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President Donald Trump declared Monday at a White House coronavirus briefing that the “we have prevailed” on expanding testing for Covid-19 in the country, even as U.S. deaths topped 80,000. Trump swiftly found himself on the defensive under questioning from reporters, and he abruptly ended the event after an awkward exchange over China with an Asian-American reporter.
Elon Musk asserted Monday that Tesla’s factory in Fremont, California, had restarted production in open defiance of the stay-at-home order in Alameda County. “I will be on the line with everyone else,” he tweeted. “If anyone is arrested, I ask that it only be me.” In an email, the company told workers their furlough ended Sunday, which conflicted with comments made before Musk’s tweet by California Gov. Gavin Newsom, who said he expected Tesla’s plant to reopen next week.
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