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New York’s correctional officers union is begging Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state prison system to outfit all prison and jail guards with personal protective equipment to help stifle the potential spread of coronavirus between inmates and employees working in close quarters. Fifty-six officers and sergeants tested positive for the virus as of... New York Post
USA Today publisher Gannett announced a series of pay cuts and mandatory furloughs on Monday in the latest economic fallout from the coronavirus crisis. Gannett executives will take a 25 percent pay cut and CEO Paul Bascobert will forgo his salary entirely until the pay reductions and furloughs cease and the coronavirus pandemic has subsided,... New York Post
VOA VIEW: US Today is a liberal rag that deserves being shut down.
To listen to Nancy Pelosi, you might get the idea that President Trump personally hatched the coronavirus in the basement of the White House and then secretly unleashed it on Americans. OK, she didn’t go quite that far, but her mere linking him to the growing number of COVID-19 deaths is (even for the hyper-partisan... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Pelosi is an idiot.
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The automaker and its partner, Ventec, had spent more than a week figuring out how to make thousands of the lifesaving devices when the White House said G.M. was “wasting time.” New York Times
As U.S. spy agencies seek to assemble a precise picture of the world's coronavirus outbreaks, they are finding serious gaps in their ability to assess the situation in China, Russia and North Korea, according to five U.S. government sources familiar with the intelligence reporting. Rueters
A U.S. judge on Monday blocked Texas officials from banning most abortions in the state as part of their order to postpone surgeries and procedures deemed not medically necessary during the coronavirus crisis. Rueters
VOA VIEW: How many must die?
Gun control activists on Monday criticized guidance issued by President Donald Trump's administration recommending that states find that gun stores are critical businesses that can stay open during the coronavirus crisis. Rueters
People of color have many underlying health conditions that could make them vulnerable to health risks from coronavirus, experts said.
President Donald Trump touted a new coronavirus test that produces results in minutes as opposed to days.
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Democratic lawmakers are calling out an apparent lack of racial data that they say is needed to monitor and address disparities in the national response to the coronavirus outbreak. In a letter sent Friday to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, both ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The race card is being played to help Dems.
A group of Amazon warehouse workers in New York City walked off the job. ABC
VOA VIEW: Personal safety first.
Macy's says it will stop paying tens of thousands of employees who were thrown out of work when the chain closed its stores in response to collapsing sales during the pandemic ABC
More than 3 million U.S. workers filed for unemployment last week, making it the worst week for unemployment claims in over 50 years. Over half of all U.S. states have ordered nonessential businesses to close, putting millions more at risk of being laid off or not working enough hours to survive. Jill Schlesinger, who called the Senate's coronavirus stimulus bill aimed at easing the pandemic's economic blow a "lifeline" to these workers, joins "CBS This Morning" to put the numbers into context. CBS
VOA VIEW: Sad, but the country will recover.
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Millions of Americans already have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus crisis and the worst of the damage is yet to come, according to the Federal Reserve. CNBC
VOA VIEW: These are bad times, but the sun will rise again.
The total number of coronavirus infection cases globally reached 755,500, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. CNBC
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tested negative for the coronavirus on Monday after a parliamentary aide was confirmed to be carrying the virus, though the 70-year-old leader would remain in isolation, a spokesman said. CNBC
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During a coronavirus task force briefing, President Trump interrupts PBS reporter Yamiche Alcindor after she asks about his previous claim that governors don't need all of the equipment they are requesting to fight the pandemic. CNN
VOA VIEW: PBS is a cesspool of liberal fools.
The U.S. Navy hospital ship sent to Los Angeles to help relieve the strain of the coronavirus pandemic on area hospitals saw its first patients arrive on Sunday. FOX News
The U.S. government has cut deals with Johnson & Johnson and Moderna Inc and said it is in talks with at least two other companies to expand manufacturing capacity within the United States for vaccines to prevent the new coronavirus even before safe and effective ones become available. Reuters
The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy has risen by 812 in the last 24 hours, the Civil Protection Agency said on Monday, reversing two days of declines. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Bad and good news.
U.S. stocks rose on Monday as President Donald Trump followed last week's massive fiscal stimulus package by extending his stay-at-home guidelines, leaving investors to await more signs on the next stages of a deepening economic crisis. Reuters
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The United States' flagship crude oil grade plunged on Monday to trade at about $10 a barrel, the weakest since late 1998 as demand plummeted due to the coronavirus pandemic and storage filled quickly. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Good for consumers.
The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood Federation of America filed a lawsuit Monday against Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds' order halting abortions amid the coronavirus pandemic. UPI
VOA VIEW: You can't prevail in a lawsuit which is against public interest.
North Korea condemned U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday in a statement suggesting his remarks were damaging ties between U.S. President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un. UPI
VOA VIEW: NK is acting foolish - Un hurt its relationship with Trump
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On March 30, 1870, the 15th Amendment, granting African-American men the right to vote, was adopted into the U.S. Constitution. UPI
VOA VIEW: They block vote Democrat, which failed to deliver to blacks.
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