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White House to wind down coronavirus task force as focus shifts to aftermath: Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House coronavirus task force will wind down as the country moves into a second phase that focuses on the aftermath of the outbreak, President Donald Trump said on Tuesday. Trump confirmed the plans after Vice President Mike Pence, who leads the group, told reporters the White House may start moving… Read More »

Trump forced into tough talk about possibility of virus resurgence in the fall

President Trump was forced into a public reckoning Wednesday about the possibility of the coronavirus coming back in the fall, even as he tried to project optimism that the country is emerging from the pandemic and that the economy is opening back up. The situation arose when Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert… Read More »

Trump wants some states to reopen soon but new outbreaks continue in nursing homes and food processing plants

“Our national shutdown is not a sustainable long-term solution,” Trump told reporters. Trump unveiled new guidelines on Thursday to help states loosen social distancing restrictions and restart the economy. The guidelines, which won’t be mandatory, suggest a phased approach that will still keep schools closed and allow some restaurants and gyms to operate under social… Read More »

Congress urges Pentagon to take brain injury seriously as Trump downplays the damage

A bipartisan group of members of Congress pressured the Department of Defense to take traumatic brain injuries in the military seriously just days after President Trump appeared to downplay ones suffered by service members in an attack launched by Iran. “Given the potential for serious long-term effects of TBIs, DoD must continue to take steps… Read More »