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Student builds website with Covid-19 data overview

The high school student Avi Schiffmann build a website that shows current statistics on the spread of the coronavirus. Next to the numbers of known cases and the countries that they are in, the website shows the severity of the infections and the numbers of cured people.

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New York cleans all 472 subway stations and plans on doing it every night until Corona is contained

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced that all buses, trains and stations are being disinfected and cleaned. They plan on doing so every three days, with the stations even cleaned every day. Currently the MTA has around 2,000 subway cars, nearly 2000 buses and 472 stations. The measure follows a second person in New York being positively tested for the coronavirus.

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Vietnam health ministry says that all 16 infected patients have been cured

With no new recorded cases in Vietnam since February 13, the health ministry announced that all 16 known infected patients have been cured of the coronavirus.

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Google announces roll out of free access to premium Hangout software to enable remote work and schooling

The company announced that they'll enable access to advanced hangout functions for all existing G Suite and G Suite Education customers. This means that video calls can be recorded and saved, videos can be streamed for up to 100,000 viewers per domain and video calls can have up to 250 participants. The company said that they want to enable schools to continue education even when physical teaching is not possible due to health concerns with corona.

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Official says: 23 members of the Iranian Parliament have been tested positive for Covid-19

Out of 290 members, 23 have gotten a positive test result for the coronavirus.

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Trump administration investigates covering the costs for corona treatments of uninsured patients

The US has a program in place that enables the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to potentially reimburse hospitals and other health providers for treating uninsured patients. The reimbursement rates are set at around 110% of the Medicare rates. Currently, the Centers are evaluating if the program should be used for the treatment of uninsured corona patients.

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Pope Francis was tested negative on Covid-19

After suffering from a light cold the Pope was tested for Corona - due to the signs of a common cold being similar to Corona. The results returned negative.

Politics • American • US
Marianne Williamson endorses Bernie Sanders

Following the drop out of Andrew Yang out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, his former contender Marianne Williamson switches her endorsement from Andrew Yang to Senator Bernie Sanders who is still in the race. The endorsement was announced at a Bernie Sanders rally in Austin, Texas.

Politics • American • US
Andrew Yang calls for other contestants to drop out of race

Former Democratic presidential candidate contender Andrew Yang says "someone needs to pull an Andrew Yang", meaning that someone needs to drop out in order for the field to be able to consolidate. He says that "each candidate wants to be the last person standing to absorb the non-Bernie energy".

Politics • American • US
FEC filing shows: Bloomberg spend more than $463m in first quarter on presidential campaign

In the "Report of Receipt and Disbursements" published by the Federal Election Commission it is shown that the presidential campaign of the former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg spent over $463 million dollars on his campaign.

Politics • American • US
Warren creates document that would release former Bloomberg employees from nondisclosure agreements

Senator and  Democratic presidential nominee contender Elizabeth Warren calls for Michael Bloomberg to release former employees from nondisclosure agreements. Specifically "women who have accused him of sexual harassment" so they can voluntarily speak about their experiences. For that purpose the drafted a document - based on her background in teaching contract law.

Politics • American • US
Former CIA Director says US is "in a full-blown national security crisis"

The former CIA Director John O. Brennan tweeted that he thinks Donald Trump is "abetting" the Russian election interference in order to stay in office for a second term. This is done by Trump "trying to prevent the flow of intelligence to Congress" which he calls a "full-blown national security crisis".

Politics • American • US
Oracle founder holds Trump fundraiser, 300 employees walk off the job

Following a fundraiser for President Donald Trump, hosted by Oracle founder and Executive Chairman Larry Ellison, around 300 of his employees at Oracle stopped working out of protest at noon and spend the remaining day volunteering for good causes.

Politics • American • US
Kentucky reports record number of registered voters for 2020 elections

As of January 31 2020 Kentucky had a historically high number of registered voters, the Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adamas announced. In total Kentucky now has over  3,462,152 registered voters. The Democratic party has a slight lead with 48% of the voters affiliating with their party, compared to 43% of the total voters affiliating with the Republican party. Around 9% have other political affiliations. The last day to register for the May 19 primary is April 20.

Politics • American • US
Trump removes acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire and appoints Richard Grenell

Following the briefing about the alleged Russian interference with the US Election 2020 in favor of Donald Trump, the US president reportedly called the acting Directory of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire and removed him from his office. As a replacement Trump appointed the US ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, in the position of acting Director of National Intelligence.

Politics • American • US
Members of Congress got briefed by US intelligence that Russia was trying to interfere in 2020 elections

The members of the US Congress reportedly have been warned by US intelligence officials that Russia was trying to interfere in the 2020 election campaign. The interference was directed to favor Republican President Donald Trump.

Politics • American • US
President Trump mentions possible Roger Stone pardon

The United States President Donald Trump said publically that "Roger has a very good chance of exoneration" but we said he would do "anything in terms of the great powers bestowed upon a president of the United States" meaning his right to hand out a presidential pardon.

Politics • American • US
Former Trump adviser Roger Stone sentenced to 40 months in prison

After his conviction in November 2019 on seven felony charges, including witness tampering and lying to investigators the Republican and former Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone was sentenced to 40 months in prison.

Politics • American • US
Democratic presidential contender Bloomberg owns condo in Trump building

In 2000 the former New York City Major and Democratic presidential nominee contender Michael Bloomberg bought an apartment at  610 Park Avenue in Manhattan. The building is owned by President Donald Trump.

Politics • American • US
Washington Post researches: Sanders changed opinion on contested convention since 2016

The Democratic presidential nominee contender and senator Bernie Sanders said during the Las Vegas debate that he opposes a contested convention where superdelegates weight in their votes. This stands in contrast to his standpoint in 2016 when he was facing Hillary Clinton for the nomination. Back then he said, " The responsibility that superdelegates have is to decide what is best for this country and what is best for the Democratic Party". Even if it would mean to override a pledged delegate majority.