Mar 30, 2019

Trump intervenes on behalf of Navy SEAL charged with murder

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President Trump announced on Saturday that Edward Gallagher, a 19-year Navy veteran charged with premeditated murder of an Iraqi war prisoner and multiple war crimes, will be moved to "less restrictive confinement" before his trial in May, per the AP.

The backdrop: Trump's announcement follows a concerned letter penned by 18 Republican House representatives, who said Gallagher’s family and friends reported that the Navy SEAL had not had sufficient access to his defense attorneys, adequate medical care or enough food.

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America's future looks a lot like Nevada

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Today's Nevada caucus will foreshadow the future of American politics well beyond 2020.

Why it matters: The U.S. is in the midst of a demographic transformation, and the country's future looks a lot like Nevada's present. Today's results, in addition to shaping the 2020 race, will help tell us where politics is headed in a rapidly changing country.

Coronavirus spreads to more countries, and U.S. ups its case count

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens.

The novel coronavirus continues to spread to more nations, and the U.S. reports a doubling of its confirmed cases to 34 — while noting those are mostly due to repatriated citizens, emphasizing there's no "community spread" yet in the U.S. Meanwhile, Italy reported its first virus-related death on Friday.

The big picture: COVID-19 has now killed at least 2,359 people and infected more than 77,000 others, mostly in mainland China. New countries to announce infections recently include Israel, Lebanon and Iran.

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