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Jobs picture to darken in short term, Trump aides say. Pence denies he's in quarantine. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Jobs will get worse before they get better.
A digital ad by a coalition of anti-Trump Republicans gets under the president's skin. LA Times
A Chinese rocket measuring around 100 feet long took an uncontrolled plunge back into the atmosphere on Monday, becoming the largest piece of space junk to crash back down to Earth in decades. The Long March 5B rocket was launched on May 5, carrying an unnamed prototype of a newly-designed Chinese crew capsule. After about... New York Post
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Officials are under pressure to restart the economy, but many states are moving too quickly, researchers say. The costs may be measured in lost lives. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Scientist are worrywarts.
The California senator is considered a potential running mate for Joe Biden. But unlike other possible contenders, she has avoided making a pitch for the ticket. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Harris knows Biden is a looser, like her.
President Donald Trump accused Democrats of moving to reopen U.S. states from coronavirus lockdown measures too slowly for political advantage on Monday, as Pennsylvania's governor hit back against Republicans pushing a faster timetable. Reuters
President Donald Trump on Monday said he is not in favor of the United States reopening negotiations with China on Phase 1 of a trade deal, which the two countries agreed on at the beginning of the year. Reuters
France tiptoed out of its strict coronavirus lockdown on Monday, allowing non-essential shops, factories and other businesses to reopen for the first time in eight weeks to help resuscitate the economy despite the risk of a second wave of infections. Reuters
The dispute between religious schools and fired teachers is the third major case religious freedom case the high court is considering this year. USA Today
VOA VIEW: Religious freedom should prevail.
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As President Trump pushes for the nation's economy to quickly reopen, Joe Biden says more coronavirus testing is needed to pave the way.
VOA VIEW: Biden is wrong, as usual.
Scientists from the University of Pennsylvania and the Paris Transplant Group in France found a steep reduction in kidney transplants, specifically.
"This week the United States will pass 10 million tests conducted, nearly double the number of any other country," Trump said.
Dr. Anthony Fauci said games would have to be canceled or delayed if any NFL team had a few players test positive for the novel coronavirus.
VOA VIEW: Only a fool will play and go to a game.
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The Treasury Department and the IRS are urging taxpayers who want to get their economic impact payments directly deposited to their bank accounts to enter their information online by Wednesday. The government has sent out about 130 million payments in the first four weeks of the program by both direct ... Washington Times
A commission that oversees Michigan's Capitol delayed a decision Monday on banning guns from the building before a planned protest against the governor's coronavirus restrictions, in a meeting that later ended abruptly due to racist and threatening messages posted in Zoom. The State Capitol Commission voted to form ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: A very tense situation.
The White House is recommending that all nursing home residents and staff be tested for the coronavirus in the next two weeks ABC
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Boris Johnson announced plans to ease the UK out of coronavirus lockdown, but the measures have been criticised for prompting more questions than answers. ABC
The friendly fire incident took place near the port of Jask. ABC
Scientists suggest that earlier action could have reduced the the Covid-19 death rate in Scotland by about 80%. BBC
The Centers for Disease Control recommends that Americans wear masks in public. CBS
VOA VIEW: Safety for all.
IRS says it has sent about 130 million payments. Here's why you may still be waiting for your money. CBS
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The Supreme Court considered cases involving tribal land and another involving how employment discrimination laws apply to religious institutions. CBS
VOA VIEW: At least they are working.
Some executives expressed cautious optimism on earnings calls, suggesting that things were starting to look up in April after an alarming drop-off in March. But all warned that it will be a long slog before their businesses return to normal. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Moving forward.
Ventilators are a pricey piece of equipment for cash-strapped rural hospitals. But, what could spell financial ruin for many facilities is the loss of a big chunk of their annual revenue. Will rural hospitals go bankrupt buying ventilators? CNBC
VOA VIEW: Efficiency if important.
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Many Americans want more help from the federal government, and some lawmakers say it is too expensive. Now the Trump administration is reportedly considering letting workers take Social Security benefits early in exchange for reduced payments later. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Very little break.
A conversation about the latest market-moving news, including new coronavirus cases being reported in Japan and Singapore. CNBC
Nearly 2,000 former Justice Department employees criticized Attorney General William Barr for moving to drop the charges against former national security adviser Michael Flynn last week, saying in an open letter published Monday that Barr had "assaulted the rule of law" and calling for him to resign. CNN
VOA VIEW: A bunch of liberal losers.
All nine of Atlantic City's casinos remain closed because of the coronavirus, and most of the people who worked in them have lost their jobs. FOX News
Kentucky churches were able to hold in-person services Sunday after a federal judge ruled in their favor against Gov. Andy Beshear's orders during the coronavirus outbreak. FOX News
VOA VIEW: AS it should be.
The U.S. Senate will make a renewed attempt this week to extend parts of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday, two months after the divisive government surveillance tools expired. Reuters
The Food and Drug Administration has approved emergency use authorization for a COVID-19 test that can detect antibodies in recovered patients, the manufacturer said Monday. UPI
Fewer Americans now say they are avoiding small gatherings as a social distancing measure to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus disease, a new survey showed Monday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Its a smart thing to do.
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