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Trump Orders GM To Produce Ventilators, Invoking Defense Production Act

President Donald Trump announced Friday that he’s ordering General Motors to produce ventilators needed by hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic. Trump is taking action under the Defense Production Act, a 1950 law that gives the president legal power over industrial production. He detailed his decision in a statement: Today, I signed a Presidential Memorandum directing the […]

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Hurricane Florence Evacuation Orders Come With Tough Choices For Medical Facilities

Hurricane Florence is approaching the southeastern coast of the U.S. with wind speeds of about 120 miles per hour. It’s expected to cause “life-threatening” storm surges and heavy rainfall for the Carolinas once it reaches shore on late Thursday and Friday, the National Hurricane Center reported Wednesday. Officials in the Carolinas strongly urged millions of people […]