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7:20 PM ET, March 30, 2020

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The Daily Beast:
Rodney Howard-Browne, Megachurch Pastor Who Flouted Virus Rules, Arrested  —  Rodney Howard-Browne has been an outspoken opponent of social distancing requirements, claiming his church has machines that can stop the coronavirus.  —  A controversial Florida pastor who refused …
Discussion: 10NEWS, Daily Kos, The Hill and Mediaite
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WNYW-TV:
Tampa megachurch pastor arrested after leading packed services despite ‘safer-at-home’ orders  —  Sheriff Chronister's full press conference  —  TAMPA, Fla. - The pastor of a Tampa megachurch is facing charges after refusing to close its doors despite a “safer at home” …
Lauren Kaori Gurley / VICE:
Whole Foods Employees Are Staging a Nationwide ‘Sick-Out’  —  Whole Foods employees are planning to strike on Tuesday to protest the lack of protections offered to workers during the coronavirus pandemic—the first national collective action led by workers at the company since it was founded in 1980.
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Steven Greenhouse / New York Times:
Workers Facing the Coronavirus: 'We're Up Here Risking Our Life for Chicken'
Discussion: USA Today and Raw Story
Jeff Cox / CNBC:
Coronavirus job losses could total 47 million, unemployment rate may hit 32%, Fed estimates  — The coronavirus economic freeze could cost 47 million jobs and send the unemployment rate past 32%, according to St. Louis Fed projections.  — There are nearly 67 million Americans working …
Ford Media Center:
Ford to Produce 50,000 Ventilators in Michigan in Next 100 Days; Partnering with GE Healthcare Will Help Coronavirus Patients  — Ford, in collaboration with GE Healthcare, will leverage the design of Airon Corp.'s FDA-cleared ventilator to produce in Michigan
Discussion: Breitbart and NPR
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Michael Wayland / CNBC:   Ford, GE plan to produce 50,000 ventilators in 100 days
Nick Carey / Reuters:   Ford, GE to produce 50,000 ventilators in 100 days
Alana Goodman / Washington Free Beacon:
Woman Who Ingested Fish Tank Cleaner Is Prolific Donor to Democratic Causes  —  The Arizona woman who said that she and her 68-year-old husband ingested a substance used to clean fish tanks after hearing President Donald Trump tout chloroquine as a cure for the coronavirus has given thousands …
Naaman Zhou / The Guardian:
Astrophysicist gets magnets stuck up nose while inventing coronavirus device  —  Australian Dr Daniel Reardon ended up in hospital after inserting magnets in his nostrils while building a necklace that warns you when you touch your face  —  An Australian astrophysicist has been admitted …
McKay Coppins / The Atlantic:
The Social-Distancing Culture War Has Begun  —  Editor's Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers.  Find the collection here.  —  For Geoff Frost, the first sign of the coronavirus culture war came last weekend on the golf course.
Discussion: Washington Post, Raw Story and CNN
Edward Ongweso Jr / VICE:
General Electric Workers Launch Protest, Demand to Make Ventilators  —  On Monday, General Electric factory workers launched two separate protests demanding that the company convert its jet engine factories to make ventilators.  Workers protested at GE's Lynn, Massachusetts aviation facility held …
Devlin Barrett / Washington Post:
Justice Dept. investigates at least one lawmaker's stock trades before coronavirus spike in U.S.  —  The Justice Department is investigating stock trades made by at least one member of Congress as the U.S. braced for the pandemic threat of coronavirus, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Discussion: CNN and IJR
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ABC News:
DOJ probing Sen. Richard Burr's stock trades before coronavirus market dive, sources say
Discussion: Associated Press
Sam Brodey / The Daily Beast:
GOP Plows Forward on Plans to Kill Obamacare, Pandemic Be Damned  —  Despite the virus hitting their states, attorneys general say they aren't bending on the idea that the Affordable Care Act must go.  —  BEAST INSIDE  —  The worsening coronavirus outbreak may be stretching the limits …
Ed O'Keefe / CBS News:
Rural-state governors tell Trump they need tests and medical supplies, too  —  Several rural-state governors alerted President Trump on Monday that they are struggling to obtain urgently needed medical supplies and testing equipment, warning that despite the worsening coronavirus situation …
Discussion: Raw Story and Daily Kos
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James Poniewozik / New York Times:
President Trump's Prime-Time Pandemic
TODAY.com:
Dr. Deborah Birx predicts up to 200,000 deaths ‘if we do things almost perfectly’  —  Joining TODAY from Washington, the response coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force, Dr. Deborah Birx, says, “We're very worried about every city in the United States” and that …
TIME:
Is the U.S. ‘Flattening the Curve?’  Check Our Coronavirus Chart for Daily Updates  —  Every day, the number of Americans confirmed as infected by the virus that causes COVID-19 is higher than the day before.  Such is the brutality of exponential growth: Not only does the raw number of COVID-19 cases grow …
NBC News:
First minor with coronavirus in New York City dies  —  Only a handful of deaths of people under 18 with coronavirus have been announced around the country.  —  The first death of a minor who tested positive for coronavirus in New York City was reported Monday, as the city's death toll rose to 790.
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Associated Press:
New York governor pleads for help as virus death toll rises
Discussion: WSVN-TV
Joe Biden for President:
Here's The Deal  —  On “Here's The Deal,” former Vice President Joe Biden provides a voice of clarity during uncertain times.  Each episode will feature in-depth conversations about pressing issues with some of the nation's top experts — paired with the heart, compassion, and wisdom only Joe can deliver.
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Geoff Earle / Daily Mail:   Joe Biden turns podcaster from his social-isolation basement and uses his first edition …
Marc Tracy / New York Times:
The Medical News Site That Saw the Coronavirus Coming Months Ago  —  Stat, started in 2015 by the Red Sox owner John Henry, is drawing four to five times its normal audience.  “We were built for this,” one of its editors said.  —  On New Year's Eve, Helen Branswell, a reporter at the science …
Michael Schwirtz / New York Times:
Nurses Die, Doctors Fall Sick and Panic Rises on Virus Front Lines  —  The pandemic has begun to sweep through New York City's medical ranks, and anxiety is growing among normally dispassionate medical professionals.  —  A supervisor urged surgeons at Columbia University Irving Medical Center …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
New York Times:
Jobs Aren't Being Destroyed This Fast Elsewhere.  Why Is That?  —  It's not too late to start protecting jobs or to make medical care for Covid-19 free.  —  The authors are economists at the University of California, Berkeley.  —  The coronavirus pandemic is laying bare structural deficiencies in America's social programs.
Discussion: Raw Story
Kadia Goba / BuzzFeed News:
Six Siblings Said Goodbye To Their Mother Via Walkie-Talkie Before She Died Of The Coronavirus  —  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.
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Hannity must go  —  Recent personnel actions at Fox just happen to have fallen when people turn away from their phones and laptops.  On Friday, March 13, news emerged that the Fox Business show of Trish Regan had gone on hiatus — along with another show — as part of the network's resource shift toward the coronavirus.
Richard L. Hasen / Slate:
What Happens in November if One Side Doesn't Accept the Election Results?  —  The November 2020 presidential election won't be run perfectly—we have never had a perfect election conducted in this country or elsewhere—but the unique challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic add special stress …
Discussion: The Guardian
Richmond Times-Dispatch:
Northam to issue a stay-at-home order for Virginia  —  Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam will order state residents to remain at home with some exceptions, as the state steps up its effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, a source familiar with the order said.  —  Northam's order will allow people …
Ben Feuerherd / New York Post:
Crowds ignore social distancing rules to watch USNS Comfort  —  Crowds of gawkers ignored New York's social-distance regulations and packed the west side of Manhattan on Monday to watch a US Navy hospital ship arrive to give badly needed coronavirus aid.  —  The throngs of people stood shoulder …
Discussion: The Drive, Mediaite, Raw Story and Twitchy
Kyle Hooten / The Daily Caller:
Chinese Markets Reopen — And They Still Sell Bats, Dogs And Cats  —  Animals are still for sale in Chinese food markets that reopened after the country recently declared victory over coronavirus.  —  Cages full of cats and dogs waiting for slaughter and the unsanitary preparation of animals …
Emily Singer / The American Independent:
Trump's inner circle was tested for coronavirus even as he advised public against it  —  Tests for COVID-19 are in short supply.  But those with close ties to Trump have received them anyway, some despite showing zero symptoms.  —  COVID-19 tests — or the lack thereof …
Discussion: CNBC
Associated Press:
How dire projections, grim images dashed Trump's Easter plan  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The two doctors spread out their charts on the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office.  —  The projections were grim: Even if the U.S. were to continue to do what it was doing, keeping the economy closed …
Washington Post:
Bernie Sanders says he's staying in the presidential race.  Many Democrats fear a reprise of their 2016 defeat.  —  Behind the growing fear among many Democrats that Sen. Bernie Sanders's continued presence in the presidential race could spell doom in November is the belief that they've seen it happen before — in the last campaign.
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Trump just comes out and says it: The GOP is hurt when it's easier to vote … President Trump on Monday morning became the latest in a procession of Republicans in recent years to say that making it easier for more people to vote would hurt his party politically.
Melissa Weiss / Jewish Insider:
Sheldon Adelson ships two million masks to U.S. hospitals  —  AIR ADELSON  —  The majority of the protective gear will go to hospitals in Nevada and New York  —  Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson has procured approximately two million face masks to counter the shortage of the much-needed protective gear …
Robby Soave / Reason:
Why Are the Mainstream Media Ignoring Tara Reade's Sexual Assault Accusation Against Joe Biden?  —  On September 14, 2018, The New York Times reported the existence of an unverified sexual misconduct allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.  The story cited three people …
Discussion: Jacobin, Tangle and Law & Crime
New York Times:
2 Top Democratic Groups Form Alliance to Support Joe Biden  —  Unite the Country, a super PAC supporting Mr. Biden's campaign, and the progressive group American Bridge are hoping to raise about $175 million together to defeat President Trump.  —  Two of the most prominent outside Democratic groups …
Josh Rogin / Washington Post:
The National Security Council sounded early alarms about the coronavirus  —  The covid-19 pandemic is first and foremost a public health crisis — but it is also a massive national security challenge.  That aspect of the crisis is being managed by a leaner, quieter National Security Council staff …
New York Times:
They Can't Afford to Quarantine.  So They Brave the Subway.  —  Subway use has plummeted in recent weeks, but in poorer areas of New York City, many people are still riding.  —  As the coronavirus pandemic has all but shut down New York City, its subway — an emblem of urban overcrowding — has become almost unrecognizable.
Discussion: Gothamist and New York Post
 
 
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Cheyenne Haslett / ABC News:
Cuomo and New York hospitals reject Trump's claim masks ‘going out the back door’
Discussion: Washington Post and New York Post
New York Times:
'We're Left for Dead': Fears of Virus Catastrophe at Rikers Jail
Politico:
Trump has been nudging MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell to run for office
Discussion: Fox News
Jasper Scherer / Houston Chronicle:
Hotze, pastors ask Texas Supreme Court to rule Harris County stay-at-home order unconstitutional
Discussion: Bloomberg and Law & Crime
Dareh Gregorian / NBC News:
Rep. Velazquez has presumed COVID-19 infection, was near Pelosi, other lawmakers last week
Discussion: IJR
Ross Barkan / The Nation:
Cuomo Helped Get New York Into This Mess
CourierPostOnline.com:
Stepping out during stay-at-home order could get you in trouble
 Earlier Items: 
Yahoo News:
Suspected SARS virus and flu samples found in luggage: FBI report describes China's ‘biosecurity risk’
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Trump's 'Don't Blame Me' Message Is Going to Wear Terribly
Discussion: CNN
Rick Wilson / The Daily Beast:
Trump: I'm Doing a Great Job Fighting the Coronavirus, and 100,000 of You Will Die
Discussion: Raw Story