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How is the coronavirus outbreak changing voting in the four primaries scheduled for Tuesday? LA Times
VOA VIEW: Ohio changed its position again - they will vote Tuesday.
In a debate focused heavily on the coronavirus, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are asked about their age and risk. Biden commits to picking a female vice president. LA Times
VOA VIEW: A political move to try to gain votes.
Pregnant families do their best to plan for labor, but a global disease pandemic isn’t something any parent can anticipate. Dr. Ashley Roman, director of the division of maternal fetal medicine at NYU Langone, sympathizes with her patients. “It’s a stressful time for our pregnant patients because there’s so much that’s unknown,” Roman tells The... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Good!

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A 21-year-old Spanish soccer coach was killed by the coronavirus while also battling leukemia, according to a report. Francisco Garcia, a youth team coach at Malaga club Atletico Portada Alta, only received his cancer diagnosis after going to the hospital with symptoms of the virus, the Independent reported. The coach had been advised to seek... New York Post
VOA VIEW: The operative issue is that the coach had leukemia.
Wall Street Plummets Despite the Fed’s Support: Live Updates New York Times
VOA VIEW: It shows Trump is on top of everything.
The Senate majority leader has encouraged judges thinking about stepping down to do so soon to ensure that Republicans confirm their replacements this year. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Makes sense.
With the closing of museums, Broadway theaters and restaurants, tourism is plunging, leaving New York facing mass layoffs and business failures. New York Times
VOA VIEW: No question.
Before providing them any assistance, we must demand that they change how they treat their customers and employees. New York Times
Wall Street suffered its biggest drop since 1987 on Monday, with the S&P 500 closing at its lowest level since December 2018, as investors fear the coronavirus pandemic is proving a tougher opponent than central banks, lawmakers or the White House are currently capable of battling. Rueters

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U.S. markets should stay open despite intense volatility, the head of the U.S. securities regulator said on Monday, quashing industry speculation that the government might shut down the country's exchanges to stop a plunge in stock prices. Rueters
VOA VIEW: What happens, happens.
President Donald Trump urged Americans on Monday to halt most social activities for 15 days and not congregate in groups larger than 10 people in a newly aggressive effort to reduce the spread of the coronavirus in the United States. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Makes sense.
President Trump said Americans could be hunkered down and practicing social distancing at least until July or August because of the coronavirus.        USA Today
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on China's Communist Party to halt disinformation spread by propaganda outlets claiming the novel coronavirus was first spread in China by the U.S. Army. Mr. Pompeo made the comments in a phone call Monday to Yang Jiechi, director of the Office of Foreign Affairs ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: China should stop the lies.

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The world's largest gun store, in metro Atlanta, has had lines that are six and eight people deep. A gun store in Los Angeles had lines that stretched down the block. And at least one store in Idaho put limits on sales after its shelves were nearly ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Fear!
The Senate on Monday agreed to pass a temporary extension of three expired national security tools so it could spend more time debating a broad overhaul of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). The stopgap measure, which extends the national security tools controlled by FISA for 77 days, passed without ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: FISA should be changed.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The outbreak of the novel coronavirus prompted the top Texas appeals court on Monday to stay for 60 days the scheduled execution of a man condemned for killing his family. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals rejected all grounds of John William Hummel's appeal but said ... Washington Times

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President Trump suggested Monday that he'd be open to making some changes to the House-passed coronavirus bill. "They're [the Senate] working to only enhance it and make it better and make it fair for everybody," he said. "We may go back and forth a bit with the House on it ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Makes sense.
The Department of Health and Human Services experienced suspicious cyberactvity Sunday night tied to its coronavirus response, administration sources confirm to ABC News. ABC
VOA VIEW: They must be found.
Trading on Wall Street was temporarily halted after market's plunged early Monday. ABC
VOA VIEW: Fear is going far.
The U.S. Supreme Court has taken the extraordinary step of postponing oral arguments for more than a dozen cases, including several involving subpoenas for Trump records. ABC
VOA VIEW: Sad extreme.
AMC Theaters, the largest movie chain in North America, will limit attendance at all screenings to 50 people to adhere to the CDC's latest social distancing guidelines ABC

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Boris Johnson announces significant new measures to tackle the coronavirus outbreak. BBC
Romney said it would help ensure families and workers can meet short-term financial obligations and boost spending. CBS
VOA VIEW: Romney is a fool.
The pandemic's impact on American life is mounting as some of the biggest cities take unprecedented measures to keep people at home. CBS
VOA VIEW: Madness!

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Airlines are slashing capacity around the world to confront the collapse in bookings as coronavirus spreads. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Fear is spreading.
Canada is closing its borders to noncitizens because of the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Bad for Canada.
Oil prices moved lower with U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude breaking below $29 per barrel as traders fear that the growing number of coronavirus cases worldwide will hit demand further. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Good for consumers.
Despite both companies being about 25% off from their respective 52-week highs, trends show that the tech giants have ample room to fall before reaching panic levels. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Good!
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The European Union will close its borders to all non-essential travel as it attempts to contain the ongoing spread of the coronavirus on the continent. CNN
In October 1980, when Ronald Reagan's presidential campaign appeared to be lagging, his strategists suggested he appeal to female voters by promising to put a woman on the Supreme Court. CNN
VOA VIEW: A false wishful fool.
Immediately following his first one-on-one debate with former Vice President Joe Biden Sunday night, Bernie Sanders made a suggestion that could fundamentally change the nominating calendar this year. CNN
VOA VIEW: Foolish thought.
As the U.S. Senate grappled over what to do with a wide-ranging coronavirus economic stimulus bill passed by the House of Representatives on Saturday, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on Monday urged an additional $750 billion to address the growing crisis. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Fool wishing to waste money.
Russia's Constitutional Court on Monday ruled it was legal to change the country's constitution in a way that could allow President Vladimir Putin to remain in power until 2036, less than a week after Putin publicly backed the idea. Reuters
VOA VIEW: No one thought differently.
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper has started keeping himself and his staff physically separated from his deputy's team as one of the precautions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus from impacting the Pentagon's operations. Reuters
The WHO said in an update Monday there has been a "rapid escalation" of coronavirus cases and the European Union proposed a 30-day ban on non-essential travel into the bloc. UPI
VOA VIEW: WHO is not always right.
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Monday handed Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz the mandate to form a national coalition government, less than two weeks after the nation's third election in 10 months. UPI

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