Claire Atkinson and David Gura20h ago / 6:50 PM UTCThe top editors of The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal have denounced China for expelling journalists form several major U.S. media outlets, including reporters from both newspapers as well as The New York Times and Time magazine.Broadcaster Voice of America and Time magazine were also asked to detail their operations in China. Marty Baron, executive editor of the Post, wrote in a comment shared with NBC News: “We unequivocally condemn any action by China to expel US reporters. The Chinese government’s decision is particularly regrettable because it comes in the midst of an unprecedented global crisis, when clear and reliable information about the international response to covid-19 is essential.”Matt Murray, editor-in-chief of the Journal, said China’s move “comes at a time of unparalleled global crisis.””We oppose government interference with a free press anywhere in the world,” Murray wrote. “Our commitment to reporting fully and deeply on China is unchanged.”The moves come after the U.S. government declared journalists at several Chinese outlets to be government operatives.Erika Edwards20h ago / 6:05 PM UTCCases surpass 5,000 in U.S.More than 5,000 people in the U.S. have tested positive for the coronavirus.As of Tuesday afternoon, states with


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