What you need to know today about the virus outbreak
April 17, 2020
President Donald Trump appears to be encouraging resistance to stay at home orders aimed at containing the coronavirus that have thrown millions of Americans out of work. But some governors say they badly need help from Washington in expanding testing before they can safely lift them.
A day after Trump gave U.S. governors a road map for recovering from the pandemic's financial pain and told them they could call the shots, he ramped up pressure on three Democratic states in a series of tweets: "LIBERATE MINNESOTA!" "LIBERATE MICHIGAN!" "LIBERATE VIRGINIA."
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