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Americans stranded abroad try to escape border closures, overwhelmed health care systems

Americans stranded abroad try to escape border closures, overwhelmed health care systems

JUDY WOODRUFF: The U.S. State Department says that it has brought back 15,000 Americans who were stranded in more than 30 countries. But some 30,000 Americans are still stuck abroad. And, as Nick Schifrin reports, they are worried about local border closures and health care systems becoming overwhelmed. NICK SCHIFRIN: When 28-year-old Samantha Behlog landed in Honduras earlier this month, she didn’t need to social distance from the children she was trying to help. She and her volunteer team brought…

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The U.S. now has the most confirmed COVID-19 cases in the world

The U.S. now has the most confirmed COVID-19 cases in the world

JUDY WOODRUFF: Coronavirus infections have passed the half-million mark worldwide tonight, with 23,000 deaths. And the United States now has more than 82,000 cases, more than any other country, including 1,100 deaths. Meanwhile, a huge economic rescue bill is nearing final approval in Congress amid a tidal wave of unemployment claims from people thrown out of work. Amna Nawaz begins our coverage. AMNA NAWAZ: In one of the first major measures of the pandemic’s economic impact, a staggering figure; 3.3…

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Stories from Americans who have lost their income amid the pandemic

Stories from Americans who have lost their income amid the pandemic

JUDY WOODRUFF: The huge rise in unemployment claims we learned about today, nearly 3.3 million filed over the past week, dwarfs all historical records in the United States. Many economists say that that number doesn’t fully capture the true number of people who have been laid off or furloughed, or are out of work because they are losing their business. We asked people today to share some of their stories and the real struggles they are facing right now. Here’s…

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Trump Disavows ‘Nasty Language’ Toward Asian Americans Amid Pandemic | MSNBC

Trump Disavows ‘Nasty Language’ Toward Asian Americans Amid Pandemic | MSNBC

HOPEFULLY THAT WILL TAKE CARE OF ITSELF. ITSELF. IN LATIN AMERICA THERE’S BEEN AN IN LATIN AMERICA THERE’S BEEN AN UPTICK. UPTICK. YEAH, EMPLOYEESPLEASE. YEAH, EMPLOYEESPLEASE.>>MR. PRESIDENT, QUICKLY, A>>MR. PRESIDENT, QUICKLY, A SECOND QUESTION. SECOND QUESTION. WHAT PROMPTED YOU TO SAY, AT THE WHAT PROMPTED YOU TO SAY, AT THE BEGINNING OF YOUR COMMENTS, THAT BEGINNING OF YOUR COMMENTS, THAT YOU WERE GOING TO TAKE CARE OF YOU WERE GOING TO TAKE CARE OF THE ASIAN-AMERICANS? THE ASIAN-AMERICANS? HAS THERE…

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Dr. Anthony Fauci on what Americans can do to limit pandemic’s harm

Dr. Anthony Fauci on what Americans can do to limit pandemic’s harm

JUDY WOODRUFF: This has been a week when more cities and states have started far more comprehensive shutdowns, in a desperate bid to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in this country. I spoke yesterday with Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, and one of the nation’s top public health officials. About that — I spoke to him about that and about how the country is faring when it comes to slowing the pandemic…

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Coronavirus Declared Pandemic: World Health Organization | Hong Kong Memorial

Coronavirus Declared Pandemic: World Health Organization | Hong Kong Memorial

The World Health Organization declares the Coronavirus a pandemic And Chinese people create a new language to get around censorship. This is China Uncensored. I’m Chris Chappell. Hey, ever wonder what the coronavirus feels like? Well, let’s find out from a man who got it in Wuhan, China, where the outbreak began. “It felt like I could only use half my lung capacity, and every breath that I took wasn’t enough and I just couldn’t get enough air. Also, it…

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Many Americans will be hurt financially by pandemic. Here’s how government could help

Many Americans will be hurt financially by pandemic. Here’s how government could help

JUDY WOODRUFF: Now the talk of federal aid for an ailing economy. It came today as Wall Street recouped some of Monday’s record losses. The Dow Jones industrial average gained back 1,000 points, to close at 21237. The Nasdaq rose 430 points, and the S&P 500 added 143. Much of the market’s reaction was because of the prospect for a major stimulus package, including the idea of potentially giving Americans as much as $1,000 apiece. Jason Furman is an economist…

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China Blames America for the Coronavirus Outbreak

China Blames America for the Coronavirus Outbreak

The Chinese regime is using the Coronavirus Outbreak as a form of propaganda warfare. And the backlash is huge. This is China Uncensored. I’m Chris Chappell. As more information comes out about the deadly coronavirus, we are finally getting answers. There’s been a lot of questions about where the blame for the virus’ spread should lay. Chinese people eating bat soup? A leak from a Chinese biolab? A cover up at high levels of the Chinese Communist Party? No! Turns…

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Fellow Favorites: The Culture of Tattoos

Fellow Favorites: The Culture of Tattoos

Hi, I’m Priya Mammen. I’m an Emergency Physician and a Fellow and trustee of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia. One of my favorite things in the Mütter is the collection of tattoos. This was absolutely seen as a pathology. Prior to medical school, I worked internationally and, depending on which culture you’re in, it’s seen as a sign of either being regal or being wise or being protected, and so it was a very interesting juxtaposition of coming back…

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How Donald Trump’s Response to COVID-19 Affects America Today

How Donald Trump’s Response to COVID-19 Affects America Today

My name is Rebecca Urena and welcome to The Buzz! Italy is shut down, a travel ban on 26 European countries is active in the U.S., the NBA, La Liga and various other sports leagues are halted and Tom Hanks is in quarantine… even the market has felt the impact of COVID-19 and its rapid spread around the globe, with stocks falling so fast it triggered a 15-minute halt in trading for the second time this week More than 127,749…

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