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Republicans Holding Up Emergency Coronavirus Spending To Protect Drug Company Price Gouging
Meeting between White House Coronavirus Task Force and pharmaceutical executives in the Cabinet Room of the White House, March 2, 2020. Image from: Getty Images

Republicans Holding Up Emergency Coronavirus Spending To Protect Drug Company Price Gouging

The Congress is working toward a $7.5 billion emergency spending package for the COVID-19 response, but there's a hurdle: Republicans who don't like language in it that would keep drug companies from price gouging on vaccines and treatments.

New SARS-like Virus 'A Threat To The Entire World'

A new strain of coronavirus claims another life...this time in France. A 65-year-old man who had been traveling in Dubai has died from the illness, the French health ministry said. He was the first Frenchman to fall ill from the SARS-like coronavirus. The World Health Organization says the virus, which causes coughing, fever and pneumonia, can likely be passed between humans, but only after prolonged, close contact. Out of 44 confirmed cases worldwide, 23 people have now died with most of those infected having traveled in the Middle East.

Colbert: 'They Can Take Our Ignorance When They Pry It From Our Cold Dead Minds'

After attacking the media for their "anti-gun agenda" and Slate Magazine for keeping a running tally of the number of people who have been killed by firearms since the Newtown massacre, Stephen Colbert opined over the fact that all of this anti-gun information has had an affect, with 93 percent of Americans now favoring background checks for all gun buyers.