Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, the Missouri School of Journalism, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Lynde resides with her family in Wichita, Kansas. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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Biden, Sanders keep their distance

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/16/20, 10:06 am

The leading Democratic presidential candidates stood 6 feet apart Sunday night and argued their positions in a CNN studio with no audience. After greeting each other with an elbow bump, former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., each explained why he would make the best president in a time of crisis like the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Trump declares coronavirus emergency

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/13/20, 04:41 pm

Early next week, Americans who think they might have COVID-19 can access a screening website and drive-through testing centers in parking lots of major retailers and pharmacies, President Donald Trump announced on Friday. He declared the outbreak of the disease caused by the new coronavirus a national emergency and laid out changes to the nation’s healthcare system as a result. The federal government will relax numerous regulations on hospitals and doctors so they can make quick decisions without limits on how, when, or where they provide care for patients.

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Feeding the hungry in COVID-19’s clutches

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/13/20, 11:26 am

Inside a coronavirus containment zone in New Rochelle, N.Y., National Guard troops worked with a local food program to make sure affected families did not have to miss a meal. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo barred people from going to school, worship, or any other large gathering until March 25 in a mile-wide zone in the hard-hit Westchester County suburb of New York City. For students who get free or reduced-price lunch from schools, it could mean empty bellies until classes begin again.

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