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Acting Navy secretary submits letter of resignation, tells staff he is quitting

Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly resigned Tuesday, according to two officials, just hours after he had publicly apologized for a profanity-laced upbraiding of the officer he fired as captain of the coronavirus-stricken USS Theodore Roosevelt.

President Trump sidelines inspector general tapped for coronavirus stimulus oversight

Glenn Fine, the acting Defense Department inspector general and a veteran watchdog, had been selected by peers last month for the oversight position.

Chuck Schumer proposes $25,000 'heroes’ pay for frontline workers

Nurses, truck drivers grocery store clerks and others are “risking their lives” to care for Americans amid the stark pandemic and economic shutdown, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said.

Stephanie Grisham out as White House press secretary, will head Melania Trump’s staff

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham is leaving her job without ever briefing the press, to be the first lady’s chief of staff.

John Lewis, once a Trump target, endorses Joe Biden

Civil rights icon and Georgia Rep. John Lewis is backing Joe Biden for president, giving the prospective Democratic nominee perhaps his biggest symbolic endorsement among the many veteran black lawmakers who back his candidacy.

Trade adviser warned White House in January of risks of a pandemic

A top White House adviser starkly warned Trump administration officials in late January that the coronavirus crisis could cost the United States trillions of dollars and put millions of Americans at risk of illness or death.

Congress, White House reach high for next coronavirus bill

Congressional leaders are jolting ahead with another coronavirus rescue package as President Trump indicated Monday that Americans will need more aid during the stark pandemic and economic shutdown.

Top Wisconsin court blocks governor’s move to delay election

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Monday issued an executive order to delay the state's presidential primary for two months because of the coronavirus pandemic, a move that will almost certainly prompt a court challenge and inject new uncertainty about whether the election will move forward.