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The week in 12 headlines

Posted May 8, 2020 6:37 p.m. EDT

— This week, President Donald Trump ventured out of Washington for a mostly mask-free visit to an Arizona mask producer. Meanwhile, the White House saw two confirmed coronavirus cases. 

Monday

FBI gun background checks remained high in April during coronavirus pandemicPelosi slams White House for limiting coronavirus task force testimony

Tuesday

Ousted vaccine director files whistleblower complaint alleging coronavirus warnings were ignoredTrump emerges from White House bubble to visit Arizona mask-making company

Wednesday

Nation's stockpile proves to be no match for a pandemicIn reversal, Trump says task force will continue 'indefinitely' -- eyes vaccine czar

Thursday

Barr defends dropping Flynn case: 'I'm doing the law's bidding'Two-thirds of Americans concerned states will lift restrictions too quicklyOne of Trump's personal valets has tested positive for coronavirus

Friday

Federal agency says removal of vaccine chief may have been retaliationNotice says federal government to begin 'phased transition' back to workPence's press secretary tests positive for coronavirus, Trump says

And that was the week in 12 headlines.

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