Oct 22, 2018

Trump "not satisfied” with Saudi Arabia’s explanation for Khashoggi

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President Trump, speaking with reporters en route to Texas Monday, said that he is "not satisfied” with Saudi Arabia’s explanation for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, adding that he won’t accept the kingdom's request for a full month to complete their investigation. "That’s a long time," Trump said.

Why it matters: President Trump has been hit with criticism for how he's responded to Khashoggi's death. And while Trump said today that he's "not satisfied" with the Saudi's handling of the situation, he also said that he doesn't "want to lose all of the investment that's being made in our country. I don't want to lose a million jobs." He added that the U.S. "has a great group of people" in both Saudi Arabia and Turkey looking for more concrete answers, and that "we're going to know a lot more over the next two days about the Saudi situation."

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Bernie Sanders suspends presidential campaign

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Sen. Bernie Sanders announced Wednesday that he is suspending his presidential campaign.

The big picture: It's an end to the campaign of the leading progressive in the race — and the candidate who seemed to be the clear front-runner for the Democratic nomination just a few months ago. It also makes Biden the presumptive Democratic nominee four months before the party's convention in Milwaukee.

Indians look to Taiwan amid China's coronavirus missteps

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Many Indians are angry at China and the World Health Organization for their perceived mishandling of the coronavirus. The efficiency and transparency of Taiwan's response to the epidemic, in contrast, has made it a topic of renewed sympathy and interest in India.

Why it matters: The coronavirus crisis is showcasing Taiwan's democratic system of governance on an international stage, the biggest soft power win for the country in years.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 10:30 a.m. ET: 1,447,466 — Total deaths: 83,471 — Total recoveries: 308,215Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 10:30 a.m. ET: 399,929 — Total deaths: 12,911 — Total recoveries: 22,539Map.
  3. 2020 latest: The results for Wisconsin's primary elections won't be released until April 13. Thousands of residents cast ballots in person.
  4. Federal government latest: The U.S. has begun to see "glimmers of hope" despite its highest recorded number of deaths in 24 hours, Anthony Fauci said.
  5. Public health latest: Surgeon General Jerome Adams highlighted the disproportionate impact the illness is having on African-American communities.
  6. 🚌 Public transit: Systems across the country are experiencing ridership collapse, squeezed funding streams and slow recovery from the pandemic.
  7. What should I do? Pets, moving and personal healthAnswers about the virus from Axios expertsWhat to know about social distancingQ&A: Minimizing your coronavirus risk.
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