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4:05 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  —  Gov. Ron DeSantis denied the Miami Herald access to a COVID-19 coronavirus briefing, the newspaper's Tallahassee Bureau Chief reported Saturday.  —  “Gov. Ron DeSantis decided to violate …
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CNN:
CDC issues travel advisory for New York, New Jersey, Connecticut  —  (CNN)The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention i ssued a travel advisory urging people in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to “refrain from non-essential domestic travel” for the next two weeks.
Lauren Egan / NBC News:
Trump considering ‘enforceable quarantine’ for N.Y., N. J. and parts of Connecticut
Politico:
Cuomo threatens to reject $6.7B in federal aid in favor of Medicaid redesign
Discussion: The Hill
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 …
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.
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 …
Discussion: NBC News
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Sofi Sinozich / ABC News:
Biden consolidates support, but trails badly in enthusiasm: Poll
Discussion: Political Wire
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Fox News Poll Shows Joe Biden CRUSHING Trump By 25 Points in Swing Counties
Discussion: Fox News and Daily Kos
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
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 …
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.
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Twitter DELETES Rudy Giuliani Tweet Featuring Coronavirus Misinformation and False Attack on Gov. Whitmer  —  Trump personal attorney and confidant Rudy Giuliani posted a tweet featuring misinformation about the coronavirus and Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, which was then deleted …
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USA Today:
Trump to Mike Pence: 'Don't call the woman in Michigan,' aka Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
Malachi Barrett / MLive.com:
Joe Biden comes to Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's defense after Trump slams state's coronavirus response
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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
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 …
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
Minyvonne Burke / NBC News:
More than 700 New Jersey police officers test positive for the coronavirus  —  More than 700 police officers in New Jersey have tested positive for the coronavirus, acting State Police Superintendent Col. Patrick Callahan said Saturday.  —  About the same number of officers are quarantined in their homes, he said at a news conference.
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
Orion Rummler / Axios:
Infant dies after testing positive for coronavirus in Chicago  —  An infant less than one year old died in Chicago, Illinois after testing positive for the novel coronavirus, the state health department said on Saturday.  —  Details: The death would mark the first reported infant mortality …
Discussion: LiveScience and The Independent
Robert D. McFadden / New York Times:
Tom Coburn, the ‘Dr. No’ of Congress, Is Dead at 72  —  His prolific use of a bill-blocking measure earned him his nickname, but he also won grudging respect on Capitol Hill as a political maverick.  —  Tom Coburn, an ultraconservative Oklahoma Republican and family physician who in 16 years …
Discussion: Washington Post and Vox
David Biller / Associated Press:
Brazil's Bolsonaro makes life-or-death coronavirus gamble  —  RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Even as coronavirus cases mount in Latin America's largest nation, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has staked out the most deliberately dismissive position of any major world leader, calling the pandemic a momentary …
Stephen T. Watson / The Buffalo News:
Roswell Park VP fired over anti-Trump Facebook posts  —  Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has terminated a top executive for Facebook posts that bashed President Trump's response to the Covid-19 outbreak.  —  Laura Krolczyk, Roswell Park's vice president for external affairs …
Discussion: Twitchy and PJ Media Home
 
 
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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
Joseph Wulfsohn / Fox News:
CNN criticized after graphic wrongly states Trump was ‘incorrect’ about US virus testing claim
Suzanne Smalley / Yahoo News:
Senator says White House turned down emergency coronavirus funding in early February
Miami Herald:
Longtime Jackson Memorial ICU nurse dies after novel coronavirus infection
Rashaan Ayesh / Axios:
NRA sues California officials for designating gun stores non-essential
 Earlier Items: 
New York Times:
‘Women Will Not Be Forced to Be Alone When They Are Giving Birth’
Discussion: The Hill
Gary P. Pisano / HBR.org:
Lessons from Italy's Response to Coronavirus
Discussion: spiked
Andrew Hay / Reuters:
On Oklahoma plains, an island of near normality in a pandemic
Los Angeles Times:
How bad will the next few weeks be for California as coronavirus cases surge?
Discussion: The Guardian and New York Post
Molly Jong-Fast / Vogue:
Why I Am Not Leaving New York
Discussion: Commentary
Michael Grabell / ProPublica:
What Happens If Workers Cutting Up the Nation's Meat Get Sick?
Maria Cramer / New York Times:
A Philadelphia Hospital Remains Closed as Talks Between the Owner and City Fall Apart