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America’s coronavirus expert had a choice to make: Stand beside President Trump at a White House briefing or take questions from billionaire techie Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook. Dr. Anthony Fauci picked the Facebook gig. Fauci and Zuckerberg had a 37-minute Facebook Live conversation Thursday about the fast-spreading infection, which is forcing tens of millions of... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Zuckerberg has no clue.
UPS managers routinely manipulate time-clock records in a bid to avoid paying drivers overtime, three former employees claim in a class-action lawsuit. Fari Murray, Carlos Palagoachi and Warren Payne also charge the delivery giant gave plum assignments and higher pay to white employees instead of minority workers, and routinely forced road supervisors to pay out-of-pocket... New York Post
VOA VIEW: UPS has their own set of problems.
The city’s Department of Correction is failing to provide masks for officers working among coronavirus-infected inmates on Rikers Island, according to a sergeant who ripped the agency this week in footage obtained by The Post. “You would think that this department would give the proper protective equipment to the officers here. Hand sanitizers, making sure... New York Post

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first rapid coronavirus diagnostic test, with a detection time of about 45 minutes, the test's developer, California-based molecular diagnostics company Cepheid, said on Saturday. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Good news.
Nearly 1 in 4 Americans were under orders to close up shop and stay at home on Saturday, as lawmakers in Washington neared a deal that could pump a record $1 trillion into the economy to limit the economic damage from the coronavirus. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Sad!
Hospitals including University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami as of Friday were still doing elective surgeries.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Not the brightest acts.
United Airlines announced its biggest cut on flight operations. After already reducing its operations by 60%, the airline said it was cutting more.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: Good bad news.
Starbucks said Friday it was closing most of its company-operated cafes in the U.S. and Canada for two weeks while relying on deliveries and its drive-thrus to continue serving customers amid the coronavirus pandemic. "Let's be real. Lattes aren't 'essential'," Starbucks executive Rossann Williams explained in a letter to employees. ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Smart but financially painful move.
President Trump on Saturday said the private sector was stepping up its efforts and doing its part to help combat the coronavirus spread and expressed hope that several drugs could provide relief to people while scientists work on a vaccine long-term. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Good!

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President Trump on Saturday said it would be a "gift from heaven" if several drugs end up having a real effect in helping combat the coronavirus outbreak. "As the expression goes, what do we have to lose?" Mr. Trump said at a White House briefing on the federal response to ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: It will work out for the best.
Native American tribes across the country are pressing the federal government for more resources to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus ABC
VOA VIEW: Native Americans are seeking help from the federal government they deny.
China is supplying masks and other desperately needed items to countries in need ABC
VOA VIEW: Nothing from China should be trusted.
The U.S. Department of Labor asked state governments to postpone publishing unemployment data on Thursday, so that they could publish as national numbers next week. ABC
VOA VIEW: What will happen or leaked?

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The country music legend, who sold more than 100 million records, has died at the age of 81. BBC
VOA VIEW: Sad!
The final legislation is expected to cost upwards of $1 trillion. CBS
VOA VIEW: The liberals and Dems want to add crape.
A staffer in Pence's office has tested positive for COVID-19. CBS
VOA VIEW: Good!

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The stimulus package under negotiation in the Senate to combat the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic will likely total more than $2 trillion, White House Economic Advisor Larry Kudlow said on Saturday. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The issue is how do you lower waste and fraud?
Four senators urged the Amazon CEO to provide paid sick leave for warehouse workers. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Bezos has the money to play fair.
Once a vaccine is found, WHO officials warned about other logistical, financial and ethical hurdles world leaders will face. CNBC
North Korea said President Donald Trump sent Kim Jong Un a personal letter in which he expressed his willingness to help with "anti-epidemic work," according to North Korea state-run media KCNA early Sunday. CNN
VOA VIEW: NK is playing stupid.
President Donald Trump said Saturday that he wished China would have told him earlier about the novel coronavirus, despite previously praising the country's transparency on the issue. CNN
VOA VIEW: China is the major cause of this pandemic.

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The chairwoman of the Congressional Asian Pacific American caucus on Saturday said it is "dangerous" for President Donald Trump to continue referring to Covid-19 as the "Chinese virus" at a time when misinformation has led to racist and xenophobic attacks against Asian Americans or anyone in the US who looks East Asian. CNN
VOA VIEW: The truth hurts.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday he expects the coronavirus crisis to last “a number” of months as the number of New York state residents who tested positive rose to more than 10,300. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Cuomo is playing to the media.
A top National Guard general on Friday refuted false rumors of martial law and a nationwide quarantine as troops continue to get called up amid the coronavirus pandemic. FOX News
VOA VIEW: The reality seems to be fake.

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) temporarily halted flights arriving at New York City airports and Philadelphia on Saturday after a trainee at the New York Air Route Traffic Control Center tested positive for COVID-19. Reuters
The Spanish government said on Saturday it would do whatever was needed to combat the coronavirus pandemic and warned that "the worst is yet to come" after the national toll surpassed 1,300 deaths and reached close to 25,000 cases. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Sad!
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday that he was nearing a power-sharing deal with his centrist political rivals, but they swiftly denied it. Reuters
Chief executives of major U.S. airlines were reaching out to key members of Congress on Saturday in a last-ditch uphill effort to try to win cash grants to weather the coronavirus crisis, warning that the consequences if they did not receive help could be dire, two people briefed on the calls said. Reuters
VOA VIEW: No free grants - maybe a loan can be worked out.
North Korea on Saturday fired two projectiles presumed to be short-range ballistic missiles toward the East Sea, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said, the latest in a series of such launches this month. UPI
VOA VIEW: Fools!

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