NEWS - THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2020 - NEWS
One month after the city of Wuhan, China, celebrated its reopening, new COVID-19 infections emerge. LA Times
VOA VIEW: A problem that has not gone away.
Governors' coronavirus responses approved of by most Americans; Trump gets far lower rating as he pushes states to reopen economies amid pandemic. LA Times
VOA VIEW: The liberals want the economy to tank so Dems get elected.
The president was asked about Fauci's testimony in front of a Senate Health Committee on Tuesday where he and other top public health officials painted a bleak picture if the US was to reopen too fast. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Fauci is a fear mongering fraud.
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President Trump on Wednesday questioned Joe Biden’s honesty following reports that the presumptive Democratic nominee and other top Obama administration officials had been involved in the effort to “unmask” ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn. “The unmasking is a massive thing. I just got a list, who can believe a thing like this. And I watched... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden has been caught in a major lie.
The Treasury Secretary has given big companies until May 14 to return their Paycheck Protection Program loans or face criminal liability. Many borrowers are rebuffing those demands. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The thieves should pay.
Many disappointed fans of Bernie Sanders would prefer a quixotic display of principle. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Don't count on it.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday will vote on a measure temporarily allowing members to vote from outside the Capitol so they can work while keeping social distance during the coronavirus pandemic, the chamber's Democratic leadership said. Rueters
The U.S. Senate narrowly blocked an amendment on Wednesday that would have prevented law enforcement from collecting information on Americans' internet habits without a warrant, as the Senate moved toward a reauthorization of divisive surveillance tools. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Privacy is warranted.
President Trump said Wednesday he misses Vice President Mike Pence, who's been keeping his distance after being exposed to a staffer infected with COVID-19. "I haven't seen Mike Pence, and I miss him," Mr. Trump told reporters. "We speak a lot on the phone. I'm at the White House, Mike ... Washington Times
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The federal judge overseeing the Michael Flynn case has signaled he's not yet ready to accept the Justice Department's push to dismiss the charges. ABC
VOA VIEW: The Judge is an idiot.
U.S. border agencies quickly expelled 600 child migrants in April after federal agencies began prohibiting asylum claims at the southern border, citing the coronavirus pandemic ABC
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort released to home confinement amid coronavirus concerns, two sources say. ABC
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell warned of the threat of a prolonged recession resulting from the viral outbreak and urged Congress and the White House to act further to prevent long-lasting economic damage ABC
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The UK's economy shrank at the fastest pace since 2008 during the first three months of the year. BBC
The nation's top infectious disease expert says American lives could be at risk if states reopen too early. Dr. Anthony Fauci testified remotely before Congress on Tuesday, and warned lawmakers the consequences could be serious if states reopen before the number of virus cases declines. Nancy Cordes reports on the hearing. CBS
Americans who get supplemental income set to get the money by direct deposit, while checks go out on Friday. CBS
VOA VIEW: Many are waiting.
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Stocks fell on Wednesday as investors grappled with downbeat remarks from the top-ranking Federal Reserve official. CNBC
Ukrainian energy company Burisma, and Hunter Biden's connection to it, were at the center of Democrats' push to impeach Trump. CNBC
"Without clear planning and implementation of the steps that I and other experts have outlined, 2020 will be darkest winter in modern history," Bright says in written congressional testimony. CNBC
The Atlantic hurricane season's first tropical storm could develop near Florida and the Bahamas this weekend, continuing a trend toward more preseason storms in the Atlantic in recent years. CNBC
Dr. Rick Bright, the ousted director of a key federal office charged with developing medical countermeasures, will testify before Congress on Thursday that the Trump administration was unprepared for the coronavirus pandemic and warn that the the US will face "unprecedented illness and fatalities" without additional preparations. CNN
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An Illinois county is declaring itself “back open for business” Wednesday after officials voted in favor of beginning its own economic recovery plan as opposed to the one laid out by the state. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Smart thing to do.l
Hawaii’s top emergency response official said he fears there will be civil unrest and rioting if the state doesn’t speed up its process of reopening the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Good observation.
Canada and the United States appear likely to extend a ban on non-essential travel until June 21 amid the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, sources in both nations said on Wednesday. Reuters
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Two members of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee wrote to President Donald Trump’s nominee for the top U.S. intelligence job on Wednesday seeking clarification of his views on the use of torture by U.S. spy agencies. Reuters
VOA VIEW: The US should not tell the world what it will do.
U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday grilled lawyers advocating that "electors" in the complex Electoral College system that decides the winner of U.S. presidential elections are free to disregard laws directing them to back the candidate who prevails in their state's popular vote. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Dems want to cheat.
The District of Columbia, seat of the U.S. federal government, extended its stay-at-home order through June 8, the mayor said on Wednesday. Reuters
Republicans on Wednesday claimed victory in a special election to the U.S. Congress as Mike Garcia, a former Navy fighter pilot endorsed by President Donald Trump, said he had taken back a California seat in the House of Representatives lost to a Democrat two years ago. Reuters
Grocery prices in the United States increased by 2.6 percent in April -- with the largest spike, 16.1 percent, in the cost of eggs -- the Labor Department said in its monthly consumer price report. UPI
The FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency warned Wednesday the Chinese government and affiliates are looking to hack U.S. organizations doing coronavirus research. UPI
VOA VIEW: China should be punished.
Chinese authorities in the northeastern province of Jilin warned Wednesday of a resurgence of COVID-19 cases as they ordered a lockdown of Jilin City. UPI
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