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What's behind Trump's striking reversal on the coronavirus timeline?

Trump abruptly changed his rosy assessment that country could reopen by Easter.
2 hours ago
President Donald Trump takes questions from reporters in the Rose Garden for the daily coronavirus briefing at the White House, March 29, 2020 in Washington.

Who will get what and when from the $2 trillion relief package

The plan provides direct payments to taxpayers, jobless benefits.
March 27, 2020, 9:00 PM
A view of the Capitol's Rotunda is seen reflected in an ambulance as negotiations on a COVID-19 economic bailout continue on Capitol Hill, March 24, 2020, in Washington.

Coronavirus government response updates: Trump changes timeline after dire warning

Trump has abandoned his Easter timeline, calling it "just an aspiration."
3 hours ago
President Donald Trump calls on a reporter during a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, March 29, 2020.

Temporary hospital at convention center will be one of the largest in country

There will be nearly 3,000 beds available at the Javits Center.
March 28, 2020, 12:23 AM
A temporary hospital is set up at the Jacob K. Javits Center on March 27, 2020 in New York.

Biden consolidates support, but trails badly in enthusiasm: Poll

Strong enthusiasm for Biden among those who back him over Trump is just 24%.
March 29, 2020, 4:00 AM
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks during a rally at Tougaloo College in Tougaloo, Mississippi.

Trump authorizes ready reserve forces to fight coronavirus: Here's what that means

These forces are the inactive counterpart of the National Guard and reserves.
March 28, 2020, 10:18 PM
A National Guard soldier handles COVID-19 swab tests at a drive-thru testing center at Lehman College, on March 28, 2020, in the Bronx, New York City. The center, opened March 23, can test up to 500 people per day for the coronavirus.

Inside Trump’s pandemic-era reelection effort: Digital canvassing and trainings

Critics say Trump is using the virus briefings as a de facto rally replacement.
2 hours ago
U.S. President Donald Trump exits a briefing on the coronavirus pandemic in the press briefing room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on March 26, 2020.

Trump calls USNS Comfort leaving for New York a 'message of hope and solidarity'

The Navy ship, loaned to the coronavirus cause, is set to arrive on Monday.
March 28, 2020, 7:01 PM
President Donald Trump waves as the USNS Comfort pulls away from the pier at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., March 28, 2020. The ship is headed to New York to assist hospitals responding to the coronavirus outbreak. Defense Secretary Mark Esper is at right.

The Note: Biden battles perceptions as campaign’s pause stirs concerns

Biden's hold on his party's passions appears to be lagging
March 30, 2020, 10:01 AM
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks during a rally at Tougaloo College in Tougaloo, Mississippi.

9/11 commission official calls on government to change coronavirus response: OPINION

Congressional food fights and finger-pointing have thwarted U.S. response.
March 28, 2020, 9:06 AM
E.M.T.'s load a patient into an ambulance as health workers continued to test people for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outside the Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn, New York, March 27, 2020.

36 sailors test positive for coronavirus on Navy aircraft carrier

After the spike in number, the Navy said it's testing all 5,000 sailors aboard.
March 27, 2020, 9:07 PM
An F/A-18F Super Hornet launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) March 18, 2020.

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