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Trump seeks to force General Motors to produce ventilators

President Donald Trump issued an order on March 27 that seeks to force General Motors to produce ventilators for coronavirus patients under the Defense Production Act.

Trump said negotiations with General Motors had been productive, "but our fight against the virus is too urgent to allow the give-and-take of the contracting process to continue to run its normal course."

First ever Turkish-American police chief victim of threats due to race, religion

The United States' first-ever Turkish and Muslim police chief became the victim of a campaign of racist threats sent to him via text, local authorities said on March 2.
İbrahim 'Mike' Baycora, a first-generation Turkish-American immigrant, was appointed as the 17th police chief of the city of Paterson, New Jersey, last month.

US city appoints first Turkish-American police chief

The city of Paterson in the U.S. state of New Jersey appointed its first Turkish-American and Muslim police chief on Feb. 4. 

Ibrahim "Mike" Baycora was sworn in with his left hand on a copy of the Quran as Paterson's 17th police chief during a ceremony at city hall. He has been serving at the city's police department for more than three decades.