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  • Vanity Fair reports that instead of preparing for coronavirus in the United States, President Donald Trump and Jared Kushner "scapegoated HHS Secretary Alex Azar, and treated the coronavirus as mostly a political problem as it moved through the country."
  • With the official death toll nationwide nearing 60,000 and more than one million COVID-19 cases recorded, Kushner said this morning that the administration's coronavirus response has been “a great success story.”
  • Vulture compiled memories, stories, and tributes to John Prine from some of his closest friends and collaborators, including Rosanne Cash, Lucinda Williams, Kurt Vile and more.
  • New York City's communities of color have seen longer response times from the NYPD for 311 social distancing complaints.
  • Fiona Apple gave a rare televised interview to Democracy Now! all about her new album, indigenous rights, Brett Kavanaugh and why she wanted to release her record during the pandemic.
  • Elon Musk has gone full "reopen America truther," tweeting "FREE AMERICA NOW."
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci sounds doubtful that sports can return in 2020: “Safety, for the players and for the fans, trumps everything. If you can’t guarantee safety, then unfortunately you’re going to have to bite the bullet and say, ‘We may have to go without this sport for this season.’”
  • Tara Reade's accusations against Joe Biden has given public feminists "an ideological test," and NY Magazine writes that "many are failing."
  • Record Store Day 2020 will now be spread across three drop dates in August, September, and October.
  • This is why working remotely kinda sucks, according to science.
  • Beloved Danish drama Borgen will return for a fourth season on Netflix (and the first three will all be streaming on the platform by the end of the year).
  • Irrfan Khan, the celebrate Indian actor who crossed over to Hollywood with films like Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi & Jurassic World, has died. He was 53.
  • Listen to "Love In Mine," a fantastic Big Thief outtake from last year's Two Hands album.
  • And finally, I just don't think the pup on the left really wanted it, you know: