Susan Pompeo

In search of information on whether Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ordered federal workers to do personal errands for him and his wife, NBCUniversal sued the State Department in federal court for “records of electronic communications between Susan Pompeo’s personal email address and email addresses with a @state.gov domain name, sent or received on or between April 26, 2018 and November 13, 2019.”

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Virus Research

The Washington Post sued the State Department in federal court for information on U.S. diplomats’ visits to Wuhan, China in 2018, regarding the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s “studies on bat coronaviruses,” and the diplomats’ urging the U.S. to provide support to the lab, “because its research on bat coronaviruses was important but dangerous,” and the U.S. refusal to provide such support.

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10,000 Dead Worldwide From Coronavirus

The United States warned Americans to avoid all international travel and told citizens abroad to return now or face an “indefinite” absence, and California’s governor asked all 40 million residents to stay home, to try to slow a pandemic toll that on Friday surpassed 10,000 people worldwide.

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