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COVID-19 mystery: Were 12 infected passengers about to board a plane to Mexico? El Salvador says yes, Mexico says no. LA Times
VOA VIEW: And the truth is ...
How do you hold primaries when much of the country’s being asked not to go out in public? It’s another thing to sort out on the fly — with everyone open to practical compromise. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has postponed all village elections, scheduled for Wednesday, until April 28 — the date still set for New... New York Post
VOA VIEW: There is postponement.
Joe Biden captured an easy victory in Florida as Illinois and Arizona counted results. New York Times
VOA VIEW: As expected.

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The U.S. Federal Reserve moved Tuesday to ensure the flow of credit to U.S. companies, banks and even local governments amid a nationwide scramble for ways to blunt the economic fallout from the coronavirus crisis. Rueters
VOA VIEW: A though call that those connected will do best and get most.
Orla Sweeney, manager of Connolly's Irish pub in New York City, expected St. Patrick's Day to once again be one of her bar's most profitable days of the year. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Bad green day.
U.S Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday "we're not leaving town" until senators have passed another coronavirus aid bill. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Good!
Major resorts on the Las Vegas Strip are now closing in response to coronavirus. Wynn Resorts will close Wynn Las Vegas and Encore for two weeks.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: A lot of money will be lost - or better, saved.
Sen. Bernard Sanders said Tuesday the federal government should consider giving every household $2,000 per month to help them deal with the financial fallout from the coronavirus. Mr. Sanders outlined a broad bailout package for Americans, saying unemployment compensation should be expanded to cover everyone who loses a job and ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Sanders throws out stupidity.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General William Barr vowed in an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday that there would be swift and severe action if a foreign government is behind disinformation campaigns aimed at spreading fear in the U.S. amid the coronavirus pandemic or a denial of service attack ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: As it should be.

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Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is calling on states with upcoming presidential primaries to use vote-by-mail and other measures to make it safe for people to vote because of the coronavirus outbreak. In a lengthy statement issued as three state held primaries Tuesday, Perez was critical of Ohio officials ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The vote should not be manipulated and be secured.
Dow slips after steep opening gains in a volatile day for financial markets. The early rally came after the worst day for financial markets since 1987. ABC
VOA VIEW: A start.
TSA officers need more protection amid COVID-19 outbreak, union says ABC
VOA VIEW: Everyone needs more help.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says New Yorkers should be "prepared" for the possibility of a shelter in place order. CBS
VOA VIEW: DeBlasio is an idiot.

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U.S. researchers at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Research Institute in Seattle administered the first shots of an experimental coronavirus vaccine to a healthy volunteer on Monday. CBS
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the virus outbreak's economic impact on airlines is "worse than 9/11." CBS
VOA VIEW: Who gets the checks?
Sales are up 400% at America's largest gun shop. "There is a huge fear of the unknown," store owner said. CBS
VOA VIEW: Guns will not stop coronavirus.

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Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin said the Trump administration is planning to send checks to some Americans to combat the negative economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic. CNN
Kim Foxx took the helm of the nation's second-largest prosecutor's office four years ago by ousting an incumbent heavily criticized for her handling of the Chicago police killing of a black teenager who was shot 16 times. CNN
VOA VIEW: Foxx should go.
Three rockets were fired into Baghdad's Green Zone near the American Embassy in Iraq on Tuesday, just one day after a training base with U.S. troops and NATO trainers was attacked, according to Iraqi security officials.  FOX News
VOA VIEW: Iran should pay.
Boeing Co is seeking "tens of billions of dollars" in U.S. government loan guarantees and other assistance as faces it a looming liquidity crunch from the massive coronavirus economic disruption impacting the entire aviation sector, two people briefed on the matter told Reuters. Reuters
VOA VIEW: No one should feel bad about the financial being of Boeing.
Roughly half of all Americans want the U.S. government to act more aggressively to slow the spread of the coronavirus, such as banning large public gatherings and shutting down all overseas flights, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Tuesday. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Good!

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The Trump administration on Tuesday pursued a $1 trillion stimulus package to buttress an economy hit by coronavirus fears that could deliver $1,000 checks to Americans within two weeks, while New York said it might order residents of the most populous U.S. city to stay at home. Reuters
The United States imposed fresh sanctions on Iran on Tuesday, keeping up its economic pressure campaign even as it offered to help Tehran cope with the coronavirus pandemic and called on the Islamic Republic to release detained Americans. Reuters
VOA VIEW: American military are still dying.

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China on Tuesday moved to expel U.S. journalists from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post in response to what it called "unwarranted restrictions" on Chinese media in the United States. UPI
Iraqi President Barham Salih appointed veteran politician Adnan al-Zurfi as prime minister Tuesday and tasked him with forming a new government. UPI
From high-end retailers to fast-food franchises, stores across the nation announced they would be temporally shutting their doors on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump advised the public to limit gatherings. UPI
VOA VIEW: The problem is real.

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