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Trump: 'Going to be a lot of death' in U.S. next week from coronavirus

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump told Americans to brace for a big spike in coronavirus fatalities in the coming days, as the country faces what he called the toughest two weeks of the pandemic. Learn More

 

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Exclusive: Pressed by Trump, U.S. pushed unproven coronavirus treatment guidance

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In mid-March, President Donald Trump personally pressed federal health officials to make malaria drugs available to treat the novel coronavirus, though they had been untested for COVID-19, two sources told Reuters. More »

 

Single passenger flights: The daily woes of airlines, and the crew still working

(Reuters) - When Reuters photographer Carlos Barria boarded American Airlines flight 4511 from Washington Reagan National Airport to New Orleans on Friday for an assignment, he was the only passenger on the 76-seat jet. More »

 

Trump says thousands of military to be sent to help states battle coronavirus

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday the U.S. government would be deploying thousands military personnel to states to help them deal with the coronavirus epidemic. More »

 

New York City ordered to better protect Rikers jail officers

(Reuters) - New York City must provide corrections officers at Rikers Island jail with protective masks, monitor their temperatures for signs of coronavirus and increase sanitation of their work spaces after dozens of infections at the facility, a judge has ruled. More »

 

U.S. CDC reports 277,205 coronavirus cases, 6,593 deaths

(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Saturday reported 277,205 cases of coronavirus, an increase of 37,926 cases from its previous count, and said the number of deaths had risen by 1,150 to 6,593. More »

 

Number of infected crew on U.S. aircraft carrier rises to 155: Navy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of crew on the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier who have tested positive for the coronavirus has risen 13% in the past 24 hours to 155, the Navy said on Saturday, in the wake of the firing of the carrier's captain. More »

 

Democrats say Trump pick for coronavirus recovery watchdog is not independent enough

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's pick for the new watchdog overseeing $2.3 trillion in coronavirus-related fiscal spending is not independent enough to do the job, congressional Democrats said on Saturday. More »

 

'He's a total disgrace': Trump defends firing U.S. intel watchdog

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Saturday defended his decision to fire the top watchdog of the U.S. Intelligence Community, saying Michael Atkinson did "a terrible job" in handling the whistleblower complaint that triggered an impeachment probe of Trump last year. More »

 

The Americans defying Palm Sunday quarantines: 'Satan's trying to keep us apart'

(Reuters) - Her house sits on a tidy, peaceful suburban street outside Cincinnati. For the past few weeks, she has been doing everything right: sheltering at home and working out of her makeshift office to help stop the spread of the new coronavirus. More »

 

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