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7:05 PM ET, March 28, 2020

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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.
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
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
Discussion: Washington Post and The Intercept
Malachi Barrett / MLive.com:
Joe Biden comes to Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's defense after Trump slams state's coronavirus response
Lauren Egan / NBC News:
Trump considering ‘enforceable quarantine’ for N.Y., N. J. and parts of Connecticut  —  “I don't know how that could be legally enforceable,” New York Gov. Cuomo said, adding, “I don't even like the sound of it.”  —  Trump: We're ‘thinking about’ a possible quarantine of New York area
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Paul D. Shinkman / Associated Press:   Trump Eyes Quarantine of New York Area to Slow Coronavirus Spread
Wall Street Journal:
Trump Considers Coronavirus Quarantine in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut
Discussion: Mother Jones
Politico:
Cuomo threatens to reject $6.7B in federal aid in favor of Medicaid redesign
Discussion: The Daily Beast and The Hill
Noah Higgins-Dunn / CNBC:
Trump considers ‘enforceable’ quarantine in New York, New Jersey and parts of Connecticut
Chris Casteel / Oklahoman.com:
Former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn dies at 72  —  Former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, a physician who became a powerful force in Congress on fiscal matters, died Friday night after a long fight with prostrate cancer.  He was 72.  —  Coburn, of Muskogee, served in the Senate from 2005 to 2015 …
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Robert D. McFadden / New York Times:
Tom Coburn, the ‘Dr. No’ of Congress, Is Dead at 72
Discussion: Vox
Adam Bernstein / Washington Post:
Tom Coburn, unyielding ‘Dr. No’ of the House and Senate, dies at 72
Discussion: The Week
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:   Former Sen. Tom Coburn, Washington's top wastewatcher, dead at 72
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
Washington Post:
Live updates: Trump considering coronavirus quarantine in N.Y., N.J. and Conn.; Italy death toll tops 10,000  —  The Washington Post is providing this story for free so that all readers have access to this important information about the coronavirus.  For more free stories, sign up for our daily Coronavirus Updates newsletter.
Discussion: The Guardian
The Guardian:
The missing six weeks: how Trump failed the biggest test of his life  —  The president was aware of the danger from the coronavirus - but a lack of leadership has created an emergency of epic proportions  —  When the definitive history of the coronavirus pandemic is written, the date 20 January 2020 is certain to feature prominently.
Knvul Sheikh / New York Times:
More Americans Should Probably Wear Masks for Protection … Now is the time to take care of your lungs.  Here's how.  —  Studies suggest the virus can cross the placenta, but newborns have been mildly affected if at all.  —  LIFE  —  Looking for Hope, Uplift or Just a Distraction From Virus Fears?
Discussion: Slate and A Comprehensive …
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Miriam Elder / BuzzFeed News:   The Coronavirus Outbreak Has Workers Who Care For The Elderly “Terrified”
Ron Judd / The Seattle Times:
ER doctor who criticized Bellingham hospital's coronavirus protections has been fired  —  BELLINGHAM - An emergency room physician who publicly decried what he called a lack of protective measures against the novel coronavirus at his workplace, PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center, has been fired.
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Fox News Poll Shows Joe Biden CRUSHING Trump By 25 Points in Swing Counties  —  A new Fox News poll shows former Vice President Joe Biden leading President Donald Trump by a crushing 25 point margin in counties that were close in 2016.  —  The poll shows Biden with a commanding 49-40 lead …
Suzanne Smalley / Yahoo News:
Senator says White House turned down emergency coronavirus funding in early February  —  WASHINGTON — Sen. Chris Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat, says that Trump administration officials declined an offer of early congressional funding assistance that he and other senators made on Feb. 5 during a meeting to discuss the coronavirus.
Alex Linder / Shanghaiist:
Urns in Wuhan far exceed death toll, raising more questions about China's tally  —  A single mortuary has had 5,000 urns delivered over the past two days, double the city's reported coronavirus death toll  —  The reliability of China's coronavirus numbers is under question once again in view …
Washington Post:
Inside Trump's risky push to reopen the country amid the coronavirus crisis  —  When Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) called President Trump last Sunday, he delivered a blunt message: If you reopen the nation's economy too early against the advice of public-health experts, you will own the deaths from the novel coronavirus that follow.
Discussion: Raw Story and NBC News
Bill McMorris / Washington Free Beacon:
Kennedy Center Tells Musicians It Will Stop Paying Them Hours After $25 Million Bailout Is Signed  —  The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts informed members of the National Symphony Orchestra that they would no longer be paid just hours after President Trump signed …
Molly Jong-Fast / Vogue:
Why I Am Not Leaving New York  —  For the most part, the concerned phone calls have stopped.  “You're leaving right?  You're going to ...” and then they name some theoretically safer suburb or vacation community that I am not going to go to.  But the calls have stopped because it's too late to leave now.
Discussion: Commentary
Maria Cramer / New York Times:
A Philadelphia Hospital Remains Closed as Talks Between the Owner and City Fall Apart  —  Hahnemann University Hospital could hold 500 patients with the coronavirus.  But city officials said they could not pay the nearly $1 million a month the owner has requested.
Annie Karni / New York Times:
Trump Sees Off Naval Hospital Ship in Virginia, Going Against Travel Warnings  —  President Trump expressed support for New York even as he announced he was considering a quarantine for the tristate region.  —  WASHINGTON — Standing in front of a Navy hospital ship, with a row …
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
Miami Herald:
Longtime Jackson Memorial ICU nurse dies after novel coronavirus infection  —  A longtime nurse at Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital died this week due to complications from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.  —  The nurse worked in the hospital's intensive care unit.
Michael Grabell / ProPublica:
What Happens If Workers Cutting Up the Nation's Meat Get Sick?  —  As meatpackers rush to meet demand, their employees are starting to get COVID-19.  But some workers say they're going to work ill because they don't have paid sick days and can be penalized for staying home.
Lauren Hirsch / CNBC:
Trump pushes back against congressional oversight for $500 billion bailout fund  — President Donald Trump signed into law Friday a $2 trillion stimulus bill.  — The bill allocates $500 billion to distressed business, which was a heated point of debate between Republicans and Democrats
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 …
Matthew Chapman / Raw Story:
CDC denies they will recommend all Americans wear protective masks in everyday life: report  —  On Saturday, Weill Cornell's Dr. Matt McCarthy reported that the Centers for Disease Control will revise their recommendations on protective masks.  —  In the next ten days …
Discussion: Townhall
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 …
Joseph Wulfsohn / Fox News:
CNN criticized after graphic wrongly states Trump was ‘incorrect’ about US virus testing claim  —  CNN was criticized Friday evening for airing a graphic attempting to fact-check President Trump in real-time during his coronavirus press briefing at the White House.
Los Angeles Times:
How bad will the next few weeks be for California as coronavirus cases surge?  —  Looking east, California can envision its coronavirus future in the overflowing hospital wards of New York City.  Looking west, it can draw hope from the disease's swift decline in Asian nations …
Discussion: The Guardian and New York Post
Andrew Hay / Reuters:
On Oklahoma plains, an island of near normality in a pandemic  —  On red cobbled Main Street in Guymon, the biggest town in Oklahoma's panhandle, Jesus Ruiz gives “high and tight” hair cuts as a red, white and blue barber's pole turns lazily outside.  —  About half the customers …
 
 
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U.S. Will Not Release Cash Assets to Iran Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
Discussion: Middle East Eye
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New York Times:
‘Women Will Not Be Forced to Be Alone When They Are Giving Birth’
Discussion: The Hill
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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
Discussion: Wired
Associated Press:
Farmworkers key to keeping US fed are wary of virus spread
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Kansas Gov. Kelly announces statewide stay-at-home order to halt spread of COVID-19
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Peter S. Goodman / New York Times:
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Gina Kolata / New York Times:
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Discussion: A Comprehensive …
Ian Millhiser / Vox:
Governors are starting to close their borders. The implications are staggering.
Amanda Woods / New York Post:
WHO thinks alcohol is an ‘unhelpful coping strategy’ for coronavirus cabin fever
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Linda Qiu / New York Times:
Analyzing the Patterns in Trump's Falsehoods About Coronavirus
Discussion: CNN