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Special Report: How federal snafus slowed testing at a top U.S. hospital

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia (Reuters) - The lab directors at the University of Virginia Medical Center felt powerless. Read More


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'I own it:' U.S. Navy secretary resigns over handling of coronavirus-hit carrier

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly resigned on Tuesday after he faced mounting backlash for firing and ridiculing the commander of a U.S. aircraft carrier who pleaded for help stemming a coronavirus outbreak onboard. More »


'Hardest day': New York's Cuomo sees virus slowing despite record death toll

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Even as medical teams struggled to save an onslaught of gravely ill coronavirus patients and deaths hit new highs, the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations seemed to be leveling off in New York state, the U.S. epicenter of the pandemic, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday. More »


UK PM Johnson, battling coronavirus, set for second night in intensive care

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was set to spend a second night in intensive care on Tuesday to help his fight against a coronavirus infection, as his designated deputy said he would pull through because "he's a fighter". More »


CDC removes unusual guidance to doctors about drug favored by Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has removed from its website highly unusual guidance informing doctors on how to prescribe hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, drugs recommended by President Donald Trump to treat the coronavirus. More »


Trump says $70 billion in coronavirus rescue loans authorized. But where's the cash?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Roughly $70 billion of a $350 billion pot of loans to cover the payrolls of ailing small businesses have been originated by U.S. lenders in recent days, President Donald Trump said on Tuesday, adding that that money was "essentially loaned." More »


U.S. immigration officials evaluate vulnerable detainees for possible release amid pandemic

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. immigration officials said on Tuesday they are considering releasing some detainees at high risk for coronavirus infection as detainees and workers have tested positive for the resulting COVID-19 illness. More »


Asian shares step back, oil rebounds in volatile trade

SYDNEY/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Asian stocks stepped back on Wednesday after two sessions of sharp gains as investors turned wary on getting too optimistic about the coronavirus while death tolls were still mounting across the globe. More »


Jobless Americans to see extra payments as soon as this week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans who have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus outbreak will start getting enhanced jobless benefits as soon as this week as states deploy hundreds of billions of dollars in federal aid, state officials said on Tuesday. More »


Oil drop saps gains as Wall Street fades late

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street fell on Tuesday, as a drop in oil prices steepened in the latter stages of the session and erased early gains built on tentative signs that coronavirus outbreaks in some of the biggest U.S. hot spots may be leveling. More »


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