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Chad Garland / Stars & Stripes:
‘Captain Crozier!  Captain Crozier!’:  Videos show sailors sending off ousted USS Roosevelt commander with cheers  —  Stars and Stripes is making stories on the coronavirus pandemic available free of charge.  See other free reports here.  Sign up for our daily coronavirus newsletter here.
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Courtney Kube / NBC News:
Navy expected to relieve captain who raised alarm about COVID-19 outbreak on aircraft carrier  —  The United States Navy is expected to relieve the captain who sounded the alarm about an outbreak of COVID-19 aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt.  —  The Navy is expected to announce it has relieved …
Washington Post:
Navy removes aircraft carrier captain who raised alarm about coronavirus response
Discussion: Bloomberg
Politico:
‘Lack of leadership’: Esper's pandemic response draws fire as crisis deepens
Michelle Goldberg / New York Times:
Jared Kushner Is Going to Get Us All Killed  —  Trump's son-in-law has no business running the coronavirus response.  —  Reporting on the White House's herky-jerky coronavirus response, Vanity Fair's Gabriel Sherman has a quotation from Jared Kushner that should make all Americans, and particularly all New Yorkers, dizzy with terror.
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Maggie Severns / Politico:
Kushner company stands to benefit from freeze on federal mortgage payments
Discussion: Raw Story
Politico:
'It's a sh— sandwich': Republicans rage as Florida becomes a nightmare for Trump  —  TALLAHASSEE — The staggering unemployment exploding on President Donald Trump's watch would worry any incumbent running for reelection, but troubles in Florida are injecting an added dose of fear into a jittery GOP.
Discussion: Florida Politics and Raw Story
Washington Post:
Experts and Trump's advisers doubt White House's 240,000 coronavirus deaths estimate  —  Inside the White House's effort to create an projected death toll.  —  Leading disease forecasters, whose research the White House used to conclude 100,000 to 240,000 people will die nationwide from the coronavirus …
Discussion: Raw Story and The Hill
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CNN:
Top doctor says White House coronavirus task force still missing 50% of testing data
Discussion: The Root and IJR
New York Times:
Location Data Says It All: Staying at Home During Coronavirus Is a Luxury  —  It has been about two weeks since the Illinois governor ordered residents to stay at home, but nothing has changed about Adarra Benjamin's responsibilities.  She gets on a bus nearly every morning in Chicago …
USA Today:
Trump hasn't ordered any ventilators from GM, despite saying he was using wartime powers to force production  —  John Fritze Jayne O'DonnellUSA TODAY … WASHINGTON - Nearly a week after invoking his powers under a Korean War-era law to compel General Motors to manufacture ventilators for coronavirus …
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
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Jennifer Ehrlich / Business Wire:
3M Response to Defense Production Act Order  —  ST. PAUL, Minn.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—3M issued the following statement in response to the announcements issued by the White House last evening:  —  Over the last several weeks and months, 3M and its employees have gone above and beyond to manufacture …
Stephen Collinson / CNN:
Trump passes the buck as deadly ventilator shortage looms
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and New York Times
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
How did covid-19 begin?  Its initial origin story is shaky.  —  The story of how the novel coronavirus emerged in Wuhan, China, has produced a nasty propaganda battle between the United States and China.  The two sides have traded some of the sharpest charges made between two nations since …
Los Angeles Times:
Trump administration ended pandemic early-warning program to detect coronaviruses  —  Two months before the novel coronavirus probably began spreading in Wuhan, China, the Trump administration ended a $200-million pandemic early-warning program aimed at training scientists in China …
Discussion: The Week
Mark Kennedy / Associated Press:
‘Lean On Me,’ ‘Lovely Day’ singer Bill Withers dies at 81  —  Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including “ Lean On Me, ” “Lovely Day” and “Ain't No Sunshine,” has died from heart complications, his family said in a statement to The Associated Press.
Discussion: Variety
Shannon Bond / NPR:
A Must For Millions, Zoom Has A Dark Side — And An FBI Warning  —  Audio will be available later today.  —  Dennis Johnson fell victim last week to a new form of harassment known as “Zoombombing,” in which intruders hijack video calls and post hate speech and offensive images such as pornography.
Orion Rummler / Axios:
CNN: Fauci advises all states issue stay-at-home orders  —  Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci recommended on Thursday that all states across the U.S. implement stay-at-home orders, at a CNN town hall.  —  Why it matters: The recommendation stands …
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Politico:
Senators clashed over Hunter Biden probe in classified briefing  —  A key Senate committee is vowing to press forward with its investigation targeting former Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter, despite logistical challenges posed by the global coronavirus pandemic.
Jim Dwyer / New York Times:
The Doctor Came to Save Lives.  The Co-op Board Told Him to Get Lost.  —  When an emergency room doctor traveled from New Hampshire to battle the coronavirus in New York, he moved into his brother's building ... but not for long.  —  At the end of seven hours in mask …
Axios:
Mark Meadows considers new White House press secretary  —  White House chief of staff Mark Meadows has privately discussed bringing on Pentagon spokeswoman Alyssa Farah or Trump campaign spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany as a new White House press secretary, two sources familiar with the talks tell Axios.
Discussion: Raw Story
Washington Post:
Commander of confusion: Trump sows uncertainty and seeks to cast blame in coronavirus crisis  —  In the three weeks since declaring the novel coronavirus outbreak a national emergency, President Trump has delivered a dizzying array of rhetorical contortions, sowed confusion and repeatedly sought to cast blame on others.
Discussion: Raw Story
Justin Wolfers / New York Times:
The Unemployment Rate Is Probably Around 13 Percent  —  It's almost certainly at its highest level since the Great Depression.  Here's how we estimated it.  —  The jobless rate today is almost certainly higher than at any point since the Great Depression.
Discussion: Daily Kos
Frances D'emilio / Associated Press:
Scramble for virus supplies strains global solidarity  —  ROME (AP) — San Marino needed medical masks.  Badly.  —  The tiny republic, wedged next to what would be two of Italy's hardest-hit provinces in the COVID-19 outbreak, had already registered 11 deaths by March 17 …
Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
The Coronavirus Is the World's Only Superpower  —  Trump's America?  Not so much.  —  On Tuesday, the U.N. Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, said the coronavirus pandemic is the greatest challenge that the world has faced since the Second World War.  More than a hundred and fifty countries …
Camilo Montoya-Galvez / CBS News:
“Don't let us die”: Women in ICE custody plead for release amid coronavirus pandemic  —  The women detained at the for-profit jail in the small, rural town of Jena, Louisiana, hail from all corners of Latin America.  Some are asylum-seekers who fled repressive regimes.
David Marcus / The Federalist:
We Cannot Destroy The Country For The Sake Of New York City  —  New York City is being ravaged by the coranavirus, but the rest of the country is being destroyed by a generation of economic collapse.  —  I imagine there are some people who love New York City more than I do, but I do love it.
Helen Branswell / STAT:
Americans are underestimating how long coronavirus disruptions will last, health experts say  —  Public health experts are increasingly worried that Americans are underestimating how long the coronavirus pandemic will disrupt everyday life in the country, warning that the Trump administration's timelines …
U.S. Chamber of Commerce:
Special Report on Coronavirus and Small Business  —  From MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce  —  Coronavirus Causes Small Businesses to Shut Down, Seek Assistance  —  The MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index is issuing results from a special survey this month on the impact …
USA Today:
Here's how to safely reopen America when coronavirus pandemic wanes  —  It's important that we assess the threat of the virus region by region and consider reopening in phases or by industry  —  The Problem Solvers Caucus — 50 members of Congress, half Democrats and half Republicans …
Seung Min Kim / Washington Post:
Trump taps former Kavanaugh clerk to fill vacancy on powerful D.C. appeals court  —  President Trump is tapping a young district judge and former clerk to now-Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh to fill a vacancy on the powerful U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Chuck Ross / The Daily Caller:
WHO Official Defends China, Says Everyone Is ‘Over-Focused’ On Regime's Coronavirus Numbers  — The Chinese government and its main propaganda outlet are touting remarks from World Health Organization official Michael Ryan, who said the public is “over-focused” on the accuracy of Beijing's coronavirus data.
The Citizen Lab:
Move Fast & Roll Your Own Crypto  —  A Quick Look at the Confidentiality of Zoom Meetings  —  This report examines the encryption that protects meetings in the popular Zoom teleconference app.  We find that Zoom has “rolled their own” encryption scheme, which has significant weaknesses.
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Trump campaign declares war on Dems over voting rules for November  —  President Donald Trump's political operation is launching a multimillion-dollar legal campaign aimed at blocking Democrats from drastically changing voting rules in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Discussion: CNN, KTLA and Exponents
Reade Pickert / Bloomberg:
U.S. Payrolls Fall 701,000 in March Ahead of Surge in Layoffs  — Unemployment rate jumps to 4.4%, highest level since 2017  — Data capture fraction of layoffs that occurred in March  —  U.S. employment plummeted last month in the first decline since 2010, offering an initial look …
The Daily Beast:
The Coronavirus Just Made Joe Biden's Money Problems Even Worse  —  The pandemic has forced Democrats to push back their convention, and that means the nominee will now have to wait longer to tap into general election funds.  —  BEAST INSIDE  —  Joe Biden's campaign is already struggling for money.
Politico:
Inside the National Security Council, a rising sense of dread  —  On the second day in January, as a mysterious pathogen was infecting its way across China, Dr. Robert Redfield contacted the National Security Council.  —  The U.S. government had unconfirmed information about what officials believed …
Discussion: Politico
NBC News:
Banks warn of ‘utter chaos’ in new small business lending program  —  The program is supposed to begin at midnight, but banks say there is so little guidance from the Trump administration that they may not be able to lend.  —  Millions of small businesses are anxiously awaiting their slices …
Discussion: Townhall, Vox, NPR, KXAN-TV and Bloomberg
 
 
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Jonah Goldberg / National Review:
Impeachment Is Not a Valid Excuse for Trump's Slow Coronavirus Response
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Bloomberg:
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USA Today:
U.S. exported millions in masks and ventilators ahead of the coronavirus crisis
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Daniel Dale / CNN:
Fact check: Trump falsely claims plane and train passengers are being tested for the coronavirus
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Tom Winter / NBC New York:
Grim New Rules for NYC Paramedics: Don't Bring Cardiac Arrests to ER for Revival
Vulture:
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