Tim Mak

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Peace Prevails After Another Night Of Protests For George Floyd

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Despite heavy police and military presence and an extended curfew in many places, protests for George Floyd have persisted nationwide – and the majority of them have been peaceful.

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Trump Promises Dramatic Action To End Violent Protests

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

President Trump addressed the nation and promised to restore law and order, against a backdrop of explosions as protests swirled through Washington, D.C., and across the nation.

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President Trump Addresses The Nation And Walks To 'The Church Of Presidents'

Monday, June 01, 2020

President Trump has made his remarks to the nation on Monday. Right after that, he walked a short distance from the White House to St. John's Church, where a fire had been set during Sunday protests.

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Trump's Plan For Drive-Up COVID-19 Tests At Stores Yields Few Results

Monday, June 01, 2020

The White House promised widespread COVID-19 testing at CVS, Target, Walgreens and Walmart locations nationwide. But months later, testing is being offered at only a tiny fraction of their stores.

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Stocks Belonging To Pence Chief Of Staff Could Violate Conflict-Of-Interest Laws

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Marc Short, chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, owns up to $1.64 million in stocks in companies related to the government's pandemic response. This could violate conflict-of-interest laws.

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Pence Chief Of Staff Owns Stocks That Could Conflict With Coronavirus Response

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Marc Short has between $506,043 and $1.64 million in stocks that could present conflicts of interest. Watchdogs say he needs to divest or recuse himself from issues that may impact his holdings.

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How The 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic Is Similar To The 1918 Flu Pandemic

Monday, May 18, 2020

Close examinations of the 1918 flu pandemic may give some clues as to what could happen in 2020. The U.S. is already seeing impatience with restrictions similar to ones experienced in 1918.

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Sen. Burr To Step Down As Intelligence Chairman During Stock Sell-Off Probe

Friday, May 15, 2020

Sen. Richard Burr will relinquish his role as chairman of the Intelligence Committee, saying he doesn't want an FBI probe into allegations that he engaged in insider trading to distract the panel.

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Millions Of Pigs Will Be Euthanized As Pandemic Cripples Meatpacking Plants

Thursday, May 14, 2020

As the pandemic wreaks havoc on the meat industry, hog farmers anticipate they'll soon be forced to euthanize millions of pigs unable to be sent for processing.

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Relief Payments To The Dead: Lawmakers Demand Answers From Treasury

Friday, May 08, 2020

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is asking the Treasury Department and the IRS how many deceased people received coronavirus relief checks from the government — and what the solution is.

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The IRS Sent Coronavirus Relief Payments To Dead People

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

The IRS has delivered more than $207 billion in coronavirus relief payments to individual taxpayers, but some of the recipients of the relief checks are the bank accounts of people who have died.

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Coronavirus Payments To Poor Are Vulnerable To Fraud

Monday, April 27, 2020

The IRS system for distributing Coronavirus relief payments is susceptible to fraud, because the payments of some Americans can be obtained with information easily available to criminals online.

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Direct Cash Payments For COVID-19 Relief Are Susceptible To Fraud

Monday, April 27, 2020

As Congressional coronavirus relief money begins to reach some Americans, scam artists are targetting some of the nation's poorest residents.

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Accountability Provisions For Relief Package Are Off To A Slow Start

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Congress passed its $2 trillion coronavirus response package with multiple provisions for transparency and oversight. The money has flowed, but those accountability provisions are off to a slow start.

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Secret Recording Reveals NRA's Legal Troubles Have Cost The Organization $100 Million

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

The CEO of the National Rifle Association says legal troubles have cost the powerful gun rights group $100 million, according to a recording of the group's board meeting obtained by NPR.

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Who Is Watching Over Coronavirus Bailout Spending?

Sunday, April 19, 2020

As trillions of dollars begin to flow to bail out American industries, who's watching over it? We speak with Bharat Ramamurti, the first to be named to the Congressional Oversight Commission.

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Sen. Richard Burr's Pre-Pandemic Stock Sell-Offs Highly Unusual, Analysis Shows

Thursday, April 16, 2020

The recent stock sales by the North Carolina Republican were a market-beating anomaly that didn't match his typically middling trading history, according to a new Dartmouth College analysis.

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Trump's Promises Remain Largely Unfulfilled A Month After Emergency Declaration

Monday, April 13, 2020

One month after President Trump declared a national emergency, an NPR investigation finds that the White House has fulfilled few of the promises it made to fight the coronavirus.

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A Month After Emergency Declaration, Trump's Promises Largely Unfulfilled

Monday, April 13, 2020

On March 13, President Trump promised to mobilize private and public resources to respond to the coronavirus. NPR followed up on each promise and found little action had been taken.

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In Another Pushback Against Oversight, Trump Removes Pandemic Inspector General

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

President Trump removed the head of a group charged with overseeing the coronavirus package passed by Congress. Trump has bristled at the oversight actions of several inspectors general.

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