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A daily news roundup on the latest headlines happening in America. Follow us on Twitter @InAmericaPod for the latest stories.

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69 Episodes
Quick TakePresident Donald Trump says he plans to ban Chinese-owned video app TikTok from the U.S.The Washington State Department of Agriculture announced that it trapped its first murder hornet.A student tested positive for coronavirus just hours into the first day of school in Indiana.Serum Institute announced a plan to make hundreds of millions of doses of an unproven vaccine. Support Us: See for privacy and opt-out information.
Quick TakeFlorida is bracing for the arrival of Hurricane Isaias from Saturday afternoon through Sunday.NYC plans to reopen schools in September as long as the city’s positivity rate remains below 3%.California is now the first state in the nation to have reached 500,000 total coronavirus cases. $600 enhanced jobless payments have expired for over 30 million Americans.Support Us: See for privacy and opt-out information.
Quick TakeFrench drugmaker Sanofi secures a $2.1 billion deal with the United States government.Dr. Anthony Fauci gets pressed on protests by Ohio congressman Jim Jordan,17-year-old Graham Ivan Clark is arrested for his alleged involvement in a massive Twitter hack.The United States could see up to a half million fewer births in 2021.Support Us: See for privacy and opt-out information.
Quick TakeGDP shrank at an annual rate of 32.9% in the second quarter. Herman Cain, a former Republican presidential nominee, has died from COVID-19.Outbreaks have swept through at least three Alaska fish-processing facilities in recent weeks.An effort to extend enhanced unemployment benefits failed after Democrats blocked a bid to slash payments.Support Us: See for privacy and opt-out information.
Quick TakeTexas Representative Louie Gohmert tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of meeting with Trump.Trump suggested the administration will push for a narrower aid package with direct payments. Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced the United States will pull 11,900 troops out of Germany. WHO says there is no evidence that COVID-19 will follow seasonal variations.Support this podcast: See for privacy and opt-out information.
Quick TakeInfections trend upward in 39 states as the United States surpasses 4 million confirmed cases.The White House and Senate Republicans neared an agreement on a new economic rescue proposal.1.4 million Americans filed for unemployment last week as $600 payments are set to expire.A new study shows that hydroxychloroquine did not improve the condition of patients with covid-19.Support this podcast: See for privacy and opt-out information.
Quick Take The American Academy of Pediatrics calls for students to be physically present in school. The WHO raises concerns over America’s purchase of nearly all global supply of remdesivir. California and NYC order closure of indoor dining as daily coronavirus cases reach 50,000. Out of state healthcare reinforcements are being brought in to assist with hospitals in Texas. See for privacy and opt-out information.
Quick Take The Senate extended the application period for the Paycheck Protection Program. Several states across the Midwest are seeing a resurgence in coronavirus cases. European nations have now reopened their borders to nonessential travelers from a list of countries. Airbus has announced that it will cut nearly 15,000 jobs across its global workforce. See for privacy and opt-out information.
Quick Take Pandemic measures are extended in Tennessee, Florida, Arizona, and California. California reports a near doubling in coronavirus cases over the past week. The WHO will investigate the original source of the virus in Wuhan, Chan. NYC cuts the NYPD’s budget by $1 billion and cancels the planned hiring of 1,163 police officers. See for privacy and opt-out information.
Quick Take Outbreaks are prompting from restaurants and bars as indoor dining restrictions are lifted. Vice President Mike Pence urged the public to wear masks during a visit to Texas. Governors criticize the Trump Administration for deferring pandemic responsibility to states. The rate of positive coronavirus cases in Arizona climbs above 20 percent. See for privacy and opt-out information.
Quick Take Miami prepares to close beaches from July 3rd to the 7th amid record breaking case counts. New CDC data suggests 10 times higher case counts than reported in some parts of the county. A federal judge ordered the release of migrant children held in family detention centers. 43 percent of coronavirus deaths in the U.S. are linked to nursing homes and long-term care facilities. See for privacy and opt-out information.
Quick Take Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced he does not intend to move to the next phase of reopening. Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott reversed reopening measures, ordering all bars to close. The S&P 500 was down about 2 percent as news broke about re-imposed restrictions. Dr. Fauci warned that coronavirus outbreaks largely in the South and West could engulf the country. See for privacy and opt-out information.
Quick Take Texas pauses its reopening process and moves to free up hospital space for virus patients. NYC is on track to enter Phase 3 of the state’s reopening plan on July 6. The government reported that over 1 million stimulus checks, worth $1.4 billion, were sent to dead people. Disneyland cancels its plan to reopen California theme parks on July 17th. See for privacy and opt-out information.
Quick Take California Gov. Gavin Newsom said that the state recorded more than 7,000 new cases today. Federal funding for 13 COVID-19 testing sites is set to end on June 30th. The GOP Justice Act was blocked by Senate Democrats, calling for more stringent police reform. Caesars Entertainment is now requiring everyone to wear masks while indoor at its hotels and casinos. See for privacy and opt-out information.
Quick Take The International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasts that the global economy will shrink 4.9 percent this year. More than 35,000 new coronavirus cases were reported across the country yesterday. New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will begin requiring certain out-of-state travelers to quarantine. The S&P 500 fell more than 2 percent largely from shares of retailers, airlines and cruise companies. See for privacy and opt-out information.
Quick Take Dr. Anthony Fauci told House lawmakers that the nation is experiencing a “disturbing surge” of coronavirus infection. Arizona reported a record 3,591 new cases and 42 deaths. President Trump has signed an executive order that suspends the issuance of new work visas. Steven Mnuchin said that he could foresee another economic stimulus package passing in Congress by the end of July. See for privacy and opt-out information.
South Carolina reported a new record high of 990 new coronavirus cases on Thursday. AMC Theaters reversed its stance on mask wearing in cinemas. The Fed works to create more coin supply as the pandemic disrupted circulation. Apple temporarily closes 11 retail stores amid a surge in the number of coronavirus cases. See for privacy and opt-out information.
Quick TakeFormer Atlanta police officer faces murder charges in Rayshard Brooks shooting. More than one million Americans applied for state unemployment benefits for the 13th straight week. NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio has confirmed that the city will ease more restrictions on Monday, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey announced that he will allow mayors to require mask wearing. See for privacy and opt-out information.
Quick TakeOver the last 24 hours, Florida reported 2,783 new cases, Texas reported 2,622, and reported Arizona 2,392. NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo says NYC is on track to enter its next phase of reopening as soon as Monday. Stocks on Wall Street drift as investors regrouped after a week of turbulent trading. Tulsa health officials voiced concerns over the Trump rally on Saturday. See for privacy and opt-out information.
Quick TakeAtlanta's Police Chief stepped down after officers shot and killed a black man. Scientists at the University of Oxford say a steroid drug could reduce coronavirus deaths. Officials in Tulsa, Okla., warn that President Trump’s indoor rally could lead a spike in cases. Texas and Arizona continue to see a surge in coronavirus cases. See for privacy and opt-out information.
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