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Some have activated “do-not-resuscitate” policies for coronavirus patients, canceled all but the most urgent surgeries and abandoned use of isolation rooms.

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The Justice Department inspector general has issued a new memorandum alerting officials of widespread problems in FISA applications.
The Trump Organization has laid off more than 550 workers at its hotels, and occupancy at the D.C. hotel was recently about 5 percent.
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The U.S. Olympic committee asked for money. Congress should tear it down.

Olympic officials wanted stimulus money help to support athletes. Since when have they ever done that?
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Taking over the family Passover dinner can mean breaking traditions

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6 spring cleaning tasks you may have overlooked

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