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The original military courtroom at the U.S. Navy base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, is seen in this photo approved for release by the U.S. military. Walter Michot/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images hide caption

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As Pandemic Halts The Military Court At Guantánamo, Critics Call For Its Closure

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Signs in English and Spanish outside a hospital in West Reading, Pa., advertise visitor restrictions as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19. Ben Hasty / MediaNews Group via Getty Images hide caption

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Hospital Visitor Bans Under Scrutiny After Disability Groups Raise Concerns Over Care

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Dr. Ray Lorenzoni is in his second year of a pediatric cardiology fellowship at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. In March, he was recruited to treat adult COVID-19 patients during New York City's peak. Elias Williams for NPR hide caption

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'She Wasn't Alone,' A Doctor Reflects On New York City's Coronavirus Peak

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Sen. Burr To Step Down As Intelligence Chairman During Stock Sell-Off Probe

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With meatpacking plants reducing processing capacity nationwide, U.S. hog farmers are bracing or an unprecedented crisis: the need to euthanize millions of pigs. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Millions Of Pigs Will Be Euthanized As Pandemic Cripples Meatpacking Plants

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Medical workers prepare to use a swab to administer a coronavirus test at a drive-through center on March 21 in Jericho, N.Y. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images hide caption

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Despite Early Warnings, U.S. Took Months To Expand Swab Production For COVID-19 Test

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Lawmakers are asking the Treasury Department and the IRS how many deceased people have received a coronavirus relief check from the government — and what the solution is. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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As part of a demonstration across from the White House on May 7, National Nurses United set out empty shoes for nurses who have died from COVID-19. The union is asking employers and the government to provide safe workplaces, including adequate staffing. Hospitals have been laying off and furloughing nurses due to lost revenue. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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As Hospitals Lose Revenue, More Than A Million Health Care Workers Lose Jobs

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Georgia Will Investigate The Killing Of An Unarmed Black Man

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A letter bearing the signature of President Trump was sent to people who received a coronavirus relief payment as part of the CARES Act. Some of those payments went into the bank accounts of dead people. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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The IRS Sent Coronavirus Relief Payments To Dead People

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Navy medical and support personnel staff the USNS Mercy, but the hospital ship belongs to the Navy's Military Sealift Command and is run by a crew of civilian mariners. The ship headed to the Port of Los Angeles on March 23 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Mike Blake/Reuters hide caption

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Civilian Mariners Say Strict Navy Coronavirus Restrictions Are Unfair

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President Trump signs the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act last week. The law added billions for loans for small businesses through the PPP. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Loopholes In Small Business Relief Program Allow Thriving Companies To Cash In

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The Internal Revenue Service headquarters was photographed on April 27, 2020 in the Federal Triangle section of Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Coronavirus Payments To Poor Are Vulnerable To Fraud

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Los Angeles city attorney Mike Feuer has taken action against several companies selling supposed treatments or "at-home" test kits for the coronavirus. Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times via Getty hide caption

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