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How Trump allies have organized and promoted anti-lockdown protests

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 04/22/2020 - 6:28am
Republican politicians and individuals affiliated with President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign are organizing or promoting anti-lockdown protests across key electoral battleground states, despite the White House's own cautious guidance on relaxing restrictions, interviews with two dozen people involved show.
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Trump immigration ban to last 60 days, target those seeking permanent residency

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 04/22/2020 - 4:21am
President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his new U.S. immigration ban would last 60 days and apply to those seeking 'green cards' for permanent residency in an effort to protect Americans seeking to regain jobs lost because of the coronavirus.
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New York's Cuomo says Trump agrees to help expand coronavirus testing

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 04/22/2020 - 3:13am
President Donald Trump and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, two prominent figures in the U.S. coronavirus crisis who are often at odds, emerged from a White House meeting on Tuesday with mostly positive things to say and an apparent deal on testing.
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First U.S. coronavirus death occurred in early February in California

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 04/22/2020 - 3:00am
Health officials in California's Santa Clara County have identified two people who died from the new coronavirus in early and mid-February, making them the earliest known victims of the outbreak in the United States.
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Australia joins U.S. ships in South China Sea amid rising tension

Domestic News from Reuters - Wed, 04/22/2020 - 12:07am
An Australian frigate has joined three U.S. warships in the South China Sea near an area where a Chinese vessel is suspected to be exploring for oil, near waters also claimed by Vietnam and Malaysia, officials said on Wednesday.
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Trump agrees to help New York double coronavirus testing, governor says

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 11:11pm
U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to have the federal government help procure chemical reagents and other supplies needed for New York to double its testing capacity for the novel coronavirus, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday.
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U.S. coronavirus deaths top 45,000, doubling in little over a week: Reuters tally

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 10:00pm
U.S. coronavirus deaths topped 45,000 on Tuesday doubling in a little over a week and rising by a near-record amount in a single day, according to a Reuters tally.
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$500 billion coronavirus aid package passes U.S. Senate, headed to House

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 9:33pm
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday unanimously approved $484 billion in fresh relief for the U.S. economy and hospitals hammered by the coronavirus pandemic, sending the measure to the House of Representatives for final passage later this week.
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Inmate who escaped North Carolina prison amid COVID-19 fears faces new charges

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 9:21pm
A convicted drug trafficker serving a 5-1/2-year sentence is facing new charges after escaping from a federal prison in North Carolina, claiming that he feared contracting COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus.
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Trump urges U.S. House to approve latest coronavirus relief bill

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 8:39pm
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday welcomed the agreement reached between Republican and Democratic lawmakers to provide more coronavirus relief funding for small businesses and others.
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U.S.' Pelosi, Schumer welcome deal with funds for small business, hospitals and testing

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 8:39pm
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer welcomed a bipartisan deal reached on small business loan support, along with money for hospitals and testing, and said the U.S. Congress would aim to pass it this week.
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U.S. Senate deal does not extend assistance to local news outlets

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 8:39pm
A nearly $500 billion spending deal reached by U.S. Senate leaders on Tuesday does not expand payroll assistance to struggling local newspapers and broadcast stations, whose advertising revenues have plummeted during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Trump says he will discuss more coronavirus money for states after current bill passes

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 8:39pm
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said discussions on additional coronavirus-related aid for state and local governments would start after Congress passes a bill funding more small business loans, hospitals and testing.
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Wisconsin Republicans file lawsuit challenging coronavirus shutdown order

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 8:38pm
Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Democratic Governor Tony Evers, challenging his stay-at-home order to contain the coronavirus outbreak as states' decisions on when to re-open their economies have become increasingly political.
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California regulator wants PG&E reorganization plan changes, proposes $2 billion fine

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 8:34pm
A California regulator has asked PG&E Corp for governance and oversight changes to its reorganization plan, while proposing about $2 billion in penalties for the San-Francisco based utility's role in causing the devastating 2017 and 2018 wildfires in California.
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Explainer: Inside Trump's proposal to suspend legal immigration amid the coronavirus crisis

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 8:32pm
President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he will issue an executive order to temporarily suspend immigration to the United States to protect U.S. workers amid the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak
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Trump says he will suspend all immigration into U.S. over coronavirus

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 8:16pm
President Donald Trump said on Monday he will suspend all immigration into the United States temporarily through an executive order in response to the coronavirus outbreak and to protect American jobs.
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New York's Cuomo says he and Trump discussed need for coronavirus tests

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 8:01pm
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and President Donald Trump praised their White House meeting on Tuesday as productive, saying it focused on New York's need for more coronavirus testing and how to get it.
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New York governor: Trump will get the truth when they meet

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 7:03pm
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he planned to give U.S. President Donald Trump an unvarnished account of what his state needs to test residents for the novel coronavirus when they meet in Washington on Tuesday.
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CDC chief warns second COVID-19 wave may be worse, arriving with flu season

Domestic News from Reuters - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 6:48pm
A second wave of the coronavirus is expected to hit the United States next winter and could strike much harder than the first because it would likely arrive at the start of influenza season, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned on Tuesday.
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