Today’s Top Stories: March 27, 2020

Coronavirus update:

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558,552 infected, up from 495,086 yesterday.
25,251 deaths, up from 22,993 yesterday.

New York is hardest hit, with Florida poised to claim largest death count (due to a large percentage of seniors who have retired there).

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Economy Update:

March 27, 2020 DJIA stock chart

DJIA is down nearly 900 points today, passing back down to the 21,000 range. The markets are awaiting a slew of really bad news.

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Politics:

Senators voted 96-0 on the $2 Trillion federal fiscal stimulus package. The House votes Friday. Trump is expected to pass it.

Teen Who Died of Covid-19 Was Denied Treatment Because He Didn’t Have Health Insurance

If Obamacare had followed its natural progression, that boy may have lived. Instead, for the past 10 years, Republicans have tried to reverse the landmark health insurance law.

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Feel good song of the day:

While My Guitar Gently Weeps – watch Prince take over!

Prince steals the show, as usual. Miss him.

Offbeat Story of the Day:

Odd Squad Car Nosh Caught On Police Cam

According to an arrest affidavit, a vehicle cam captured Wallace last month “eating a bag of drugs he pulled from his butt.” Pictured at right, Wallace then “proceeds to eat the baggy with the drugs.”

When confronted by sheriff’s deputies, Wallace denied consuming the baggy, and then spit it out in front of a cop. The officer subsequently “swabbed the defendant’s mouth which tested positive for cocaine,” the affidavit states. “The baggy is being sent to the lab for testing.”

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Odd Squad Car Nosh Caught On Police Cam

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MARCH 26–For Jahrea Raheem Wallace, a desperate time allegedly called for a desperate measure.

The 25-year-old Floridian–seated in the rear of a police cruiser after being arrested following a 2:40 AM traffic stop–sought to dispose of some narcotics on his person, cops reported.

Well, actually, in his person.

According to an arrest affidavit, a vehicle cam captured Wallace last month “eating a bag of drugs he pulled from his butt.” Pictured at right, Wallace then “proceeds to eat the baggy with the drugs.”

When confronted by sheriff’s deputies, Wallace denied consuming the baggy, and then spit it out in front of a cop. The officer subsequently “swabbed the defendant’s mouth which tested positive for cocaine,” the affidavit states. “The baggy is being sent to the lab for testing.”

Charged with cocaine possession, providing a false name to cops, and tampering with physical evidence, Wallace was booked into the Pinellas County lockup. The St. Petersburg resident, whose employer is listed as Chipotle in court records, was also hit with a probation violation charge in connection with a 2019 felony grand theft conviction.

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