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Coronavirus Updates: New Business Council, Progress But Not The Peak

Friday, April 10, 2020

NPR science and politics correspondents relay the latest news in the United States response to the coronavirus epidemic.

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What Happened Today: White House Briefing, More Social Distancing Specifics

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

NPR politics and science correspondents answer questions about the latest efforts to end the coronavirus pandemic and how people can practice social distancing.

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FEMA Employee Working On Coronavirus Response Tests Positive For COVID-19

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

The employee did not have prolonged contact with people on the White House coronavirus task force, the agency says.

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What Happened Today: White House Updates, The Science Of Spreading

Monday, April 06, 2020

NPR White House and science correspondents answer listener questions about the latest with federal and state governments' efforts to stop the coronavirus.

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Coronavirus Updates: Projecting The Curve, Government Responses

Monday, April 06, 2020

NPR science and politics correspondents relay the latest updates in the United States response to the coronavirus epidemic.

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FACT CHECK: Trump Pushes Tax Break To Boost Restaurants, But Would It Actually Help?

Thursday, April 02, 2020

The coronavirus has hit restaurants hard, but President Trump's proposal to let businesses write off meals is not the answer, critics say. Plus, Trump's own tax law eliminated the tax break.

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What Does COVID-19 Modeling Show, And How Can U.S. Lessen The Pain?

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Federal officials are now predicting that the coronavirus could claim more than 200,000 American lives. The news brought a more somber tone to Tuesday's White House briefing on the issue.

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How 15 Days Became 45: Trump Extends Guidelines To Slow Coronavirus

Monday, March 30, 2020

After two weeks of wavering on guidelines that put normal American life on hold, President Trump extended until April 30 measures aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus.

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Trump: U.S. Death Rates Likely To Peak In 2 Weeks

Sunday, March 29, 2020

President Trump says the nation's death rate is likely to peak in two weeks, and he says he's extending his 15-day "stop the spread" guidelines until April 30.

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Coronavirus Updates: Economic Rescue Legislation, Unemployment Projections

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

NPR global health, economics and politics correspondents recount the latest developments in the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic and the ongoing economic crisis it has caused.

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Trump Resists Using Wartime Law To Get, Distribute Coronavirus Supplies

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The White House says it has not needed to use its authority under the Defense Production Act because the private sector has been cooperating with the administration on its own.

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As Coronavirus Precautions Tighten, Trump Looks To Reopen America

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Even as life and work is halted across the country, President Trump says he wants America to keep an eye toward reopening as it continues to fight the coronavirus.

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The Latest Developments Around Federal Coronavirus Response

Friday, March 20, 2020

NPR economics, politics and science correspondents relay the latest federal developments in the coronavirus pandemic.

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Trump Partly Shuts Border With Canada To Stem Spread Of Coronavirus

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The president said the border would close by "mutual consent," the latest development in the coronavirus pandemic.

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White House Wants To Send Checks To Americans As Coronavirus Stalls Economy

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

"We want to go big," President Trump said as his administration seeks to revive the now-stalled economy.

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President Trump Declares National Emergency As Coronavirus Pandemic Grows

Friday, March 13, 2020

The move frees up as much as $50 billion to help states deal with the crisis. But Trump overstated the readiness of a website to help anxious people find testing.

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Democrats Unveil Measure To Help Communities Impacted By Coronavirus

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Democratic lawmakers rejected the chief proposal floated by President Trump to cut payroll taxes and instead offered proposals for paid sick leave, expanded unemployment aid, small business grants.

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Trump Campaign Makes Pitch To Black Neighborhoods. Will It Connect?

Sunday, March 08, 2020

The Trump campaign held a Black Voices for Trump event in Milwaukee, part of what many see as an uphill push to peel off some African American votes in battleground states in 2020.

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Trump Campaign Works To Court Black Voters

Friday, March 06, 2020

President Trump has not been popular with black voters, but his campaign is trying to change that. A Black Voices for Trump event in Milwaukee shows why it's going to be a uphill battle.

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Seeking Black Voters, Trump Campaign To Open Offices In 15 Black Communities

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

The Trump campaign is hoping to boost support from African Americans in November. It will open offices in 15 cities with large black populations.

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