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« Reply #720 on: April 09, 2020, 06:27:05 am »

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Coronavirus Was Slow to Spread to Rural America. Not Anymore.

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Kushner’s team seeks national coronavirus surveillance system

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Trump adviser warned of millions of virus deaths in January. Trump says he saw the memo only this week.

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Why Wisconsin Republicans Insisted on an Election in a Pandemic

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Google's Dystopian Crisis Tracking Could Be Straight out of George Orwell's 1984

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Google Has Banned Zoom Software From Employees' Computers, Citing Security Vulnerabilities

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Louisiana’s Coronavirus Plan for Prisons Could Create Death Camps

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Trump Administration Still Isn’t Prioritizing Coronavirus Testing

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In the absence of a national testing strategy, states go their own way

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Watch: Are We Vesting Too Much Power in Governments and Corporations in the Name of COVID-19? With Edward Snowden.

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Trump Waffles on Coronavirus Aid to Michigan Because of Sexism

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Safety Over Freedom: How Governments Introduce Surveillance Under Veil of Coronavirus Control

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Grocery workers are beginning to die of coronavirus

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Hundreds of young Americans have now been killed by the coronavirus, data shows

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White Supremacist Groups Are Recruiting With Help From Coronavirus – and a Popular Messaging App

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Paramedic Busted For Coughing On Store Cashier

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Death Count Expected To Soar As NYC Says It Will Begin Reporting Probable COVID Deaths In Addition To Confirmed Ones

gothamist.com - New York City officials will begin to count suspected COVID-19 deaths of people who die at home following a WNYC/Gothamist report revealing a staggering number of such deaths that were not included i…

'A Day That Will Live in Infamy': This Is What It Looked Like When Wisconsin Forced In-Person Voting During a Pandemic

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In Coronavirus Economy, Somehow Trump's Friends Keep Getting Richer

theroot.com - As the deadly coronavirus crept its way across America unimpeded by the Trump administration, on February 13, 24 days after the first case hit the U.S., Vice President Mike Pence attended a “Trump Vi…

Opinion | Wisconsin’s debacle may be the most infuriating of the coronavirus failures

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41 Transit Workers Dead: Crisis Takes Staggering Toll on Subways

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The Arab World Flounders in the Face of the Coronavirus Crisis

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The 'Rona Isn't a Joke: Black New Yorkers Share Their Frightening COVID-19 Experiences

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‘When It Starts Getting Into Your Local Hospital, It Becomes Real’

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Opinion - What Governments Aren't Telling You About the Coronavirus Pandemic

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The Media's Loudest #MeToo Champions Are Ignoring Biden Sexual Assault Accuser Tara Reade

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High Contagiousness and Rapid Spread of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2

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Coronavirus crisis highlights Trump’s resistance to criticism — and his desire for fervent praise

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Linda Tripp, whose tapes were pivotal in Clinton impeachment scandal, dies

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