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Surveillance court wants FBI to explain new reported shortcomings

The federal court that oversees national security surveillance wants the FBI to explain newly uncovered missteps in government warrants to eavesdrop on Americans after a recent internal audit found the FBI fell short of the standards required.

What California is doing right in responding to the coronavirus pandemic

California's efforts to stem the spread of the virus have been bold and controversial but appear to be working.

10 leaders who mattered most on coronavirus response this week

Each week during the nationwide fight against the coronavirus -- and we are officially through the third week now -- I am looking at 10 leaders -- usually politicians, but not exclusively -- whose voices mattered that week in addressing the pandemic and working to find solutions to get the country through this. (You can see last week's list here.)

Food banks struggle as demand explodes thanks to coronavirus layoffs

More people in need. Less food being donated. And volunteers staying home.

Detroit bus driver dies from coronavirus days after making angry video about coughing passenger

Bus driver Jason Hargrove spoke to the people of Detroit on video March 21, trying to get them to take the coronavirus pandemic seriously.

Iowa man holds horse auction drawing 600 people but he broke no laws, governor says

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said that livestock auctions like this one were allowed "because they are part of the food production supply chain."

Trump administration will reimburse hospitals for treating uninsured coronavirus patients using stimulus funds

The Trump administration will use funds from the $2 trillion federal stimulus package to pay hospitals for treating uninsured coronavirus patients, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Friday.

Supplies could be delayed due to confusion from the White House, companies say

More than a week after President Donald Trump said he would authorize the use of a wartime-era law to force General Motors to produce ventilators, the company still hasn't received a formal order from the federal government. GM, as a result, hasn't allowed private companies or hospitals to place orders, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Top administration officials said last year threat of pandemic kept them up at night

Two top administration officials last year listed the threat of a pandemic as an issue that greatly worried them, undercutting President Donald Trump's repeated claims that the coronavirus pandemic was an unforeseen problem.

These states have implemented stay-at-home orders. Here's what that means for you

As the US grapples with the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus that has the health care system at a tipping point, a growing number of states are ordering their residents to stay at home.

Wisconsin governor asks Legislature to delay primary election

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Friday signed an executive order calling the state Legislature to meet for a special session on Saturday in a last-minute bid to delay the state's primary election.

The week in 13 headlines

This week, President Donald Trump at last invoked the Defense Production Act as the number of coronavirus cases climbed up in the US and around the world. The White House also began discussions with Congress about yet another economic stimulus package.

This long-lost voice is getting me through the crisis.

Roxanne Jones shares the transformative moment when she realized social media in the age of Covid-19 no longer the same toxic place it's always seemed -- when she reconnected via Facebook with a musician who gave her inspiration and strength many years earlier.

US military preparing to deploy additional forces to support coronavirus response

The US military is preparing to deploy additional forces to support the coronavirus response, including 15 Army task forces designed to support urban area hospitals dealing with the pandemic, a US defense official told CNN.

SBA loan program glitches reveal challenge in rolling out billions in coronavirus aid

Technical glitches, lender frustrations and lawmakers even live tweeting their own problems with Friday's rollout overshadowed the first hours of the Small Business Administration's Paycheck Protection Program, the new loan program that was designed to help put millions directly into the hands of small business owners affected by coronavirus.

I'm a doctor in NYC. This is what I need to feel safe

Dr. Amy Plasencia, one of the many hospital residents fighting Covid-19 in New York City, says she and other residents, interns and fellows who are doctors on the front lines deserve better protections and a bill of rights to help keep them safe.

Delta CEO: 'We still haven't seen the bottom'

Delta Air Lines expects revenue over the next three months to be down 90%, with no end of the industry's troubles site.

Trump says CDC is recommending Americans wear face masks voluntarily to slow coronavirus spread

President Donald Trump says the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is issuing new recommendations advising Americans to voluntarily wear face coverings to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Trump announces new face mask recommendations after heated internal debate

President Donald Trump said Friday his administration was now recommending Americans wear "non-medical cloth" face coverings, a reversal of previous guidance that suggested masks were unnecessary for people who weren't sick.

Removing the USS Theodore Roosevelt captain was reckless and foolish

John Kirby writes that when Thomas Modly, acting secretary of the Navy, removed Capt. Brett Crozier of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, it was unwarranted, reckless in its timing and petty in appearances. And Modly's decision could have a chilling effect on other commanding officers in similar circumstances.

Trump administration edits national stockpile website a day after it contradicted Jared Kushner

The website of the Strategic National Stockpile was edited on Friday to soften language about how the stockpile is supposed to be used by states -- a day after media outlets reported that the original version contradicted a claim by senior White House official Jared Kushner.

A roundup of CNN Underscored's coronavirus coverage

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has undeniably changed how we go about our daily lives. That's why the CNN Underscored team has made it a priority to help you navigate through this time.

Bodies are being left in the streets in an overwhelmed Ecuadorian city

The streets of Ecuador's western city of Guayaquil are deserted, with few residents in sight -- and a few dead, as bodies are being left in the streets of this overwhelmed place.

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Navy hospital ship deployed to NYC with 1,000 bed capacity is only treating 22 patients

A US Navy hospital ship currently docked in New York City harbor is treating only 22 patients as of Friday afternoon, despite having a 1,000 bed capacity to treat non-coronavirus patients, according to a US Navy official.

Coronavirus cases top 1 million globally

The novel coronavirus pandemic continues to impact countries worldwide, particularly in Europe and the US. Follow here for live updates.

Bill Withers, 'Lean On Me' and 'Lovely Day' singer, has died at 81

Bill Withers, the singer-songwriter whose soulful hits "Lean On Me," Ain't No Sunshine" and "Lovely Day" became part of the soundtrack for a generation, has died.

Supreme Court delays oral arguments scheduled for April

The Supreme Court said on Friday that it will postpone the remaining two weeks of oral arguments that were set to begin on April 20 and it is considering rescheduling some of the 20 or so cases that it has had to put off so far in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Bolster your skills or start out fresh with this coding bundle

The world of coding is full of awesome and lucrative possibilities, not the least of which is web development and database management. If you're looking to dive right in or up your existing skills, The 2020 Learn to Code Full Stack Developer Certification Bundle is the right place to look.

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