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12:30 AM ET, March 26, 2020

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New York Times:
13 Deaths in a Day: An ‘Apocalyptic’ Coronavirus Surge at an N.Y.C. Hospital  —  Hospitals in the city are facing the kind of harrowing increases in cases that overwhelmed health care systems in China and Italy.  —  In several hours on Tuesday, Dr. Ashley Bray performed chest compressions …
The Daily Beast:
CNN and MSNBC Staff Push Back on Airing Trump's Coronavirus ‘Lies’  —  Trump's daily pandemic briefings have devolved into an “open-mic night” full of “misinformation,” cable staffers said, as networks weigh how much of the events they must air.  —  The nation's television news outlets …
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Nick Judin / m.jacksonfreepress.com:
Governor Orders Limited Gatherings, Declares Most Businesses ‘Essential,’ Supersedes Local Safety Efforts  —  Gov. Tate Reeves signed an executive order early this evening superseding a patchwork of local bans on public gatherings in Mississippi and other heightened restrictions …
Micah Zenko / Foreign Policy:
The Coronavirus Is the Worst Intelligence Failure in U.S. History  —  It's more glaring than Pearl Harbor and 9/11—and it's all the fault of Donald Trump's leadership.  —  Last September, I met the vice president for risk for a Fortune 100 company in Washington, D.C. I asked the executive …
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Joey Nolfi / EW.com:
Kathy Griffin slams Trump's coronavirus response while in hospital with ‘unbearably painful’ symptoms
Discussion: WND
Rosie Perper / Business Insider:
'It's a two-way street': Trump suggests federal coronavirus aid will be given to governors who ‘treat us well’
Discussion: Vox and WND
Washington Post:
G-7 failed to agree on statement after U.S. insisted on calling coronavirus outbreak ‘Wuhan virus’  —  Foreign ministers representing seven major industrialized nations failed to agree on a joint statement Wednesday after the Trump administration insisted on referring to the coronavirus outbreak as the …
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New York Post:
Worker at NYC hospital where nurses wear trash bags as protection dies from coronavirus  —  The shortage of safety gear at one Manhattan hospital is so dire that desperate nurses have resorted to wearing trash bags — and some blame the situation for the coronavirus death of a beloved colleague.
Washington Post:
Politicians jockeying for covid-19 tests find proximity to Trump is the fastest route  —  Late last month, Mick Mulvaney, who was still the acting White House chief of staff at the time, told a crowd of conservative activists that the media was exaggerating the threat posed by covid-19 because …
Discussion: Raw Story
Politico:
Trump team failed to follow NSC's pandemic playbook  —  The Trump administration, state officials and even individual hospital workers are now racing against each other to get the necessary masks, gloves and other safety equipment to fight coronavirus — a scramble that hospitals and doctors say has come too late and left them at risk.
Discussion: Raw Story
Zach Carter / HuffPost:
Democrats Are Handing Donald Trump The Keys To The Country  —  The Senate coronavirus bill is shocking.  —  The emergency coronavirus legislation that the Senate agreed to on Tuesday can only be described as an outrage.  It is not an economic rescue package, but a sentence …
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Sylvan Lane / The Hill:
Boeing CEO says company may reject stimulus if Treasury seeks equity stake
Discussion: NBC News and American Prospect
Ben Makuch / VICE:
Man Who Planned to Bomb Hospital Amid Pandemic Dies in Incident With FBI  —  A domestic terrorism suspect in Belton, Missouri who allegedly planned to carbomb a hospital struggling with the coronavirus pandemic died while the FBI was trying to arrest him Tuesday, the agency confirmed.
Discussion: Townhall
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Adam Goldman / New York Times:   Man Suspected of Planning Attack on Missouri Hospital Is Killed, Officials Say
Bailey Lipschultz / Bloomberg:
Newest Shortage in New York: The City Is Running Out of Dogs to Adopt  — Pet craze is spurring rally in Chewy shares amid a market rout  — 'We definitely don't have any dogs left to match,' says rescue  —  Of all the shortages created by the coronavirus pandemic …
Jacob Pramuk / CNBC:
Bernie Sanders threatens to hold up coronavirus bill after 4 GOP senators push to cut unemployment aid  — The prospect of a planned Senate vote on a $2 trillion stimulus package in response to the coronavirus pandemic dimmed Wednesday as senators threatened to hold up the legislation.
Discussion: Fortune and Lawyers, Guns & Money
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David K. Li / NBC News:
Entire senior home in New Jersey, 94 people, presumed to have coronavirus  —  St. Joseph's Senior Nursing Home in Woodbridge already has 24 people who tested positive, with 70 more expected to also test positive.  —  An entire New Jersey nursing home is presumed to be infected with coronavirus …
Discussion: VICE
Ariana Eunjung Cha / Washington Post:
Hospitals consider universal do-not-resuscitate orders for coronavirus patients  —  Worries that ‘all hands’ responses may expose doctors and nurses to infection prompts debate about prioritizing the needs of the many over the one  —  The Washington Post is providing this story for free …
Discussion: Vox
BuzzFeed News:
Doctors And Nurses Say More People Are Dying Of COVID-19 In The US Than We Know  —  “The numbers are grossly under-reported.  I know for a fact that we've had three deaths in one county where only one is listed on the website,” one California ER doctor told BuzzFeed News.
New York Times:
Trump Wants to ‘Reopen America.’ Here's What Happens if We Do.  —  Social distancing for 2 weeks Social distancing for 2 months  —  Social distancing for 2 weeks Social distancing for 2 months  —  Interventions: 2 weeks Infections: 128M  —  President Trump says he wants the United States …
New York Times:
Trump May Defer Tariff Payments to Help Businesses: Live Updates  —  Here's what you need to know:  — Big companies could see tax breaks  —  Trump weighs postponing tariff payments to help businesses.  —  The Trump administration is considering postponing tariff payments …
Discussion: VICE
Brad Reed / Raw Story:
Former Wells Fargo CEO wants Americans back to work next month: 'Some may even die, I don't know'  —  Richard Kovacevich, the former CEO of Wells Fargo, wants Americans to get back to their jobs — even if it kills them.  —  In an interview with Bloomberg, Kovacevich said that he thinks …
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Politico:
NYC morgues near capacity, DHS briefing warns  —  The Department of Homeland Security has been briefed that New York City's morgues are nearing capacity, according to a department official and a second person familiar with the situation.  —  Officials were told that morgues in the city …
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Erin Allday / San Francisco Chronicle:   New York state has 10 times the COVID-19 cases California has. Why?
Marc Fisher / Washington Post:
He urged saving the economy over protecting those who are ‘not productive’ from the coronavirus.  Then he faced America's wrath.  —  Scott McMillan had had it with being cooped up, with the whole country being closed, with the collapsing market and the isolation, the constant worry …
Discussion: Twitchy
Zachary Petrizzo / Mediaite:
Twitter Deletes Post From The Federalist Proposing ‘Chickenpox Parties’ to Deliberately Spread Coronavirus  —  Twitter temporarily locked the account of The Federalist Wednesday after the conservative opinion site published a piece, written by a dermatologist based in Oregon …
Marisa Taylor / Reuters:
Exclusive: U.S. slashed CDC staff inside China prior to coronavirus outbreak  —  WASHINGTON(Reuters) - The Trump administration cut staff by more than two-thirds at a key U.S. public health agency operating inside China, as part of a larger rollback of U.S.-funded health and science experts …
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
Manu Raju / CNN:
AOC warns she may force House members to return for stimulus vote, potentially delaying final passage  —  (CNN)Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the high-profile freshman from New York, is leaving open the option of forcing House members to return to Washington to cast a vote on the $2 trillion stimulus package barreling through Congress.
Discussion: WND, Slate, Daily Kos and The Root
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Andrew O'Reilly / Fox News:
Trump throws support behind stimulus bill in Senate, as Fauci warns of other coronavirus ‘cycles’
Charles Davis / Business Insider:
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti warns of mass death, condemns ‘false hope,’ and tells us his city will be on lockdown for another 2 months — and to ‘be prepared for longer’  — Los Angeles residents will be confined to their homes until at least May, Mayor Eric Garcetti told Insider on Wednesday.
Discussion: KTLA and Redstate
Politico:
Biden blindsides Trump's Florida ally  —  MIAMI — Joe Biden lauded seven governors — drawn from both parties — by name on Monday, praising their leadership during the coronavirus crisis.  —  On Wednesday, he singled out one for sharp criticism: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Discussion: Breitbart, Fox News and Contemptor
Brad Brooks / Reuters:
New Orleans emerges as next coronavirus epicenter, threatening rest of South  —  (Reuters) - New Orleans is on track to become the next coronavirus epicenter in the United States, dimming hopes that less densely populated and warmer-climate cities would escape the worst of the pandemic, and that summer months could see it wane.
Discussion: Forbes and NBC News
WCVB:
Gov. Baker prohibits reusable shopping bags during coronavirus emergency  —  Part of new public health order regarding grocery stores and pharmacies  —  HIDE TRANSCRIPT SHOW TRANSCRIPT  —  Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday announced a new public health order related to grocery stores …
Discussion: Reason, The Gateway Pundit and Twitchy
David Stout / New York Times:
Richard Reeves, Columnist and Author on Presidents, Dies at 83  —  His books on Kennedy, Nixon, Clinton and others could be as unsparing as his syndicated column.  He was also a familiar face on PBS public-affairs programs.  —  Richard Reeves, a journalist and author who explored the presidency …
Ed Yong / The Atlantic:
How the Pandemic Will End  —  Editor's Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers.  Find the collection here.  —  Three months ago, no one knew that SARS-CoV-2 existed.  Now the virus has spread to almost every country, infecting …
Discussion: Portland Mercury
Ben Kesslen / NBC News:
Coronavirus: N.J. man charged with terroristic threats for allegedly coughing on Wegmans worker  —  When a Wegmans worker asked the man to step back, he leaned into her, coughed, and told her he had coronavirus, authorities said..  —  A New Jersey man was charged with harassment …
Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
How Nancy Pelosi became the most powerful woman in U.S. history  —  Nancy Pelosi is still often the lone woman at the table.  But she has paved the way for many others.  —  A few dozen people gathered one early March evening at the National Museum of American History to celebrate the opening …
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / USA Today:
5 tips to keep you sane during the coronavirus crisis  —  This season isn't going to be easy, but by supporting each other, we will make it through.  —  As we shelter in place, engage in social-distancing, and otherwise do what we can to protect ourselves, our country …
Yahoo News:
Economies Already Look Totally Different From the Pre-Virus Age  —  (Bloomberg) — In the heat of a global crisis more sudden and severe than anything in living memory, economic orthodoxies are getting tossed aside at a furious pace.  Some of them may be gone for good.
 
 
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