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CGTN America 16 Mar 2020

Biden pledges female running mate, Sanders says he will too, as long as she's progressive


U.S. Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden pledged to select a female vice president if he is the nominee.

US President Donald Trump has called Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi "sick" after she criticised him because he threatened to withhold funding from the World Health Organization.
Trump has accused the world health body of being too close to China and says he wants to see "substantial improvements" within the next 30 days.

Al Jazeera's Mike Hanna reports from Washington, DC, US.
A man who has muscular dystrophy and lives in a long-term care home in Quebec says he wants to leave the home to protect himself from COVID-19. Jonathan Marchand, 43, says if COVID-19 doesn't get him, the lack of service or despair will.

D.C. Bureau Chief of The Intercept, Ryan Grim, discusses a poll worker dying from coronavirus in Chicago, Biden's run against Trump.
Pres. Trump says he will "surround myself with the greatest minds" to make decision on when to reopen country amid federal social distancing guidelines.

Asked what metrics he will use to make the call, he points at his head: "The metrics right here. That's my metrics. That's all I can do." #donaldtrump #covid19 #coronavirus #economy #politics

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