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Donald Trump removes top coronavirus watchdog, widens attack on inspectors general
economictimes.indiatimes.com

It was the Republican president’s most recent broadside against the federal watchdogs who seek to root out government waste, fraud and abuse following his removal on Friday of the intelligence community’s IG and his sharp criticism of the one who oversees the Department of Health and Human Services.

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SAARC trade officials sans Pakistan meet to discuss pragmatic solutions
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This was a follow up action of the announcement made by the Prime Minister at the Video Conference of SAARC Leaders on 15 March. This discussed the impact of travel restrictions and the larger Covid-19 situation on intra-regional trade.

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Blood banks run dry as collection dwindles to a trickle
economictimes.indiatimes.com

On normal days, leading blood banks such as the Indian Red Cross Society, Rotary Blood Bank and Lions Blood Bank collect 150 to 250 units of blood from voluntary donors at each of the collection /storage facilities spread across the country. Post the lockdown, these figures have dropped to 30 – 40 units per facility.

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US coronavirus death projection lowered, New York fears undercount
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The downward revision in the death toll in the University of Washington model – often cited by U.S. and state policymakers – coincides with comments by some political leaders that caseloads may have reached a plateau in certain areas.

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New York, New Jersey report record coronavirus deaths, fear death toll undercounted
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Spain's coronavirus deaths pass 14,500, but real toll may be bigger
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'We'll be a history project': children in the U.S. talk about the coronavirus
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Are Americans too dependent on political polls?
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For die-hard political pundits, observers, and undecided voters, every Sunday and Monday, from now through Election Day, will be a must-watch. That’s usually when the latest political polls from one or several of at least two-dozen organizations are released. But are voters overreliant on these polls? It depends on whom you ask. “I think the […]

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Mark Cuban has doubts about the market comeback and is raising more cash
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Billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban isn't convinced that the swift market rally is here to stay.

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