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The pandemic and the protesters

In this edition: How the coronavirus has affected political protesters, what the U.K. left learned in its leadership elections, and an accidental exit interview with Lincoln Chaffee.
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The pandemic and the protesters

In this edition: How the coronavirus has affected political protesters, what the U.K. left learned in its leadership elections, and an accidental exit interview with Lincoln Chaffee.

Wisconsin legislature comes under fire for ‘unconscionable’ decision to hold primary amid coronavirus pandemic

Two members of the Wisconsin Elections Commission voiced their concerns in a letter to the leaders of the state’s GOP-controlled legislature ahead of Tuesday’s primary.
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Wisconsin legislature comes under fire for ‘unconscionable’ decision to hold primary amid coronavirus pandemic

Two members of the Wisconsin Elections Commission voiced their concerns in a letter to the leaders of the state’s GOP-controlled legislature ahead of Tuesday’s primary.

Giuliani, a familiar voice in Trump’s ear, promotes experimental coronavirus treatments

The former New York mayor is part of a chorus of prominent pro-Trump voices who at first downplayed the severity of the virus and then embraced possible cures.
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Giuliani, a familiar voice in Trump’s ear, promotes experimental coronavirus treatments

The former New York mayor is part of a chorus of prominent pro-Trump voices who at first downplayed the severity of the virus and then embraced possible cures.

New York coronavirus deaths surpass 3,500 as Trump urges states to share ventilators

President Trump again characterized the federal stockpile as “backup” and put the onus on states to secure ventilators.
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New York coronavirus deaths surpass 3,500 as Trump urges states to share ventilators

President Trump again characterized the federal stockpile as “backup” and put the onus on states to secure ventilators.

Trump calls fired intelligence watchdog a ‘disgrace’ as Democrats rebuke his decision

Democrats strongly condemned Trump's decision to fire the intelligence community inspector general, Michael Atkinson, as the nation grapples with the coronavirus crisis.
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Trump calls fired intelligence watchdog a ‘disgrace’ as Democrats rebuke his decision

Democrats strongly condemned Trump's decision to fire the intelligence community inspector general, Michael Atkinson, as the nation grapples with the coronavirus crisis.

America was unprepared for a major crisis. Again.

Inadequate planning, uneven leadership, lack of agility and bureaucratic inertia compound problems when disasters hit, say veterans of past national crises.
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America was unprepared for a major crisis. Again.

Inadequate planning, uneven leadership, lack of agility and bureaucratic inertia compound problems when disasters hit, say veterans of past national crises.

The Daily 202: Losing a job can also mean losing health coverage, adding to anxiety amid coronavirus pandemic

The unemployed have other options to get insurance, but it’s expensive.
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The Daily 202: Losing a job can also mean losing health coverage, adding to anxiety amid coronavirus pandemic

The unemployed have other options to get insurance, but it’s expensive.

Commander of confusion: Trump sows uncertainty and seeks to cast blame in coronavirus crisis

Trump’s machinations have a dogged showman’s quality, trying to erase memories from his two months of playing down the covid-19 threat.
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Commander of confusion: Trump sows uncertainty and seeks to cast blame in coronavirus crisis

Trump’s machinations have a dogged showman’s quality, trying to erase memories from his two months of playing down the covid-19 threat.

In new campaign ad, McConnell touts role in passage of ‘biggest economic rescue package in history’

The 30-second spot, in support of the Republican’s reelection bid in Kentucky, underscores how dramatically the pandemic has reshaped the election season.
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In new campaign ad, McConnell touts role in passage of ‘biggest economic rescue package in history’

The 30-second spot, in support of the Republican’s reelection bid in Kentucky, underscores how dramatically the pandemic has reshaped the election season.

Trump projects up to 240,000 coronavirus deaths in U.S., even with mitigation efforts

The president took a newly somber tone — and contradicted many of his previous assessments of the virus — as he urged residents to follow measures aimed at limiting the spread of covid-19.
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Trump projects up to 240,000 coronavirus deaths in U.S., even with mitigation efforts

The president took a newly somber tone — and contradicted many of his previous assessments of the virus — as he urged residents to follow measures aimed at limiting the spread of covid-19.

Both public health and politics played a role in Trump’s coronavirus decision

Campaign officials briefed the president in recent days about their fears of reopening the economy too soon, arguing that a spike in deaths could be even more politically damaging in November than the current economic downturn.
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Both public health and politics played a role in Trump’s coronavirus decision

Campaign officials briefed the president in recent days about their fears of reopening the economy too soon, arguing that a spike in deaths could be even more politically damaging in November than the current economic downturn.

Answers to your questions about the primary, election timing, vote-by-mail and more

In this edition: Questions and answers about a pandemic-era election, what New York’s primary delay means for the Democrats, and new polls finding the president still underwater despite the crisis.
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Answers to your questions about the primary, election timing, vote-by-mail and more

In this edition: Questions and answers about a pandemic-era election, what New York’s primary delay means for the Democrats, and new polls finding the president still underwater despite the crisis.

Andrew Cuomo during the covid-19 crisis is the same as ever, with one big difference: People like him

The New York governor’s news conference has become daily viewing for many Americans.
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Andrew Cuomo during the covid-19 crisis is the same as ever, with one big difference: People like him

The New York governor’s news conference has become daily viewing for many Americans.

Post-ABC poll shows Trump and Biden in a competitive race for the White House

Gains by the president have shrunk a lead Biden enjoyed a month ago and his voters are more enthusiastic than Biden’s
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Post-ABC poll shows Trump and Biden in a competitive race for the White House

Gains by the president have shrunk a lead Biden enjoyed a month ago and his voters are more enthusiastic than Biden’s

Trump signs $2 trillion coronavirus bill into law as companies and households brace for more economic pain

The new law amounts to the largest emergency spending measure in U.S. history.
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Trump signs $2 trillion coronavirus bill into law as companies and households brace for more economic pain

The new law amounts to the largest emergency spending measure in U.S. history.

Trump orders GM to manufacture ventilators under the Defense Production Act

The president signed a memorandum requiring the company to “accept, perform and prioritize” federal government contracts for production of the much-needed medical equipment.
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Trump orders GM to manufacture ventilators under the Defense Production Act

The president signed a memorandum requiring the company to “accept, perform and prioritize” federal government contracts for production of the much-needed medical equipment.

Cruise lines, early source of coronavirus infections, out of bailout package

The industry’s trade group, the Cruise Lines International Association, acknowledged Thursday that the major cruise lines weren’t included in the package, despite meeting with Vice President Mike Pence and a phone call from Micky Arison, chairman of the C
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Cruise lines, early source of coronavirus infections, out of bailout package

The industry’s trade group, the Cruise Lines International Association, acknowledged Thursday that the major cruise lines weren’t included in the package, despite meeting with Vice President Mike Pence and a phone call from Micky Arison, chairman of the Carnival Corp., to President Trump.

Trump pushes to open parts of country as governors in hard-hit states warn more needs to be done to combat pandemic

The president’s upbeat assessment conflicts with warnings from public health experts that abandoning the current restrictions too soon could be potentially catastrophic.
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Trump pushes to open parts of country as governors in hard-hit states warn more needs to be done to combat pandemic

The president’s upbeat assessment conflicts with warnings from public health experts that abandoning the current restrictions too soon could be potentially catastrophic.

As Trump signals readiness to break with experts, his online base assails Fauci

A cadre of right-wing outlets is laying the groundwork for Trump to disregard experts on his own coronavirus task force.
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As Trump signals readiness to break with experts, his online base assails Fauci

A cadre of right-wing outlets is laying the groundwork for Trump to disregard experts on his own coronavirus task force.

Trump’s sarcastic response to Mitt Romney’s negative test for coronavirus follows years of bad blood

Trump’s feud with the Utah Republican dates to 2012 but took on new vitriol with Romney’s vote for impeachment conviction.
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Trump’s sarcastic response to Mitt Romney’s negative test for coronavirus follows years of bad blood

Trump’s feud with the Utah Republican dates to 2012 but took on new vitriol with Romney’s vote for impeachment conviction.

Senate passes $2 trillion coronavirus relief package in effort to address economic trauma caused by the pandemic

The measure would deliver historic levels of emergency aid across the economy, including to households, businesses, cities and states. It would expand unemployment insurance benefits and direct more money to cash-strapped hospitals. The bill now goes to the H
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Senate passes $2 trillion coronavirus relief package in effort to address economic trauma caused by the pandemic

The measure would deliver historic levels of emergency aid across the economy, including to households, businesses, cities and states. It would expand unemployment insurance benefits and direct more money to cash-strapped hospitals. The bill now goes to the House of Representatives for consideration. This is a developing story. It will be updated.

Stimulus bill prevents Trump and his family from benefiting from loan programs

A provision pushed by Democrats also applies to members of Congress and other federal officials. The Senate is expected to vote Wednesday on the massive legislation.
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Stimulus bill prevents Trump and his family from benefiting from loan programs

A provision pushed by Democrats also applies to members of Congress and other federal officials. The Senate is expected to vote Wednesday on the massive legislation.

The Technology 202: Social networks want you to stay home -- and to tell your friends to do the same

Zenly has a new leaderboard, Instagram is promoting a Stay Home sticker and Foursquare Swarm is making major changes.
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The Technology 202: Social networks want you to stay home -- and to tell your friends to do the same

Zenly has a new leaderboard, Instagram is promoting a Stay Home sticker and Foursquare Swarm is making major changes.

Insiders recount how Sanders lost the black vote — and the nomination slipped away

Ex-staffers describe what they call blunders by the Sanders campaign in South Carolina and beyond, saying they tried to raise the alarm. The disconnection with black voters continues to limit Sanders’s influence.
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Insiders recount how Sanders lost the black vote — and the nomination slipped away

Ex-staffers describe what they call blunders by the Sanders campaign in South Carolina and beyond, saying they tried to raise the alarm. The disconnection with black voters continues to limit Sanders’s influence.

Trump versus the scientists: The president’s tug-of-war with experts over coronavirus policy

Health experts in the administration push a worldview grounded in data and evidence in a West Wing where the president has mused about a “miracle” cure.
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Trump versus the scientists: The president’s tug-of-war with experts over coronavirus policy

Health experts in the administration push a worldview grounded in data and evidence in a West Wing where the president has mused about a “miracle” cure.

Trump says he may soon push businesses to reopen, defying the advice of coronavirus experts

Public health experts warn that easing social distancing measures risks accelerating the spread of the disease or even causing it to rebound.
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Trump says he may soon push businesses to reopen, defying the advice of coronavirus experts

Public health experts warn that easing social distancing measures risks accelerating the spread of the disease or even causing it to rebound.

Trump weighs restarting economy despite warnings from U.S. public health officials

In tweets and retweets, the president argued that “WE CANNOT LET THE CURE BE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM ITSELF,” reflecting concerns about the impact on the economy.
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Trump weighs restarting economy despite warnings from U.S. public health officials

In tweets and retweets, the president argued that “WE CANNOT LET THE CURE BE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM ITSELF,” reflecting concerns about the impact on the economy.

Rand Paul becomes first senator to test positive for coronavirus

‘He is feeling fine and is in quarantine,’ his office said Sunday. ‘He is asymptomatic and was tested out of an abundance of caution due to his extensive travel and events.’
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Rand Paul becomes first senator to test positive for coronavirus

‘He is feeling fine and is in quarantine,’ his office said Sunday. ‘He is asymptomatic and was tested out of an abundance of caution due to his extensive travel and events.’

Senate falls far short of votes needed to advance coronavirus bill as clash between Republicans and Democrats intensifies

A nearly $2 trillion stimulus bill to save the nation's economy from the coronavirus outbreak faces key decisions on Capitol Hill amid sparring between Republicans and Democrats.
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Senate falls far short of votes needed to advance coronavirus bill as clash between Republicans and Democrats intensifies

A nearly $2 trillion stimulus bill to save the nation's economy from the coronavirus outbreak faces key decisions on Capitol Hill amid sparring between Republicans and Democrats.

Governors and mayors in growing uproar over Trump’s lagging coronavirus response

Many officials across the country complain that President Trump does not have a coherent or ready plan to confront a crisis that could soon push the nation’s health-care system to the brink of collapse.
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Governors and mayors in growing uproar over Trump’s lagging coronavirus response

Many officials across the country complain that President Trump does not have a coherent or ready plan to confront a crisis that could soon push the nation’s health-care system to the brink of collapse.

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