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Bill Gates, who urged world leaders to prepare for a pandemic in 2015, lays out a 3-point plan on how the US can emerge victorious against COVID-19

Bill Gates, who urged world leaders back in a 2015 TED talk to prepare for a pandemic, has introduced a three-point plan on how the US could defeat the novel coronavirus. Gates wrote an op-ed article for The Washington Post on Tuesday in which he made recommendations based on expert consultations h


Trump allies warn against feud with swing state governor

President Donald Trump’s allies are trying to contain a politically risky election year fight with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as he struggles to balance presidential politics with a global pandemic in one of the nation’s most important swing states. Both sides have tried to de-escal


Senators urge U.S. airlines to issue ticket refunds after bailout

Nine Democratic U.S. senators on Tuesday urged the chief executives of 11 major airlines to issue full cash refunds to customers canceling flights during the coronavirus pandemic after Congress approved a massive rescue package for the hard-hit industry.“We believe your company has a moral res


New York's Cuomo pleads for doctors, nurses from other states to aid its hospitals

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called on Monday for healthcare workers elsewhere to help the state’s overwhelmed hospitals battle the coronavirus and made a plea for bipartisanship and “partnership” with U.S. President Donald TrumpSpeaking at a makeshift hospital in Manhattan prepa


Partisan divide returns in U.S. Congress on coronavirus next steps

Fresh partisan divisions flared on Sunday on the next steps for the U.S. Congress in dealing with the coronavirus crisis, with the top House of Representatives Republican casting doubt on the need for more economic stimulus legislation while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signaled she plans to move forw


NYC subway driver dies after train fire; police investigate

A fire in a shopping cart on a New York City subway train led to the death of the conductor and injuries to several other people early Friday, and authorities are investigating it as a crime, officials said. Fires were reported at three other stations along the same subway line, and authorities are


U.S. Navy to test all sailors on aircraft carrier in Pacific as coronavirus cases rises

All 5,000 personnel aboard the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt will be tested for the coronavirus after the number of confirmed cases on the ship increased to about two dozen, U.S. Navy officials said on Thursday.This is the latest example of the coronavirus’ impact on the military and cou


After sitting through the night, Canadian government passes emergency coronavirus aid package

Government House Leader Pablo Rodriguez announced just after 2:30 a.m. that an agreement had been reached, and MPs returned to the House of Commons 45 minutes later, where deputy Speaker Bruce Stanton began proceedings with a grim, “Everyone ready?” Two and a half hours later, it was all


U.S. Congress wrestles with mechanics of voting in coronavirus crisis

Even as the U.S. Congress works on a massive relief bill to stem the toll of the coronavirus pandemic that has sickened three of its members, its leadership is wrestling with how the chambers can continue to function in an era of social distancing. A report commissioned by House of Representatives


Over 13,000 Americans seek help to return to U.S. as coronavirus spreads: official

Some 13,500 U.S. citizens abroad are seeking State Department help to return home because of the coronavirus, a U.S. official said on Monday, urging Americans who are uncomfortable remaining overseas to “get out now” while commercial flights are still available. The State Department thi


Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer Signs “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order

LANSING, Mich. -- Today 23-3-2020, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order (EO 2020-21), directing all Michigan businesses and operations to temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect life. The order also dire


U.S. candidate Biden was vastly outspent by Sanders in February

U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden’s campaign in February spent less than one-third the amount spent by rival Democrat Bernie Sanders, according to disclosures by the campaigns filed on Friday.Despite being outspent, Biden’s campaign finished the month surging at the polls wi


Why this Democratic voter 'loves Uncle Joe' but still supports Bernie Sanders

Cecelia Garrett has spent her days in isolation amid the coronavirus pandemic working to secure travel arrangement and safe housing for queer youth, who have nowhere to go after their schools were forced to shut down. The 46-year-old Democratic voter, who goes by CeCe, runs a crisis phone line with


CANADA SAYS ANYONE CAUGHT CROSSING BORDER OUTSIDE DESIGNATED ENTRY POINTS WILL BE SUBJECTED TO 24-HOUR CORONAVIRUS SCREENING

The Canadian government is enforcing a new policy in response to the coronavirus outbreak that will see anyone caught trying to enter the country outside designated ports of entry be forced to undergo a 24-hour medical screening.Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Canada's Minister of Public


'We're going big': Trump seeks $1 trillion economic stimulus as U.S. battles coronavirus

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday was weighing a multibillion-dollar emergency spending bill passed by the House of Representatives offering economic relief from the coronavirus pandemic as the Trump administration pressed for $850 billion more.The House of Representatives over the weekend passed a measure


Trump urges U.S. to halt most social activity in virus fight, warns of recession

President Donald Trump urged Americans on Monday to halt most social activities for 15 days and not congregate in groups larger than 10 people in a newly aggressive effort to reduce the spread of the coronavirus in the United States.Announcing new guidelines from his coronavirus task force, the pres


Fed slashes rates in emergency coronavirus move; U.S. death toll hits 62

With panic buying on Main Street and fear-driven sell-offs on Wall Street, the U.S. Federal Reserve cut interest rates to near zero on Sunday in another emergency move to help shore up the U.S. economy amid the rapidly escalating global coronavirus pandemic.The Fed already cut interest rates by half


Democrat Biden tacks left, backs Warren bankruptcy plan with student loan relief

Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden has endorsed former rival Elizabeth Warren’s plan to reform consumer bankruptcy laws including allowing relief of student loan debt, incorporating proposals by the party’s progressive wing into the moderate frontrunner’s campaign.“I&r





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