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People wearing face masks, push shopping cart with their grocery items in Christchurch on April 1.

A New Zealand man who drunkenly filmed himself coughing on people at a supermarket has been charged with endangering life

The man later apologized, saying: "It never should've happened, the alcohol had really taken effect and I have no sensor when I get this messy."
President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during a briefing after a Coronavirus Task Force meeting at the White House on April 5.

Trump threatens ‘very substantial’ tariffs on imported oil if Saudi Arabia and Russia can’t reach a deal to push prices back up

Oil prices have fallen by about two-thirds due to the COVID-19 pandemic and have been hit further by a price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia.
Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci as President Donald Trump dismisses a question during a briefing after a Coronavirus Task Force meeting at the White House.

Trump stopped Fauci from answering a question about the anti-malaria drug Trump is hyping despite it being unproven against the coronavirus

"I'm not a doctor. I have common sense," President Donald Trump said. Then he wouldn't let Dr. Anthony Fauci speak.
White House advisor Jared Kushner listens as US President Donald Trump hosts a roundtable with Hispanic pastors in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, January 25, 2019.

Jared Kushner’s coronavirus team — deemed a ‘frat party’ by one official — reportedly used personal email accounts and a...

According to The New York Times, the culture clash between Kushner's recruits and the public sector has been "jarring."
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in October 2019.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 87, continued to work out in the Supreme Court’s private gym during the pandemic

Ginsberg is known for her dedication to the gym. Even after being diagnosed with cancer for the fourth time she refused to stop working out.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks at a press conference on March 30, 2020 near Hard Rock Stadium.

Stop shaming the South over the coronavirus

There are plenty of policy reasons the coronavirus pandemic may hit the Southern US hard. But laying the blame at the feet of Southerners is wrong.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says coronavirus troublemakers will be shot dead by the military

Duterte told his country: "My orders to the police and the military, if anyone creates trouble, and their lives are in danger: shoot them dead."
Russia's President Vladimir Putin on March 31.

Coronavirus confusion in Russia after Putin announced a nationwide vacation and people took to the streets. Two days later the Kremlin had to clarify ...

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told reporters: "It's not days off or holidays in the classical understanding of that word."
Robert Reich's 18th book was released March 24, 2020.

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich expects unemployment to surpass levels during the Great Depression

"We don't want stimulus and jobs. We want people to stay home to combat the health crisis and need to provide them with the income to get through it."
A school of fish hoover over coral on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, which is experiencing its third mass bleaching event in five years.

10 major news events no one paid attention to last week because of the coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has been dominating headlines for months. Here are 10 major world events that you may have missed out on last week.