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- The Times reports that Donald Trump really wanted to host a call-in radio show from the White House during the pandemic, but didn't want to compete with Rush Limbaugh: "Mr. Trump shook his head, saying he envisioned his show as two hours a day, every day. And were it not for Mr. Limbaugh, and the risk of encroaching on his territory, he reiterated, he would do it."
- Dr. Anthony Fauci said that the only way professional sports could happen this summer is by holding events without fans in attendance and by keeping players in hotels.
- Valence Media, the corporate owner of the Hollywood Reporter and Billboard magazine, laid off a number of writers, editors, and its entire IT staff yesterday—so one of the former staffers put up a story disparaging the owners with an Animal House-referencing article.
- This is the first time the entire Las Vegas strip has been shut down since the JFK assassination—and yet the homeless are sleeping in parking lots in front of empty hotels.
- Elizabeth Warren has officially endorsed Joe Biden, pointing to his empathy, experience and ability to evolve: "When you disagree, he’ll listen — not just listen, but really hear you and treat you with respect, no matter where you’re coming from. And he has shown throughout this campaign that when you come up with new facts or a good argument, he’s not too afraid or too proud to be persuaded.”
- The collateral damage of COVID-19 is that people are delaying or avoiding healthcare because of fear of the virus, which could lead to a surge of worsening health issues down the line.
- A local pediatrician told CBS that she believes most New York kids are already infected with coronavirus, but we won't know because they aren't getting tested: "I think that probably 80% of the children have coronavirus. We are not testing children. I'm in New York City. I can't get my patients tested. And we have to assume, if they are sick, they have coronavirus. Most of them, probably 80 to 90% of them, are asymptomatic."
- "This is COVID-19, not COVID-1, folks," is something Kellyanne Conway said...
- Tons of celebrities are flocking to Cameo to make some quick money during quarantine.
- In an unprecedented move, the Treasury Department has ordered Trump's name be printed on stimulus checks the IRS is rushing to send to tens of millions of Americans—a process that is expected to slow their delivery by several days. (Though many got the funds directly deposited.)
- Kanye West gave GQ an interview from Wyoming in which he talked about working on a new album, Kobe Bryant, fashion, and his renewed faith in God.
- And finally, something tells me this dog is not thinking very strategically:
Early Addition: An Eerie Portrait Of The Shuttered Las Vegas Strip
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