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- Bloomberg reports that the Justice Department and Attorney General William Barr are threatening to take legal action against governors "who continue to impose stringent rules for dealing with the coronavirus that infringe on constitutional rights even after the crisis subsides in their states."
- Mayor de Blasio's social distancing tip line has reportedly been flooded with "crank complaints" including obscene photos and "people flipping the bird."
- Photographers have captured what isolation looks like in a series of striking photos for the Times.
- Eater took a long hard look at how the pandemic will irrevocably change diners’ relationship with eating out, "and restaurants need to be ready."
- The end of an era: the Upright Citizens Brigade has shut down the UCB theater in Hell’s Kitchen as well as the UCB Training Center on 8th Avenue.
- NYC will temporarily freeze the bodies of some coronavirus victims instead of burying them on Hart Island in order "to reduce strain on hospitals and funeral homes with dwindling space to preserve the dead during the pandemic."
- Pneumonia caused by the coronavirus "has had a stunning impact on the city’s hospital system," according to an emergency room doctor who spent 10 days treating COVID-19 pneumonia patients at Bellevue Hospital.
- A bipartisan Senate Intel Report has confirmed something we already knew: that Russian president Vladimir Putin directed the attack on the 2016 presidential election with the goal of putting Donald Trump in the Oval Office.
- This is why you should always triple-check before announcing someone has died on TV.
- Richard Epstein, the libertarian law professor whose amateur theorizing about the virus led to him embarrassing himself in an interview in The New Yorker, is back with a new intellectually-hollow exercise in coronavirus skepticism and arguments that are "transparently silly."
- This is the kind of seemingly insane take that makes the Internet good: "We Should Have Quarantine Christmas Trees."
- Here is a list of major movies over the next couple years that have had their release dates changed (or that remain the same for now).
- And finally, this is just so pure and good:
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