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U.S. ‘Wasted’ Months Before Preparing For Virus Pandemic

By MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — As the first alarms sounded in early January that an outbreak of a novel coronavirus in China might ignite a global pandemic, the Trump administration squandered nearly two months that could have been used...

With Rise of Trump Came Rise of White Nationalism, Critics Say

By Haleigh Whisted Capital News Service Thomas Rousseau, a 21-year-old originally from a suburban Dallas, Texas, home, was once a Boy Scout that wrote a conservative opinion column and drew cartoons for his high school’s student newspaper, according to the Southern...

Brown Presides Over Historic Stimulus Package Vote

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By Mark F. Gray AFRO Staff Writer [email protected] Maryland Congressman Anthony Brown (D- District 4) has been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 battle.  The fourth District Representative was front and center as Congress approved a multi-trillion dollar stimulus package.    As the U.S....

House Passes $2 Trillion Stimulus Package Deal

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia The $2 trillion stimulus deal reached earlier by the Senate, was finally passed by the House on Friday, March 27. President Trump is expected to immediately sign the massive legislation that promises to...

Congressional Black Caucus Focuses on Economic Recovery of African Americans in COVID-19 Crisis

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor The coronavirus health crisis that hit America in the middle of March has compelled Governors to shut down states, requested citizens to stay in their homes and moved Congress to pass an unprecedented...

Trump Signs $2.2T Stimulus After Swift Congressional Votes

By ANDREW TAYLOR, ALAN FRAM, LAURIE KELLMAN and DARLENE SUPERVILLE WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law Friday, after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress to support businesses, rush resources to...

Congresswoman Johnson Announces $2.8 Million in Federal Funding for Children’s Medical Center Dallas

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Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson announced that the Children’s Medical Center Dallas has been awarded $2,880,612 from the U.S. Department of Health And Human Services for the Childrens Graduate Medical Education Program.  “In our current times, it...

Testing Blunders Crippled US Response As Coronavirus Spreads

By MICHAEL BIESECKER, MIKE STOBBE and MATTHEW PERRONE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A series of missteps at the nation's top public health agency caused a critical shortage of reliable laboratory tests for the coronavirus, hobbling the federal response as...

Urgent Call to Contact Congress to Act Now!

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As of this morning Congress is deadlocked on the Covid-19 Stimulus. Let's ACT NOW to make sure help gets to the families and communities who need it the most. Let's make sure this is not just a giveaway that only...

Fauci Says He Can’t Stop Trump From Talking At Briefings

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci says he can't jump in front of the microphone to stop President Donald Trump from speaking at daily White House briefings on the coronavirus outbreak. The nation's top infectious disease expert...

Fed to Buy as Much Government Debt as Needed to Aid Economy

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — In its boldest effort to protect the U.S. economy from the coronavirus, the Federal Reserve says it will buy as much government debt as it deems necessary and will also begin...

Trump Angrily Defends His Handling of Pandemic

By Jill Colvin and Jonathan Lemire The Associated Press Defending his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, an angry President Donald Trump on March 20 lashed out at reporters and broke with his own health officials on the science of the outbreak. Trump...

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