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FILE - This Tuesday, April 7, 2020 file photo shows a bottle of hydroxychloroquine tablets in Texas City, Texas. On Friday, April 24, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned doctors against prescribing the malaria drug to treat COVID-19 outside of hospitals or research settings. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Whistleblower: I Was Fired Over Warnings About Hydroxychloroquine

Dr. Rick Bright alleges he was reassigned to a lesser role because he resisted political pressure to allow widespread use of hydroxychloroquine, a malaria drug favored by President Trump.

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Virginia’s Marijuana Decriminalization: What It Means And How It Works

It’s not the same thing as legalization, but Democrats say it’s a step on the way. Marijuana has been an issue for Virginia’s General Assembly for decades, going back as far as 1979 when the state became one of the first to legalize medical use of marijuana. (It was later repealed.) But this year, history...

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We Might Finally Have an Effective COVID-19 Treatment, But the Economy Is Getting Worse

Word of the drug came as the U.S. government reported that American economic output is shriveling in the biggest and fastest collapse since the Great Depression.

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Trump Reportedly Has ‘Financial Interest’ in Drug He Says Fights COVID-19

Ignoring medical experts and scientists, Trump has aggressively promoted hydroxychloroquine, while acknowledging that he isn’t a doctor and instead relies on “common sense.”