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How will protests affect the pandemic?

Epidemiologists say the crowding conditions associated with mass protests over police violence seem likely to add dozens of people, or perhaps even hundreds, to the daily death toll from coronavirus infections. But they acknowledge that that these sorts of assessments … Continue reading

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Trump campaign pulls ad featuring SpaceX launch

An online advertisement that plays off last weekend’s historic crewed SpaceX launch to boost President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign drew a protest from the wife of one of the astronauts today — and soon afterward, the campaign deleted its version of the … Continue reading

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Trump hails SpaceX launch after seeing it firsthand

President Donald Trump held up America’s space effort as a unifying endeavor for a divided nation after becoming only the third sitting president to witness the launch of American astronauts in person. Get the full story on GeekWire.

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Trump says he’s taking pills to dodge COVID-19

President Donald Trump said today that he’s taking hydroxychloroquine, an antimalarial drug that’s being tested as a COVID-19 treatment at the University of Washington and  dozens of other sites across the country. Get the news brief on GeekWire.  

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Tech CEOs advise White House on virus impact

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and President Donald Trump aren’t exactly the best of friends, but that didn’t stop the White House from including the world’s richest individual on a list of industry leaders working with Trump to bring about a … Continue reading

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White House science chief will lead NSF, too

President Donald Trump has named White House science adviser Kelvin Droegemeier to serve as acting director of the National Science Foundation. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Virus-tracking plans raise privacy concerns

Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., and two other members of Congress are sounding an alarm over the prospect of using location data to track the coronavirus outbreak. In a letter to President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, who heads … Continue reading

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Former U.N. envoy breaks with Boeing over aid

Nikki Haley, the former South Carolina governor and U.N. ambassador who has been touted as a future presidential candidate, says she’s resigning from Boeing’s board of directors to protest the company’s request for $60 billion in federal aid. Boeing has … Continue reading

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Trump tests negative for coronavirus

President Donald Trump famously downplayed the seriousness of the coronavirus outbreak at first, but now he’s been tested to see if he’s carrying the virus – and the results show he doesn’t have it. The ups and downs of the past week … Continue reading

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Trump mulls travel bans for U.S. virus hotspots

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, restrictions on European travel will be extended to Britain and Ireland on March 16 – and President Donald Trump said today that limits on travel from domestic hotspots such as the Seattle area were … Continue reading

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