NPR's David Greene talks to GOP Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, a state with an already staggering number of COVID-19 cases, about how hospitals and residents there are preparing for grim days ahead.
Instead of mass layoffs, Germany tries to safeguard employment.
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Voters in Wisconsin head to the polls for a primary election. British Prime Minister Johnson is moved to the intensive care unit of a London hospital. And, Japan is declaring a state of emergency.
Wisconsin is proceeding with its primary election Tuesday — even though many voters are scared to go to the polls due to the coronavirus pandemic.
A week ago, President Trump extended federal social distancing guidelines. But days later, he seemed more focused on the economic downside. The mixed messaging has public health experts concerned.
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Russian President Vladimir Putin are at the center of the devastating oil price war. President Trump has inserted himself into the fray.
One of the hardest-hit facilities is in Oakdale, La. "They feel like they're sitting ducks," says Arjeane Thompson, whose boyfriend is an inmate. And staff are working overtime under the strain.
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Gov. Tony Evers tried to postpone voting and extend the absentee deadline, but he was blocked by courts. Results for Tuesday's contests may not appear for days.
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NPR White House and science correspondents answer listener questions about the latest with federal and state governments' efforts to stop the coronavirus.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson is one of the few governors who hasn't issued a statewide stay-at-home order. He tells All Things Considered about the measures he says do more to slow the virus's spread.
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A White House adviser suggested Joe Biden call the president instead of criticizing him in public, and both sides characterized Monday's call positively.
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NPR science and politics correspondents relay the latest updates in the United States response to the coronavirus epidemic.
Joe Biden was instrumental in getting the 2009 recovery act through Congress, then supervised the stimulus for the Obama administration. How might that experience shape how he would govern?
Many states are expanding mail-in voting as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. But the issue is fraught with politics and logistical obstacles.
Under one provision of the CARES Act, churches and other religious organizations will be able to apply for emergency loans. Critics see the provision as further weakening church-state separation.
"Tremendous progress has been made in a very short period," Trump said. But his administration is also trying to brace the public for a dire ordeal.
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Patients have been turned away for abortions after Republican state officials said an executive order suspending elective procedures during the coronavirus pandemic applies to abortions.
Citing public health concerns due to the coronavirus pandemic, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers had tried to postpone the election.
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Full-time election workers in New York, New Jersey and Washington, DC have fallen will with COVID-19 all while trying to make plans for carrying out upcoming elections under challenging conditions.
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Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell agree that Congress will have to pass more legislation to combat the pandemic, but they disagree on what to do next, and when.
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