Trump removes inspector general who was to oversee $2 trillion stimulus spending

Glenn Fine was removed from his position as acting inspector general at the Pentagon, making him ineligible for the spending watchdog role. The move will be seen by some as another instance of the president chafing at independent oversight.

Trump wants a quick economic recovery, but China’s experience hints at long-lasting problems

The president has said he envisions a V-shaped rebound from the recession’s depths. Experts think the damage could drag into 2021.
Washingtonians try to keep social distance on a bustling sidewalk. (Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images)
Washingtonians try to keep social distance on a bustling sidewalk. (Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images)
This was the scene in Santa Monica after California Gov. Gavin Newson issued a statewide stay-at-home order. (Apu Gomes/AFP/Getty Images)
This was the scene in Santa Monica after California Gov. Gavin Newson issued a statewide stay-at-home order. (Apu Gomes/AFP/Getty Images)
People walk in New York City’s Central Park on April 1, amid the covid-19 outbreak. (Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters)
People walk in New York City’s Central Park on April 1, amid the covid-19 outbreak. (Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters)
People walk and run for their daily exercise allowance in Battersea Park in London on March 28. (Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images)
People walk and run for their daily exercise allowance in Battersea Park in London on March 28. (Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images)

Going outside used to be our escape. But now that’s scary, too.

Go for a walk, they said. It will make you feel better, they said. Except, for some people, seeing so many other people — some walking, some running, all exhaling — has the opposite effect.
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Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly apologized Monday for comments seen as disrespectful to Capt. Brett Crozier, the USS Theodore Roosevelt commanding officer he fired.
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The chaos underscored the challenges facing election officials a day after Gov. Tony Evers (D) sought to suspend in-person voting — an order quickly reversed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Grisham, who held no regular news briefings during her eight months in the post, will become first lady Melania Trump’s chief of staff and spokesperson, the White House said.
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While delving into his thinking behind leaving the Patriots for the Buccaneers, Brady mentions in an offhand, less-than-complimentary way the coach who helped him win six Super Bowls in New England.
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‘Walden’ may be the most famous act of social distancing. It’s also a lesson on the importance of community.

Henry David Thoreau’s most famous book is more than a guide to nature. It’s a memoir of grieving.
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A Queens funeral home struggles with surging virus deaths

Nowhere in the nation is worse off than New York City, specifically the part of Queens called Elmhurst, where the funeral home closest to the hospital is learning lessons that will soon come to cities across the country.
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Leslie Jordan is our feisty quarantine uncle

The viral Instagram videos of the 64-year-old actor have become a premier source of comic relief amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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