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Recent articles by Deb:

Trump’s contradictory views on China shift as crisis grows

President Donald Trump's diverging viewpoints on the coronavirus and China have generated finger-pointing by both Beijing and Washington. → Read More

Trump's contradictory views on China shift as crisis grows

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has held an unequivocal position about China and the coronavirus — several of them. Trump initially praised China, then excoriated Beijing after it made unsubstantiated claims that the virus originated in the United States. Now, Trump is back to offering niceties. → Read More

Trump's contradictory views on China shift as crisis grows

President Donald Trump's diverging viewpoints on the coronavirus and China have generated finger-pointing by both Beijing and Washington, and that is further destabilizing a critical relationship between countries with the world's two largest economies and militaries → Read More

Trump warns Iran against attacking US troops in Iraq

President Donald Trump is warning Tehran that it should expect a bold U.S. response if Iran or Iranian-backed forces attack Americans in Iraq. → Read More

Trump warns Iran against attacking US troops in Iraq

President Donald Trump is warning Tehran that it should expect a bold U.S. response if Iran or Iranian-backed forces attack Americans in Iraq. → Read More

Trump warns Iran against attacking US troops in Iraq

President Donald Trump is warning Tehran that it should expect a bold U.S. response if Iran or Iranian-backed forces attack Americans in Iraq. → Read More

Trump warns Iran against attacking US troops in Iraq

President Donald Trump is warning Tehran that it should expect a bold U.S. response if Iran or Iranian-backed forces attack Americans in Iraq. → Read More

Trump warns Iran against attacking US troops in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Tehran should expect a bold U. S. response if Iran or Iranian-backed groups attack American forces or assets in Iraq. U. S. -Iran tensions soared following the Jan. 3 Washington-directed strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassim Soleimani outside Baghdad airport. Trump said at an evening White House briefing that his administration has… → Read More

Texas high school teacher fights for life after COVID-19 diagnosis

A teacher at a Texas high school was on a ventilator and fighting for life Tuesday after testing positive for COVID-19 just days earlier. → Read More

Trump's big promises on COVID-19 often fall short

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's become a fixture of life under quarantine. Almost daily, President Donald Trump appears on television, flanked by officials, to announce his latest maneuver in the fight against the new coronavirus. He typically unveils a dramatic-sounding emergency measure, a solution that appears imminent or a bold promise meant to reassure Americans that he's got this.Often, the reality… → Read More

Trump moves on invoking powers to spur virus supplies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has invoked the Defense Production Act to get needed medical supplies on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak, mobilizing the federal government to marshal the private sector to combat the pandemic. Ivanka Trump, the daughter and assistant to President Donald Trump, listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a coronavirus task force briefing… → Read More

Trump urges states to do more as hospitals sound alarms

Insisting the federal government is not a "shipping clerk,” President Donald Trump on Thursday called on states to do more to secure their own critically needed masks, ventilators and testing... → Read More

Pressure grows on Trump as hospitals sound virus alarms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Insisting the federal government is not a "shipping clerk,” President Donald Trump on Thursday called on states to do more to secure their own critically needed masks, → Read More

Trump weighs controls on companies that take coronavirus bailouts

President Donald Trump said Thursday the government should take an equity stake in some companies that need bailouts because of devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the U.S. economy. → Read More

Trump weighs controls on companies that take virus bailouts

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday the government should take an equity stake in some companies that need bailouts because of the devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the U. S. economy. Trump told a briefing he has executive authority to curb the impact on businesses. "There's a lot of executive power," he said. “If we don't have to use it, that would be a good… → Read More

Trump dubs COVID-19 ‘Chinese virus’ despite hate crime risks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he doesn’t think calling COVID-19 the “Chinese virus” — or the “kung-flu,” as one administrati… → Read More

Trump dubs COVID-19 'Chinese virus' despite hate crime risks

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he doesn’t think calling COVID-19 the "Chinese virus" — or the "kung-flu," as one administration official reportedly called it — puts Asian Americans at risk of retaliation despite growing reports they are facing virus-related discrimination. → Read More

White House warning to millennials: Stay out of the bars

WASHINGTON (AP) — The scientific community’s message to young Americans about the coronavirus got more pointed on Tuesday: Stay out of bars. “Don’t get the attitude: ‘Well, I’m young. I’m invulnerable,’” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease. Fauci said he too felt invulnerable when he was a […] → Read More

Trump disbanded NSC pandemic unit that experts had praised

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public health and national security experts shake their heads when President Donald Trump says the coronavirus "came out of nowhere" and “blindsided the world.” They've... → Read More

Trump officials emphasize that coronavirus 'Made in China'

There's one thing the Trump administration wants Americans to remember about the coronavirus pandemic: It carries the "Made in China” label. Trump administration officials, on the defensive about their own handling of the virus, have repeatedly reminded people that the virus started in Wuhan → Read More