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Officials Debate Whether Gun Stores Are 'Essential' During Coronavirus Outbreak

Officials Debate Whether Gun Stores Are 'Essential' During Coronavirus Outbreak

Governors and mayors in some parts of the country are requiring them to close like many other businesses. Other officials are letting gun sales continue. Gun rights groups are on the defensive.

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Source: NPR Politics
Officials Debate Whether Gun Stores Are 'Essential' During Coronavirus Outbreak

Show Me the Relief Money – No Promises On When Coronavirus Checks Are Coming

Show Me the Relief Money – No Promises On When Coronavirus Checks Are Coming

About 90% of households — approximately 165 million — will benefit from direct payments, according to the Tax Policy Center.Under the plan, single people earning incomes below $75,000 will receive as much as $1,200. The White House says it will issue funds in three weeks but experts say it could take months for some.

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Show Me the Relief Money – No Promises On When Coronavirus Checks Are Coming

FACT CHECK: Testing Should Take Place Wherever There Are Cases Despite Trump's View

FACT CHECK: Testing Should Take Place Wherever There Are Cases Despite Trump's View

President Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the White House briefing room Wednesday.Trump said he doesn’t think testing needs to happen in entire states in the Midwest. But there are cases in all 50 states, and to stop the spread, testing needs to take place.

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FACT CHECK: Testing Should Take Place Wherever There Are Cases Despite Trump's View