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8:35 AM ET, April 6, 2020

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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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Ivan Pentchoukov / theepochtimes.com:
New York Hospital Discharges Outpace New Admissions for 4th Straight Day
Discussion: Redstate
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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Kyle Cheney / Politico:
Atkinson: Trump fired me because I handled whistleblower complaint properly
Discussion: The Week and Washington Post
Politico:   Marco Rubio finds his next act
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.
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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: Fox News, The Guardian, CNN and ABC News
Wall Street Journal:   Aboard the USS Roosevelt, Sailors Braced for the Worst
John Ismay / New York Times:
Navy Captain Removed From Carrier Tests Positive for Covid-19
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
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: The Daily Caller, HuffPost and The Hill
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Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Wisconsin legislature comes under fire for ‘unconscionable’ decision to hold primary amid coronavirus pandemic
Discussion: Mother Jones
Joseph Ax / Reuters:
Citing coronavirus, Wisconsin mayors urge postponement of Tuesday's election
Discussion: Fox News
Reuters:
Exclusive: Pressed by Trump, U.S. pushed unproven coronavirus treatment guidance
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Raw Story
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, The Week, The Hill and IJR
NBC News:
Government watchdog: Hospitals face severe shortages of medical gear, confusing guidance from government  —  An internal government report found that one hospital was so short of thermometers it could screen staff and patients for coronavirus only at random.  —  Government watchdog: Hospitals face severe shortages of medical gear
Discussion: Raw Story
New York Times:
U.S. Will Give Terrorist Label to White Supremacist Group for First Time  —  The designation of the Russian Imperial Movement reflects growing concerns among U.S. officials about violent white supremacists with transnational links.  —  WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is expected …
Frank Bruni / New York Times:
Has Anyone Found Trump's Soul?  Anyone?  —  He's not rising to the challenge of the coronavirus pandemic.  He's shriveling into nothingness.  —  Do you remember President George W. Bush's remarks at Ground Zero in Manhattan after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks?
Fortune:
5G-coronavirus conspiracy theory spurs rash of telecom tower arson fires  —  Telecom masts that enable the next generation of wireless communication were set on fire in the U.K. in recent days, apparently by people motivated by a theory that the tech helps spread the coronavirus.  Investors are taking note.
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 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 …
Wall Street Journal:
Coronavirus Cases Rise Sharply, as U.S. Braces for Most Challenging Days Ahead  —  U.S. adds more than 33,000 cases; British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is hospitalized after suffering persistent symptoms of Covid-19  —  Health officials warned Americans to brace for a pivotal week …
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 …
Discussion: The Week
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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 …
New York Post:
Trump admin weighs legal action over alleged Chinese hoarding of PPE  —  Leading US manufacturers of medical safety gear told the White House that China prohibited them from exporting their products from the country as the coronavirus pandemic mounted — even as Beijing was trying to …
Politico:
Dems find a rallying cry: Trump tanked the economy  —  For most of the presidential campaign, the economy looked like the one thing that could overcome Donald Trump's stubbornly low approval ratings and carry him to a second term.  Even many Democrats acknowledged they had no cohesive economic message of their own.
L. Brent Bozell III / Washington Times:
How the liberal media weaponizes COVID-19 against Trump  —  ‘Coronavirus now, politics later — please’  —  ANALYSIS/OPINION:  —  America faces an existential threat from the COVID-19 virus, but our response is made needlessly more difficult because a partisan media has weaponized the virus as a cudgel against the president.
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
Detroit News:
Whitmer must make Michigan her priority  —  Gov. Gretchen Whitmer must send an unequivocal message to her constituents that Michigan is her priority in this hour of crisis.  Her running feud with President Donald Trump calls into question whether she's acting in the best interests of this state, or on behalf of the Democratic Party.
Discussion: Fox News
 
 
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Ally Mutnick / Politico:
Pelosi-aligned super PAC books $51M in fall ads
Chris Sheldon / New Jersey Online:
Cops break up Pink Floyd cover band's coronavirus concert on home's front lawn
Discussion: Fox News
New York Daily News:
Thank you, Oregon: Gov. Kate Brown comes to New York's aid with needed ventilators
Scott Gottlieb / Wall Street Journal:
Bet Big on Treatments for Coronavirus
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
 Earlier Items: 
Julian Borger / The Guardian:
Trump administration determined to exit treaty reducing risk of war
Discussion: Foreign Exchanges
Connor Sheets / al.com:
Alabama prison system's COVID-19 plan anticipates widespread infection, deaths, National Guard intervention
Discussion: The Hill
Katherine Eban / Reuters:
As Trump administration debated travel restrictions, thousands streamed in from China
Discussion: The Hill
Washington Post:
Giuliani, a familiar voice in Trump's ear, promotes experimental coronavirus treatments
Nadia Schadlow / The Atlantic:
Consider the Possibility That Trump Is Right About China
Max Boot / Washington Post:
The worst president. Ever.
Discussion: HuffPost
WBEZ:
In Chicago, 70% of COVID-19 Deaths Are Black