The United States on Thursday took the grim title of the country with the most coronavirus infections. More than 82,000 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the US, edging out Italy and China.
The Trump administration unsealed sweeping indictments against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and members of his inner circle on narcoterrorism charges Thursday, a dramatic escalation in the U.S. campaign to force the authoritarian socialist from power. The administration announced a $15 million reward for information leading to Maduro’s capture or conviction.
HISTORIC CORONAVIRUS PACKAGE PASSED: The Senate passed a historic $2 trillion coronavirus relief package Wednesday night, as it tries to stem the destruction the pandemic has brought to American lives and wallets.
The chamber approved the bill in a unanimous 96-0 vote after days of furious negotiations, partisan sniping and raised tempers on the Senate floor. The bill now heads to the House, which will push to pass it by voice vote Friday morning as most representatives are out of Washington.