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New York Times:
Trump's Aggressive Advocacy of Malaria Drug for Treating Coronavirus Divides Medical Community  —  While Dr. Anthony Fauci has urged caution in using hydroxychloroquine, some doctors are prescribing it to patients who have the virus despite the fact it has never been tested for it.
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Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
‘What do you have to lose?’:  Inside Trump's embrace of a risky drug against coronavirus  —  As he stares down a pandemic, economic collapse and a political crisis of his own, President Trump thinks he may have found a silver bullet: hydroxychloroquine.  —  He hears about the controversial …
Discussion: Redstate, Mediaite, Townhall, Tangle and ABC7
Lisa Du / Bloomberg:
Half the U.S. Supply of Trump-Touted Virus Drug Now Cut Off
Paul Szoldra / SoundCloud:
Acting SECNAV Modley criticizing Capt. Crozier to sailors onboard USS Theodore Roosevelt  —  Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly reportedly made an unhinged speech to the crew members of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, in which he lashed out at former Capt. Brett E. Crozier and told sailors to stop complaining and do their jobs.
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Jeff Schogol / Task & Purpose:
Acting Navy Secretary blasts USS Roosevelt captain as ‘too naive or too stupid’ in leaked speech to ship's crew  —  Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly reportedly made an unhinged speech to the crew members of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, in which he lashed out at former Capt. Brett E. Crozier …
CNN:
Acting Navy secretary apologizes for calling ousted aircraft carrier captain ‘stupid’ in address to ship's crew  —  (CNN)Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly apologized Monday night for calling the now-ousted commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt “stupid” in an address to the ship's crew Monday morning.
Emily Goodin / Daily Mail:
‘Shut the F*** up’: What one sailor shouted when Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly flew to Guam and told fired aircraft carrier's captain's crew their hero ‘was too naive or too stupid to be a commanding officer’  — Thomas Modly, President Trump's acting Navy secretary …
New York Times:   How a Ship's Coronavirus Outbreak Became a Moral Crisis for the Military
New York Times:   Acting Navy Secretary Slams Fired Captain as ‘Stupid’
Washington Post:
Wisconsin Supreme Court blocks order by governor to stop Tuesday's elections in state's latest whipsaw  —  BREAKING: The decision by the court came hours after Gov. Tony Evers (D) issued an executive order suspending in-person voting, citing the intensifying health threat of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Politico:
Wisconsin Supreme Court overturns governor, orders Tuesday elections to proceed  —  Wisconsin's state Supreme Court blocked Gov. Tony Evers' late executive order postponing in-person voting in Tuesday's elections, meaning the state's presidential primary and hundreds of local elections …
Scott Lemieux / Lawyers, Guns & Money:
Roberts Gang Attacks the Right To Vote Again
Discussion: electionlawblog.org and NBC News
Tucker Higgins / CNBC:   Supreme Court votes 5-4 to halt order extending absentee ballot deadline in Wisconsin
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court splits along ideological lines in Wisconsin ballot case
Discussion: Politico
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers issues order shutting down Tuesday's election
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Trade Adviser Warned White House in January of Risks of a Pandemic  —  A memo from Peter Navarro said failure to contain a coronavirus outbreak could lead to hundreds of thousands of deaths and trillions of dollars in economic losses.  It is the most direct warning known to have circulated …
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BBC:
Coronavirus: Boris Johnson moved to intensive care as symptoms worsen  —  Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care in hospital after his coronavirus symptoms “worsened”, Downing Street has said.  —  A spokesman said he was moved on the advice of his medical team and was receiving “excellent care”.
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New York Times:
Boris Johnson Moved to Intensive Care; Foreign Minister Deputized
Discussion: Vanity Fair, BBC and Deseret News
Gregg Re / Fox News:
Trump ‘saddened’ over Boris Johnson's coronavirus condition, offers ‘help’ of ‘brilliant’ companies
Kevin Breuninger / CNBC:
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson in intensive care after coronavirus symptoms worsen
Discussion: The National Interest
Abha Bhattarai / Washington Post:
Grocery workers are beginning to die of coronavirus  —  At least four people - who had worked at Walmart, Trader Joe's and Giant - have died from covid-19 in recent days  —  Major supermarket chains are beginning to report their first coronavirus-related employee deaths …
Tia Mitchell / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
David Perdue's stock trading saw an uptick as coronavirus took hold  —  U.S. Sen. David Perdue's financial portfolio saw heavy trading during the month of March, a period during which Congress passed three different spending bills to address the spread of COVID-19 and the markets took a turn for the worse.
Discussion: Raw Story and Daily Kos
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Sonam Sheth / Business Insider:   Sen. David Perdue bought stock in a company that produces protective medical equipment the same …
Paul Egan / Detroit Free Press:
Detroit rep says hydroxychloroquine, Trump helped save her life amid COVID-19 fight  —  LANSING - A Democratic state representative from Detroit is crediting hydroxychloroquine — and Republican President Donald Trump who touted the drug — for saving her in her battle with the coronavirus.
Janine Puhak / Fox News:
Quarantine cravings: Uber Eats reveals most popular takeout orders in America  —  French fries and miso soup just might be the new bread and butter of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Uber Eats.  —  Uber's food delivery service said that orders in the U.S. and Canada have increased …
Liam Stack / New York Times:
Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Including Crypt, Will Become a Hospital  —  The Manhattan church, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, will be able to care for at least 200 patients during the coronavirus outbreak.  —  The vast interior of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine …
Discussion: The Hill
STAT:
Martin Shkreli is trying to use the coronavirus pandemic to get out of prison  —  Martin Shkreli, currently serving a seven-year sentence for securities fraud, has a pitch to authorities: Let me out of prison and I'll help stop the novel coronavirus.  —  The disgraced biotech entrepreneur is asking for a …
Discussion: Law & Crime
Washington Post:
America's most influential coronavirus model just revised its estimates downward.  But not every model agrees.  —  A leading forecasting model used by the White House to chart the coronavirus pandemic predicted Monday that the United States may need fewer hospital beds …
YouTube:
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Paula Dwyer / Bloomberg:
Gasping for Air, Delusional and All Alone: One Survivor's Story  — Shivering under two blankets in flannel pajamas and a ski cap  — A frightening, frustrating odyssey with a happy ending  —  I wasn't scared.  Until I started gasping for breath.  —  I took deep gulps, trying desperately to get some air.
Eddie S. Glaude Jr / Washington Post:
The pandemic will pass.  Our grief will endure.  —  Eddie S. Glaude Jr. is chair of the department of African American studies at Princeton University.  —  Americans have been told to brace themselves for difficult days ahead.  The numbers are uncertain, but mass death is at our doorstep.
James Freeman / Wall Street Journal:
‘Let Our People Go’  —  Keep distancing but liberate Americans from shutdown orders.  —  Today's headline is a message from one of our readers and no doubt the fervent hope of millions of Americans.  President Donald Trump has wisely noted that the cure for coronavirus must not be worse than the disease.
Lucas Nolan / Breitbart:
China Floods Facebook with Ads Blaming Trump for Chinese Virus  —  Chinese state media has been flooding Facebook and Instagram with undisclosed political ads blaming President Donald Trump for the Wuhan coronavirus.  Facebook said in a statement that it was an “error” that the ads …
Discussion: Telegraph
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
Inspector general shows Trump administration is doing a terrible job  —  The inspector general for the Department of Health and Human Services issued a report on Monday that paints a dismal picture of the response to the coronavirus.  The findings are from the period of March 23 to March 27 …
Mark Z. Barabak / Los Angeles Times:
News Analysis: The coronavirus crisis will change America in big ways.  History says so  —  The Social Security check that arrives each month.  The unemployment benefits that help tide workers over between jobs.  The security lines snaking through airports, back when millions of Americans were still flying.
 
 
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New York Times:
‘Swept Up by FEMA’: Complicated Medical Supply System Sows Confusion
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Robert Samuels / Washington Post:
Covid-19 is ravaging black communities.  A Milwaukee neighborhood is figuring out how to fight back.
Alex Nitzberg / Just The News:
State Department refuses to back Hillary Clinton attempt to avoid deposition
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Barr says bail decisions should consider virus risks
Rosa Goldensohn / The City:
Feeling Vulnerable Behind Bars as Coronavirus Spreads on Rikers Island
Discussion: Slate and The Root
Lisa Mascaro / Associated Press:
Pelosi seeking at least $1 trillion for next virus bill
Variety:
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 Earlier Items: 
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
Trump, Biden speak by phone amid coronavirus
Discussion: Breitbart and Associated Press
Washington Post:
Worried that $2 trillion law wasn't enough, Trump and congressional leaders converge on need …
SFGATE:
Behind the scenes, private equity angles for a piece of stimulus
Discussion: Washington Post
Wall Street Journal:
Coronavirus Inside Oakdale Prison: ‘Our Sentences Have Turned Into Death Sentences’
Discussion: Mother Jones and The Advertiser
YouTube:
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Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Young Adults, Burdened With Debt, Are Now Facing an Economic Crisis
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Trump vs. Biden on coronavirus: The timeline is utterly damning
Discussion: Raw Story and Daily Kos