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Universal Health Services, the country's largest chain of behavioral health hospitals, does not believe Buzzfeed's investigative series into its billing practices, admissions standards and violent culture has had an effect on its business. The company has not seen changes in behavior from referring doctors or people who work at UHS facilities, CFO Steve Filton told investors Wednesday.

"The single biggest external reaction that we've gotten to the media reporting has been from the investor community, not from clinicians themselves. I think clinicians have tended to discount that reporting as being largely anecdotal and not an accurate depiction."

OK, but: UHS' stock price has fallen more than 6% since Buzzfeed's first investigation was published in December. The CtW Investment Group, a pension fund adviser tied to unions, also sent a letter last Friday asking UHS shareholders to change the company's "outdated and entrenched" board over concerns from the reports.

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Trump commutes Roger Stone's sentence

Roger Stone arriving at his sentencing hearing on Feb. 20. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

President Trump on Friday evening commuted the sentence of his longtime associate Roger Stone, according to two senior administration officials. Stone in February was sentenced to 40 months in prison for crimes including obstruction, witness tampering and making false statements to Congress.

Why it matters: The controversial move brings an abrupt end to the possibility of Stone spending time behind bars. He had been scheduled to report to prison on July 14.

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13 states this week surpassed records set just last week for their highest number of coronavirus infections in a single day, according to the COVID Tracking Project and state health department data. 16 states in total reported new highs.

The big picture: The United States' alarming rise in coronavirus cases isn't just due to increased testing — particularly where the number of cases has grown fastest over the last month, Axios' Andrew Witherspoon and Caitlin Owens report.

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