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Lydia DePillis

COVID testing A Scientist Created A Rapid Test Just Weeks Into the Pandemic. Here’s Why You Still Can’t Get It.
Irene Bosch developed a quick, inexpensive COVID-19 test in early 2020. The Harvard-trained scientist already had a factory set up. But she was stymied by an FDA process experts say made no sense.
How A Federal Agency Excluded Thousands Of Viable Businesses From Pandemic Relief
The Small Business Administration refuses to give pandemic relief loans to people who have filed for bankruptcy, even if their businesses can survive.
The Pandemic’s Existential Threat To Black-Owned Businesses
Danette Wilder spent years building up her company. Now it has to survive a recession that could put a generation of Black entrepreneurs out of business.
Capitol Rioters Planned for Weeks in Plain Sight. The Police Weren’t Ready.
Insurrectionists made no effort to hide their intentions, but law enforcement protecting Congress was caught flat-footed.
CLARKSBURG, MD – MAY 21: Sawinder Singh photographed at his home in Clarksburg, Maryland on May 21, 2019. Singh is a bus operator in Montgomery County that has faced harassment for years because he wears a turban and has a beard that is unshorn, in keeping with his Sikh faith. He filed an EEOC complaint and has reached a settlement with the school system that he hopes will help others.(Photo by Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post) The Trump Administration’s Final Push to Make It Easier for Religious Employers to Discriminate
How Dozens of Trump’s Political Appointees Will Stay in Government After Biden Takes Over
Documents show that officials appointed by Trump who’d otherwise lose their jobs under Biden have been approved for permanent positions in federal agencies.
Robert Lighthizer Blew Up 60 Years of Trade Policy. Nobody Knows What Happens Next.
New Orleans, LA - April 30, 2020 - Charbroiled oysters are prepared in the parking lot of St. Dominic Church by staff from Drago's Seafood Restaurant.Many local restaurants have resorted to curbside service and orders to-go during the stay-at-home order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. (William Widmer for The Washington Post) Oyster, Air Fryer And Bicycle Companies Say Their Goods Are Essential To Fighting Coronavirus So They Can Get Tariff Relief
Trump’s trade agency is taking applications for products that should escape new tariffs. Companies making everything from shoes to hors d’oeuvres are submitting justifications that are … creative.
This Treasury Official Is Running the Bailout. It’s Been Great for His Family.
Deputy Treasury Secretary Justin Muzinich has an increasingly prominent role. He still has ties to his family’s investment firm, which is a major beneficiary of the Treasury’s bailout actions.
The Trump Administration Says a New Bailout Program Will Help 35 Million Americans. It Probably Won’t.
Experts from across the political spectrum fear that the Federal Reserve’s new Main Street Lending program won’t reach enough businesses or save enough jobs.
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