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Gov. Cuomo says New York's coronavirus restrictions were worth it as states grapple with reopening. Hawaii extends quarantine requirement for visitors. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Cuomo is an idiot.
COVID-19 deaths in U.S. surpass 90,000 as hard-hit New York inches toward reopening. LA Times
A group of 34 state Attorneys General has reached a settlement with Santander Consumer USA, over allegedly shady subprime auto loan practices, that could provide consumers with $550 million in relief nationwide, officials announced Tuesday. The bank allegedly violated consumer protection laws in targeting buyers who were more likely to default for risky loans, according... New York Post

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For two days running, Neil Cavuto has warned that a drug taken by President Trump, hydroxychloroquine, carries risks. Some of his colleagues disagree. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Cavuto is causing his own ouster from Fox News.
The company has faced thousands of lawsuits from cancer patients who claim that its talc was contaminated with asbestos, a known carcinogen, and that the company knew of the risks. New York Times
VOA VIEW: A major problem.
Thousands of people who trusted Johnson’s Baby Powder for decades are suing the company after developing cancer. Our reporters investigate their allegations. New York Times
President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the United States should consider terminating trade deals under which it imports cattle as he looks to help U.S. ranchers hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak. Rueters
VOA VIEW: A halt makes sense.
Republican leaders in the U.S. Congress said on Tuesday they were in no hurry to work on another coronavirus relief package, despite the House of Representatives' passage last week of a $3 trillion measure. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Good!
Norma McCorvey, the woman known as "Jane Roe" in the landmark 1973 U.S. Supreme Court Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion, said she was lying when she switched to support the anti-abortion movement, saying she had been paid to do so. Rueters
VOA VIEW: A fraud is exposed.

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NASA's human spaceflight chief Doug Loverro resigned on Tuesday, according to an internal memo seen by agency employees, capping his brief role at the agency overseeing future astronaut launches and landing humans on the moon by 2024. Rueters
VOA VIEW: The real facts will come out.
At least five Iranian tankers carrying fuel are currently en route to gasoline-starved Venezuela, which has the world's largest crude reserves. The United States, which maintains sanctions on both OPEC members, is weighing a response to the supply. Rueters
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell faced an array of questions from senators on the response to the pandemic.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: There never has been a world pandemic.
Top congressional Democrats opened an inquiry Saturday into Pompeo's removal of the government watchdog.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: Makes sense.

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Major to historic flooding is ongoing in parts of the Midwest from Illinois to Michigan where more than a half a foot of rain fell in the last several days. ABC
VOA VIEW: Arthur did a bad deed.
Walmart became a lifeline to millions of people as the coronavirus spread ABC
Joe Biden's presidential campaign is bringing on the granddaughter of civil rights leader César Chávez as a senior adviser to help with Latino outreach and building out its state operations ABC
VOA VIEW: Anything to get a win.

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President Donald Trump’s declaration that he was taking a malaria drug of dubious effectiveness to help fend off the coronavirus will be welcomed in India ABC
The president has declined to wear a mask in public appearances and previous tours, although he said he did wear one at a tour of an Arizona facility. CBS
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
A Florida company called Advanzeon got a $1.2 million government-backed loan. It has two employees. CBS
VOA VIEW: Fraud and waste was expected.
Mr. Trump on Monday tweeted a copy of a letter sent to the the Director-General of the World Health Organization listing his grievances with the organization's response to the the coronavirus pandemic. CBS
VOA VIEW: WHO should get nothing and CDC should be the standard bearer.
The retailing giant reported a 10% jump in same-store sales and a 74% surge in online sales amid pandemic demand. CBS
VOA VIEW: The big get bigger,

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Ratcliffe's nomination was confirmed by a vote of 8 to 7, with all Democrats voting against. CBS
VOA VIEW: As it will end up.
Facebook Shops, which is free, will let businesses set up product listings on their Facebook Page, Instagram profile, Stories or in ads, But in most cases, customers will still have to click through to the business site to complete the purchase. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Facebook cannot be trusted.
The unemployment rate is at its highest since the Great Depression. The current situation differs from that of the early 20th century in a few ways that may prevent the U.S. from entering another depression. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Many more people today.

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A man was arrested in connection with the reopening of a New Jersey gym on Tuesday after the business began operating in defiance of Gov. Phil Murphy's coronavirus closure order.  FOX News
VOA VIEW: Dumb move by Murphy.
U.S. homebuilding dropped by the most on record in April and permits for future construction tumbled, underlining fears that the coronavirus crisis would lead to the deepest economic contraction in the second quarter since the Great Depression. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Financing will be hard when the government is telling people not to pay rent or mortgages.
President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Tuesday asked a U.S. appeals court to force a judge to dismiss the criminal charges against him as requested by the Justice Department. Reuters
VOA VIEW: A start.
Canada and the United States have agreed to extend a ban on non-essential travel between the two nations by another 30 days as part of the fight against the coronavirus, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday. Reuters
VOA VIEW: As they should.
A three-judge panel in New York City ruled Tuesday the state of New York must stage its Democratic presidential primary next month, rejecting arguments that it should be canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. UPI
VOA VIEW: Good!
House Democrats have filed a brief with the Supreme Court seeking access to grand jury evidence from the Justice Department's Russia investigation to determine if President Donald Trump committed impeachable offenses. UPI
VOA VIEW: Dems never learn or give up.

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