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  • MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: the White House is reportedly planning to wind down its coronavirus task force despite the fact that the virus is still killing thousands across America each day.
  • In leaked audio from a private call, Texas Governor Greg Abbott admitted “every scientific and medical report shows” state reopenings “ipso facto” lead to an uptick in COVID-19 cases, even as he publicly announced plans to end their stay-at-home order.
  • The Utah Highway Patrol pulled over a car only to discover a 5-year-old boy driving it—apparently he was hoping to make it to California to buy a Lamborghini.
  • This entertaining Twitter thread asks: when was the last time you rode the subway, and what were you doing?
  • A preliminary scientific paper on COVID-19 is claiming the virus is becoming more contagious—but experts say there are reasons to be skeptical of its findings for now.
  • Chris Christie thinks the country needs to start reopening even though he acknowledges there will be more deaths: "Of course, everybody wants to save every life they can -- but the question is, towards what end, ultimately?" he said. "Are there ways that we can... thread the middle here to allow that there are going to be deaths, and there are going to be deaths no matter what?"
  • A subway conductor who had coronavirus wrote an op-ed for the Times about going back to work: "The conditions created by the pandemic drive home the fact that we essential workers — workers in general — are the ones who keep the social order from sinking into chaos. Yet we are treated with the utmost disrespect, as though we’re expendable."
  • BuzzFeed asked a range of experts whether it's safe for people to be going to public parks and beaches this summer.
  • Tinder is planning to launch in-app video chats later this year.
  • Whatever happened to director Josh Trank after his Fantastic Four movie bombed?
  • You should check out these amazing vintage clips of Stevie Wonder, the Kinks, Captain Beefheart and more from '70s German television program Beat-Club.
  • And finally, is he trying to eat the creature in the mirror, or clean the mirror?