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Competition for supplies sharpening as pandemic worsens

1 hour ago   |   Star Tribune

Scarce supplies of medical equipment are leading to growing competition within the U.S. and among nations, in what one French politician called a "worldwide treasure hunt."
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Says He Won't Wear a Mask, Despite C.D.C.'s Recommendation

2 hours ago   |   NY Times

The president affirmed that U.S. elections would take place as scheduled on Nov. 3, and he said he would appoint an inspector general to oversee the $500 billion bailout fund.
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Trump and World Order

2 hours ago   |   Foreign Affairs

Since the administration of Franklin Roosevelt, 13 successive U.S. presidents have agreed that the United States must assume the mantle of global leadership. Although foreign...
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The Once and Future Order

2 hours ago   |   Foreign Affairs

Few foreign policy issues have attracted more attention in recent years than the problem of sustaining the U.S.-led liberal international order. After World War II , the United...
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Tesla cuts contractors from California, Nevada factories: CNBC

2 hours ago   |   Reuters   |   2 articles

Tesla Inc is cutting contractors from its U.S. car and battery plants, CNBC reported on Friday, citing workers and a contract staffing agency.
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Trump fires intelligence official involved in his impeachment probe

3 hours ago   |   National Post   |   5 articles

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump notified Congress on Friday that he is firing the inspector general of the U.S. intelligence community who was involved in triggering...
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U.S. Supreme Court Gives Green Light to Seattle's 'Democracy Vouchers' Giving Voters a Free $100 to Donate to Candidates

3 hours ago   |   Newsweek

The plaintiffs argued the program forced taxpayers to fund political campaigns that they might disagree with, thus burdening their First Amendment rights.
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Durham postal worker tests positive for coronavirus

Durham postal worker tests positive for coronavirus

3 hours ago   |   WRAL

An employee at the Research Triangle Post Office in Durham has tested positive for the new coronavirus, U.S. Postal Service officials said.
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Hawaii: Delay international military drill over virus

3 hours ago   |   Star Tribune

Hawaii Gov. David Ige said Friday he will ask the U.S. military to postpone the world's largest maritime exercises because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Tesla is dismissing contractors from its California and Nevada factories, sources say

3 hours ago   |   CNBC   |   2 articles

Tesla is letting go of contract workers from its U.S. car and battery plants after health orders to curb the COVID-19 pandemic forced it to wind down new vehicle production.
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President Trump: Government now recommends wearing non-medical face...

President Trump: Government now recommends wearing non-medical face coverings to help slow coronavirus spread

Medical-grade masks, particularly short-in-supply N95 masks, would be reserved for those dealing directly with the sick. Read more ...

White House: Anyone 'in close proximity' to president, vice president will...

White House: Anyone 'in close proximity' to president, vice president will get rapid COVID-19 test

The White House will give rapid COVID-19 tests to anyone who will come in close proximity with either President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. Read more ...

CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin tests positive for coronavirus

CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin tests positive for coronavirus

Baldwin is the second CNN anchor to test positive for the virus. Chris Cuomo tested positive earlier in the week. Read more ...

Two members of the Kennedy family have gone missing after boating in the...

Two members of the Kennedy family have gone missing after boating in the Chesapeake Bay

Robert F. Kennedy's granddaughter, Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean and her son Gideon, disappeared on Thursday. Read more ...

Trump fired the intelligence official who handled Ukraine whistleblower...

Trump fired the intelligence official who handled Ukraine whistleblower complaint

Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson will be out of the job in 30 days, according to a letter from President Donald Trump that was reported on Friday... Read more ...

Target to limit number of people in stores as it announces further social...

Target to limit number of people in stores as it announces further social distancing guidelines

Target will begin implementing new guidelines as it tries to keep both customers and its employees safe in the coronavirus outbreak. Read more ...

‘Lean On Me,' ‘Ain't No Sunshine' singer Bill Withers dies at 81

‘Lean On Me,' ‘Ain't No Sunshine' singer Bill Withers dies at 81

Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “ Lean On Me, ” “Lovely Day” and “Ain't No Sunshine,” has died. Read more ...

President Trump Says CDC Now Recommends Americans Consider Cloth Masks In Public

President Trump Says CDC Now Recommends Americans Consider Cloth Masks In Public

The recommendation tells Americans to cover their mouths and noses in public, though medical-grade masks are just for medical workers. President Trump said mask wearing is... Read more ...

Shoppers In Mexico Are Panic-Buying Beer During The Coronavirus Crisis

Shoppers In Mexico Are Panic-Buying Beer During The Coronavirus Crisis

To the shock of many, alcoholic beverage production was listed as a nonessential business during the shutdown to aid social distancing. Then came the beer hoarding. (Image... Read more ...

Hobby Lobby closing stores temporarily, furloughing workers

Hobby Lobby closing stores temporarily, furloughing workers

Stores close at 8 p.m. Friday. Read more ...