accept recovering hospital patients, regardless of their COVID-19 status, to free up space in hospitals. What’s …NPRs

UK care homes body estimates 4,000 residents died from coronavirus

NCF calls for ‘ring of steel’ and says findings highlight flaws in official count and scale of crisis.The GuardianView Full Coverage

Miami airport spokesman who said flights were chartered by ICE says he made a ‘mistake’

A Miami International Airport spokesman— who told the Miami Herald Sunday that two flights headed to Latin America were charted by U.S. Immigration and …Miami Heralds target=”_blank” href=”https://news.google.com/articles/CBMieWh0dHBzOi8vd3d3LmNuYmMuY29tLzIwMjAvMDQvMjAvc2VuYXRlLW1vdmVzLXRvd2FyZC1wb3NzaWJsZS10dWVzZGF5LWNvcm9uYXZpcnVzLXZvdGUtcGVsb3NpLXNlZXMtZGVhbC1vbi1wcmluY2lwbGVzLmh0bWzSAX1odHRwczovL3d3dy5jbmJjLmNvbS9hbXAvMjAyMC8wNC8yMC9zZW5hdGUtbW92ZXMtdG93YXJkLXBvc3NpYmxlLXR1ZXNkYXktY29yb25hdmlydXMtdm90ZS1wZWxvc2ktc2Vlcy1kZWFsLW9uLXByaW5jaXBsZXMuaHRtbA?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener”>

Senate moves toward possible Tuesday coronavirus vote, Pelosi sees deal ‘on principles’

The U.S. Congress on Monday inched toward a $450 billion deal to help small businesses and hospitals hurt by the coronavirus pandemic, with House Speaker …CNBC

Agreement on $470B ‘phase 3.5’ coronavirus stimulus package now imminent, sources say

Negotiators from the House, Senate and White House are close to finalizing an accord on the so-called “phase 3.5” response to the coronavirus pandemic, and …Fox Newss target=”_blank” href=”https://news.google.com/stories/CAAqOQgKIjNDQklTSURvSmMzUnZjbmt0TXpZd1NoTUtFUWlzanFySWo0QU1FVGU0UHZmV3hfd1BLQUFQAQ?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen”>View Full Coverage

Surgeon general gets pushed to sidelines, sparking questions

The Trump administration took Surgeon General Jerome Adams off television last week after his controversial remarks on Covid-19’s threat to minorities, …POLITICOs

Former US surgeon general on coronavirus: ‘We were a bit late to recognize how bad this was’ | TheHill

Former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said that the country was “a bit late to recognize how bad this was,” describing the federal government’s response to …The Hill2 days target=”_blank” href=”https://news.google.com/stories/CAAqOQgKIjNDQklTSURvSmMzUnZjbmt0TXpZd1NoTUtFUWlNbS1fSGo0QU1FUnh1eGlZdXplZFNLQUFQAQ?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen”>View Full Coverage

New York nurses union on frontline of coronavirus outbreak sues state and two hospitals over ‘war zone’ conditions

The suit is among the first collective legal actions taken by health workers over the handling of the coronavirus outbreak by hospital administrators and state …CNBCs

NY Nurses Sue State Health Department, Two Hospitals Over Lack Of Protective Equipment And Sick Time

The nurses’ association sued the state health department in Manhattan’s state supreme court, alleging that Governor Andrew Cuomo’s directive that nurses be …Gothamists agoLocal coverageView Full Coverage

Caught on video: Car goes flying into side of Southern California home

An out-of-control car launched into the side of a suburban Los Angeles house, a spectacular crash caught on the home’s security camera, authorities said …NBC Newss target=”_blank” href=”https://news.google.com/articles/CAIiEOE7xC3srMxW_85Orv3V6O4qLQgEKiUIACIbd3d3LmJ1c2luZXNzaW5zaWRlci5jb20vc2FpKgQICjAMMJD-CQ?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener”>

A property manager used IRS system to see if he received stimulus – Business Insider

An Oregon man said his property manager used the IRS “Get My Payment” website to track whether he had received his stimulus check and intended to pay his …Business Insiders

Why you haven’t received your coronavirus stimulus check yet

The federal government has sent out a reported 80 million coronavirus stimulus checks by direct deposit to eligible recipients. If you weren’t included in the first …CNBCs target=”_blank” href=”https://news.google.com/stories/CAAqOQgKIjNDQklTSURvSmMzUnZjbmt0TXpZd1NoTUtFUWlScDhESWo0QU1FY1FqU3pGRGRLOVdLQUFQAQ?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen”>View Full Coverage

Treasury and Senate working to replenish Paycheck Protection Program, boost hospital funding

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Ivey urges Congress to replenish tapped out business loan program

Gov. Kay Ivey is urging Congress to approve new funding for the depleted Paycheck Protection Program, part of the federal relief act intended to help …AL.coms target=”_blank” href=”https://news.google.com/stories/CAAqOQgKIjNDQklTSURvSmMzUnZjbmt0TXpZd1NoTUtFUWpZck1mSmo0QU1FVXA1VVluakpxMzhLQUFQAQ?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen”>View Full Coverage

Shake Shack Will Return Its $10 Million Loan Amid Furor Over Stimulus Program

Buried deep in the 900-page stimulus package that Congress passed in March, a single paragraph has sparked an outcry from small restaurants as major …The New York Timess

Shake Shack returns $10M from coronavirus small business loan

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These are the states that require you to wear a face mask in public

Masks and face coverings are required in seven states. Without them, residents and workers can’t enter essential businesses or visit public places.CNNs

Which states require you to wear a face mask in public?

By Scottie Andrew and James Froio | CNN. Masks and face coverings are recommended, but not required, for Americans who go out in public during the …The Mercury Newss target=”_blank” href=”https://news.google.com/stories/CAAqOQgKIjNDQklTSURvSmMzUnZjbmt0TXpZd1NoTUtFUWlxd2ZySWo0QU1FZUtWeVBiT2c1SmlLQUFQAQ?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen”>View Full Coverage

Eight of 10 most-banned books challenged for LGBTQ content

“A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo” and “I Am Jazz” were among the list’s LGBTQ books. “The Handmaid’s Tale” and the “Harry Potter” series also made the top …NBC Newss

Top 10 Challenged Books of 2019

In honor of National Library Week, April 19–25, the American Library Association has released its annual report on nationwide library trends, statistics, and …Publishers Weeklys target=”_blank” href=”https://news.google.com/stories/CAAqOQgKIjNDQklTSURvSmMzUnZjbmt0TXpZd1NoTUtFUWpWNGRfSmo0QU1FYkQzS3R2cjlJRDhLQUFQAQ?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen”>View Full Coverage

Trump invites Cuomo to White House for meeting on coronavirus response

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be visiting Washington, D.C. on Tuesday in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, presumably to meet with President Trump …Fox Newss

School funding could be cut in half

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What happened when healthcare workers confronted anti-lockdown protesters – in one photo

A standout image by photographer Alyson McClaran captures a face-off between a healthcare worker and an angry protester.The Guardians

Health workers face anti-lockdown protesters in dramatic photos

A small group of health care workers counterprotested at a large rally in Colorado demanding the state reopen and ease the restrictions designed to slow the …CNNs target=”_blank” href=”https://news.google.com/stories/CAAqOQgKIjNDQklTSURvSmMzUnZjbmt0TXpZd1NoTUtFUWlOM1p6Smo0QU1FWHhGdTR6TjFEcEhLQUFQAQ?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen”>View Full Coverage

Trump: ‘Testing is a local thing’

Amid rising tensions with governors, President Donald Trump continued to tout the number of coronavirus tests in the United States, insisting that the issue is …CNN

Governors headed for messy fight over coronavirus restrictions | TheHill

Governors are heading for a clash with their own citizens and local officials as they weigh how and when to reopen the country’s economy amid the coronavirus …The Hills target=”_blank” href=”https://news.google.com/stories/CAAqOQgKIjNDQklTSURvSmMzUnZjbmt0TXpZd1NoTUtFUWoxMXNESWo0QU1FZkhDRElaZWlmdW5LQUFQAQ?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen”>View Full Coverage

Anti-quarantine rally in Pennsylvania draws about 2,000 people in latest protest against coronavirus restrictions

About 2,000 people honked, cheered and jeered against coronavirus restrictions Monday in Harrisburg, Pa., the latest and one of the largest rallies in a growing …USA TODAYs

Hundreds of protesters line Harrisburg streets in rowdy protest against stay-at-home order

Get the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. The streets of Harrisburg were lined Monday with hundreds of …Fox Newss target=”_blank” href=”https://news.google.com/stories/CAAqOQgKIjNDQklTSURvSmMzUnZjbmt0TXpZd1NoTUtFUWlKbUxESmo0QU1FWUxhNDNPSDZsUTdLQUFQAQ?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen”>View Full Coverage

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis looks to open the state to business again

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is in a hurry to open the state for business and gave a specially appointed committee five days to come up with ways to do it.The Washington Post

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De Blasio cancels NYC parades, other city-permitted events through June

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced all parades and other city-permitted events will be canceled for the month of June as the city continues to grapple with the …New York Posts

Blasio Cancels NYC Pride March, Non-Essential Events: We Will Find The Right Way To Do It | NBC News

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WHO says partisan politics and lack of global solidarity is ‘fueling’ coronavirus pandemic

The World Health Organization’s top official warned that countries seeking to politicize the Covid-19 pandemic are “playing with fire.”CNBCs

WHO chief warns the worst of the coronavirus is still ahead

The WHO chief warned Monday that “the worst is yet ahead of us” in the coronavirus outbreak, reviving the alarm just as many countries ease restrictive …NBC Newss target=”_blank” href=”https://news.google.com/stories/CAAqOQgKIjNDQklTSURvSmMzUnZjbmt0TXpZd1NoTUtFUWlMbUxESmo0QU1FYWdHSFlUZ1o4cTBLQUFQAQ?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen”>View Full Coverage

Republicans bash Facebook for stopping promotion of protests that would defy social-distancing guidelines

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Some Republicans are blasting Facebook for removing messages …Fox Newss

Coronavirus US: Anti-lockdown protests gather momentum

Crowds of anti-lockdown protestors gathered in states like North Dakota and Ohio to fight stay-at-home orders.Daily Mail target=”_blank” href=”https://news.google.com/stories/CAAqOQgKIjNDQklTSURvSmMzUnZjbmt0TXpZd1NoTUtFUWktNVp2Smo0QU1FZGlqRDVHRmdfakhLQUFQAQ?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen”>View Full Coverage

Mapping Ohio’s 12,919 coronavirus cases, updates and trends

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 12,919 coronavirus cases to date in Ohio are spread across 87 of the state’s 88 counties, with 509 deaths, the Ohio Department of …cleveland.coms

Full Whitmer & DeWine: ‘We Can’t Just Turn Back To What Life Was Like Before COVID-19’ | NBC News

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West Jordan police ask for help finding suspect in killing of a husband and wife

West Jordan • Police have named a suspect in the deaths of a West Jordan couple who were shot at their home by an intruder. Police are looking for Albert …Salt Lake Tribunes

‘Loving Parents’ Are Fatally Shot in Utah Home Invasion While Their 3 Kids Slept

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The Hill’s Campaign Report: Trump faces hurdles to reelection despite approval rating bump | TheHill

Welcome to The Hill’s Campaign Report, your daily rundown on all the latest news in the 2020 presidential, Senate and House races. Did someone forward this …The Hills

The one poll number that could haunt Trump on coronavirus

Numerous polls have now shown a broad consensus that Trump was too slow to react to the threat.The Washington Posts target=”_blank” href=”https://news.google.com/stories/CAAqOQgKIjNDQklTSURvSmMzUnZjbmt0TXpZd1NoTUtFUWk3dnNUSmo0QU1FZWI2aWxPV29rRkFLQUFQAQ?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen”>View Full Coverage

Trump hammers ‘unreasonable governors who got carried away’ with COVID-19 lockdown guidelines

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Coronavirus: US lawyers seek trillions from China as Trump hails trade deal

A group of US lawyers is seeking trillions from the Chinese government, accusing Beijing of knowing about a coronavirus outbreak on its soil then covering it up.The Independents target=”_blank” href=”https://news.google.com/stories/CAAqOQgKIjNDQklTSURvSmMzUnZjbmt0TXpZd1NoTUtFUWo0M3RMSmo0QU1FVnZNVWZVR3Y1QnpLQUFQAQ?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen”>View Full Coverage

Newsom resists pressure to ease California coronavirus order

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday acknowledged that pressure from Californians and local governments is building to modify the statewide stay-at-home order …Los Angeles Timess

California governor says more than 1000 have died in state from coronavirus

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Supreme Court says state juries must be unanimous to convict for serious crimes

The justices split in their decision, revealing a deep divide on when to overturn precedent.The Washington Posts

Supreme Court rules criminal jury verdicts must be unanimous, overturning decades-old precedent

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that state juries must be unanimous to convict defendants in criminal trials, overturning the Louisiana second-degree …Fox Newss target=”_blank” href=”https://news.google.com/stories/CAAqOQgKIjNDQklTSURvSmMzUnZjbmt0TXpZd1NoTUtFUWpIOUtESmo0QU1FZWNTdGJBZHlxRmpLQUFQAQ?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen”>View Full Coverage

Americans at World Health Organization transmitted real-time information about coronavirus to Trump administration

More than a dozen U.S. researchers, physicians and public health experts, many of them from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, were working full …The Washington Post

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Live: NJ Gov. Phil Murphy Holds Coronavirus Briefing | NBC News

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Gov. Murphy plans to give ‘broad blueprint’ this week for re-opening N.J. from coronavirus lockdown

Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday he’ll give New Jerseyans a “broad blueprint” by the end of the week on how the state will begin to reopen from the near-lockdown …NJ.com target=”_blank” href=”https://news.google.com/stories/CAAqOQgKIjNDQklTSURvSmMzUnZjbmt0TXpZd1NoTUtFUWoyck92SWo0QU1FUzljQzRka3o4eC1LQUFQAQ?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen”>View Full Coverage

SBA Paycheck Protection Program Gives Continental Materials $5.5 Million Loan

Many businesses have struggled to get any money from the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program. But a company owned by a …NPRs

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Kentucky sees highest spike in coronavirus cases after protests against lockdown | TheHill

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear (D) announced in a press conference Sunday that 273 new cases of COVID-19 had emerged, the highest Beshear has announced …The Hills

Kentucky sees highest spike in coronavirus cases after lockdown protests

Kentucky experienced its highest single-day spike in coronavirus cases after protests broke out in the state to lift lockdowns.New York Posts target=”_blank” href=”https://news.google.com/stories/CAAqOQgKIjNDQklTSURvSmMzUnZjbmt0TXpZd1NoTUtFUWpYM05USWo0QU1FYTl1dGMxR0lwUmZLQUFQAQ?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen”>View Full Coverage

Gov. Bill Lee won’t extend Tennessee stay-at-home order past April 30; some businesses to reopen next week

Gov. Bill Lee announced Monday that his stay-at-home order will not be extended past April 30, and that the vast majority of businesses around the state will …Tennesseans

Tennessee Governor Announces Phased Reopening Starts Next Week, Stay-at-Home Order Expires End of Month

Tennessee Republican Governor Bill Lee announced on Monday that a majority of the state’s businesses will be allowed to reopen on May 1 after the state’s …Newsweeks target=”_blank” href=”https://news.google.com/stories/CAAqOQgKIjNDQklTSURvSmMzUnZjbmt0TXpZd1NoTUtFUWlCN0tqSmo0QU1FZHNPYzBPQ25WQTlLQUFQAQ?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen”>View Full Coverage

States Burn Through Cash for Unemployment Payments

New York has asked the federal government for a $4 billion no-interest loan to cover unemployment payments for people put out of work by the pandemic as …The Wall Street Journals

Unemployment insurance: Filing for coronavirus benefits has been a nightmare for many

With 22 million people trying to get unemployment at once, the system is overwhelmed.Vox.coms target=”_blank” href=”https://news.google.com/stories/CAAqOQgKIjNDQklTSURvSmMzUnZjbmt0TXpZd1NoTUtFUWplMGI3SGo0QU1FWHBkWW56TFhya29LQUFQAQ?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen”>View Full Coverage

AOC celebrates oil crash in now-deleted tweet: ‘You absolutely love to see it’

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., tweeted — then quickly …Fox Newss

Does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have her eye on a Senate seat?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was asked recently if she was ready to rule out — or rule in — a primary challenge to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New …CNNs target=”_blank” href=”https://news.google.com/stories/CAAqOQgKIjNDQklTSURvSmMzUnZjbmt0TXpZd1NoTUtFUWpfX0xiSmo0QU1FVm5kMUxrbGdlQWxLQUFQAQ?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen”>View Full Coverage

Explaining the cult of Anthony Fauci

For the past six weeks, amid the storms that roll across the Trump sea, there’s been one isle of calm: Anthony Fauci.CNNs

Fauci warns protests will ‘backfire,’ slow economic recovery | TheHill

Anthony Fauci, the top government official on infectious diseases, warned Monday that protests in opposition to governors’ stay-at-home orders meant to slow …The Hills target=”_blank” href=”https://news.google.com/stories/CAAqOQgKIjNDQklTSURvSmMzUnZjbmt0TXpZd1NoTUtFUWpfajZmSWo0QU1FZUpWV2RWeUgzYTBLQUFQAQ?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen”>View Full Coverage

73% Of Inmates At An Ohio Prison Test Positive For Coronavirus

A state prison has become a hot spot of the COVID-19 outbreak in Ohio, with at least 1,828 confirmed cases among inmates — accounting for the majority of …NPRs

More Than 70% of Inmates in One Ohio Prison Have Tested Positive for COVID-19

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Coronavirus Chronicles: Navigating death and grief is an unimaginable task during COVID-19

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Where is the coronavirus in N.J.? Latest map, update on county-by-county cases. (April 20, 2020)

New Jersey has at least 88806 confirmed coronavirus cases and at least 4377 people have died. Here’s the latest town-by-town information on where …NJ.coms target=”_blank” href=”https://news.google.com/stories/CAAqOQgKIjNDQklTSURvSmMzUnZjbmt0TXpZd1NoTUtFUWpWdi16R2o0QU1FVmxrdTQ0V21uRmxLQUFQAQ?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen”>View Full Coverage

Cannabis companies pay federal taxes but are shut out of small business loans

Some legislators are pushing for the next round of Small Business Administration loans to include the cannabis industry.CNBCs

Marijuana’s big moment: Pot stores are essential businesses. Will legal weed go mainstream?

The burgeoning marijuana industry is working swiftly to adapt to its customers needs as the coronavirus outbreak wreaks havoc on the economy.USA TODAYs target=”_blank” href=”https://news.google.com/stories/CAAqOQgKIjNDQklTSURvSmMzUnZjbmt0TXpZd1NoTUtFUWlfcmFISWo0QU1FYjRCNURKMEpOUk1LQUFQAQ?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen”>View Full Coverage

10 years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, oil pollution found in thousands of fish, study says

Oil pollution has been detected in thousands of fish in the Gulf of Mexico, including higher levels in popular seafood choices like yellowfin tuna, tilefish and red …CNNs

Democratic Deepwater Horizon anniversary report criticizes administration’s offshore drilling policies

House Democrats criticized the Trump administration’s offshore drilling policies in a report issued on Monday, which marked the 10th anniversary of the …The Hills target=”_blank” href=”https://news.google.com/stories/CAAqOQgKIjNDQklTSURvSmMzUnZjbmt0TXpZd1NoTUtFUWpld2N2Rmo0QU1FUWwwdkNfMjF3dVFLQUFQAQ?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen”>View Full Coverage

Cuomo Says New York’s Coronavirus Curve Is Descending, But ‘It’s No Time to Get Arrogant’ About Progress

New York’s new coronavirus figures suggest an ongoing downturn in the outbreak’s severity, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday. According to his office’s …Newsweeks

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Trump speaks with Minnesota governor after backing protesters | TheHill

President Trump said Monday that he received a “very nice” phone call from Minnesota’s Democratic governor, Tim Walz, and that the federal government was …The Hills

Some US manufacturers reopening amid fierce political heat

Coronavirus is touching everyone and increasing tensions as governments start to ease restrictions that health experts warn should be done gradually.WTOP target=”_blank” href=”https://news.google.com/stories/CAAqOQgKIjNDQklTSURvSmMzUnZjbmt0TXpZd1NoTUtFUWlIcW9MSGo0QU1FZFQwLXlUZWpRMkhLQUFQAQ?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen”>View Full Coverage

New York Nurses Allege Inadequate Safety Protocols in Lawsuits Against State, Hospital Systems

The New York State Nurses Association filed three lawsuits against the state and two hospital systems on Monday, alleging that dangerous work guidelines and …The Wall Street Journals

NY nurses sue state Health Department, two hospitals over PPE failures

New York’s biggest nurses union sued the state Health Department and two hospitals — Montefiore Medical Center and Westchester Medical Center — on …New York Posts target=”_blank” href=”https://news.google.com/stories/CAAqOQgKIjNDQklTSURvSmMzUnZjbmt0TXpZd1NoTUtFUWpmMk5QSmo0QU1FWG5JOVBKSk0zbDdLQUFQAQ?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen”>View Full Coverage

Governor Greg Abbott Begins Reopening Texas Economy With State Parks

Texas Governor Greg Abbott shared his plan to carefully and cautiously reopen the state’s economy on Friday. The first phase involved the reopening of state …Newsweeks

Texas Gov. Abbott on reopening state during fight against coronavirus: ‘God’s hand is working’

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott discussed reopening the Lone Star state up …Fox Newss target=”_blank” href=”https://news.google.com/stories/CAAqOQgKIjNDQklTSURvSmMzUnZjbmt0TXpZd1NoTUtFUWk1elBESWo0QU1FVnZyTDh5bG4yUjNLQUFQAQ?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen”>View Full Coverage

At least 7300 deaths confirmed at nursing homes around the nation

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Officials Give Timeline Of ‘Ambush’ Shooting That Left One Texas Officer Dead | NBC News

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Procession honors fallen San Marcos officer

SAN MARCOS, Texas — Procession plans for fallen San Marcos Police Officer Justin Putnam were announced for Monday, April 20. The public was invited to …KVUE.coms target=”_blank” href=”https://news.google.com/stories/CAAqOQgKIjNDQklTSURvSmMzUnZjbmt0TXpZd1NoTUtFUWloNWU3SGo0QU1FVy0xN09OeF9MeUxLQUFQAQ?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen”>View Full Coverage

Coronavirus pandemic: Economic fallout ravages L.A. city budget

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti’s budget would impose cuts across agencies as the city copes with the coronavirus. He seeks to furlough 15000 workers.Los Angeles Timess

LA mayor calls for cuts, furloughs as virus shakes City Hall

Mayor Eric Garcetti released a pandemic-wounded spending plan Monday for the coming year that he called “a document of our pain” that includes *service* cuts …Miami Herald target=”_blank” href=”https://news.google.com/stories/CAAqOQgKIjNDQklTSURvSmMzUnZjbmt0TXpZd1NoTUtFUWpJNGN2R2o0QU1FUXRQYzRIOVFhUEFLQUFQAQ?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen”>View Full Coverage

Growing protests in US call for lifting state lockdowns

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Protests erupt against coronavirus lockdowns around the world

Demonstrations flare in a number of countries as people rebel against measures introduced to contain virus.Telegraph.co.uks target=”_blank” href=”https://news.google.com/stories/CAAqOQgKIjNDQklTSURvSmMzUnZjbmt0TXpZd1NoTUtFUWlMMWMzSmo0QU1FVWNkYUd4aXlKZ2lLQUFQAQ?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen”>View Full Coverage

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is a rising star for Democrats and a target for Republicans

The Michigan leader has an opportunity to show Biden’s team how she handles a crisis.The Washington Post2 days

Gretchen Whitmer Isn’t Backing Down

Right-wing protesters, Republican lawmakers and President Trump are attacking the Michigan governor, a possible vice-presidential pick. “I’m not thinking about …The New York Times2 days target=”_blank” href=”https://news.google.com/stories/CAAqOQgKIjNDQklTSURvSmMzUnZjbmt0TXpZd1NoTUtFUWlka2VqQ2o0QU1FY2hBaHBnYWtFUklLQUFQAQ?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen”>View Full Coverage

Massachusetts becomes coronavirus hot spot as cases surge

Massachusetts has become a hot spot of coronavirus infections and is drawing the concern of federal officials and promises of aid from hard-hit New York.ABC Newss

Massachusetts reaches peak of COVID-19 cases

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West Virginia gov rejects model showing reopening could begin May 4, but says ‘engine has got to start’

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice told “Your World” Monday that he saw “no way” the state could begin easing restrictions on its economy the week of May 4, which …Fox Newss

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Couple married 61 years die a day apart from coronavirus, daughter urges caution

Eleanor and Peter Baker, who were married for almost 62 years, died of COVID-19 a day apart.NBC Newss target=”_blank” href=”https://news.google.com/articles/CBMiYGh0dHBzOi8vYWJjbmV3cy5nby5jb20vVVMvbXVyZGVyLXN1c3BlY3QtY2F1Z2h0LWhhbmdpbmctcmVvcGVuZWQtZmxvcmlkYS1iZWFjaC9zdG9yeT9pZD03MDIzOTUyNtIBZGh0dHBzOi8vYWJjbmV3cy5nby5jb20vYW1wL1VTL211cmRlci1zdXNwZWN0LWNhdWdodC1oYW5naW5nLXJlb3BlbmVkLWZsb3JpZGEtYmVhY2gvc3Rvcnk_aWQ9NzAyMzk1MjY?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener”>

Murder suspect caught on Florida beach after COVID restrictions lifted

Florida cops caught a fugitive murder suspect who was hanging out on a reopened beach in Jacksonville.ABC Newss

Police enforcing social distancing rules on Florida beach arrest fugitive Pennsylvania homicide suspect

The day after a Florida beach was reopened for physical activity, police arrested a Pennsylvania homicide suspect loitering near the dunes on Sunday.CBS Newss target=”_blank” href=”https://news.google.com/stories/CAAqdAgKIm5DQklTVERvSmMzUnZjbmt0TXpZd1NqOEtFUWk5X0w3SWo0QU1FZVhYRTkzSWppSUNFaXBJYjIxcFkybGtaU0J6ZFhOd1pXTjBJR0Z5Y21WemRHVmtJRzl1SUVac2IzSnBaR0VnWW1WaFkyZ29BQVAB?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen”>View Full Coverage

Facebook is tracking coronavirus symptoms by county to identify hotspots

More than one million people responded to the symptom survey within the first two weeks, Facebook said. It plans to roll out the survey globally this week.CNBCs

Facebook releases county-by-county maps showing people reporting COVID-19 symptoms

Facebook released its first county-by-county maps of the U.S. on Monday showing the prevalence of self-reported COVID-19 symptoms based on data it has …NBC Newss target=”_blank” href=”https://news.google.com/stories/CAAqOQgKIjNDQklTSURvSmMzUnZjbmt0TXpZd1NoTUtFUWpPeko3Smo0QU1FWTgxUTFaTkY5M0xLQUFQAQ?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen”>View Full Coverage

Less than 1 percent of federal emergency cash for college students doled out

The Education Department says just $6 million of $6.28 billion in emergency aid for college students has reached campuses so far, and officials are trading …POLITICOs

The coronavirus could kill off a host of US colleges

Schools have canceled their spring semesters and commencements because of COVID-19; classrooms, dormitories and athletic facilities are shuttered.New York PostView Full Coverage

Florida releases unemployment data: 1.5 million claims filed but just 40,193 paid

Just 40,193 Floridians who have filed for unemployment since March 15 have received their benefits, according to a new website the state launched Monday.Miami Heralds

Florida among slowest states to process unemployment claims

Federal data suggests that Florida has processed its hundreds of thousands of new unemployment claims more slowly than any other state.ABC Newss target=”_blank” href=”https://news.google.com/stories/CAAqOQgKIjNDQklTSURvSmMzUnZjbmt0TXpZd1NoTUtFUWlQOTZqSmo0QU1FZURhaXRWTDNLSEJLQUFQAQ?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen”>View Full Coverage

Earth Day’s 50th anniversary goes digital amid coronavirus pandemic, with virtual protests, video teach-ins and more

With social distancing restrictions in place around the world to fight the spread of coronavirus, Earth Day will be a digital event in 2020.USA TODAY

The ‘Profoundly Radical’ Message of Earth Day’s First Organizer

SEATTLE — One day in the fall of 1969, Denis Hayes, a graduate student at Harvard, snagged a 10-minute meeting with Gaylord Nelson, a United States …The New York Timess target=”_blank” href=”https://news.google.com/stories/CAAqOQgKIjNDQklTSURvSmMzUnZjbmt0TXpZd1NoTUtFUWo4Mjh6Smo0QU1FUXRVTXA5V2twT1RLQUFQAQ?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen”>View Full Coverage

Inside Meat Processing Plant Linked To Nearly 900 Coronavirus Cases | NBC Nightly News

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South Dakota pork plant with one of biggest COVID-19 clusters in US blames immigrant workers

A meat-processing company which shut down a South Dakota plant after more than 700 employees became infected with COVID-19 said the outbreak was due …Daily Mails target=”_blank” href=”https://news.google.com/stories/CAAqOQgKIjNDQklTSURvSmMzUnZjbmt0TXpZd1NoTUtFUWptNklUSmo0QU1FYjVvZXJ5YmREUTdLQUFQAQ?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen”>View Full Coverage

Most Americans concerned states will reopen too soon

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Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what’s happening Monday

Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and Illinois this weekend.Chicago Tribunes

Illinois Gov. Pritzker Secretly Bought Medical Supplies From China. And The White House Is Not Happy.

The White House issued a sharp rebuke Saturday to billionaire Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, who reportedly spent over $1.7 million on flights bringing medical …Forbes2 days target=”_blank” href=”https://news.google.com/stories/CAAqOQgKIjNDQklTSURvSmMzUnZjbmt0TXpZd1NoTUtFUWpPdFBIRmo0QU1FWllITzF6R295WHJLQUFQAQ?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen”>View Full Coverage

Not so fast: Stay-at-home orders extended in five states

Despite swelling protests, five governors in recent days extended stay-at-home orders that had been scheduled to end this week.The Mercury Newss

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US needs to conduct 20 million coronavirus tests per day to reopen fully, Harvard report says | TheHill

The U.S. will need to administer 20 million tests for the novel coronavirus each day by mid-summer in order to fully remobilize the economy in a safe fashion, …The Hills

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Coronavirus Task Force’s Dr. Deborah Birx Says COVID-19 Likely Moved From Animal to Human, Originated in China

White House Coronavirus Task Force response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx said during an appearance on CBS News’ Face the Nation Sunday that she …Newsweek

Asterisk by China: Birx says Beijing failed to meet ‘moral obligation’ with coronavirus transparency

Dr. Deborah Birx said the Chinese Communist Party failed to live up to its moral obligation to be transparent about the origins of the coronavirus pandemic in its …Washington ExaminerView Full Coverage

‘Tuskegee always looms in our minds’: Some fear black Americans, hardest hit by coronavirus, may not get vaccine

African Americans have historically faced discrimination in health care. Some fear they’ll be reluctant to get the coronavirus vaccine.USA TODAY

Trump attacks Pelosi on her own coronavirus response in press briefing

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Trump warns Americans that Fox News is “on a bad path” after Nancy Pelosi appears on the network

Trump only last week asked “what the hell is happening” at Fox News, which he previously called “really pathetic”Salons target=”_blank” href=”https://news.google.com/stories/CAAqOQgKIjNDQklTSURvSmMzUnZjbmt0TXpZd1NoTUtFUWpQODU3Smo0QU1FVTRJSmVkTmtjQlNLQUFQAQ?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen”>View Full Coverage

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