Politics

Aldo Martinez
April 09, 2020 - 4:58 pm
(FORT MYERS, Fla.) -- For Aldo Martinez, a paramedic in Fort Myers, FL, who often works a 37-hour shift, the long days have become routine since the coronavirus pandemic broke out -- several of his colleagues have had to self-quarantine out of fears they may have been exposed to COVID-19. Aside...
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April 09, 2020 - 4:54 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- A team of criminal court judges, defense attorney associations and the local chapter of the NAACP have teamed up to sue the Texas governor for issuing an executive order banning accused violent offenders from seeking bail to avoid possibly contracting COVID-19. With the outbreak...
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ABC News
April 09, 2020 - 4:47 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- As the coronavirus crisis has devastated Americans across state lines and industry, it has also upended the 2020 election in numerous ways, including forcing the campaigns for President Donald Trump and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden to walk a narrow line of continuing...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., right, speaks with a reporter outside the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 9, 2020. Senate Democrats on Thursday stalled President Donald Trump's request for $250 billion to supplement a "paycheck protection" program for businesses crippled by the coronavirus outbreak, demanding protections for minority-owned businesses and money for health care providers and state and local governments. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
The Associated Press
April 09, 2020 - 3:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate twisted itself into knots Thursday over President Donald Trump’s new coronavirus aid request, as Democrats refused to rubber stamp his proposal for $250 billion more to boost small businesses, demanding modifications along with an additional $250 billion for health care...
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ABC News
April 09, 2020 - 3:41 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. Air Force F-22's intercepted a pair of Russian military aircraft that entered the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) on Thursday according to North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). "F-22 fighters, supported by KC-135 Stratotanker and E-3 AWACS aircraft...
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ABC News
April 09, 2020 - 2:20 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- Should the coronavirus pandemic mark the end of the American handshake? Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading expert on infectious diseases, thinks so. "I don't think we should ever shake hands ever again, to be honest with you," Fauci, a key member of the White House task force,...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 2, 2020 handout photo provided by 10 Downing Street, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson claps outside 11 Downing Street to salute local heroes during Thursday's nationwide Clap for Carers NHS initiative to applaud workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic, in London. Johnson has been moved to the intensive care unit of a London hospital on Monday, April 6, 2020 after his coronavirus symptoms worsened. Johnson’s office says Johnson is conscious and does not require ventilation at the moment. Johnson was admitted to St. Thomas’ Hospital late Sunday, 10 days after he was diagnosed with COVID-19. (Pippa Fowles/10 Downing Street via AP, File)
The Associated Press
April 09, 2020 - 2:16 pm
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved out of intensive care Thursday at the London hospital where he is being treated for the new coronavirus, as his government told Britons to prepare for several more weeks in lockdown. Johnson had been in the ICU at St. Thomas’ Hospital...
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ABC News
April 09, 2020 - 2:15 pm
(SOUTH BEND, Indiana) -- Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg joined ABC's “The View” Thursday and stressed the need for Sen. Bernie Sanders and his supporters to back former Vice President Joe Biden. “Nobody can deny what a force he and his supporters are, and how important of a voice...
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The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) transits Apra Harbor as the ship prepares to moor in Guam. Theodore Roosevelt Is in Guam for a port visit during their scheduled deployment to the Indo-Pacific. - (U.S. Navy)
April 09, 2020 - 12:51 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- A total of 416 sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt have now tested positive for the novel coronavirus, with the numbers rising daily it appears that very soon 10 percent of the ship’s crew of 4,800 will have come down with the disease. The development comes as...
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April 09, 2020 - 11:44 am
(WASHINGTON) -- As small businesses across the country are crushed by the economic fallout from the spreading coronavirus pandemic, and as unemployment claims skyrocket to a historic 16 million in just the last three weeks, the Senate on Thursday failed to approve an emergency funding infusion for...
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