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9:30 AM ET, March 29, 2020

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David Smiley / Miami Herald:
Florida governor blocks Miami Herald, Tampa Bay Times from coronavirus press conference  —  A reporter for the state capital bureau operated jointly by two of Florida's largest newspapers was denied access Saturday to a press conference by Gov. Ron DeSantis detailing the state's latest efforts …
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Kathleen McGrory / Tampa Bay Times:
Florida coronavirus cases are growing fast.  Here's what that means.  —  Experts say the epidemic in Florida is already past the point of easy containment. … •  •  •  —  The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Florida is doubling every three days …
Bob Brigham / Raw Story:   BUSTED: Florida's GOP governor illegally denied Miami Herald access to coronavirus briefing
Washington Post:
Desperate for medical equipment, states encounter a beleaguered national stockpile  —  On Feb. 5, with fewer than a dozen confirmed novel coronavirus cases in the United States but tens of thousands around the globe, a shouting match broke out in the White House Situation Room between Health …
Kelly Mena / CNN:
Cuomo on possible New York quarantine: 'I don't think it's legal' and it would be a ‘federal declaration of war’  —  Washington, DC (CNN)New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday in an interview with CNN that he didn't believe a possible New York quarantine was legal and that it would be a …
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CNN:
CDC issues travel advisory for New York, New Jersey, Connecticut
Lauren Egan / NBC News:
Trump considering ‘enforceable quarantine’ for N.Y., N. J. and parts of Connecticut
Washington Post:
Post-ABC poll shows Trump and Biden in a competitive race for the White House  —  President Trump and former vice president Joe Biden are in a tightly competitive race for the White House in the November general election, with the president gaining ground on his likely challenger over the past month …
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Sofi Sinozich / ABC News:   Biden consolidates support, but trails badly in enthusiasm: Poll
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Fox News Poll Shows Joe Biden CRUSHING Trump By 25 Points in Swing Counties
Discussion: Fox News and Daily Kos
Ali Watkins / New York Times:
N.Y.C.'s 911 System Is Overwhelmed.  'I'm Terrified,' a Paramedic Says.  —  With coronavirus cases mounting, emergency workers are making life-or-death decisions about who goes to a hospital, and who is left behind.  —  The first of many calls that night involved a 24-year-old man who had a fever …
Politico:
Inside the White House during ‘15 Days to Slow the Spread’  —  An eerie quiet crept over the White House.  —  Desks were empty.  Office lights were turned off.  Many staffers had been told to work from home.  The bustling Navy Mess was closed, and the usual stream of visitors rushing …
Discussion: Raw Story
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Suzanne Smalley / Yahoo News:   Senator says White House turned down emergency coronavirus funding in early February
Matthew Chapman / Raw Story:
Jared Kushner is demanding his tenants keep paying rent — while asking for leniency from his creditors: WaPo reporter  —  On MSNBC Saturday, Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold revealed the disconnect between what President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner is demanding of his tenants …
Discussion: New York Daily News
National Geographic:
How some cities ‘flattened the curve’ during the 1918 flu pandemic  —  Social distancing isn't a new idea—it saved thousands of American lives during the last great pandemic.  Here's how it worked.
Eli Saslow / Washington Post:
‘Anything good I could say about this would be a lie.’ … She's dead, and I'm quarantined.  That's how the story ends.  I keep going back over it in loops, trying to find a way to sweeten it, but nothing changes the facts.  I wasn't there with her at the end.  I didn't get to say goodbye.
New York Times:
The Lost Month: How a Failure to Test Blinded the U.S. to Covid-19  —  Aggressive screening might have helped contain the coronavirus in the United States.  But technical flaws, regulatory hurdles and lapses in leadership let it spread undetected for weeks.
David Lat:
I don't want to be presumptuous, since my condition is stable but still serious.  I require 24/7 oxygen, I need a nurse's help for even the simplest tasks, and I only just now progressed to solid foods.  So I'm not out of the proverbial woods yet.  A number of patients released from the hospital …
Anya van Wagtendonk / Vox:
Trump says he won't comply with key transparency measures in the coronavirus stimulus bill  —  The administration says it won't provide documentation for audits into $500 billion in corporate bailout funds.  —  President Donald Trump said on Friday that he will not adhere to a portion …
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Lauren Hirsch / CNBC:
Trump pushes back against congressional oversight for $500 billion bailout fund
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
AMI Tabloids, Including National Enquirer, ‘on a Ventilator’ After Pecker Enforces Brutal Staff Pay Cut  —  David Pecker sent a memo to staff on Saturday, claiming coronavirus was the reason for slashing their pay by 23 percent.  —  Supermarket tabloid king and longtime Donald Trump acolyte David Pecker …
Tim Prudente / Baltimore Sun:
Coronavirus outbreak infects 66 at Carroll County nursing home, Maryland governor says … An outbreak of the coronavirus has infected at least 66 people at the Pleasant View Nursing Home in Carroll County and left 11 of them hospitalized, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Saturday night.
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Mohara / The Office of Governor Larry Hogan:   Governor Hogan Statement Regarding Outbreak At Carroll County Long-Term Care Facility …
Elie Levine / WBUR:
Secretary Of Interior Orders Mashpee Wampanoag Reservation ‘Disestablished,’ Tribe Says  —  The Bureau of Indian Affairs told the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe on Friday that their reservation will be “disestablished” and their land taken out of trust, per an order from the Secretary …
American Enterprise Institute - AEI:
National coronavirus response: A road map to reopening  — This report provides a road map for navigating through the current COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.  It outlines specific directions for adapting our public-health approach away from sweeping mitigation strategies as we limit …
Discussion: National Review
Washington Post:
Live updates: Pence to bring recommendations to Trump on when to reopen the U.S. economy; Japan's coronavirus cases accelerate  —  The Washington Post is providing this story for free so that all readers have access to this important information about the coronavirus.
Discussion: Scroll.in
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Joseph Wulfsohn / Fox News:   CNN criticized after graphic wrongly states Trump was ‘incorrect’ about US virus testing claim
Taryn Luna / Los Angeles Times:
Coronavirus patients in California's ICU beds double overnight  —  The number of coronavirus patients in California's intensive care unit beds doubled overnight, rising from 200 on Friday to 410 on Saturday, Gov. Gavin Newsom said.  —  The number of hospitalized patients testing positive …
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Rashaan Ayesh / Axios:   NRA sues California officials for designating gun stores non-essential
New York Times:
Medical Expert Who Corrects Trump Is Now a Target of the Far Right  —  Dr. Anthony Fauci, the administration's most outspoken advocate of emergency virus measures, has become the target of claims that he is mobilizing to undermine the president.  —  At a White House briefing on the coronavirus on March 20 …
Discussion: Raw Story and Vox
Hyung-jin Kim / Associated Press:
North Korea fires missiles into sea, criticized by South  —  file photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects a military drill at undisclosed location in North Korea.  North Korea has fired two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea, South Korea said Sunday, March 29, 2020.
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Adam Payne / Business Insider:   A leading South Korean doctor says Trump's ‘pride’ and ‘ego’ are putting the world's health at risk
 
 
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Washington Post:
After $25 million stimulus, stunned NSO players receive one-week notice from Kennedy Center
Orion Rummler / Axios:
Infant dies after testing positive for coronavirus in Chicago
Discussion: LiveScience and The Independent
Minyvonne Burke / NBC News:
More than 700 New Jersey police officers test positive for the coronavirus
Anya van Wagtendonk / Vox:
A Navy ship is headed to New York to help hospitals strained by coronavirus patients
Discussion: Breitbart
Ben Jacobs / New York Magazine:
A Conversation With Pete Buttigieg, Who's Stuck at Home Like Everyone Else
 Earlier Items: 
Robert D. McFadden / New York Times:
Tom Coburn, the ‘Dr. No’ of Congress, Is Dead at 72
Discussion: Vox and Washington Post
Miami Herald:
Longtime Jackson Memorial ICU nurse dies after novel coronavirus infection
Andrew Hay / Reuters:
On Oklahoma plains, an island of near normality in a pandemic
Molly Jong-Fast / Vogue:
Why I Am Not Leaving New York
David Biller / Associated Press:
Brazil's Bolsonaro makes life-or-death coronavirus gamble
Michael Grabell / ProPublica:
What Happens If Workers Cutting Up the Nation's Meat Get Sick?
Discussion: The Daily Beast