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April 09, 2020

The Presidential Daily Brief

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  • COVID-19

    Have We Flattened the Curve?

    With the number of coronavirus infections nearing 1.5 million worldwide, many are scrambling for signs of optimism. They might be encouraged by hard-hit places like Italy, Spain and New York City, where infections and fatalities are starting to level off. But cases are also spiking in India and Japan. And…

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  • Berned Out

    It's Trump vs. Biden After Sanders Withdraws

    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who rallied progressive voters to move the Democratic Party leftward in 2016 and again this year, dropped his presidential bid Wednesday, leaving former Vice President Joe Biden to face President Donald Trump in November. Biden had defeated Sanders in key state primaries to amass a nearly…

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  • Bigger Enemy

    Saudi Coalition Declares Cease-fire in Yemen

    There’s a new war to fight. The Saudi-led coalition that’s battled Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen since 2015 has announced a unilateral cease-fire. The move, taking effect today, is intended to both prevent a coronavirus outbreak among Yemen’s war-ravaged population, and allow Houthi leaders to join U.N.-organized peace negotiations. Last month…

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  • Second Opinion

    New Relief Efforts Fracture in Washington

    As legislators spar over relief packages, the White House is reportedly creating a second coronavirus task force to deal with the pandemic’s economic impact. Likely to include the Treasury secretary and presidential economic advisors, it would aim to reopen the country for business by the end of April. It could…

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  • In Short

    Also Important…

    New research shows that the first coronavirus carriers arrived in New York from Europe in mid-February, weeks before the first confirmed case. Linda Tripp, the confidante who taped Monica Lewinsky’s conversations, launching a scandal that led to President Bill Clinton’s impeachment, has died of cancer at age 70. And China…

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