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WATCH: Trump to Address Coronavirus Response

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is preparing to invoke emergency powers as the country struggles to contain the coronavirus outbreak, according to two people familiar with the planning who spoke on condition of anonymity. It was still unclear Friday, however, precisely what mechanism Trump would use to free up additional federal resources for testing… Read More

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WATCH: Trump Addresses Nation After Novel Coronavirus Deemed Pandemic

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is quickly unveiling a coronavirus aid package while President Donald Trump is considering a national disaster declaration and new travel advisories as Washington raced Wednesday to confront the outbreak that’s moving dramatically across the country and disrupting the daily lives of Americans. President Donald Trump is expected to address the nation… Read More

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WATCH: What You Need to Know About the 2020 Census

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This week, the United States Census Department rolls out their 2020 census nationwide, aiming to count everyone living in the country and the U.S. territories. The findings will determine how federal dollars are distributed. Hansi Lo Wang, a national correspondent for NPR, has been reporting on the 2020 census and joins PBS NewsHour’s Hari Sreenivasan… Read More

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WATCH: How the IMF is Trying to Reduce the Economic Fallout of Novel Coronavirus

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Restrictions intended to control the global outbreak of novel coronavirus continue to increase. In many countries, schools are closed, travelers face quarantine and business has ground to a halt. PBS NewsHour’s William Brangham reports and Judy Woodruff talks to Kristalina Georgieva, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, about how it is attempting to offset… Read More

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WATCH: Why it Was so Difficult for HHS to Reunite Separated Migrant Families

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A new watchdog report reveals troubling details about how the U.S. government handled the separation of migrant families as a result of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy. The litany of failures includes communication breakdown, lack of planning and insufficient care. PBS NewsHour’s Lisa Desjardins talks to Ann Maxwell, assistant inspector general of the Department… Read More

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WATCH: NASA Reveals Name of Next Mars Rover

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NASA announced the name of its latest Mars rover, which could begin its mission as early as this summer. The agency opened up the name selection process to students around the country, whittling down 28,000 entries to nine finalists: Clarity, Courage, Endurance, Fortitude, Ingenuity, Promise, Perseverance, Tenacity and Vision. Watch the video to see which… Read More

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WATCH: On Super Tuesday, Dems Can Gain Delegates Without Winning a Primary

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This week’s Super Tuesday will include results from 14 states and one U.S. territory. In all, 1,357 delegates are at stake. But Democrats do not have winner-take-all rules, so presidential candidates can gain a fair number of delegates without actually “winning” a primary at all. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield explains.

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WATCH: An Infectious Disease Specialist on What We Do and Don’t Know About COVID-19

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After infecting tens of thousands in China, the novel coronavirus has reached dozens of other countries — at least 48 in total. Public health officials say it’s almost inevitable the illness will spread more extensively within the U.S. So what do we know about COVID-19, and how can we prepare for a broader outbreak? PBS… Read More