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President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in Washington. Trump wants to spend $2 trillion on infrastructure projects to create jobs and help the collapsing economy rebuild from the coronavirus' stunning blows. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says that seems about right. Sounds like the prelude to a bipartisan deal. Except that when it comes to trying to upgrade the country's road, rail, water and broadband systems, Washington frequently veers off the tracks — usually over the bill's contents and how to pay for it. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Democrats want additions to Trump $250B emergency virus aidCongressional Democratic leaders want to add hundreds of billions of dollars for health care, state and local governments, and food stamps to the $250 billion in emergency aid President Donald Trump is seeking to help small businesses weather the coronavirus epidemic
The Associated Press59 minutes ago
Trump Order: US Should Mine Moon for MineralsPresident Trump issued an executive order Monday urging the US to mine the moon, and possibly other celestial bodies, for minerals, the Guardian reports. "Americans should have the right to engage in commercial exploration, recovery, and use of resources in outer space," says the order, which notes that the US...
Newser5 hours ago
An officer checks the quality as Jammu and Kashmir police personnel make face masks and personal protective gear amid COVID-19 outbreak in Jammu, India, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/ Channi Anand)
The Latest: India's confirmed coronavirus cases reach 5,000The number of confirmed cases in India has crossed the 5,000 mark, with 149 deaths
The Associated Press7 hours ago
A homeless person sits on a wheelchair under rainy weather on Sunset Blvd., in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles Monday, April 6, 2020. One population is particularly vulnerable to contracting and spreading the coronavirus: the homeless. Officials have vowed repeatedly to get them indoors, but testing shortages and bureaucratic wrangling are making it difficult. Relatively few of California's 150,000 homeless population have been moved into individual quarters. It's unclear how many even have the highly contagious virus. It's a problem playing out nationwide and it's unclear how many may even have coronavirus. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Massive effort to get Los Angeles homeless into hotelsLos Angeles has embarked on an unprecedented effort to bring thousands of homeless people off the streets and into hotels to protect the most vulnerable as the coronavirus continues to spread
The Associated Press8 hours ago
This undated booking photo provided by the Kauai Police Department in Hawaii shows Dwight Anthony Tucker of Tampa, Fla. Earlier last week, Kauai police arrested Tucker. He was stopped in Hanalei, a tourist town, a day after he arrived on Kauai, police said. He was arrested for disregarding Gov. David Ige's statewide order that requires all visitors who arrive on or after March 26, 2020, to self-quarantine at their place of accommodation. (Kauai Police Department via AP)
Hawaii mayor to arrested Florida man: 'Covidiot'A mayor in Hawaii has a choice word for the Florida man accused of trying to flout Hawaii’s traveler quarantine: “covidiot.”
The Associated Press8 hours ago
In this Monday, March 30, 2020, photo, a shopper leaves a grocery story with food packed in a paper bag, where the dime-per-bag fee has been waved during the coronavirus outbreak, in Seattle. Just weeks earlier, cities and even states across the U.S. were busy banning straws, limiting takeout containers and mandating that shoppers bring reusable bags or pay a small fee. Grocery clerks are nervous that the virus could linger on reusable fabric bags and their unions are backing them up with demands to end plastic bag fees and suspend bag bans. The plastics industry has seized the moment, lobbying to overturn existing bans on single-use plastics. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Pandemic deals blow to plastic bag bans, plastic reductionJust weeks ago, cities and even states across the U.S. were busy banning straws, limiting takeout containers and requiring shoppers to bring reusable bags or pay a small fee
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Voters observe social distancing guidelines as they wait in line to cast ballots at Washington High School while ignoring a stay-at-home order over the coronavirus threat to vote in the state's presidential primary election, Tuesday, April 7, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Black voters weigh history, health as they vote in WisconsinBlack voters in Milwaukee said the decision to go ahead with Tuesday's Wisconsin primary amid the coronavirus pandemic was especially problematic in their city, the state's largest
The Associated Press9 hours ago
In this April 6, 2020 photo, the Washington Monument is visible behind a boy as he flies a kite on the National Mall in Washington. The warmer weather is bringing increased violations of social distance guidelines in the nation’s capital, even as health officials predict that Washington could become one of the next U.S. hot spots in the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
DC fights to enforce distancing and braces for looming surgeThe warmer weather is bringing increased violations of social distance guidelines in Washington, D
The Associated Press9 hours ago
People vote at Riverside High School, in Milwaukee on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. The Wisconsin primary is moving forward in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic after Gov. Tony Evers sought to shut down Tuesday's election in a historic move Monday that was swiftly rejected by the conservative majority of the Wisconsin Supreme Court by the end of the day. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)
Wisconsin voters forced to choose between health, democracyIf Wisconsin was a test case for voting in the age of the coronavirus, the test did not go well for many voters
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Vice President Mike Pence speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Tuesday, April 7, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
CDC weighs loosening guidelines for some exposed to virusThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering changing its guidelines for self-isolation to make it easier for those who have been exposed to someone with the coronavirus to return to work if they are asymptomatic
The Associated Press9 hours ago
President Donald Trump listens during a conference call with banks on efforts to help small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, at the White House, Tuesday, April 7, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Trump challenges authority, independence of agency watchdogsPresident Donald Trump’s removal of a watchdog tasked with overseeing how his administration spends the $2.2 trillion coronavirus rescue package is his latest challenge of an inspector general community asked to be impartial, above politics and independent of the White House
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Voters observe social distancing guidelines as they wait in line to cast ballots at Washington High School while ignoring a stay-at-home order over the coronavirus threat to vote in the state's presidential primary election, Tuesday, April 7, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Voting rights disputes in virus era spark court battlesBoth major political parties are preparing for a state-by-state legal battle over how Americans can vote during the coronavirus outbreak
The Associated Press9 hours ago
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