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  • Donald Trump will sign an executive order temporarily suspending work visas and barring more than half a million foreigners from coming to work in the country.
  • Eight Trump campaign staffers and two Secret Service agents who were in Tulsa for the president's rally have now tested positive for coronavirus.
  • A NYC paramedic reflected on the inequalities and injustices of COVID-19: "One thing this pandemic has made clear to me is that our country has become a joke in terms of how it disregards working people and poor people. The rampant inequality. The racism. Mistakes were made at the very top in terms of how we prepared for this virus, and we paid down here at the bottom."
  • Joel Schumacher, who directed St. Elmo’s Fire, The Lost Boys, Falling Down, and two Batman movies, has died at 80.
  • The Atlantic has some thoughts on why Attorney General William Barr forced out U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman—but it may have to do with Berman refusing to sign a letter from the Justice Department that criticized NYC's coronavirus restrictions that affect religious institutions.
  • The Times writes about Berman's successor Audrey Strauss, a 72-year-old former defense lawyer who has been a "behind-the-scenes force in the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan as it pursued cases" against people connected to Trump.
  • It's kinda hard to stage an orgy right now, but thankfully, some NYC sex clubs are still trying.
  • The owner of the Metro Theater on the Upper West Side, which has been closed down for over 15 years, is teasing that something big is coming: “I can’t give you details, but we’re in advance talks, working very intensely on it…celebrities involved…and it fits right in with the new zoning regulations – we have no zoning issues. It will be a very special use for the theater, not a theater but something tangential…you’ll like it.”
  • It has happened again: an attempt at restoring a painting by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo has gone very, very wrong.
  • Ja Rule stars in the greatest Greek deli ad in history.
  • And finally, TFW it's Monday, but you're still feeling tired: