Kristen Welker, Monica Alba, Carol E. Lee and Geoff Bennett2h ago / 10:48 AM UTCWASHINGTON — With his hoped-for Easter timeline having come and gone, President Donald Trump now appears more determined than he has ever been to open up the economy with a “big bang” early next month, according to multiple people familiar with the decision-making process.As the U.S. leads the world in COVID-19 cases and deaths, aides are cautioning the president about too quickly lifting national social distancing guidelines, now set to expire April 30. An internal debate continues about how best to reopen certain sections of the country at the end of the month, these people said.”I think we are all expecting or planning for May 1,” said a senior administration official, cautioning that major new outbreaks in cities could change the thinking and that no final determination has been made.Read the full story hereVietnamese designer wins acclaim for colorful masksA model poses in designer Do Quyen Hoa’s colorful hand-embroidered face masks at her workshop in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Monday.NHAC NGUYEN / AFP – Getty ImagesReuters4m ago / 12:25 PM UTCNorth Korea’s rubber-stamp Parliament meets amid global pandemicA session of 14th Supreme People’s Assembly at the Mansudae Assembly Hall in Pyongyang


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