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One month after White House pledges, access to testing and equipment still lags
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One month after White House pledges, access to testing and equipment still lags

One month after President Trump declared a national emergency and announced commitments from some of the nation’s largest companies to help expand testing capabilities in the U.S., most regions still lack access to the necessary tests and equipment they require. When the president stepped to the podium in the Rose Garden in March surrounded by…

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White House signals support for a new international Moon Treaty
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White House signals support for a new international Moon Treaty

The international community has struggled for decades to formalize rules regarding the collection and use of resources in space and on the Moon. While the U.S. and all spacefaring countries declined to endorse the most famous attempt, the 1979 “Moon Treaty,” the new Moon race has spurred the White House to announce it is open…

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White House says it is ordering more companies to make ventilators
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White House says it is ordering more companies to make ventilators

With the national stockpile of inventory of life-saving healthcare equipment getting dangerously close to zero, President Trump on Thursday signaled that he will leverage a key national security provision to order additional companies to produce ventilators. Trump’s reluctance to employ the law known as the Defense Production Act (DPA) has puzzled many as the administration…

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White House extends social distancing guidelines to April 30
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White House extends social distancing guidelines to April 30

Only a few days after saying that he would like to see the country “opened up and raring to go by Easter” and maybe relax rules for at least some parts of the U.S. sooner than later, President Trump today announced that he is extending the government’s social distancing guidelines through April 30. “Nothing would…

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Senate, White House reach deal on $2 trillion stimulus package to lessen COVID-19’s economic impact
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Senate, White House reach deal on $2 trillion stimulus package to lessen COVID-19’s economic impact

After five days of negotiations, Senate leaders and the Trump administration the White House said early Wednesday morning that Senate leaders and the Trump administration have reached a deal on a $2 trillion stimulus package to help relieve the economic impact of COVID-19. “Ladies and gentlemen, we are done. We have a deal,” White House…

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Could White House Impose China-level Surveillance to Fight Coronavirus?
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Could White House Impose China-level Surveillance to Fight Coronavirus?

Social media giants Facebook and Google are reportedly in talks with the White House over plans to utilize user data to fight the deadly coronavirus. Plans to track user’s movements are seemingly “moving along quickly.” This raises questions regarding privacy and government surveillance. One of the unfortunate side effects of the coronavirus pandemic is that…

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White House: Donald Trump Tests Negative for Coronavirus
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White House: Donald Trump Tests Negative for Coronavirus

President Donald Trump has tested negative for the coronavirus, the White House announced on Saturday evening. “Last night after an in-depth discussion with the President regarding COVID-19 testing, he elected to proceed. This evening I received confirmation that the test is negative,” White House physician Dr. Sean Conley said in a statement released via White…

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White House now says pilot of coronavirus screening site will roll out Monday for Bay Area
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White House now says pilot of coronavirus screening site will roll out Monday for Bay Area

After President Trump announced that the government was working with Google to build a coronavirus screening site that was at the core of the administration testing process, Google quickly corrected this and said that it was actually Verily, Alphabet’s health division, that was working on this and that the site wasn’t ready for a nationwide…

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White House: Donald Trump Has Not Been Tested for Coronavirus
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White House: Donald Trump Has Not Been Tested for Coronavirus

The White House announced Monday that President Donald Trump has not been tested for coronavirus. “The President has not received COVID-19 testing because he has neither had prolonged close contact with any known confirmed COVID-19 patients nor does he have any symptoms,” White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement to reporters on…

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