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Trump Administration Offers Plan To Cover COVID-19 Care For Uninsured


The Trump administration announced a plan on Wednesday to start paying hospitals and doctors who care for uninsured patients with COVID-19. Under the approach detailed by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, hospitals and doctors would submit their bills directly to the government and they would get paid at Medicare rates. Uninsured people would not be liable for costs, and health care providers would not have to ask any questions about a patient’s immigration status. COVID-19 treatment for the uninsured could cost from $14 billion to $48 billion, according to a recent estimate from the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation.... [Read Full Story]

Shake Shack Plans To Send Back $10 Million Coronavirus Stimulus Loan


Shake Shack is returning the money it received from the government’s stimulus loans program aimed at saving small businesses ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic. Shake Shack received $10 million in forgivable loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which kicked off on April 3. The plan was meant to help small businesses pay employees during the pandemic. However, the fund ran out of money on Thursday.... [Read Full Story]

Texas Governor Greg Abbott Says One Police Officer Killed, Two Injured During ‘Ambush’


A police officer was killed and two others were injured in what authorities described as an “ambush” in San Marcos, Texas. Officials said the shooting took place after officers responded to a 6:05 p.m. domestic disturbance call at an apartment complex, the San Marcos Police Department said in a statement. “During the course of their response, the suspect ambushed the officers with a rifle,” it said. A suspect apparently died for a self-inflicted gunshot, police said.... [Read Full Story]

16 Killed In Nova Scotia Shooting Rampage


Sixteen people, including a police officer, are dead in Nova Scotia following the worst shooting rampage in Canadian history. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said Sunday that the suspected shooter was also dead,  identified as 51-year-old Gabriel Wortman. Police said he was believed to be wearing an RCMP uniform at one point, but he was not employed by RCMP. The motive is unknown.... [Read Full Story]

Retail Sales Plunge 8.7% In The Largest Drop On Record


Retail sales plunged nearly 9% in March, marking the largest one-month drop in U.S. retail sales since the U.S. Department of Commerce began keeping records in 1992. A preliminary report from the Department of Commerce showed an 8.7% drop, or $483.1 billion, in sales, as the coronavirus pandemic worsened across the country.The drop was a 6.2% decrease from the same time in 2019.... [Read Full Story]

Bernie Sanders Endorses Ex-Rival Joe Biden For President During Joint Livestream


In a joint livestream on Monday, Senator Bernie Sanders officially endorsed former vice-president Joe Biden for president. Sanders said, “Today, I am asking all Americans, I’m asking every Democrat, I’m asking every independent, I’m asking a lot of Republicans, to come together in this campaign to support your candidacy, to make certain that we defeat somebody who I believe — and I’m speaking just for myself now — is the most dangerous president in the modern history of this country.”... [Read Full Story]

Parts Of U.S. Could Reopen In May As Coronavirus Nears Peak


On Sunday, public health officials discussed the possibility of partially reopening parts of the economy from government-mandated lockdowns as soon as next month, despite U.S. coronavirus infection and death totals continuing to climb. As of Sunday morning, there are more than 530,000 confirmed infections in the United States – accounting for roughly 30% of the more than 1.8 million people infected around the world. More than 20,000 Americans and more than 110,000 people globally have died.... [Read Full Story]

New York Sees Highest Single Day Death Toll Despite Reports That Curve Is “Flattening”


The nation’s coronavirus outbreak epicenter logged its single deadliest day yet. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that the state had its highest single-day death toll due to COVID-19, with 779 reported Tuesday, but the average number of hospitalizations has decreased over the past couple of days.  Cuomo said Wednesday that dramatic action and social distancing is “making the difference” in the fight against the pandemic.... [Read Full Story]

Bernie Sanders Ends His 2020 Presidential Campaign


Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders dropped out of the 2020 Democratic presidential race on Wednesday. Former Vice President Joe Biden is now the party’s best chance to defeat President Donald Trump in November. Biden now has a clear path to the nomination, though the end of the primary is overshadowed by the global crisis of the coronavirus pandemic as it spread across the U.S.... [Read Full Story]

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Hospitalized With Covid-19


British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was hospitalized Sunday, 10 days after testing positive for coronavirus. Johnson was admitted “for tests” after displaying “persistent symptoms,” according to a press release from his office. Johnson was admitted to an unnamed London hospital “on the advice of his doctor,” the release explained. The statement also said the hospitalization is a “precautionary step.”... [Read Full Story]

Two Cruise Ships Holding Passengers With Covid-19 Arrive In Florida


Two cruise ships holding coronavirus patients aboard for two weeks after being turned away from South American ports were allowed to dock in Florida on Thursday. The Zaandam and a sister ship sent to help it, the Rotterdam, were both given permission to disembark passengers at Port Everglades after days of negotiation with local officials. The final agreement was reached on Thursday afternoon between local, state and federal officials and Carnival Corp., which owns the Zaandam and the Rotterdam, said Broward County officials and Holland America, the company that operates the ships.... [Read Full Story]