Trump sows uncertainty and seeks to cast blame in coronavirus crisis

President Trump’s machinations have a dogged showman’s quality, using his omnipresence at daily White House news conferences to try to erase memories from his months of playing down the covid-19 threat.

Experts and Trump’s advisers doubt White House’s prediction of virus deaths

Leading disease forecasters, whose research the White House used to conclude 100,000 to 240,000 people could die nationwide from the coronavirus, were mystified when they saw the administration’s projection this week.

White House to urge everyone to wear face coverings in public

But the recommendations make clear the general public should not wear medical masks.

Resistance to stay-at-home orders remains widespread, exposing political and social rifts

Experts are warning that a group of governors in the South and the Great Plains risk acting too late.
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The right way to clean and sanitize the various surfaces in your home

By this point in the coronavirus pandemic, most of us know how to properly wash our hands, but we may be less clear about how to sanitize the various surfaces in our home.

How coronavirus grounded the airline industry

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A letter sent to the U.S. Senate candidate from Alabama took issue with the former attorney general for referring to his strong support for his former boss.
After the coronavirus contagion brought an end to many of the rituals of everyday life, many of them reappeared on the video-call service. But with the company’s growth has come an uproar over security, privacy and harassment concerns.
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Amid outbreak, Secret Service signed contract to rent golf carts at home of Trump club

The contract does not mention President Trump but mirrors past agreements involving agents protecting him on golf outings.
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One Florida restaurant group is doing what it must to save the family business. It may not be enough.

As the coronavirus upends daily life, restaurateurs around the country are cutting everything but the essentials.
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