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9:55 AM ET, May 24, 2020

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New York Times:
Remembering the Nearly 100,000 Lives Lost to Coronavirus in America  —  America is fast approaching a grim milestone in the coronavirus outbreak — each figure here represents one of the nearly 100,000 lives lost so far.  But a count reveals only so much.  Memories, gathered from obituaries across …
Discussion: Axios
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John Grippe / New York Times:
The Project Behind a Front Page Full of Names  —  A presentation of obituaries and death notices from newspapers around the country tries to frame incalculable loss.  —  Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together.
Dana Blanton / Fox News:
Fox News Poll: Biden tops Trump in Michigan, where Gov. Whitmer is more popular than president  —  Judge Jeanine: Michigan Gov. Whitmer was taking advantage of the COVID-19 crisis until she got caught  —  Majorities of Michigan voters are concerned about coronavirus, think President Trump …
Discussion: NBC News and Black Enterprise
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Washington Post:
Trump opts for a 2016 disruption strategy that Democrats say is ill-suited for a pandemic  —  Flush with record amounts of cash and a massive organization, President Trump and his allies had planned to spend the spring unleashing a torrent of withering attacks against Joe Biden in an attempt …
Washington Post:
Federal judge hires high-powered D.C. attorney to defend his actions in Flynn case  —  The federal judge who refused a Justice Department request to immediately drop the prosecution of former Trump adviser Michael Flynn has hired a high-profile trial lawyer to argue his reasons …
Meryl Kornfield / Washington Post:
Rats are getting aggressive hunting for food amid restaurant closures, CDC warns  —  Humans aren't the only ones hankering for the days they could dine out at their cities' restaurants: Some rats that miss feasting on the scraps are becoming increasingly brazen to find new food sources …
Paula Froelich / New York Post:
Bolivian orchestra stranded at ‘haunted’ German castle surrounded by wolves  —  A Bolivian pan flute orchestra has been stuck in quarantine on the grounds of a grand 15th century palace outside of Berlin for two months.  Over 20 members of the Orquesta Experimental de Instrumentos Nativos …
CNN:
Trump golfs at his Virginia club amid the coronavirus pandemic  —  (CNN)President Donald Trump on Saturday was seen golfing at his Virginia club, marking his first visit to one of his golf properties since March amid the coronavirus pandemic.  —  The presidential motorcade arrived …
Discussion: Slate, The Hill and NBC News
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Dave Goldiner / New York Daily News:
Trump tees up on golf outing as coronavirus death toll creeps towards 100,000
Daniel Friedman / Mother Jones:
The United States' Coronavirus Death Toll Is About to Hit 100,000. Donald Trump Went Golfing Today.
Discussion: Rolling Stone and Washington Post
Politico:
Lavish Parties, Greedy Pols and Panic Rooms: How the ‘Apple of Pot’ Collapsed  —  The warm California sun shone down on Adam Bierman as he stepped up to the ceremonial ribbon strung across the entrance of his latest triumph: a new store on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice, the hottest retail strip west of the Mississippi.
Faith Karimi / CNN:
A second hairstylist who worked while symptomatic potentially exposed 56 clients to Covid-19, officials say  —  (CNN)Two Missouri hairstylists potentially exposed 140 clients to coronavirus when they worked for up to eight days this month while symptomatic, health officials said.
Discussion: NBC News
Associated Press:
Trump's pitch to voters: Trust me, economy will soar in 2021  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has a new pitch to voters for this fall: Trust me.  —  As the economy faces a once-in-a-century recession, with more than 38 million people out of work, Trump is increasingly talking …
Alexandra Alter / New York Times:
A Feud in Wolf-Kink Erotica Raises a Deep Legal Question  —  What do copyright and authorship mean in the crowdsourced realm known as the Omegaverse?  —  Addison Cain was living in Kyoto, volunteering at a shrine and studying indigenous Japanese religion.  She was supposed to be working …
Discussion: Althouse
Jen Christensen / CNN:
We will be seeing more of the scientists from the White House coronavirus task force soon, Fauci says  —  (CNN)The public will be seeing more of Dr. Anthony Fauci, the popular director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.  —  “I think you're going to probably be seeing …
Discussion: Washington Post
Catherine Marfin / Dallas Morning News:
Allen West — former Florida congressman, candidate for Texas GOP chairman — injured in motorcycle crash near Waco  —  The incident occurred as he was returning from speaking at a rally in Austin, former state Sen. Don Huffines says. … Allen West, the former Florida congressman …
Seung Min Kim / Washington Post:
Trump is stiffest challenge to Grassley's self-appointed role as defender of inspectors general  —  The 665-word letter had gone, as expected, unanswered.  So Sen. Charles E. Grassley fired off an email to the White House Counsel's Office, pressing for an explanation as to why President Trump …
Discussion: Politico
Reid J. Epstein / New York Times:
Elizabeth Warren to Hold Big-Dollar Fund-Raiser for Joe Biden  —  Ms. Warren, in the mix for the vice-presidential nomination, had made opposition to events with big donors a central part of her own presidential bid.  —  The Trump effect could lift Democratic Senate candidates.  —  MONEY
Discussion: The Hill and New York Post
 
 
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Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Covid Dreams, Trump Nightmares
Discussion: Althouse
Stephen Gutowski / Washington Free Beacon:
First-Time Gun Buyers Explain How Coronavirus Changed Their Politics
Nicholas Kristof / New York Times:
Crumbs for the Hungry but Windfalls for the Rich
Yonah Jeremy Bob / Jerusalem Post:
Netanyahu to be Israel's first sitting PM on trial - case opens today
Discussion: Axios and One America News Network
Lee Moran / HuffPost:
Baltimore Mayor To Donald Trump: Don't Come Here During Coronavirus Lockdown
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Adam LeBor / Financial Times:
Live Q&A: Which thrillers should I read this summer?
Washington Post:
No, there's still no Biden-Ukraine scandal
National Review:
Against Jo Rae Perkins
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Damien Cave / New York Times:
Jacinda Ardern Sold a Drastic Lockdown With Straight Talk and Mom Jokes
Daily Mail:
NAACP denies Joe Biden's claim that it endorsed him ‘every time’ …
Discussion: Twitchy
Michael Harriot / The Root:
Joe Biden Just Proved Why He Must Have a Black Woman as VP
Elise Viebeck / Washington Post:
The pandemic has already altered how tens of millions of Americans can cast their ballots this year
Brittny Mejia / Los Angeles Times:
Mosques adapt to coronavirus shutdown by sharing the call to prayer.  In Culver City, neighbors said it was too loud
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Matthew Weaver / The Guardian:
New witnesses cast doubt on Dominic Cummings's lockdown claims
Discussion: Politico and Mirror.co.uk
Christopher Mathias / HuffPost:
Study: White Supremacist Groups Are ‘Thriving’ On Facebook, Despite Extremist Ban
Discussion: Raw Story
Matt Lewis / The Daily Beast:
Donald Trump Is Leading the GOP—to the Political Graveyard