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Experts are skeptical of the no-coronavirus claim from the tightly controlled country so desperate to maintain the status of its border with China. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Total deception.
With the coronavirus lockdown keeping many New York drivers off the road, they might not have noticed how cheap gas is. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Good for consumers.
Why are we hoarding it when experts agree that rinsing with water is more sanitary and environmentally sound? New York Times
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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. Rueters
Joe Biden emphasized 'it's critically important that the vice president be a woman, with the experience and background to do the job."
VOA VIEW: Sad foolishness to exploit women.
Wisconsin Republicans are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block extended absentee voting in Tuesday's primary ABC
VOA VIEW: Dems playing games.
Former president of Honduras was convicted in the FIFA soccer bribery scandal. ABC
Attorney General William Barr has ordered the Bureau of Prisons to increase the use of home confinement ABC
Saudi Arabia has sharply criticized Russia over what it described as Moscow blaming the kingdom for the collapse in global energy prices ABC
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In New York, the current epicenter of the U.S. outbreak, Governor Andrew Cuomo said he expected the crisis to peak in 4-8 days. CBS
The coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the U.S. economy as more than 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment in the last week. Farmers also worry they won’t have enough workers and that demand will drop without schools and restaurants open. CBS
As funding runs low, U.S. Postal Service says it may not be able to keep operations going. CBS
President Donald Trump on Saturday announced that 1,000 military personnel are deploying to New York City to fight the coronavirus pandemic. CNBC
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World Health Organization officials cautioned Friday that more young people are becoming critically ill and dying due to COVID-19. CNBC
The meeting between OPEC and its allies scheduled for Monday has been postponed amid ongoing tensions surrounding production cuts. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Bad times for all.
The Republican National Committee and Wisconsin Republicans on Saturday asked the Supreme Court to freeze a lower court opinion that extends the state's absentee ballot deadline, giving voters an extra six days to submit their ballots from Election Day to April 13. CNN
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President Donald Trump on Saturday said he is considering a second coronavirus task force focused on reopening the country's economy. CNN
President’s own public health advisers have warned against taking hydroxychloroquine Coronavirus – live US updatesLive global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDonald Trump has directly urged Americans worried about Covid-19 to take a little-studied anti-malaria drug for the disease, despite potentially serious side effects and a lack of data on safety and efficacy in treatment of the pandemic virus. Related: How science finally caught up with Trump's playbook – with millions of lives at stake Guardian
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. Reuters
President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would put tariffs on imports of crude oil or take other measures if he has to protect energy workers from the oil price crash. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Importing oil to the US may be a mistake.
Italy reported its lowest daily rise in COVID-19 deaths for nearly two weeks on Saturday and said the number of patients in intensive care had fallen for the first time. Reuters
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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would ask Congress for more money to make loans to small businesses struggling with the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak if the original $349 billion allocated in a fiscal stimulus bill runs out. Reuters
President Donald Trump tapped White House lawyer Brian Miller to become special inspector general for pandemic recovery, overseeing the $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief bill. UPI
U.S. health officials now recommend that all Americans wear cloth face masks in public to protect themselves and others during the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump announced Friday. UPI
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