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US launches new effort to oust Venezuela’s Maduro

The Trump administration launched its latest effort to oust embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday, leveraging the coronavirus pandemic to apply additional pressure. “The United States has long been committed to finding a solution to the man-made crisis in Venezuela,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement. “The urgency for this has…MORE

Obama slams rollback of vehicle emission standards in rare rebuke of Trump

Former President Barack Obama issued a rare criticism of the Trump administration Tuesday after it announced it’s rolling back his signature fuel standards aimed at combating the climate crisis, saying Americans “have to demand better” of their elected leaders. “We’ve seen all too terribly the consequences of those who denied warnings of a pandemic. We…MORE

Coronavirus odd couples that make the world a little brighter

A famous fashion designer who doubles as a small-scale medical supplier in a major city? And he isn’t the only one who’s made such a turn? That’s hardly a familiar social order. Then again, the novel coronavirus pandemic is an unusual and strained moment — one that’s scrambling society and people’s roles in it. “If…MORE

Andy Cohen shares how he stayed out of the hospital

Andy Cohen returned to work Monday and shared with his audience what it was like to have the coronavirus. Appearing on his SiriusXM radio show, “Andy Cohen Live,” the Bravo executive and talk show host talked about his symptoms, which he said included fever, a cough, tightness in his chest, some chills, loss of smell…MORE

ESPN tennis broadcaster Patrick McEnroe tests positive for coronavirus

Patrick McEnroe, the ESPN tennis broadcaster and 16-time men’s doubles champion, confirmed on Tuesday that he tested positive for coronavirus and is recovering from mild symptoms. McEnroe said in a tweet that he started feeling minor symptoms about 10 or 11 days ago so he went to get tested at a drive-through in upstate New…MORE

This Republican senator just keeps making the same bad argument on coronavirus

As tens of thousands of Americans have been sickened by coronavirus over the past 10 days, most of the voices raising questions about its actual severity or the need for stringent social distancing measures have faded considerably. Notice I said “most” of the voices. Because, well, Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson is still at it. In…MORE

Biden makes pitch as an empathetic leader in new digital ad

Biden makes pitch as an empathetic leader in new digital ad

Joe Biden describes the coronavirus crisis as a “war” and frontline workers as “soldiers” in a new digital ad that will air in battleground states. “This is a war, and these are our soldiers,” Biden says, speaking directly to the camera as video of paramedics and nurses providing care amidst the pandemic cuts in and…MORE

Should you wear a mask? US health officials re-examine guidance amid coronavirus crisis

Should you wear a mask? US health officials re-examine guidance amid coronavirus crisis

It’s the debate heard ’round the world: Should you or shouldn’t you wear a face mask during the coronavirus pandemic? That’s something White House and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials are discussing, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert. While the World Health Organization on Monday stood by…MORE