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Amid a pandemic that has drowned out every other topic, Joe Biden has struggled to attract and hold attention. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Biden has no purpose.
As the COVID-19 pandemic ramps up, many of us are looking at potentially long stretches of unemployment or severely slashed wages — and rent is due next week. A 2018 study reported that 39 percent of Americans don’t have $400 on hand to cover an emergency expense, let alone enough money to sustain them over... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Americans have been careless and thoughtless.
The administration is pushing ahead with efforts to roll back environmental protections and impose new limits on how science can be used for making rules. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Good!

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A group of 32 U.S. states have a message for the nation's leading online platforms: You are not doing enough to stop price gouging amid the coronavirus crisis. Rueters
VOA VIEW: They should punish those who gouge.
U.S. President Donald Trump and some top aides have repeatedly excoriated China over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, a stance that even some in his administration worry could bring a dangerous backlash from Beijing. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Tough for China.
Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday said it temporarily would not require sellers in its marketplace to repay loans it had made to them, as merchants confront the prospect of declining sales during the coronavirus pandemic. Rueters
The $2 trillion package would give individuals $1,200 in cash payments. The bill also includes aid for businesses large and small and help for states.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: Time will tell how much action will really happen.
North Dakota Sen. Kevin Cramer apologized Wednesday for a late-night tweet in which he used an offensive term to describe House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Cramer blamed autocorrect for the tweet, which he deleted soon after posting it Tuesday evening. The Republican senator was responding to a video ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The truth hurts.
President Donald Trump declared Florida a disaster area Wednesday because of the new coronavirus outbreak, while another of the state's largest metropolitan areas moved toward a near-shutdown. The president acted a day after Gov. Ron DeSantis requested the declaration, becoming the sixth state to receive one because ... Washington Times

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Brenda Jones, president of the Detroit City Council, said she's challenging U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib in the Democratic primary election. Jones served 35 days in the House in 2018 by winning a special election to fill the term of former U.S. Rep. John Conyers. But Tlaib narrowly defeated ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Tlaib should go.
Four of the nation's largest banks agreed to temporarily suspend residential mortgage payments for Californians affected by the coronavirus, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday. The announcement comes as more than 1 million Californians have filed for unemployment benefits since March 13 because many businesses have had to ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Bad news.
The $2 trillion relief package is the biggest in American history. ABC
VOA VIEW: Know plan has been implemented.
President Donald Trump signals he's considering loosening coronavirus social distancing guidelines amid the growing economic fallout and wants packed churches on Easter. ABC
VOA VIEW: Pelosi is at her moment of senility.

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The private testing lab is ramping up tests at the behest of the government. ABC
At least 23 states have enacted policies to close non-essential businesses in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus in the United States. ABC
VOA VIEW: A major fear mistake.
"Threats or attempts to use COVID-19 as a weapon against Americans will not be tolerated," Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen wrote in a memo. CBS
VOA VIEW: The US should take immediate action against any intentional spread of the COVID-19.

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Vice President Mike Pence announced that 4,000 ventilators will be shipped to New York, as New York City remains the country's coronavirus epicenter. In California, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti warned his residents that New York could be a preview of what's to come. David Begnaud takes a look at how the pandemic is being handled across the U.S. CBS
VOA VIEW: A fool and his demands.
The goveror's criticism came as White House officials made clear that President Trump planned to sign the $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill into law. CNBC
VOA VIEW: What a fool.
About 1 million to 4 million people are expected to have filed for unemployment last week, the largest number ever. The data is released Thursday. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Liberal wishful thinking.
Here's an indisputable fact: President Donald Trump is as popular today as he has been since his first day in office. CNN
VOA VIEW: As he should be.
The stimulus deal the Senate agreed to on Wednesday will prohibit loans or investments from Treasury programs to be used to benefit businesses controlled by the President, the vice president, the heads of executive departments and members of Congress, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a letter to Democrats. CNN

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Around the world, data shows that more men seem to be dying from the coronavirus pandemic than woman. CNN
VOA VIEW: Men always have the worst end of any problem.
Hawaii was placed under a brief tsunami watch Tuesday night after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the Pacific Ocean’s Kuril Islands. FOX News
New York's governor on Wednesday said there were tentative signs that restrictions were slowing the spread of the coronavirus in his state, even as the public health crisis deepened in hard-hit New Orleans and other parts of the United States. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Good - what happened to all the bad news mongering?

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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said on Wednesday that potential efforts by President Donald Trump to re-open American businesses in time for the Easter holiday could be "catastrophic." Reuters
VOA VIEW: Biden is wrong, as usual.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper has issued a stop movement order to the U.S. military halting all travel and movement abroad for up to 60 days in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus through the ranks, Esper told Reuters on Wednesday. Reuters
The U.S. Senate will vote on Wednesday to give the U.S. aviation industry $58 billion in aid, half in the form of grants to cover some 750,000 employees' paychecks, in a badly needed lifeline for an industry facing the worst travel downturn in history. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Grants are not a solution - taxpayer should not bailout private industry.
New Orleans is on track to become the next coronavirus epicenter in the United States, dashing hopes that less densely populated and warmer-climate cities would not be hit as hard by the pandemic, and that summer months could see it wane. Reuters
VOA VIEW: The City of New Orleans is predominately black.
The United States is launching a task force to address market manipulation, hoarding and price gouging related to the coronavirus pandemic, following an order by President Donald Trump to crack down on such crimes. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Good - hoarders should be punished.
The news media fare worst in a Gallup poll released Wednesday on the handling of the coronavirus outbreak, with hospitals at the top of the list. UPI
VOA VIEW: Good news.
Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. on Wednesday rejected criticisms that the Christian Virginia campus has reopened against the advice of U.S. health officials. UPI
VOA VIEW: Fake news.
The Republican Party said its national nominating convention scheduled for Charlotte, N.C., in August will go on, even while more events are being canceled or postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. UPI
VOA VIEW: As they should.
U.S. mortgage applications fell nearly 30 percent this week, the Mortgage Bankers Association said Wednesday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Expected!
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that a vote on controversial constitutional amendments that could extend his tenure as president for years will be delayed because of the coronavirus. UPI

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