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Now, despite this pandemic, thousands of people lined up to vote yesterday in Wisconsin's presidential primary. Katherine Wilson is a poll worker in the town of Appleton. We got her on the line in the middle of the day.

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Good morning. I'm Noel King. About 40 years ago, Stevie Nicks wrote these lyrics in the song "Edge Of Seventeen."

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New York City has been hit so hard by this global pandemic. The daily death toll there hit a new high this week, and NPR's Greg Allen reports this is overwhelming the region's system for handling the dead.

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Editor's note: This story contains language that some may find offensive.

President Trump says the federal government's procurement and distribution of vital medical supplies to fight COVID-19 is "a fine-tuned machine," but many hospitals and state governors say they're still struggling to get what they need.

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All right, I want to bring in Louisiana's Republican Senator Bill Cassidy, a member of the U.S. Senate, also a medical doctor. Senator, thank you for taking the time for us this morning.

BILL CASSIDY: Thank you, David.

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