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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
Tom Vanden Brook / USA Today:
Navy fires USS Theodore Roosevelt captain days after he pleaded for help for sailors with coronavirus
Discussion: Steve Gruber
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
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
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: New York Post, Variety and InsideHook
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
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.
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 …
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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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 …
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Associated Press:
In time of crisis, Trump-Pelosi relationship remains broken
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.
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
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.
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.
Discussion: The Hill
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
Wall Street Journal:
Coronavirus Weighs on Americans: 'I Don't Think There Is an Easy Answer'  —  Residents in Iowa, Philadelphia and Georgia reflect on how pandemic is affecting their lives, jobs and political views  —  The coronavirus pandemic is hitting Americans at different times, as infections rise …
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 …
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 …
Ben Jacobs / GEN:
Your Most Paranoid Pandemic Election Questions, Answered  —  If the 2020 election is canceled, a Vermont senator (no, not that one) could become president  —  he coronavirus pandemic has disrupted life across the United States, forcing more than 297 million people into obeying stay-at-home orders.
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.
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 …
Dan McLaughlin / National Review:
The 41 Worst People You Meet on Twitter  —  From the Assassins to the Ahabs to the Dufflepuds — a beginner's guide  —  Twitter, even more so than blogs, offered us the revolutionary promise of a virtual town square: You could hear from and engage with people from many walks of life, the prominent and the ordinary, in real time.
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
 
 
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Jonah Goldberg / National Review:
Impeachment Is Not a Valid Excuse for Trump's Slow Coronavirus Response
Ed Lin / Barron's Online:
Nancy Pelosi's Husband Bought Up Slack, Microsoft, and Alphabet Securities
Bloomberg:
Georgia Senator Sold Travel Shares Ahead of Trump Flight Ban
USA Today:
U.S. exported millions in masks and ventilators ahead of the coronavirus crisis
 Earlier Items: 
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Trump campaign declares war on Dems over voting rules for November
Discussion: CNN, KTLA and Exponents
NBC News:
Trump administration's lack of a unified coronavirus strategy will cost lives, say a dozen experts
Daniel Dale / CNN:
Fact check: Trump falsely claims plane and train passengers are being tested for the coronavirus
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Tom Winter / NBC New York:
Grim New Rules for NYC Paramedics: Don't Bring Cardiac Arrests to ER for Revival
Vulture:
In 30 Rock's Coronavirus Episode, Liz Lemon Wouldn't Flee to GE's Secret Island
Politico:
Inside the National Security Council, a rising sense of dread
Discussion: Politico