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12:50 PM ET, April 2, 2020

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Reid J. Epstein / New York Times:
Democrats Postpone Convention Until August Because of Coronavirus  —  The move is the biggest disruption to the political calendar so far, and comes after Joe Biden, the likely presidential nominee, called for a delay.  —  WASHINGTON — The Democratic National Committee on Thursday postponed …
Discussion: CNN, Vanity Fair, Mediaite, Reason and Power Line
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Politico:
Democrats postpone presidential convention until August 17
Discussion: ABC News, The Daily Caller and Fox News
Paul Steinhauser / Fox News:
Biden's prediction: Democratic convention to be pushed back to August
Discussion: ABC News and The Independent
Tobias Hoonhout / National Review:   DNC Postpones Presidential Convention to August over Coronavirus Fears
ABC News:
Biden suggests Democratic Convention will be delayed amid coronavirus pandemic
Discussion: The Hill and Daily Kos
Jeff Cox / CNBC:
US weekly jobless claims double to 6.6 million  — Initial jobless claims surged to more 6.6 million last week, the Labor Department said Thursday.  — That brings the two-week total to about 10 million due to the coronavirus-induced economic shutdown.  —  US weekly jobless claims surge to 6.6 million for week ending March 28
Discussion: Redstate, Power Line, The Week and Gothamist
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Heather Long / Washington Post:
Over 10 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits in March as economy collapsed  —  A record 6.6 million people filed a new jobless claim the week ending March 28.  —  More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — a new record …
Discussion: Raw Story
Katia Dmitrieva / Bloomberg:
U.S. Jobless Claims Surge With Tally at 10 Million in Two Weeks
Discussion: The Capitolist and Mediaite
New York Times:
Where America Didn't Stay Home Even as the Virus Spread  —  Where people were still traveling last week  —  Stay-at-home orders have nearly halted travel for most Americans, but people in Florida, the Southeast and other places that waited to enact such orders have continued to travel widely …
MSNBC:
Governor admits he didn't know asymptomatic people could pass virus  —  Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Wednesday announced a stay-at home order across Georgia to try to curb the spread of the coronavirus.  During the announcement, Kemp also stated he just learned asymptomatic people could transmit the virus.
Discussion: The Week
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Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, who resisted strict coronavirus measures, says he just learned it transmits asymptomatically  —  Health officials have been saying that for two months.  —  After resisting a statewide stay-at-home order for days, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) succumbed to the pressure and issued one on Wednesday.
Discussion: Mediaite
Washington Post:
Anthony Fauci's security is stepped up as doctor and face of U.S. coronavirus response receives threats  —  Anthony S. Fauci, the nation's top infectious-diseases expert and the face of the U.S. response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, is facing growing threats to his personal safety …
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Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: The White House gives Dems an opening
Andrew Beaton / Wall Street Journal:
A Million N95 Masks Are Coming From China—on Board the New England Patriots' Plane  —  The Massachusetts governor struck a deal for supplies but needed a way to transport them.  The result was a tense saga and a shipment on the NFL team's 767.
The Daily Beast:
Army Warned in Early February That Coronavirus Could Kill 150,000 Americans  —  While the president was still downplaying the COVID-19 epidemic, an Army briefing shared with The Daily Beast shows the service warning of the scale of death Trump now concedes.  —  This week, as coronavirus deaths …
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Alarm, Denial, Blame: The Pro-Trump Media's Coronavirus Distortion  —  Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and other right-wing commentators turned a pandemic into a battle of us vs. them — the kind of battle President Trump has waged for much of his life.  —  On Feb. 27, two days after the first reported case …
Discussion: The Bulwark and The Moderate Voice
Politico:
Behind the scenes, Kushner takes charge of coronavirus response  —  Dozens of Trump administration officials have trooped to the White House podium over the last two months to brief the public on their effort to combat coronavirus, but one person who hasn't — Jared Kushner …
U.S. Department of Justice:
Train Operator at Port of Los Angeles Charged with Derailing Locomotive Near U.S. Navy's Hospital Ship Mercy  —  LOS ANGELES - A train engineer at the Port of Los Angeles was arrested this morning on federal charges for allegedly running a locomotive at full speed off the end of rail tracks near the USNS Mercy.
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Ivan Pereira / ABC News:   Engineer tried to crash train into USNS Mercy in Los Angeles: Feds
Elizabeth Cohen / CNN:
Experts tell White House coronavirus can spread through talking or even just breathing  —  (CNN)A prestigious scientific panel told the White House Wednesday night that research shows coronavirus can be spread not just by sneezes or coughs, but also just by talking, or possibly even just breathing.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Becket Adams / Washington Examiner:
No institution has failed the public worse than the news media during the COVID-19 pandemic  —  No institution has failed the public worse during the COVID-19 pandemic than the news media.  —  It seems impossible that this should be the case, especially considering the federal government's sluggish …
Discussion: alicublog, Mediaite and The Week
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Josh Rogin / Washington Post:
The U.S.-China propaganda war is on hold, but not for long
Discussion: Bitter Winter and National Review
New York Times:
These Coronavirus Exposures Might Be the Most Dangerous  —  As with any other poison, viruses are usually deadlier in larger amounts.  —  Dr. Rabinowitz is a professor of chemistry and genomics.  Dr. Bartman is a genomic researcher.  —  Li Wenliang, the doctor in China who raised early awareness …
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
OANN threatened with removal from White House press room after correspondent Chanel Rion makes unauthorized appearances  —  This time, it was a fairly routine question that Chanel Rion, a correspondent for One America News Network, posed to President Trump during Tuesday's White House press briefing …
Wall Street Journal:
Italy's Coronavirus Death Toll Is Far Higher Than Reported  —  Many are dying uncounted as nation's stretched health-care system struggles to save the living and accurately gauge human cost  —  MILAN—In the town of Coccaglio, an hour's drive east of here, the local nursing home lost over a third of its residents in March.
Discussion: National Review
Zachary Warmbrodt / Politico:
Banks warn of chaotic launch of small business lending program  —  Banks are warning that a $350 billion lending program for struggling small businesses won't be ready when it launches Friday because the Trump administration has failed to provide them with the necessary guidelines and set requirements for the loans that are unworkable.
Discussion: American Prospect and Raw Story
Kyle Kondik / Sabato's Crystal Ball:
Rating Changes: Electoral College and Senate  —  Dear Readers: Please join Crystal Ball Editor in Chief Larry J. Sabato, Managing Editor Kyle Kondik, and Associate Editor J. Miles Coleman for a livestreamed assessment of the 2020 landscape from noon to 1 p.m. eastern today.
Elizabeth Vaughn / Redstate:
Infectious Disease Specialist Tells Fox News: ‘This is the Beginning of the End of the Pandemic’  —  In this photo provided by the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, taken March 11, 2015 in the intensive care unit at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, physical therapist Katie Kellner helps …
Discussion: YouTube
Rebecca Shabad / NBC News:
Schumer calls on Trump to appoint ‘military man’ to oversee coronavirus supply distribution  —  Trump appeared to respond to Schumer moments after his TV appearance, saying that his administration already has a military man in charge of distributing goods.  —  Sen. Schumer calls for ‘military czar’ to handle supplies
Edward Luce / Financial Times:
America shuts the barn door too late on the epidemic  —  The division in tackling coronavirus in the US is not based on politics but on competence  —  Everyone knows the drill about the barn door closing after the horse has bolted.  From Italy to Britain and the US, governments …
Mark Niesse / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Georgia's May primary is still on for now amid pressure for a delay  —  Gov. Brian Kemp said Wednesday that he lacks the power to delay Georgia's May 19 primary even as he announced he would issue a statewide shelter-in-place order amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Caroline Chen / ProPublica:
What We Need to Understand About Asymptomatic Carriers if We're Going to Beat Coronavirus  —  ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power.  Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they're published.  —  In the early days of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. …
Washington Post:
The scramble for the rapid coronavirus tests everybody wants  —  As hot spots clamor for Abbott Laboratories' quick tests, Trump officials debate where to send them  —  As Abbott Laboratories began shipping its new rapid-response tests across the country Wednesday, a new flash point emerged …
Discussion: Daily Kos, Politico and Raw Story
Tasos Kokkinidis / USA.GreekReporter.com:
Ivanka Trump Studies Greek Mythology During Coronavirus Pandemic  —  Presidential adviser Ivanka Trump said Tuesday she's mostly working from home during the coronavirus outbreak while also caring for her three children, learning to play guitar — and now studying Greek mythology.
Michael James / USA Today:
More than 1,000 in US die in a single day from coronavirus, doubling the worst daily death toll of the flu  —  The U.S. topped 1,000 coronavirus deaths in a single day for the first time Wednesday, a daily death toll more than double that of two of America's most deadly illnesses - lung cancer and the flu.
New York Times:
A Feature on Zoom Secretly Displayed Data From People's LinkedIn Profiles  —  After an inquiry from Times reporters, Zoom said it would disable a data-mining feature that could be used to snoop on participants during meetings without their knowledge.  —  For Americans sheltering at home during …
New York Times:
A Ventilator Stockpile, With One Hitch: Thousands Do Not Work  —  While President Trump has assured states that thousands of ventilators remain at the ready, thousands more are in storage, unmaintained, broken or otherwise unusable.  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump has repeatedly assured Americans …
Robert Costa / Washington Post:
Pelosi should ‘stand down’ on passing another rescue bill in House, McConnell says  —  One week after the Senate unanimously passed a $2 trillion emergency relief bill aimed at limiting the financial trauma from the coronavirus pandemic, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) …
Vann R. Newkirk II / The Atlantic:
The Coronavirus's Unique Threat to the South  —  Editor's Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers.  Find the collection here.  —  In a matter of weeks, the coronavirus has gone from a novel, distant threat to an enemy besieging cities and towns across the world.
Discussion: Raw Story
 
 
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Brooke Singman / Fox News:
Feds distribute thousands of masks, other supplies seized from hoarders during coronavirus pandemic
Discussion: Politico
Josephine Harvey / HuffPost:
Newborn With Coronavirus Dies In Connecticut
Discussion: ABC News, The Hill and The Independent
Agence France-Presse:
As media layoffs grow, industry pleads for urgent relief
NBC News:
Nursing homes overwhelmed by coronavirus: ‘It is impossible for us to stop the spread’
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Steve Kornacki / NBC News:
Can Donald Trump win re-election despite the coronavirus outbreak?
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Miriam Jordan / New York Times:
Farmworkers, Mostly Undocumented, Become ‘Essential’ During Pandemic
David J. Mitchell / The Advocate:
Roy Moore, ex-Alabama chief justice, to aid Central church defying coronavirus order
Discussion: Raw Story and DeadState
Katy Grimes / California Globe:
Gov. Newsom Coronavirus Update: ‘We are at a Completely Different Place Than the State of New York’
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Roni Caryn Rabin / New York Times:
Some Coronavirus Patients Show Signs of Brain Ailments
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Government.nl:
Statement by Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg …
Ben Smith / New York Times:
Cuomo Is a Media Hero in the Pandemic. De Blasio Is a Scapegoat.
Discussion: CNN
Doug Maccash / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
Ellis Marsalis, New Orleans jazz piano legend hospitalized with coronavirus symptoms, dies
Washington Post:
Secret Service signs contract this week to rent golf carts in town of Trump club