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10:15 PM ET, March 29, 2020

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Elizabeth Williamson / New York Times:
Liberty University Brings Back Its Students, and Coronavirus Fears, Too  —  The decision by the school's president, Jerry Falwell Jr., to partly reopen his evangelical university enraged residents of Lynchburg, Va. Then students started getting sick.  —  LYNCHBURG, Va. …
Isaac Chotiner / New Yorker:
The Contrarian Coronavirus Theory That Informed the Trump Administration  —  President Trump, who at one point called the coronavirus pandemic an “invisible enemy” and said it made him a “wartime President,” has in recent days questioned its seriousness, tweeting, “WE CANNOT LET THE CURE BE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM ITSELF.”
Mike Baker / New York Times:
Coronavirus Slowdown in Seattle Suggests Restrictions Are Working  —  Officials in Washington State worry that their gains are precarious, but they see evidence that containment strategies have lowered the rate of virus transmission.  —  SEATTLE — The Seattle area, home of the first known …
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Allan Smith / NBC News:
Trump extends social distancing guidelines to April 30, predicts ‘great things’ by June 1  —  Trump last week said he wanted to see the much of the country opening back up by Easter.  —  President Donald Trump on Sunday announced he's extending his administration's guidelines on social distancing amid …
New York Times:
Live Coronavirus News Coverage and Updates  —  The global count has passed 670,000, an official warns Britain that some kind of lockdown may last for months and Biden urges mail-in elections.  —  RIGHT NOW The Holland America cruise ship on which four passengers have died will be allowed to transit the Panama Canal.
Discussion: Slate
New York Times:   Trump Said He Was the President of Manufacturing. Then Disaster Struck.
Financial Times:
Coronavirus tracked: the latest figures as the pandemic spreads |  Free to read  —  The countries affected, the number of deaths and the economic impact  —  The humanitarian costs of the coronavirus outbreak continue to mount, with more than 707,000 people infected globally.
Miriam Elder / BuzzFeed News:
A Nurse Shared A Harrowing Photo Of COVID-19 Victims To Show How Horrifying The Outbreak Is  —  The journalists at BuzzFeed News are proud to bring you trustworthy and relevant reporting about the coronavirus.  To help keep this news free, become a member and sign up for our newsletter, Outbreak Today.
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Trump blames hospitals for mask and ventilator shortages  —  President Trump has been focused on shifting blame for whatever becomes of the coronavirus outbreak.  And on Sunday, he set about blaming hospitals and states for the well-established shortages of equipment to deal with the situation.
Discussion: Political Wire
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CNN:   Fact check: A breakdown of false and misleading statements at Trump's Rose Garden briefing
Bloomberg:
Trump Suggests a New York Hospital Is Losing Masks Because of Crime
Discussion: Chicago Boyz
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 …
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Dan Diamond / Politico:
FDA issues emergency authorization of anti-malaria drug for coronavirus care  —  The drugs have been championed by President Donald Trump for treatment despite scant evidence.  —  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration building.  The Food and Drug Administration on Sunday issued …
Discussion: Reuters, Instapundit and Tech News
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Jacob Knutson / Axios:   Cuomo: Trump's mandatory quarantine comments “really panicked people”
CBS News:
Remembering Maria Mercader, CBS News journalist for three decades  —  CBS News is mourning the loss of Maria Mercader, a network veteran who covered breaking news for nearly three decades and, most recently, helped shape strategy for the network's correspondents and reporters.
Julia Prodis Sulek / Mercury News:
Meet the Bay Area doctor who ordered America's first coronavirus lockdown  —  Under intense pressure, Sara Cody's cohort made the move ‘none of us really believed we would do’  —  She is the Bay Area's Anthony Fauci, Santa Clara County's most “essential” employee, the one who banished us …
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Thomas Fuller / New York Times:   How Much Should the Public Know About Who Has the Coronavirus?
New York Times:
The U.S. Tried to Build a New Fleet of Ventilators.  The Mission Failed.  —  As the coronavirus spreads, the collapse of the project helps explain America's acute shortage.  —  Thirteen years ago, a group of U.S. public health officials came up with a plan to address what they regarded …
Discussion: Discourse.net
Sonaiya Kelley / Los Angeles Times:
Indie bookstore Powell's Books rehires more than 100 employees as online orders soar  —  After laying off more than 300 staff members, Portland's cherished indie bookstore Powell's Books has rehired more than 100 of its workers on the strength of online orders, the company's CEO announced on Facebook Sunday.
Wall Street Journal:
America's Make-or-Break Week  —  The bills are now coming due for big companies and millions of laid-off workers.  Decisions made in the next few days will shape how coronavirus impacts the economy  —  Congress has passed a $2 trillion rescue plan but before those funds start to flow …
Discussion: Raw Story
Susan Edelman / New York Post:
Bronx school told teachers to hide coronavirus case: ‘Staff can be fired’  —  After learning that a teacher in their Bronx school building was sick with the coronavirus, faculty members were told they could be terminated for warning students to stay away, The Post has learned.
MarketWatch:
Trump wants his signature to appear on coronavirus stimulus checks  —  A civil servant would typically sign such federal disbursements, says former longtime Treasury Department official  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump signed a roughly $2 trillion stimulus package into law …
New York Times:
The Virus Has Transformed the 2020 Elections.  Here's How.  —  Party conventions are in jeopardy, campaigning is on hold and local candidates are playing the role of good Samaritan instead of traditional politician.  —  From the White House to the county courthouse, the coronavirus pandemic has drastically upended the 2020 elections.
Ursula Perano / Axios:
Trump touts press briefing “ratings” as U.S. coronavirus case surge  —  President Trump sent about a half-dozen tweets on Sunday touting the high television ratings that his coronavirus press briefings have received, selectively citing a New York Times article that compared them to “The Bachelor” and “Monday Night Football.”
Jackson Diehl / Washington Post:
Pompeo's pandemic performance ensures his place among the worst secretaries of state ever  —  Let's recall how the U.S. secretary of state has historically behaved at a time of grave international crisis: circling the globe (at least telephonically); formulating a coherent multilateral response …
Discussion: Bloomberg
Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
Joe Biden's message on coronavirus: It's time to tell the unvarnished truth  —  Former Vice President Joe Biden delivers an address on the coronavirus in March 2020.  Michael Brochstein/Echoes Wire/Barcroft Media/Getty Images  —  “We should be telling the American people the truth.  They're strong.
Mitch Albom / Detroit Free Press:
Hey, President Trump: Her name is Gretchen Whitmer  —  First of all, she has a name.  Gretchen Whitmer.  She is not “the woman” or “all she does is sit there” or “you know who I'm talking about” — all phrases President Donald Trump has used besides saying the actual name of the person Michigan voters elected to govern us.
DW.COM:
German state finance minister Thomas Schäfer found dead  —  Police suspect Thomas Schäfer died by suicide after his body was found on train tracks near Wiesbaden.  He was the finance minister for the state of Hesse, where Germany's financial center Frankfurt lies.
Andrew J. Tobias / Plain Dealer:
Gov. Mike DeWine: FDA ‘reckless’ in limiting use of new mask-cleaning technology  —  COLUMBUS, Ohio — Gov. Mike DeWine on Sunday sharply criticized the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for approving only limited use of a new mask-cleaning technology developed by an Ohio research firm …
Discussion: Battelle.org News, Politico and WCMH-TV
Jonathan Turley / The Hill:
Governors should focus on tackling coronavirus rather than shift blame  —  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called on the federal government to take control of the medical supply market.  Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker demanded that President Trump take charge and said “precious months” were wasted waiting for federal action.
 
 
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David Lynch / Washington Post:
The coronavirus crisis is exposing how the economy was not strong as it seemed
Discussion: Redstate and Twitchy
Travis Fedschun / Fox News:
Maryland nursing home hit with ‘tragic’ coronavirus outbreak, as 66 test positive, 11 hospitalized, governor says
New York Times:
Rich Europeans Flee Virus for 2nd Homes, Spreading Fear and Fury
Discussion: Power Line
Fernanda Echavarri / Mother Jones:
The US Sent Tons of Medical Supplies to China Even as Senators Warned of Virus Threat Here
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA, Raw Story and Yahoo News
Kurtis Lee / Los Angeles Times:
No running water.  No electricity.  On Navajo Nation, coronavirus creates worry and confusion as cases surge
Discussion: emptywheel
Gina Cook / NBC4 Washington:
Maryland Man Arrested for Having 60 People Over for Bonfire, Violating Social Distancing Orders
Sky Palma / DeadState:
Mike Huckabee: ‘Smart mayors’ should tell citizens to load up on guns and ammo right now
 Earlier Items: 
Politico:
Rhode Island ends specific restrictions on New Yorkers — by making them national
Discussion: WJXT-TV and Politico
David Rothkopf / USA Today:
Hold on to hope in the coronavirus pandemic. The past shows optimism can be realistic.
Erin Cunningham / Washington Post:
As coronavirus cases explode in Iran, U.S. sanctions hinder its access to drugs and medical equipment
Axios:
Inside the start of the great virus airlift
Discussion: NPR and The Week
Sam Stein / The Daily Beast:
Trump's Coronavirus Disinformation Campaign Isn't Working: Poll
Discussion: Ipsos
David Cohen / Politico:
Pelosi: ‘As the president fiddles, people are dying’
Discussion: NBC News
Marc Caputo / Politico:
Trump camp targets Obama's Ebola czar
Discussion: Raw Story