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Isikoff: Justice Dept. may prosecute officials for ordering torture

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Details are coming out on the newly released torture memos, including more than 266 instances of waterboarding of two alleged terrorists. Should Bush administration officials be held accountable? Rachel Maddow is joined by Newsweek’s Michael Isikoff.

This video is from MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast Apr. 20, 2009.



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Washington state nurses share shocking stories from their war against coronavirus

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by Ken Armstrong and Vianna Davila

Nurses at one hospital in southeastern Washington state have alleged that, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, they were ordered by supervisors to use one protective mask per shift, potentially exposing themselves to the novel coronavirus.

At another hospital, just east of Seattle, nurses had to use face shields indefinitely.

At a third hospital, on Washington’s border with Oregon, nurses reported that respirators were expired. The hospital responded, the nurses said, by ordering staff to remove stickers showing that the respirators might be as much as three years out of date.

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‘A quarantine will not be necessary’: Trump backtracks on plan to lockdown New York area

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President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that he would not go forward with his plan to quarantine the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

"On the recommendation of the White House CoronaVirus Task Force, and upon consultation with the Governor’s of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, I have asked the CDC to issue a strong Travel Advisory, to be administered by the Governors, in consultation with the Federal Government," Trump announced on Twitter.

"A quarantine will not be necessary," he declared.

"Full details will be released by CDC tonight. Thank you!" he added.

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Scared New York medical workers decry lack of Personal Protective Equipment during coronavirus crisis

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Medical staff in America's coronavirus hotbed New York are struggling with long hours and a dire need for protective equipment -- and as infections surge, they increasingly fear for their own safety.

Doctors and nurses are working around the clock caring for patients hit by the fast-spreading infection, risking their lives on the front lines of the global crisis.

The same week the United States became the new epicenter of the pandemic -- with about 120,000 confirmed cases of infection and 2,000 deaths -- Kious Kelly, a nurse manager at a Manhattan hospital, succumbed to a fatal case of the COVID-19 illness.

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