All News Articles for 2020-03-24

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
'This Is a Massive Scandal': Trump FDA Grants Drug Company Exclusive Claim on Promising Coronavirus Drug
"It is insane and unacceptable," said Bernie Sanders. "We will not tolerate profiteering. Any treatment or vaccine must be made free for all."
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The U.N. Secretary-General called for a global ceasefire to allow the world to come together against the coronavirus. As 'Fury of Virus Illustrates Folly of War,' UN Chief Calls for Global Ceasefire
"End the sickness of war and fight the disease that is ravaging our world."
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U.S. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence as they participate in a Fox News Virtual Town Hall with Anchor Bill Hemmer, in the Rose Garden of the White House on March 24, 2020 in Washington, DC. Cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in the United States, with New York's case count doubling every three days according to governor Andrew Cuomo. (Photo: Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images) 'Packed Churches All Over Our Country—I Think It Will Be Beautiful,' Declares Trump Despite Pandemic
"Easter is a very special day for me," said U.S. president as he continued to press for loosened restrictions in the coming weeks while ignoring expert warnings.
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the daily coronavirus briefing joined by Vice President Mike Pence, Attorney General William Barr, and White House coronavirus response coordinator Deborah Birx at the White House on March 23, 2020 in Washington, D.C. House Democrats Back Doctors and Nurses' Nationwide #StayHome Demand as Trump Continues Push for Lifted Restrictions
Federal lawmakers propose a two-week shutdown, "excepting only travel for essential services like grocery stores and healthcare providers, and to and from the workplace for critical workers."
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An image of Holocaust victim Anne Frank was projected onto the John F. Kennedy Federal Building in Boston Sunday night. Because 'Anne Frank Did Not Die in a Gas Chamber,' Jewish Activists Cite Disease in Nazi Death Camps in Call to Free Detained Immigrants
"Crowded, unsanitary detention camps are a death sentence for the people inside. These are the conditions that killed Anne Frank, who died of typhus in 1945."
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'Let This Be the Moment': Dr. Abdul El-Sayed Says Coronavirus Makes Undeniable Case for Medicare for All
"This system is just unsustainable, it is not working."
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'Take This Seriously': Digital Rights Group Urges Americans to Beat Back Attempts to Exploit Coronavirus Crisis to Erode Civil Liberties
"We shouldn't have to choose between our health and our basic human rights."
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Traders work during the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on March 19, 2020, at Wall Street in New York City. 'This Chart, Holy Sh*t': Analysis Shows More Workers Filed for Unemployment Last Week Than Any Other in US History
"This will dwarf every other week in history."
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Critics Warn Democrats That Mere 'Oversight' of $500 Billion Corporate Bailout 'Much Too Weak' to Stop Trump Abuses
"You're absolutely dreaming if you think a nasty inspector general report... is gonna stop Donald Trump from misusing this $500 billion loan program."
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"We Demand a People's Bailout." 500+ Groups Demand 'People's Bailout' to Counter Push for Wall Street-Friendly Coronavirus Response
"Lawmakers must respond to this pandemic in a way that yanks us back from the abyss and actually prevents future catastrophes."
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An intensive care nurse treats a patient at an intensive care unit at the Klinikum Bad Hersfeld hospital on March 20, 2020 in Bad Hersfeld, Germany. 'A Patriotic and Moral Requirement': Healthcare Workers, on Frontlines of Coronavirus Pandemic, Demand Protective Equipment
Nurses and doctors are being "sent to battle with no armor," said National Nurses United.
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Texas and Ohio Use Coronavirus Pandemic as 'Cynical Cover for Abortion Bans,' Ordering Clinics to Halt Care
"In times of national crisis, we have seen egregious acts that have circumvented our freedoms before. And make no mistake—we are seeing them today."
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"The Postal Service needs America's help, and we must answer this call," Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) and Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) said Postal Service 'Will Not Survive the Summer' Without Immediate Support, Warn House Dems
The lawmakers' warning follows the release of a House measure that would infuse the agency with $25 billion in emergency funding.
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#NotDying4WallStreet Goes Viral as Progressives Reject Efforts to Put Corporate Profits Over Public Health
"We will not die for oligarchs' quarterly profit margin."
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'Repulsive': Outrage as Texas Lieutenant Gov. Says Seniors Willing to Risk Coronavirus Infection to Protect Economy
"This crisis is really laying bare the extent to which we are ruled by completely craven psychopaths."
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'All About Power': Ignoring Experts, Trump Reportedly Moving to Lift Coronavirus Restrictions Over Reelection Fears
"Trump and allied Republicans fear that he will be hampered in his reelection with a bad economy. And that, in turn, matters more than anything else: science, hospitals, social cohesion and, now, human life."
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Eight-year-old Indi Pineau, a 3rd grader in Jeffco Public Schools, works on doing her first day of online learning in her room at her family's home on March 17, 2020 in Lakewood, Colorado. With Millions of Students Cut Off Digitally, Coronavirus Pandemic Bolsters Demand to Treat Internet as Public Utility
Advocacy group calls for $100 billion investment toward creating a broadband system "that would benefit people, not just companies."
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