Japan Lengthens State of Emergency to the End of May

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe uttered that the state of emergency employed throughout Japan because of the Coronavirus has been extended to the end of May, explaining that the amount of new infection cases has not degraded enough. There is the possibility for the restrictions to be removed earlier however, should Abe’s advisers suggest as such […]
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Analysis: Restless Trump escapes White House but not pandemic

After complaining at times that he has not left the White House in months, when in reality it has been more like weeks, a restless President Donald Trump traveled to Arizona on Tuesday to nudge a pandemic-weary nation to reopen more quickly than many Americans seem to want.
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Restless Trump escapes White House but not the pandemic

After complaining at times that he has not left the White House in months, when in reality it has been more like weeks, a restless President Donald Trump traveled to Arizona on Tuesday to nudge a pandemic-weary nation to reopen more quickly than many Americans seem to want.
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Big L.A. law firms, legal-aid groups mobilize to help Angelenos for free, Garcetti says

An coalition of volunteer lawyers have come together to aid Angelenos through their legal troubles during the novel coronavirus, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Tuesday. Major law firms, bar associations and legal aid organizations will provide pro bono help to Los Angeles city residents “who are facing hardships caused by COVID-19,” under a new initiative known as LA Represents, Garcetti said. Renters facing trouble with their living situation, victims of domestic violence, and low-income ...
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Obama's office privately assailed GOP investigation of Biden in March letter

The office of former President Barack Obama privately assailed a congressional investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son in a March letter, calling it an attempt "to shift the blame for Russian interference in the 2016 election to Ukraine."
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Coronavirus Live Updates: White House Says Task Force Will Wind Down

An ousted federal scientist said he was pressured to steer contracts to clients of a well-connected consultant. More than 1,000 people have died each day for over a month. Meat is scarcer at groceries and restaurants.
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"President Trump said on Tuesday that the White House’s coronavirus task force would be shut down and replaced with 'something in a different form'..."

"... as the country moved into what he called Phase 2 of a response to a pandemic that has killed nearly 70,000 Americans. 'We will have something in a different form,' Mr. Trump told reporters as he toured a Honeywell mask manufacturing plant in Arizona, where he wore safety goggles but no mask... 'I think we are looking at Phase 2, and we’re looking at other phases,' Mr. Trump said after he was asked whether it was a good idea to shut down the task force while the virus was still spreading thr...
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White House May Disband Coronavirus Task Force By End of Month, Pence Says

The White House may disband its coronavirus task force by late May or early June, Vice President Mike Pence told reporters on Tuesday.Though Pence said the discussions were still preliminary, he said the task force — which includes Pence, doctors Deborah Birx and Anthony Fauci — would be able to disband because of “the tremendous progress we’ve made as a country.”“We’re having conversations about that and about what the proper time is for the task force to complete its work and for the ongoing e...
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White House discusses winding down Coronavirus Task Force

That appeared to be news to Dr. Anthony Fauci, who said only moments earlier no one had mentioned any discussion that the task force would disband.
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Why is the White House winding down the coronavirus taskforce?

The Trump administration is preparing to phase out the taskforce despite data on the continuing public health risk * Coronavirus – live US updates * Live global updates * See all our coronavirus coverageThe Trump administration is poised to break up the White House coronavirus taskforce, the public face of the US response to the virus, even as experts warn that the worst is yet to come.Here is what we know so far about the taskforce and where the US stands in its response to Covid-19. What is...
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The Plan Is to Have No Plan

This short description by Jay Rosen accurately describes the Trump administration’s plan for dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. The plan is to have no plan, to let daily deaths between one and three thousand become a normal thing, and then to create massive confusion about who is responsible — by telling the governors they’re in charge without doing what only the federal government can do, by fighting with the press when it shows up to be briefed, by fixing blame for the virus on China or some...
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Trump doesn't wear mask during tour of Arizona mask production facility

President Trump opted out of wearing a mask during his visit to a Honeywell mask production facility in Phoenix on Tuesday, after telling reporters he would cover his face while there.As he left the White House, Trump was asked by reporters if he would wear a mask while at Honeywell. "If it's a mask facility, I will," he said. "I don't know if it's a mask facility?"It was a mask facility, and in addition to touring the area where masks are produced, Trump spoke at a roundtable. While...
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Reopening Golf: Industry Stakeholders Release CDC-Reviewed 'Back2Golf' Plan

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Comedian Keegan-Michael Key Has a New Role: Explaining Social Distancing with Friend Joe Biden

Key endorsed the former vice president on "Super Tuesday"
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More Southern California beaches reopen

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration has approved plans by Huntington Beach and two other Southern California communities to reopen beaches. Newsom ordered beaches in Orange County closed last week after crowds swarmed the shorelines. (May 5)
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Trump disbanding coronavirus task force despite growing number of U.S. cases

President Trump is looking to wind down the White House coronavirus task force in the coming weeks despite the fact that the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. continues to rise.
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Coronavirus live updates: As death toll surpasses 70,000, White House considers future of task force and downplays predicted surge

The number of coronavirus deaths in he U.S. passed 70,000 as the White House task force's future is debated and predicted surge is downplayed. Tuesday's news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Candidates on Bikes: Candace Avalos, Carmen Rubio and Tim DuBois

Left to right: Candace Avalos, Carmen Rubio, Tim DuBois. (Photos supplied by campaigns) Welcome to the third of four posts where we ask Portland City Council candidates about bicycling. Don’t miss our posts on council position 4 (Mingus Mapps, Chloe Eudaly, Seth Woolley, Keith Wilson, Sam Adams) and position 2 (Tera Hurst, Julia DeGraw, Sam Chase). Today we’ll hear from position 1 candidates Candace Avalos, Carmen Rubio, and Tim DuBois. BikePortland asked each of them the same six questi...
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Pence says White House discussing winding down Coronavirus Task Force

That appeared to be news to Dr. Anthony Fauci, who said only moments earlier no one had mentioned any discussion that the task force would disband.
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HHS Health Expert Says He Was Demoted For Blowing Whistle On Hydroxychloroquine

A top Trump administration public health official alleged Tuesday that he was demoted after raising concerns about widely distributing a drug that President Donald Trump touted as a potential “game changer” against COVID-19. Dr. Rick Bright used to be the director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, which is responsible for preparing countermeasures against infectious disease and is a key agency in the fight against COVID-19. Bright was recently transferred to a dif...
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Trump poised to wind down Covid-19 taskforce as US death toll tops 70,000

Trump poised to wind down Covid-19 taskforce as US death toll tops 70,000. Pence says federal agencies could take over response in coming weeks as Trump acknowledges ‘some people will be affected’
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Coronavirus: White House plans to disband virus task force

The vice-president says the task force may wind down by the end of May or early June.
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Trump, on why coronavirus task force is ending now: 'It'll be a flame, and we'll put the flame out.' (?)

Impeached and manifestly unfit United States president Donald Trump continues to blunder while more than a thousand Americans die each day. Asked today by a news reporter why now is the time to end the White House coronavirus task force, even as medical experts say COVID-19 is continuing to spread and may explode in the fall, Trump says: "Because we can't keep our country closed for the next five years." While it might come back, "It'll be a flame, and we'll put the flame out." ? “The quality...
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Barack Obama to Celebrate Graduating Seniors in at Least 3 Events

“Even if we can’t get together in person this year, Michelle and I are excited to celebrate the nationwide Class of 2020,” the former president said in announcing his commencement schedule.
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Coronavirus US live: Pence says White House looking to wind down taskforce as death toll passes 70,000

US deaths represent more than a quarter of global coronavirus deathsTrump says Fauci can’t testify before House because it is a ‘set-up’Fauci says opening too soon would result in more deathsLive global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGet a fresh perspective on America – sign up to our First Thing newsletter 9.04pm BST Trump’s press secretary has responded to the vice president’s comments that the White House is looking to wind down the coronavirus task force in the coming weeks.Press...
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Report: White House Plans To Nix COVID-19 Task Force Even As Outbreak Rages On

Farewell, COVID-19 task force. We barely knew ye. The White House is planning to put the kibosh on President Donald Trump’s task force operations, the New York Times reported on Tuesday. Task force members are reportedly being informed of the change right now. It is not yet known why the Trump administration is disbanding the team, given that the COVID-19 outbreak has yet to be contained in the U.S. The task force officials’ efforts, particularly that of Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx...
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Calls for inquiry as UK reports highest Covid-19 death toll in Europe

Government’s handling of pandemic under scrutiny as UK becomes worst-hit European countryCoronavirus – latest UK updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritain has the worst coronavirus death toll in Europe, official figures showed on Tuesday, prompting calls for an inquiry into the handling of the pandemic.The government’s tally of fatalities across the UK reached 29,427 for those who tested positive for coronavirus, exceeding the 29,029 recorded in Italy – until now Europe’s worst-hit country....
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Barack Obama will headline televised prime-time commencement

Former President Barack Obama will deliver a televised prime-time commencement address for the high school Class of 2020 during an hour-long event that will also feature LeBron James, Malala Yousafzai and Ben Platt, among others.
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Trump may wind down work of coronavirus task force as early as this month, Pence says

Trump officials are weighing whether to wind down the White House coronavirus task force in coming weeks. Trump unveiled the group in late January.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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