Oct 8, 2018

Trump says he has no plans to fire Rod Rosenstein

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President Trump told reporters outside the White House on Monday that he has no plans to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

The big picture: Rosenstein was set to join Trump on Air Force One to travel to Orlando. Florida, per NBC News. The New York Times reported last month that Rosenstein had suggested secretly taping Trump in a meeting and discussed using the 25th Amendment to have him removed from office. Shortly afterward, Axios reported Rosenstein had offered his resignation.

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WHO won't call coronavirus a pandemic as cases spread

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 World Health Organization will not yet call the coronavirus a pandemic, claiming that needs across affected countries are too varied and the classification would increase fear, per a briefing Monday.

The big picture: As South Korea and Italy stepped up emergency measures in efforts to thwart the spread of the virus, WHO expressed concern about infections with no clear link to China. COVID-19 has killed at least 2,620 people and infected almost 80,000 others, with all but 27 deaths occurring in mainland China.

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The global scramble to contain the coronavirus

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The coronavirus is spreading quickly in cities nowhere near Wuhan, China, and the window to prevent a global pandemic is narrowing.

Zoom in: Here's a look at what comes with a coronavirus outbreak in communities outside China that have been hardest hit so far.

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