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Shutdown of U.S.-Mexico border leaves migrants in limbo and in danger

Shutdown of U.S.-Mexico border leaves migrants in limbo and in danger

JUDY WOODRUFF: Now for a look outside the U.S. Last week, President Trump announced strict new border controls, citing concerns over the coronavirus. Officials will now turn away most migrants entering the country from the southern border. That includes people… Continue Reading

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Americans stranded abroad try to escape border closures, overwhelmed health care systems

Americans stranded abroad try to escape border closures, overwhelmed health care systems

JUDY WOODRUFF: The U.S. State Department says that it has brought back 15,000 Americans who were stranded in more than 30 countries. But some 30,000 Americans are still stuck abroad. And, as Nick Schifrin reports, they are worried about local… Continue Reading

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The U.S. now has the most confirmed COVID-19 cases in the world

The U.S. now has the most confirmed COVID-19 cases in the world

JUDY WOODRUFF: Coronavirus infections have passed the half-million mark worldwide tonight, with 23,000 deaths. And the United States now has more than 82,000 cases, more than any other country, including 1,100 deaths. Meanwhile, a huge economic rescue bill is nearing… Continue Reading

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Summers: U.S. government should spend ‘whatever it takes’ to control virus

JUDY WOODRUFF: So, let’s talk some more about that financial rescue plan, what it does, what it might be left to do. And we turn to someone with deep experience in economic policy. He is Lawrence Summers. He served as… Continue Reading

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The Worst Year In Aviation – Coronavirus Impact

The Worst Year In Aviation – Coronavirus Impact

– This is the worst year in aviation history. 14 days ago, if you walk on an aeroplane like this, you wouldn’t imagine the whole plane’s empty. But this is the reality. Today, I’m doing a very serious video talking… Continue Reading

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More states lock down residents as Trump defends virus response

More states lock down residents as Trump defends virus response

JUDY WOODRUFF: More of the country is closing down tonight, trying to contain the coronavirus pandemic. New York state and Illinois have now joined California in taking that step, with more states expected to follow. Meanwhile, President Trump invoked emergency… Continue Reading

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If U.S. doesn’t ‘flatten the curve,’ severe cases of COVID-19 will overrun health system

If U.S. doesn’t ‘flatten the curve,’ severe cases of COVID-19 will overrun health system

JUDY WOODRUFF: One term you’re likely hearing a lot about to help deal with the coronavirus is what’s known as flattening the curve. Epidemiologists say, if not enough protective measures are taken, there’ll be a sharply rising number of cases,… Continue Reading

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San Francisco mayor says ‘drastic steps’ by federal government needed to address crisis

San Francisco mayor says ‘drastic steps’ by federal government needed to address crisis

JUDY WOODRUFF: New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that he will decide in the next 48 hours if he will order his city’s 8.6 million residents to shelter in place, in an effort to combat the spread… Continue Reading

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Many Americans will be hurt financially by pandemic. Here’s how government could help

Many Americans will be hurt financially by pandemic. Here’s how government could help

JUDY WOODRUFF: Now the talk of federal aid for an ailing economy. It came today as Wall Street recouped some of Monday’s record losses. The Dow Jones industrial average gained back 1,000 points, to close at 21237. The Nasdaq rose… Continue Reading

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Md. Gov. Larry Hogan says government actions now will decide whether people ‘live or die’

Md. Gov. Larry Hogan says government actions now will decide whether people ‘live or die’

JUDY WOODRUFF: As we reported, governors all over the country are taking unprecedented steps to limit the spread of the coronavirus in their state. Earlier today, Republican Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland ordered all restaurants, bars, gyms, and movie theaters… Continue Reading