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10:55 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.
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
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
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.
Reid J. Epstein / New York Times:
Trump Sows Doubt on Voting.  It Keeps Some People Up at Night.  —  A group of worst-case scenario planners — mostly Democrats, but also some anti-Trump Republicans — have been gaming out how to respond to various doomsday options for the 2020 presidential election.
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:
Democrats see Warren as rising VP contender as coronavirus reshuffles 2020 race  —  (CNN)Joe Biden is thinking big.  —  Confronted with the prospect of taking office next year in the depths of a historic economic and health crisis, Biden is now talking about a bolder presidency …
CNN:
Hong Kong protest over proposed national security law met with tear gas  —  Hong Kong police fire tear gas on pro-democracy protesters  —  Hong Kong (CNN)Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong Sunday to oppose the Chinese government's move to impose a controversial national security law …
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Covid Dreams, Trump Nightmares  —  Of masks, unmasking and dropping our professional masks for our medical ones.  —  WASHINGTON — My corona dreams are so crazy and vibrant, with star turns by politicians, celebrities, zombies and my late mother, that sometimes as I wake …
Discussion: Althouse
Washington Post:
On the front lines of the pandemic, grocery workers are in the dark about risks  —  By the end of April, employees at a Walmart in Quincy, Mass., were panicking: Sick colleagues kept showing up at work.  Other employees disappeared without explanation.  The store's longtime greeter …
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 …
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 …
Adam Kelsey / ABC News:
Despite Trump opposition, it's ‘difficult to tell’ if country may need to close again: Birx  —  “This only works if we all follow the guidelines and protect one another”: Birx  —  As Americans continue to emerge from quarantines and stay-at-home orders amid the coronavirus pandemic …
Discussion: The Hill
New York Times:
Why Does the U.S. Military Celebrate White Supremacy?  —  It is time to rename bases for American heroes — not racist traitors.  —  The editorial board is a group of opinion journalists whose views are informed by expertise, research, debate and certain longstanding values.  It is separate from the newsroom.
Holly Otterbein / Politico:
Key swing state warns of November election crisis  —  PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania could determine the presidency.  But it might not be clear for days who won the state on Nov. 3.  —  Election officials throughout the critical battleground, which is implementing no-excuse mail-in voting …
Discussion: The Colorado Sun
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Elise Viebeck / Washington Post:   The pandemic has already altered how tens of millions of Americans can cast their ballots this year
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 …
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
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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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
Dave Goldiner / New York Daily News:
Trump tees up on golf outing as coronavirus death toll creeps towards 100,000
 
 
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Stephen Gutowski / Washington Free Beacon:
First-Time Gun Buyers Explain How Coronavirus Changed Their Politics
Seung Min Kim / Washington Post:
Trump is stiffest challenge to Grassley's self-appointed role as defender of inspectors general
Discussion: Politico
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
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National Review:
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Reid J. Epstein / New York Times:
Elizabeth Warren to Hold Big-Dollar Fund-Raiser for Joe Biden
Discussion: The Week, The Hill and New York Post
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
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
Alexandra Alter / New York Times:
A Feud in Wolf-Kink Erotica Raises a Deep Legal Question
Discussion: Althouse
Matthew Weaver / The Guardian:
New witnesses cast doubt on Dominic Cummings's lockdown claims
Discussion: Politico and Mirror.co.uk