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Trump Appointee With History of Anti-L.G.B.T.Q. Remarks Leaves Aid Agency

Merritt Corrigan, the former deputy White House liaison for the U.S. Agency for International Development, had drawn scrutiny shortly after being named to the position.
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Trump Is Donating Ventilators To Countries That Don’t Need Or Can’t Use Them

ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. As President Donald Trump came under criticism that his administration had failed to manage the coronavirus pandemic, he cited one area of success: his plan to donate thousands of ventilators to other countries. “Now we’re the king of ventilators,” Trump told reporters on April 18. White House officials have pushed the U.S. Agency for Internatio...
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Opinion analysis: Justices uphold condition for HIV/AIDS funding

Seven years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that nongovernmental organizations based in the United States cannot be required to have a policy that expressly opposes prostitution and sex trafficking in order to receive government funds to fight HIV/AIDS. However, by a vote of 5-3, the court held today in U.S. Agency for International Development v. Alliance for Open Society International that enforcement of a similar requirement against the foreign affiliates of the same U.S.-based NGOs does not vio...
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GAO-20-477, USAID: Mixed Progress in Increasing Diversity, and Actions Needed to Consistently Meet EEO Requirements, June 23, 2020

The overall proportion of racial or ethnic minorities in the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) full-time, permanent, career workforce increased from 33 to 37 percent from fiscal...
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Inside the Trump Administration’s Decision to Leave the World Health Organization

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Right before President Donald Trump unveiled punitive measures against China on May 29, he inserted a surprise into his prepared text. “We will be today terminating our relationship with the World Health Organization,” he announced during a press conference in the Rose Garden. Most of the president’s top aid...
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New Trump Appointee to Foreign Aid Agency Has Denounced Liberal Democracy and ‘Our Homo-Empire’

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. A new Trump appointee to the United States’ foreign aid agency has a history of online posts denouncing liberal democracy and has said that the country is in the clutches of a “homo-empire” that pushes a “tyrannical LGBT agenda.” In one post, Merritt Corrigan, who recently took up a position as deputy White ...
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USAID’s New ‘Religious Freedom Advisor’ Spent Years Bashing Islam

In May of 2015, a man who this week became a “religious freedom advisor” in the Trump administration shared an article celebrating the oppression of Muslims in China. It was one of many posts published by Mark Kevin Lloyd — a Tea Party activist, political consultant and new Trump administration official — warning of the dangers of Islam. Over the years, Lloyd has called the world’s second-largest religion a “barbaric cult,” described it as “violent,” and said then-President Barack Obama was s...
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US Donates 1,000 Ventilators To South Africa To Combat Coronavirus

JOHANNESBURG — The U.S. government has donated 1,000 ventilators to South Africa to help the country respond to COVID-19. South Africa has the most confirmed cases of the disease in Africa with more than 10,600, including 206 deaths. The new ventilators are valued at $14 million, and with accessories, service plans and shipping, the total donation is worth $20 million, said the U.S. embassy in a statement issued Tuesday. The ventilators, produced in the United States, will help South Africa’s...
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How Climate Change Is Contributing to Skyrocketing Rates of Infectious Disease

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. The scientists who study how diseases emerge in a changing environment knew this moment was coming. Climate change is making outbreaks of disease more common and more dangerous. Over the past few decades, the number of emerging infectious diseases that spread to people — especially coronaviruses and other re...
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Trump’s Own Officials Depended on WHO to Fight Coronavirus. Then He Turned Against It.

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. As President Donald Trump publicly bashed the World Health Organization over its response to the coronavirus pandemic last week, American aid officials tried to delicately sidestep the political tensions, internal documents shared with ProPublica show. And Trump’s campaign upended weeks of partnership betwee...
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Coronavirus US live: Trump blames states for lack of supplies – as it happened

DNC confirms nominating convention postponed6.65 million filed for US unemployment last weekUS facing hunger crisis as demand for food banks soarsSee all our coronavirus coverageSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contribution 1.32am BST 12.54am BST Just months before the coronavirus outbreak began, the administration ended a $200m early-warning program for infectious disease, the Los Angeles Times reports. The program was designed to help scientists in China and other...
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PREDICT receives extension to provide emergency support for COVID-19 outbreak response

PREDICT will provide emergency support to other countries for outbreak response including technical support for early detection of SARS CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease COVID-19, through a six-month extension from the U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID, effective April 1.
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Curfews extended as USAID declares aid suspension in Yemen

As countries across the Middle East tighten restrictions on movement to curb the spread of the coronavirus, a spokesman for the U.S. Agency for International Development said Thursday that it would suspend humanitarian aid to parts of Yemen over restrictions by the Houthi rebels that predate the pandemic. A spokesman for USAID, one of the largest donors to U.N. operations in Yemen, told The Associated Press that it will “partially suspend” its operations the following day in Houthi rebel-held a...
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The White House Asked Manufacturers for Help, Then Gave Them No Clear Instructions

ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. As hospitals across the country face drastic shortages of masks, respirators and other vital equipment, the White House has sent out a plea for donations that’s left many recipients confused and full of questions. In at least one instance this week, Vice President Mike Pence, who heads the Trump administration’s coronavirus task force, blindsided p...
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US Congress approves $8.3 billion in emergency funding for coronavirus response

Congress on Wednesday approved $8.3 billion in emergency funding to respond to the spreading novel coronavirus, COVID-19, which has already sickened 80 people across 13 states and killed nine in the U.S. alone. More than $3 billion of that funding will go to the research and development of vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics — and some of that financing will likely find its way into the coffers of startup companies working on technologies to combat the disease. Another $2.2 billion will fund ...
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U.S. Congress approves $8.3 billion in emergency funding for coronavirus response

Congress on Wednesday approved $8.3 billion in emergency funding to respond to the spreading novel coronavirus, COVID-19, which has already sickened eighty people across thirteen states and killed nine in the U.S. alone. More than $3 billion of that funding will go to the research and development of vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics — and some of that financing will likely find its way into the coffers of startup companies working on technologies to combat the disease. Another $2.2 billion...
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Justices to take up battle over Trump financial documents

This afternoon the Supreme Court announced that it would wade into the fray over access to President Donald Trump’s financial records. The justices agreed to review three separate lower-court decisions that ruled against the president: Two of those decisions upheld subpoenas that would force the president’s accounting firm and lenders to turn over financial records that they have in their possession, while a third ordered the president’s accounting firm to provide prosecutors in New York City wi...
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Pompeo Faces Political Peril and Diplomats' Revolt in Impeachment Inquiry

WASHINGTON -- As President Donald Trump's first CIA director, Mike Pompeo was briefed by agency officials on the extensive evidence -- including U.S. intercepts of conversations between participants -- showing that Russian hackers working for the government of Vladimir Putin had interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. In May 2017, Pompeo testified in a Senate hearing that he stood by that conclusion.Two and a half years later, Pompeo seems to have changed his mind. As Trump's ...
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Ecuador agrees to return of USAID as relations warm

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador has agreed to the return of the U.S. Agency for International Development, which has been kicked out of the country four years ago under leftist former President Rafael Correa. Foreign Minister José Valencia and U.S. Ambassador Mark Green signed the memorandum of agreement on Wednesday setting terms of the deal. […]
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U.S. Aid Agency Is Preparing To Lay Off Most Local Staff For Palestinian Projects

Under Trump administration orders, the U.S. Agency for International Development is readying to lay off most staff on Palestinian projects, according to U.S. government communications reviewed by NPR.(Image credit: Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP/Getty Images)
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GAO-19-421SP, Priority Open Recommendations: U.S. Agency for International Development, April 04, 2019

What GAO Found In February 2018, GAO identified eight priority recommendations for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Since then, USAID has implemented three of those...
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Trump Picks Another Fox News Alum To Be State Dept Spokesperson

President Trump nabbed another former Fox News alum to serve as the new State Department spokesperson, NBC News reported. Morgan Ortagus is a former Fox News contributor and Naval Reserve officer who will bring significantly more foreign policy experience to the new position than her predecessor. Heather Nauert, also a Fox News alum, quickly became a favorite of the Trump administration and was set to replace Nikki Haley as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations before she abruptly withdrew he...
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Dems And GOPers Call Pompeo Out Over Steep Diplomacy Cut Proposal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top lawmakers are blasting the Trump administration’s proposal to slash funding for the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testified Wednesday on Capitol Hill about the plan to cut his agency’s budget by 23 percent. He says difficult choices were made when crafting the 2020 proposal but argues the funding is enough to achieve the administration’s foreign policy goals. Lawmakers don’t see it that way. Democratic A...
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Trump Administration Warns Palestinian Aid Recipients That Funds May Soon Be Cut

The U.S. Agency for International Development told grant recipients by email Saturday to start planning for the possibility that their funding could end by January 31. (Image credit: Roberto Schmidt /AFP/Getty Images)
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Blockchain (Crypto): What’s it good for? Absolutely nothing, report finds

In a joint report for the Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) Technology conference this fall, researchers who studied 43 blockchain use cases came to the conclusion that all underdelivered on claims. And, when they reached out to several blockchain providers about project results, the silence was deafening. "Not one was willing to share data". In their research, Christine Murphy, a social researcher at Social Solutions International and John Burg and Jean Paul Pétraud, fellow...
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Trump Scrambles To Save Palestinian Aid After Realizing Strategic Misstep

WASHINGTON (AP) — For two years, the Trump administration has unabashedly slashed U.S. aid to the Palestinians. Now, amid signs it may finally roll out its long-awaited Middle East peace plan, the administration is scrambling to save what little remaining Palestinian assistance it provides. The striking turnabout is the result of the belated realization that an obscure new law will likely force the U.S. to terminate all aid to the Palestinian Authority, including security assistance supported...
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Melania Trump: ‘I Wish People Would Focus On What I Do, Not What I Wear’

CAIRO (AP) — Melania Trump says she has, at times, told the president to put his phone down. And she says she doesn’t always agree with what he tweets. The U.S. first lady spoke briefly with reporters Saturday as she was wrapping up a four-country tour of Africa with a visit to the pyramids and the Great Sphinx in Egypt. Standing in front of the Sphinx, Mrs. Trump said she makes her opinions clear with her husband. “I don’t always agree what he tweets,” she said in a rare, unscripted interacti...
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Melania Trump Will Take Her ‘Be Best’ Initiative To Four African Countries

NEW YORK (AP) — Melania Trump says she’ll promote child welfare in Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt in October on her first extended solo international mission. The first lady discussed her plans Wednesday at a reception for the spouses of foreign leaders and others participating in the annual U.N. General Assembly. “Oct. 1 will mark the first day of my solo visit to four beautiful and very different countries in Africa,” Mrs. Trump said during brief remarks to several dozen guests in a reception ...
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US wheat from Pacific Northwest heading to war-torn Yemen

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Seven ships loaded with wheat grown in the Pacific Northwest are sailing for Yemen, where civil war has pushed over 8 million people to the brink of starvation. The U.S. Agency for International Development purchased the wheat to benefit America’s wheat farmers and people in crisis. Two Oregon politicians, Democratic U.S. […]
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