States reopen even as coronavirus deaths mount: Here is this week’s news recap and our best reads
People wait for a distribution of masks and food from the Rev. Al Sharpton in the Harlem neighborhood of New York, after a new state mandate was issued requiring residents to wear face coverings in public due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, Saturday, April 18, 2020.
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Trump push to keep meatpacking plants open comes as pork producers profit from China trade deal
A farmer checks on young female pigs at a hog farm in Smithville, Ohio on Thursday, April 30, 2020.
Dane Rhys | Bloomberg | Getty Images
President Donald Trump’s executive order this week requiring American meatpacking plants to stay open during the coronavirus pandemic is raising new questions about the United States’ massive meat exports, particularly the export of pork to China. Read the full story here.