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News Wrap: U.S. Navy asks that Crozier be reinstated as Roosevelt captain

In our news wrap Friday, the U.S. Navy wants Brett Crozier to be reinstated as captain of the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt. Crozier was fired after he appealed to evacuate the ship as COVID-19 broke out on board. Also, the Congressional Budget Office says economic damage and federal relief bills will drive the U.S. deficit to $3.7 trillion this year -- nearly four times more than last year.

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  • Judy Woodruff:

    In the day's other news: The Congressional Budget Office warned of a tidal wave of red ink from the pandemic. It forecast a deficit of $3.7 trillion this year.

    Despite that news, Wall Street managed a rally. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 260 points to close at 23775. The Nasdaq rose 139 points, and the S&P 500 added 39.

    The U.S. Navy is asking that Brett Crozier be reinstated as captain of the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt. The "NewsHour" has learned that the recommendation came today. Crozier was fired after he appealed to evacuate the ship as COVID-19 broke out on board. The man who fired him, then acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly, was heavily criticized and quit.

    In Yemen, a coalition led by Saudi Arabia today extended a unilateral cease-fire for one month. It said that the pause will help to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. Rebels backed by Iran have refused to accept a cease-fire, and both sides blame the other for continuing attacks.

    Meanwhile, the Taliban has rejected the Afghan government's call for a cease-fire during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The militants said there can be no truce until a peace process is fully under way.

    And the Hubble space telescope today marked its 30th year in orbit. It was launched on a space shuttle in 1990 and began sending back stunning images. One of the newest shows two vast clouds of space dust and gas 163,000 light years away.

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