Jan 16, 2018

Friend of Stormy Daniels speaks out on alleged Trump affair

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Alana Evans, a friend and former colleague of Stormy Daniels, appeared on NBC News' Megyn Kelly TODAY this morning to discuss President Donald's Trump's alleged relationship with the adult film star.

Why it matters: Evans' description of her interactions with Daniels and Trump at a July 2006 celebrity golf tournament help corroborate some the details of the WSJ report released Friday.

Jacob Weisberg, editor-in-chief of Slate, also told Kelly that Daniels had confirmed her affair with Trump while speaking on-the-record prior to the 2016 election. Daniels reportedly sent Weisberg an addendum to a nondisclosure agreement from the Trump campaign, which Kelly claims Slate will publish later today.

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Serological coronavirus testing could be key to economic reopening

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America's economy won't reopen anytime soon, despite frantic CEO whispers, but a glimmer of hope may be emerging in the form of serological testing.

Why it matters: Serologic tests aren't to determine whether or not you're infected with coronavirus. They are to determine if you have potential immunity that could allow you to safely return to work.

Government tech struggles to dole out coronavirus stimulus cash

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Tech challenges are hampering federal and state government efforts to get funds from the $2 trillion coronavirus relief law into the hands of newly unemployed workers and struggling small businesses who need it.

Why it matters: Many businesses and individuals need the money now for essentials, including meeting payroll and paying rent.

U.S. coronavirus updates: Death toll passes 9,600

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Recorded deaths from the novel coronavirus surpassed 9,600 in the U.S. on Monday, per Johns Hopkins data. More than 1,000 people in the U.S. have died of coronavirus-related conditions each day since April 1.

Why it matters: U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said on Sunday the coming week will be "the hardest and saddest week of most Americans' lives" — calling it our "our Pearl Harbor, our 9/11 moment."

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