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Maryland Governor Using National Guard to Protect Federal Government Tests

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan revealed Thursday that the state’s National Guard is protecting 500,000 tests for coronaviruses that have flown in from South Korea in secret because of concerns that the federal government will prevent and confiscate them. Hogan and his Korean-born wife, Yumi, have worked with authorities in South Korea for 22 days to provide half a million tests …

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Why people still get coronavirus after stopping D.C., Maryland, Virginia

“It’s common in the community, and then we bring it home,” says Sonia Bacchus, executive director of Big Baden Medical Services, which has locations in Charles County and Prince George’s in Maryland. It’s “repulsive.” Decisions to close schools and ban large gatherings in mid-March and issue residence permits in District, Maryland and Virginia two weeks later helped slow the spread …

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More than 80% of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 in Georgia were black last month, CDC study reveals

A CDC study released Wednesday found that more than 80% of COVID-19 patients admitted to Georgia last month were black. This is the latest analysis to show that colored communities are hit disproportionately hard from coronavirus. The study comes just days after Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp reopened part of the state’s business – a move condemned as premature and dangerous …

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Illinois Coronavirus Update: Here’s what happens on Thursday

Government officials announced 2563 new known infections, including 141 additional deaths. The known number of cases throughout the country is 52 918, while the number of deaths is 2 356 since the outbreak. Meanwhile, the extension of the government stay-at-home-governor J. B. Pritzker continued to clash as a second Republican lawmaker challenged Wednesday’s order in a case and five Republicans …

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Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York’s funeral home left corpses in vans.

An “unknowingly” and “totally unacceptable” funeral home in Brooklyn leaves corpses in storage vans as the city’s morgue system is flooded with coronavirus patients, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday. “Why on earth did they either not warn the governing state or go to the NIPA police station and ask for help?” said Blazio at a news briefing. “Do something …

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Trump ally Roger Stone appeals criminal sentence against pardon

Former Advisor to US President Donald Trump, Roger Stone, arrives at the E. Barrett Pretiman Trial Chamber on February 20, 2020 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson | Get the picture Roger Stone, longtime Republican operative and friend of President Donald Trump, appealed his sentence and his 40-month prison sentence Thursday. The announcement of the appeal, which was expected, came as …

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