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Acting Navy secretary stands by tough criticism of fired captain of aircraft carrier

The House Armed Services Committee chairman called for Modly to be removed.
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Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly speaks at a Pentagon press briefing, Washington, D.C., April 2, 2020.

Trump 'saddened' that Boris Johnson admitted to hospital

President Trump offered well wishes to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has been admitted to an intensive care unit in England after suffering persistent coronavirus symptoms.
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Trump 'saddened' that Boris Johnson admitted to hospital

Coronavirus government response updates: Trump, task force say mitigation is working

Trump and experts have warned parts of the nation to prepare for peak deaths.
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President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, April 6, 2020, in Washington.

‘I appreciate his calling’ says Trump about Biden call

The call, which Trump called "very friendly," marked a rare conversation between the incumbent president and his likely Democratic challenger.
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‘I appreciate his calling’ says Trump about Biden call

Hundreds of US hospitals warn of critical supply shortages in new government report

Trump dismissed the findings saying "it's wrong."
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Healthcare workers wheel the bodies of deceased people outside the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Brooklyn, New York, April 6, 2020.

Wisconsin Supreme Court blocks order by governor to stop in-person voting

Gov. Tony Evers issued an executive order Monday, calling off in-person voting.
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In this Feb. 6, 2020 file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers holds a press conference in Madison, Wis.

Trump, other top officials, have yet to don masks in public despite CDC guidelines

He says he'd wear one if he "thought it was important."
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President Donald Trump speaks to the press while Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci speaks during a briefing after a Coronavirus Task Force meeting at the White House on April 5, 2020, in Washington.

Inspector general fired by Trump urges whistleblowers to keep speaking out

Michael Atkinson says he believes his firing was related to his handling of the Ukraine whistleblower complaint.
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Inspector general fired by Trump urges whistleblowers to keep speaking out

Trump adviser Navarro clashes with Fauci on unproven drug to treat COVID-19

Fauci has cautioned that any signs of the drug's promise are purely "anecdotal."
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Economic Advisor Peter Navarro and Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, attend a press briefing in the White House after a meeting of the Coronavirus Task Force, in Washington, March 9, 2020.

State Dept. labels white supremacist group terrorists for 1st time ever

The Russian ultra-nationalist group is said to have recruited Americans.
April 6, 2020, 7:07 PM
In this February 28, 2015, file photo, a member of the Russian Imperial Movement, a nationalist group in Russia, walks close to a banner reading "God.Tsar.Nation.We are Russians, God with us" at a training base in Saint-Petersburg.

Pelosi forges ahead with 4th coronavirus relief bill despite naysayers

"Our communities cannot afford to wait, and we must move quickly," Pelosi said.
April 6, 2020, 6:20 PM
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is interviewed about the government response to the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic in the rotunda of the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill, April 1, 2020, in Washington.

Biden campaign offers to help state, local officials with coronavirus response

Campaign wants to “connect those offering help with those in need of it.”
April 6, 2020, 5:17 PM
Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden addresses the Trump administration's response to the COVID-19 outbreak, caused by the novel coronavirus, during a campaign event in Sumter, South Carolina, Feb. 28, 2020.

New York rate of death ‘effectively flat for 2 days’: Cuomo

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the total number of hospitalizations, ICU admissions and daily intubations are down, which “suggests a possible flattening of the curve.”
April 6, 2020, 5:15 PM
VIDEO: New York rate of death ‘effectively flat for 2 days’: Cuomo

Ousted intelligence watchdog speaks out after firing by Trump

Michael Atkinson defended his handling of the Ukraine whistleblower complaint.
April 6, 2020, 3:49 PM
Michael Atkinson, the inspector general of the intelligence community, arrives at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., Oct. 4, 2019.

Some states turn to election security funds to fight COVID-19

The states include political battlegrounds of Pennsylvania and Ohio.
April 6, 2020, 2:30 PM
A person is brought into the Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation and Healing, April 3, 2020, in Gallatin, Tenn. Multiple people tested positive for the coronavirus at the facility the previous week.

The Note: Wisconsin primary offers warnings about November realities

Barring last-minute action, voters will cast ballots in person on Tuesday.
April 6, 2020, 9:57 AM
Voters come to drop their ballots with face masks, April 4, 2020, at the Washington Park Library in Milwaukee.

Wisconsin mayors seek to scrap in-person voting in last-ditch effort

Ten mayors are urging Wisconsin Department of Health to stop in-person voting.
April 5, 2020, 8:21 PM
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers speaks to the media following a shooting at the Molson Coors Brewing Co. campus, Feb. 26, 2020, in Milwaukee.

Pentagon announces new face mask guidance

Defense Secretary Mark Esper previewed the new guidance on ABC's "This Week."
April 5, 2020, 7:33 PM
Defense Secretary Mark Esper speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in the Brady Briefing Room at the White House, on April 1, 2020, in Washington.

'We need help': Inmates describe prison system unprepared for coronavirus

Experts discuss the threats coronavirus outbreaks in prison pose for the country
April 5, 2020, 7:07 PM
The Metropolitan Detention Center stands in the New York, Jan. 8, 2017.

Biden says 2020 convention may be 'virtual,' will wear mask amid COVID-19 outbreak

The convention was delayed to August.
April 5, 2020, 5:11 PM
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden celebrates with his supporters after declaring victory at an election-night rally at the University of South Carolina Volleyball Center, on Feb. 29, 2020, in Columbia, South Carolina.

'This Week' Transcript 4-5-20: Joe Biden, Secretary Mark Esper

This is a rush transcript of "This Week" airing Sunday, April 5.
April 5, 2020, 1:51 PM
Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden pose for selfies with supporters during the Iowa State Fair, August 08, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa.

Bush in 2005: 'If we wait for a pandemic to appear, it will be too late to prepare'

A book about the 1918 flu pandemic spurred the government to action.
April 5, 2020, 8:08 AM
President George W. Bush walks towards microphones to speak to the press, Dec. 22, 2005 at the White House.

Trump discusses opening the country as coronavirus peak approaches

The president would consider a task force focused on the country's economy.
April 4, 2020, 10:27 PM
President Donald Trump speaks at the daily coronavirus task force briefing in the press briefing room at the White House, in Washington, April 4, 2020.

'You are not alone': Chaplains provide emotional support to COVID-19 patients

Hospitals across the U.S. are classifying chaplains as "critical" employees.
April 4, 2020, 1:05 PM
Joe McHenry holds a rosary while helping direct traffic at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church during drive thru confessions in the church parking lot, March 20, 2020 in Bowie, Md.

Experts warn about big dollar fraud in $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief package

Former watchdog warns one program could be "be defrauded in massive ways."
April 4, 2020, 8:00 AM
A Wall St. street sign is framed by U.S. flags flying outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Jan. 3, 2020.

Biden, Trump campaigns haven't called for Wisconsin primary postponement

One official says state hyper-partisanship is dictating "decision-making."
April 4, 2020, 1:33 AM
From left Katherine Katsekes, and Diane Scott, both paid volunteers, help sort absentee ballots by ward to be opened on election day at Brookfield City Hall, Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

White House says $100B will be used to reimburse hospitals to treat uninsured

Trump is leaning on an Obamacare plan he campaigned against.
April 4, 2020, 1:04 AM
President Donald Trump pauses as he speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, April 2, 2020, in Washington.

Trump resists a nationwide stay-at-home order. Fauci says 'I don't understand why'

Trump said he wants to give governors ‘flexibility’ in responding to COVID-19.
April 3, 2020, 11:51 PM
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks about the coronavirus in the Rose Garden of the White House, March 30, 2020, in Washington, as President Donald Trump listens.

After Kushner says 'it's our stockpile,' HHS website changed to echo his comments

It's the latest salvo in rising tensions between Trump and the states.
April 3, 2020, 11:50 PM
Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in the Brady Briefing Room at the White House on April 2, 2020, in Washington.

Banks scramble to make small business loan applications available

Small business owners waiting for loans say they can't hold out much longer.
April 3, 2020, 11:42 PM
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin speaks with reporters about economic impacts of the coronavirus outside the White House, Sunday, March 29, 2020, in Washington.

Coronavirus government response updates: Trump says CDC advises Americans wear masks

He said it would be voluntary and that he wouldn't wear one himself.
April 3, 2020, 10:42 PM
President Donald Trump addresses the daily coronavirus task force briefing as Health and Humand Services Secretary Alex Azar listens at the White House in Washington, April 3, 2020.

Justice Ginsburg continues 'essential' Supreme Court workouts during COVID-19 threat

Ginsburg is using a "limited private space" for a fitness routine with trainer.
April 3, 2020, 10:08 PM
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg attends an event, Feb. 19, 2020 in Washington.

Coronavirus stimulus triggers fight over paid leave

The vast majority of small business could exempt themselves from the leave law.
April 3, 2020, 10:04 PM
Donald Trump, flanked by US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (L), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (C) and Vice President Mike Pence (R), signs the CARES act, a $2 trillion rescue package to provide economic relief amid the coronavirus outbreak, at the Oval Office of the White House on March 27, 2020.

Supreme Court scraps April calendar, delays major cases amid pandemic

The justices extended an already historic delay in hearings and decisions.
April 3, 2020, 9:01 PM
People walk outside the Supreme Court in Washington, March 16, 2020.

Trump denies 'massive recession' even as 6.6 million Americans file for unemployment

Kudlow said he was caught off guard by the speed and its impact of the virus.
April 3, 2020, 8:19 PM
President Donald J. Trump speaks with members of the coronavirus task force during a briefing in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House, April 2, 2020 in Washington, DC.

This isolation system is how the Air Force will transfer coronavirus patients

The Transport Isolation System was first implemented after the Ebola outbreak.
April 3, 2020, 7:41 PM
Members of the 43rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron from Pope Army Air Field, N.C., and 375th AES from Scott Air Force Base, Ill. carry a simulated Ebola patient onto a C-17 Globemaster III during a Transport Isolation System training exercise at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., October 23, 2019.

Biden offers advice for families amid COVID-19 in new virtual campaign effort

A new town hall is the campaign’s latest virtual effort in the digital 2020 race
April 3, 2020, 7:00 PM
Former Vice President Joe Biden, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, speaks during a virtual press briefing on a laptop computer in this arranged photograph in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., on Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

New York sees highest single-day increase in deaths, hospitalizations

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has asked New York companies to transition to manufacturing PPE for hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 3, 2020, 6:49 PM
VIDEO: New York sees highest single-day increase in deaths, hospitalizations

Indian Country faces higher risks, lack of resources in COVID-19 fight

Experts worry about the pandemic's impact on Native American communities.
April 3, 2020, 6:06 PM
Members of a Arizona National Guard unit load up a Black Hawk helicopter to deliver medical supplies to the remote Navajo Nation town of Kayenta due to the coronavirus, March 31, 2020, in Phoenix.

Sailors on aircraft carrier give their fired captain a rousing sendoff

Capt. Brett Crozier advocated for stronger measures to protect his crew.
April 3, 2020, 4:29 PM
The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) receives fuel from the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe at sea, March 17, 2020.

California governor: State will 'rely disproportionately on ourselves' amid outbreak

"That's not finger pointing, it's just reality," Gov. Gavin Newsom said.
April 3, 2020, 3:18 PM
California Governor Gavin Newsom joins "The View," April 3, 2020.

DOD asked to provide 85 refrigerated trucks, 100K body bags for coronavirus response

The resources will assist state health agencies with mortuary affairs.
April 3, 2020, 1:10 PM
Refrigerated tractor trailers that can be used by hospitals as makeshift morgues are seen in Icahn Stadium parking lot on Randall's Island, in New York City, March 31, 2020.

The Note: Campaigns seek elusive political normalcy

This crisis has shaken the nation and blown up assumptions about this campaign.
April 3, 2020, 10:02 AM
President Donald Trump pauses as he speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, April 2, 2020, in Washington.

Fewer than half of Americans believe a return to normal will come by June: POLL

Just over nine in 10 Americans say the outbreak disrupted their daily routines.
April 3, 2020, 10:00 AM
Vice President Mike Pence gestures to a monitor as he speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, March 31, 2020, in Washington, as Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, President Donald Trump and Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, watch.

US faces shortage of drugs that could be possible treatments for coronavirus: FDA

The drugs are already used to treat malaria, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.
April 3, 2020, 8:07 AM
The Food and Drug Administration headquarters stands in White Oak, Md., Nov. 9, 2015.

What to do if you lost your health insurance: 'Obamacare' might still be an option

What to do if you lost your health insurance
April 3, 2020, 8:00 AM
People wait in line for help with unemployment benefits at the One-Stop Career Center in Las Vegas, March 17, 2020.

Navy fires captain of aircraft carrier over leak of letter to leadership

Capt. Brett Crozier had asked that most of the crew be taken off the ship.
April 3, 2020, 2:31 AM
Commanding Officer of the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier, Captain Brett E. Crozier, in an official photo from the U.S. Navy.

Millions of Americans could wait months for mailed stimulus checks, IRS tells Dems

It could take up to 20 weeks for the IRS to mail paper checks starting May 4.
April 3, 2020, 1:06 AM
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Briefing Room, March 25, 2020, in Washington.

Mexico, Central America urge action to stop coronavirus spreading from US

The US deported a migrant who later tested positive for the virus, igniting fear
April 2, 2020, 11:25 PM
Vehicles cross over to Mexico at the Gateway International Bridge, March 20, 2020, in Brownsville, Texas.

Coronavirus government response updates: Pence says advisory on masks coming

The CDC had recommended masks only for those infected and health care workers.
April 2, 2020, 11:24 PM
Vice President Mike Pence speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, April 2, 2020, in Washington.
Voters come to drop their ballots with face masks, April 4, 2020, at the Washington Park Library in Milwaukee.
Voters come to drop their ballots with face masks, April 4, 2020, at the Washington Park Library in Milwaukee.
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