Kristen Welker, Geoff Bennett, Carol E. Lee and Lauren Egan3h ago / 8:40 PM UTCPresident Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., in the Oval Office on April 28, 2020.Evan Vucci / APWASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is expected to use the Defense Production Act on Tuesday to compel meat processing plants to stay open amid the coronavirus pandemic and will provide liability protections, according to three sources familiar with the plan.“The reason for this EO is there were discussions among certain processing companies (Tysons, for example) to keep only 20% of facilities open. The vast majority of processing plans could have shut down, reducing processing capacity in the country by as much as 80%,” an administration official explained to NBC News.Read the full story here. Doha Madani3h ago / 8:29 PM UTCNYC creates pet hotline to help owners affected by coronavirusNew York City launched the COVID-19 Pet Hotline on Tuesday, designed to provide support for pet owners who may need help due to the coronavirus pandemic. The hotline is managed by the mayor’s office for animal welfare and the city’s emergency management department, according to a press release. New York City has partnered with nonprofits to provide residents with necessities

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