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Vice President Mike Pence asks Americans not to attend church services of more than 10 people

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Vice President Mike Pence told “Nightline” co-anchor Byron Pitts on Wednesday that Americans should not attend church services of more than 10 people during the novel coronavirus outbreak.Police on Monday arrested a Florida megachurch pastor for allegedly violating a county social distancing order by holding a packed church service, and the day…read more »

Coronavirus government response updates: New death projections raise pressure on Trump to call for nationwide restrictions

Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump and his top health officials warned Americans to brace for a “very painful” few weeks ahead as they delivered their projection Tuesday that between 100,000 and 240,000 Americans will die of the novel coronavirus, even if social distancing measures are strictly followed.Far from the…read more »

Trump backs Americans covering faces as task force debates mask guidelines

Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks(WASHINGTON) — As the White House coronavirus task force continues to debate whether to officially revise the Center for Disease Control guidelines on wearing masks, President Donald Trump now has informally endorsed the idea — backing Americans wearing face coverings when going out in public.”It’s not a bad idea,…read more »

Sanders, acknowledging ‘narrow path’ to nomination, pushes agenda amid pandemic

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — From his home in Burlington, Vermont early Tuesday morning, in a remote interview with a comedian stationed 250 miles away, Sen. Bernie Sanders made an unusual concession.”There is a path,” Sanders, I-Vt., told Seth Meyers, when asked in an appearance on Late Night about his chances to win the Democratic presidential nomination,…read more »

Despite calls for global cooperation, US and China fight over leading coronavirus response

Oleksii Liskonih/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. and Chinese governments have increasingly turned the novel coronavirus pandemic into a contest over their primacy as the world’s leading humanitarian force, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo highlighting U.S. contributions to global aid agencies Tuesday and pushing back on Chinese propaganda about its overseas assistance.But as the pandemic spreads…read more »

After ‘Zoom bombings’, other incidents, FBI warns of videoconferencing hijacking amid coronavirus

iStock/AndreyPopov(BOSTON) — As more Americans rely on videoconferencing for work and to keep connected to love ones amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is warning of potential hijacks of videoconferencing applications.Overnight, the FBI highlighted two incidents in Massachusetts related to the popular videoconferencing app Zoom.”In late March 2020, a Massachusetts-based high…read more »