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Coronavirus government response updates: Grim Trump says guidelines a ‘matter of life and death,’ Fauci says prepare for 100K victims

Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks(WASHINGTON) — The federal government has been rolling out its response to the novel coronavirus crisis, trying to slow the spread and prop up the economy, amid a volatile stock market and record unemployment numbers.After the nation’s top health officials warned the death toll from COVID-19 could reach 200,000,…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 »

Captain of aircraft carrier struck by coronavirus wants sailors off ship

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — In an unusually blunt memo, the captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier has warned top Navy leaders that most of his ship’s crew of 5,000 needs to be quarantined ashore in Guam — because he’s concerned that keeping them on the ship would continue the spread of the novel coronavirus.A…read more »

DOJ watchdog finds new errors in FBI’s handling of surveillance warrants

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — A new audit into the FBI’s surveillance warrant application process has uncovered a series of errors made by agents seeking wiretaps on subjects of national security investigations, a Justice Department watchdog revealed Tuesday.DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz said the results of audit, which grew from last year’s scathing report that scrutinized the…read more »

Trump administration finalizes more lenient fuel economy rule, rolling back Obama-era policy

Andrei Stanescu/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration will require car and truck companies to make modest improvements to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and fuel economy standards, finalizing a rollback of more ambitious requirements put in place by former President Barack Obama as part of policies intended to combat climate change.The Environmental Protection Agency and Department of…read more »

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