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Alaska’s RavnAir may face bankruptcy fight over jets grounded by coronavirus

Alaska’s North Slope Borough government has moved to seize the assets of RavnAir Group after it declared bankruptcy due to the coronavirus, aiming to protect its region’s air service but also setting up a potential legal battle with the airline’s lender.

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At-home COVID-19 deaths may be significantly undercounted in New York City

The daily tally of New York City residents who died at home with coronavirus-like symptoms exploded from 45 on March 20 to 241 on April 5, according to Fire Department of New York data – suggesting the city may be significantly undercounting COVID-19 deaths.

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U.S. immigration officials evaluate vulnerable detainees for possible release amid pandemic

U.S. immigration officials said on Tuesday they are considering releasing some detainees at high risk for coronavirus infection as detainees and workers have tested positive for the resulting COVID-19 illness.

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Disney might check visitors’ temperatures when theme parks reopen, chairman says

Walt Disney Co might require theme park visitors to have their temperatures checked when they reopen after coronavirus restrictions on public gatherings are lifted, Executive Chairman Bob Iger said in an interview published on Tuesday.

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‘I own it:’ U.S. Navy secretary resigns over handling of coronavirus-hit carrier

Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly resigned on Tuesday after he faced mounting backlash for firing and ridiculing the commander of a U.S. aircraft carrier who pleaded for help stemming a coronavirus outbreak onboard.

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Most Americans, unlike Trump, want mail-in ballots for November if coronavirus threatens: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Most Americans, including a majority of Republicans, want the government to require mail-in ballots for the Nov. 3 presidential election if the coronavirus outbreak still threatens the public this autumn, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found.

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Trump says U.S. may be getting to top of coronavirus curve

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the United States might be getting to the top of the “curve” of the coronavirus outbreak and reiterated that he wants to get the U.S. economy reopened soon.

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Trump says he did not see memos by adviser Navarro warning of coronavirus risks

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he had not seen memos by White House trade advisor Peter Navarro warning of coronavirus risks, and that he retained confidence in Navarro.

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Pulitzer prizes to be announced two weeks late as journalists cover pandemic

The Pulitzer Prizes for 2020 will be announced two weeks later than scheduled as journalists who serve on the board that awards them cover the coronavirus pandemic, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

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Trump says 110,000 ventilators will be added in coming weeks

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the federal government had 8,675 ventilators in a national stockpile available to states who need them while another 110,000 are to be delivered in coming weeks.

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House panel asks Trump’s acting spy chief to explain spate of firings

The House Intelligence Committee chairman on Tuesday called on U.S. President Donald Trump’s acting spy chief to explain the removals and resignations of top intelligence officials and whether he ever tried to block probes by the intelligence community’s recently fired internal watchdog.

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Pentagon chief accepts acting Navy Secretary’s resignation

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday that he had accepted Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly’s resignation.

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U.S. appeals court allows abortion curbs in Texas during coronavirus outbreak

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday ruled that Texas can enforce limits on the ability of women to obtain abortions as part of the state’s policy requiring postponement of non-urgent medical procedures during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Acting U.S. Navy secretary resigns after ridiculing commander of coronavirus-hit ship

Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly resigned on Tuesday after he faced mounting backlash for firing and ridiculing the commander of a U.S. aircraft carrier who pleaded for help stemming a coronavirus outbreak onboard.

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Trump removes top coronavirus watchdog, widens attack on inspectors general

President Donald Trump removed the inspector general who was to oversee the government’s $2.3 trillion coronavirus response, the spokeswoman for the inspector general’s office said on Tuesday, fueling concerns in Congress about how his administration would manage the package.

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White House looks to bolster small business lending program

The White House hopes Congress will nearly double the size of its program to support ailing small businesses by the end of the week, as some of the nation’s largest lenders still sit on the sidelines and others remain unable to access the system.

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CDC removes unusual guidance to doctors about drug favored by Trump

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has removed from its website highly unusual guidance informing doctors on how to prescribe hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, drugs recommended by President Donald Trump to treat the coronavirus.

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U.S. appeals court allows abortion curbs in Texas during coronavirus

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday ruled that Texas can enforce limits on the ability of women to obtain abortions as part of the state’s policy requiring the postponement of non-urgent medical procedures during the coronavirus pandemic.

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White House spokeswoman Grisham switches to first lady’s staff

In a White House communications shakeup, press secretary Stephanie Grisham announced plans to leave on Tuesday and administration officials said she was expected to be replaced by a spokeswoman for President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, Kayleigh McEnany.

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Acting U.S. Navy secretary offers to resign over handling of coronavirus-hit carrier

Acting U.S. Navy Secretary Thomas Modly has offered his resignation following criticism of his handling of a crisis involving the captain of a coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier, two U.S. officials and a congressional aide told Reuters on Tuesday, speaking on condition of anonymity.

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Acting Navy secretary offers to resign over handling of carrier crisis

Acting U.S. Navy Secretary Thomas Modly has offered his resignation after coming under fire for his handling of a crisis involving the captain of a coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier, a U.S. official and a congresssional aide told Reuters on Tuesday, speaking on condition of anonymity.

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New York’s Cuomo sees coronavirus crisis slowing despite record daily death toll

New York state, the U.S. epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, is seeing some leveling out in the number of hospital patients, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday, a hopeful sign even as deaths there and in neighboring New Jersey hit single-day highs.

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House Speaker wants Navy leader’s removal, despite apology

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on Tuesday for the removal of Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly, despite Modly’s apology for ridiculing the commander of a coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier.

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U.S. deports 400 migrant children under new coronavirus rules

U.S. immigration officials have rapidly deported nearly 400 migrant children intercepted at the U.S.-Mexico border in the past two weeks under new rules billed as seeking to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus in the United States, according to government data seen by Reuters.

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Trump removes inspector general overseeing $2.3 trillion coronavirus response

U.S. President Donald Trump has removed the inspector general tasked with overseeing the government’s coronavirus response, including $2.3 trillion in economic relief, the spokeswoman for that inspector general’s office said on Tuesday.