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2:40 AM ET, April 6, 2020

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John Ismay / New York Times:
Navy Captain Removed From Carrier Tests Positive for Covid-19  —  Captain Crozier was fired after a leak of a letter he had emailed to Navy leaders detailing the service's failures in dealing with a coronavirus outbreak on the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt.  —  Capt. Brett E. Crozier …
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Wall Street Journal:
Aboard the USS Roosevelt, Sailors Braced for the Worst  —  ‘We were bleaching everything.’ A crew scrambled to stanch a coronavirus outbreak in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.  —  The visit to Vietnam in early March was intended as a historic milestone and a symbol of far-reaching U.S. aims in the Pacific …
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
Acting Navy chief fired Crozier for ‘panicking’ — and before Trump could intervene  —  Acting Navy secretary Thomas Modly, in an extensive interview about the firing of the commander of a disease-threatened aircraft carrier, said he acted because he believed the captain was “panicking” …
Discussion: The Guardian, CNN, ABC News and Mediaite
New York Times:
He Led a Top Navy Ship.  Now He Sits in Quarantine, Fired and Infected.  —  Colleagues say the downfall of Captain Brett E. Crozier was charging headlong into the Trump administration's narrative that it had everything in the coronavirus pandemic under control.
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Scoop: Inside the epic White House fight over hydroxychloroquine  —  The White House coronavirus task force had its biggest fight yet on Saturday, pitting economic adviser Peter Navarro against infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci.  At issue: How enthusiastically should the White House tout …
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Associated Press:
AP FACT CHECK: Trump pitches unapproved drug for coronavirus
Discussion: Axios
Ivan Pentchoukov / theepochtimes.com:
New York Hospital Discharges Outpace New Admissions for 4th Straight Day
Discussion: Redstate
Eli Saslow / Washington Post:
'You're basically right next to the nuclear reactor.' … I could be the last person some of these patients ever see, or the last voice they hear.  A lot of people will never come off the ventilator.  That's the reality of this virus.  I force myself to think about that for a few seconds each …
New York Times:
Official Counts Understate the U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll  —  Inconsistent protocols, limited resources and a patchwork of decision-making has led to an undercounting of people with the coronavirus who have died, health experts say.  —  WASHINGTON — A coroner in Indiana wanted …
Discussion: Washington Post and Slate
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Washington Post:
Coronavirus death toll: Americans are almost certainly dying of covid-19 but being left out of the official count
Discussion: The Week, Raw Story and Common Dreams
aphis.usda.gov:
USDA Statement on the Confirmation of COVID-19 in a Tiger in New York  —  The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Veterinary Services Laboratories has confirmed SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans) in one tiger at a zoo in New York.
Discussion: Slate, InsideHook and CBS News
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Alaa Elassar / CNN:
A tiger at the Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus
Discussion: PJ Media Home, IJR, The Week and The Hill
The Daily Beast:
Trump Eyes Accused ‘Quack’ Dr. Oz for Coronavirus Advice  —  The president can't stop talking about an unproven COVID-19 treatment — the same one the oft-critized TV doctor keeps pushing and pushing.  —  As the global pandemic and a staggering economic crisis swells, Dr. Mehmet Oz …
The Guardian:
Boris Johnson admitted to hospital with coronavirus  —  Move follows rumours that prime minister's condition had been worsening  —  Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital with coronavirus after suffering persistent symptoms for 10 days.  —  Downing Street insisted it was just a precautionary measure …
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Aleem Maqbool / BBC:
Coronavirus: Pastor who decried ‘hysteria’ dies after attending Mardi Gras  —  Pastor Landon Spradlin wasn't worried about coronavirus when we went to New Orleans to preach during Mardi Gras.  A month later he was dead.  —  “He loved to laugh.  He loved to play guitar.
Discussion: Informed Comment
Agence France-Presse:
Glimmer of hope in virus-hit Europe as US girds for ‘hardest’ week  —  Phil Hazlewood with Michael Mathes in Washington and AFP bureaus  —  Pope Francis celebrated Palm Sunday mass behind closed doors  —  London (AFP) - European nations most ravaged by the new coronavirus on Sunday reported …
Discussion: RAPPLER, Breitbart and Bloomberg
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David Remnick / New Yorker:
New York City in the Coronavirus Pandemic  —  The spectacle of New York without New Yorkers is the result of a communal pact.  We know that life now depends on our withdrawal from the city.  —  The streets of New York City are so desolate now that you half expect tumbleweed to blow along …
Ryan Van Velzer / 89.3 WFPL News Louisville:
Federal Government Outbids Kentucky For Medical Equipment Amid Shortage  —  Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear says his administration is doing everything it can to prepare hospitals to be inundated with cases of COVID-19, but nearly every time the state has placed an order for medical protective gear …
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Ryan Grim / The Intercept:   A Little-Known Democratic Governor Is Breaking Out in Kentucky
Jeff Stein / Washington Post:
Americans hit by economic shocks as confusion, stumbles undermine Trump's stimulus effort  —  Small-business program gets off to rocky start and White House makes hard pivot on $1,200 checks as enormity of task swamps administration  —  The Trump administration has stumbled in its initial push …
Ben Smith / New York Times:
Americans Don't Trust the Media Anymore.  So Why Do They Trust the Cuomos?  —  CNN once prevented Chris Cuomo from interviewing his brother on the air.  But that all changed with the arrival of the coronavirus, and now it's changing television, too.  —  At the end of 2013 …
David Zweig / New York Times:
How The Coronavirus Stranded This Couple in the Maldives  —  They were surrounded by a fleet of staff, who were stranded themselves, trapped in an eternal honeymoon in the Maldives.  Their adventure continues.  —  After publication, this article was updated to reflect new conditions.
Discussion: InsideHook
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Tracey Tully / New York Times:   The Nurse Was Holding Up. Then Her 3 Close Relatives Were Brought In.
WBEZ:
In Chicago, 70% of COVID-19 Deaths Are Black  —  The COVID-19 virus is killing black residents in Cook County at disproportionately high rates, according to early data analyzed by WBEZ.  —  While black residents make up only 23% of the population in the county, they account for 58% of the COVID-19 deaths.
Discussion: Mother Jones and New York Times
Carlos Barria / Reuters:
Louisiana church holds services, defying coronavirus stay-at-home order  —  CENTRAL, La. (Reuters) - The pastor of the Life Tabernacle Church near Baton Rouge held services on Sunday in defiance of a stay-at-home order issued by Louisiana because of the coronavirus pandemic, telling worshippers they had …
Discussion: HuffPost, The Hill and The Daily Caller
Max Boot / Washington Post:
The worst president.  Ever.  —  Until now, I have generally been reluctant to label Donald Trump the worst president in U.S. history.  As a historian, I know how important it is to allow the passage of time to gain a sense of perspective.  Some presidents who seemed awful to contemporaries …
Washington Post:
Giuliani, a familiar voice in Trump's ear, promotes experimental coronavirus treatments  —  Rudolph W. Giuliani, who was in the center of the impeachment storm earlier this year as an unpaid private attorney for President Trump, has cast himself in a new role: as personal science adviser …
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and The Hill
Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Atkinson: Trump fired me because I handled whistleblower complaint properly  —  The intelligence community watchdog removed abruptly late Friday by President Donald Trump says he believes Trump ousted him because of his evenhanded handling of a whistleblower complaint that ultimately led to the president's impeachment.
Discussion: Associated Press
Scott Gottlieb / Wall Street Journal:
Bet Big on Treatments for Coronavirus  —  Antivirals and antibody therapies are showing promise.  The FDA needs to step up its pace.  —  Some imagine that the coronavirus will run its tragic course in the spring, with the direst results avoided by intense social-distancing and other mitigation efforts …
James Gordon / Daily Mail:
Law and order fears for NYC as nearly 10,000 NYPD and FDNY members call out sick amid a rise in burglaries  — The reduction in a police presence has led to an increase in businesses being burgled including supermarkets and eateries in particular  —  There are fears of a breakdown in law …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
New York Daily News:
Thank you, Oregon: Gov. Kate Brown comes to New York's aid with needed ventilators  —  We don't know Kate Brown and we don't know if she's ever even been to New York, but the governor of Oregon is a New Yorker — and not just honorary, she has more than earned her stripes.
Chris Sheldon / New Jersey Online:
Cops break up Pink Floyd cover band's coronavirus concert on home's front lawn  —  UPDATE: Cops tell Pink Floyd cover band playing during coronavirus lockdown, 'Wish you weren't here.' Tickets issued.  —  An impromptu Pink Floyd cover band concert held Saturday night on the front lawn …
 
 
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cbp.gov:
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Julian Borger / The Guardian:
Trump administration determined to exit treaty reducing risk of war
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Wajahat Ali / The Atlantic:
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Michael Wayland / CNBC:
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Discussion: Fox News
New York Times:
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Rodney Muhumuza / Associated Press:
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