GOP congressman — who warned Trump about pandemics — offers pointed criticism of proposed CDC cuts

Now that the potential pandemic has come, Cole is re-upping his long-standing criticisms of the Trump administrations posture toward preparedness. And on Tuesday, he offered a little bit of an I told you so, even suggesting that the situation might not be as …

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White House likely to pursue federal aid for shale companies hit by oil shock, coronavirus downturn

White House officials are alarmed at the prospect that numerous shale companies, many of them deep in debt, could be driven out of business if the downturn in oil prices turns into a prolonged crisis for the industry. The federal assistance is likely to take …

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Democratic primaries live updates: Biden, Sanders cancel Ohio rallies over coronavirus concerns

A number of jurisdictions took health precautions on Super Tuesday, but the practice has become more widespread in the past week. In Peoria County, Ill., election officials are reminding voters that they can vote by mail ahead of the states March 17 primary.…

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Live updates: Cuomo orders coronavirus containment zone in New York state; Italy sees largest single daily jump in deaths

As the coronavirus disrupts or merely threatens a growing list of major U.S. events from Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle to Miamis Ultra Music Festival it has also put wages, tips and even jobs tied to those major gatherings in jeopardy. Days after the cit…

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