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State Department sends cable trying to streamline incoming requests for pandemic aid

State Department sends cable trying to streamline incoming requests for pandemic aid

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sent a cable to all diplomatic and consular posts Friday to clarify where American diplomats overseas should direct incoming requests for Covid-19 medical supplies from foreign governments, authorities and international organizations. The cable demonstrates an effort to streamline the overwhelming number of requests the Trump administration is getting from entities…MORE

Married for 51 years, they died of Covid-19 six minutes apart

Married for 51 years, they died of Covid-19 six minutes apart

Before just a few weeks ago, Stuart and Adrian Baker were perfectly healthy. The inseparable couple had been married for more than 51 years and were living in Boynton Beach, Florida, in retirement. Neither of them had any serious health conditions. Then in mid-March, they started feeling ill. On Sunday, they both died — six…MORE

The United States Tennis Association says we should not be playing tennis right now

The United States Tennis Association says we should not be playing tennis right now

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) released a statement Friday advising not to play tennis during the coronavirus pandemic. “Based on the recommendations of the USTA COVID-19 Advisory Group, the USTA believes that it is in the best interest of society to take a collective pause from playing the sport we love,” the statement says.…MORE

Here’s what America’s oil CEOs discussed with Trump

Here’s what America’s oil CEOs discussed with Trump

America’s leading oil CEOs urged President Donald Trump on Friday to grant the embattled industry access to government programs aimed at helping companies harmed by the coronavirus pandemic. Trump was “very receptive” to that request and did not discuss government-mandated oil production cuts during the meeting at the White House, American Petroleum Institute CEO Mike…MORE

Selena Gomez shares that she has bipolar disorder in conversation with Miley Cyrus

Selena Gomez shares that she has bipolar disorder in conversation with Miley Cyrus

Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus had a moving virtual conversation on Friday in which Gomez revealed that she was recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The two former Disney stars appeared on Cyrus’ Instagram show “Bright Minded,” where Gomez talked openly about her health. “Recently, I went to one of the best mental hospitals in America,…MORE

As coronavirus cases grow, hospitals adopt a system to rank patients for treatment

As coronavirus cases grow, hospitals adopt a system to rank patients for treatment

With the peak of Covid-19 infections still ahead and medical supplies still scarce, hospitals and physicians are gearing up for a nearly impossible challenge: deciding who gets a life-saving ventilator and who doesn’t. “Physicians who work in parts of the world that don’t have adequate resources have had to make decisions like this maybe even…MORE

Surveillance court wants FBI to explain new reported shortcomings

Surveillance court wants FBI to explain new reported shortcomings

The federal court that oversees national security surveillance wants the FBI to explain newly uncovered missteps in government warrants to eavesdrop on Americans after a recent internal audit found the FBI fell short of the standards required. The Justice Department inspector general said in recent days that after reviewing a sample of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance…MORE

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