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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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$2 Trillion Federal Stimulus Package Heads for House vote

Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky balked at $2 trillion federal stimulus bill before the House Friday
Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky

The House of Representatives prepared to vote Friday on a $2 trillion economic relief package to address fallout from the coronavirus, with scores of lawmakers begrudgingly returning to the Capitol after one GOP member threatened to raise a procedural objection.

With the economy reeling, House leaders had hoped to pass the sweeping measure by a “voice vote” that would not require members to show up in person. Those who wanted to could come to the Capitol to speak in favor of or against the legislation that will send $1,200 payments to many Americans and free up large loans for businesses of every size.

The $2 trillion federal stimulus package is scheduled for a House vote today.

Source: Enormous coronavirus bill heads for House vote, as many lawmakers reluctantly return to Washington

Today’s Top Stories: March 26, 2020

Coronavirus update:

March 26, 2020 COVID-19 pandemic map

495,086 infected, up from 438,749 yesterday.
22,993 deaths, up from 19,675 yesterday.

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Economy Update:

March 26, 2020 DJIA stock chart

DJIA is up over 900 points today, passing 22,000 (up 4.4 percent). That’s the good news, driven mostly by the hope that the Senate federal stimulus bill will pass in the House (it’s $2 Trillion).

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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.

After all, it’s the only thing that’s going to save his ass. Plus, I want to know the 4 senators who didn’t vote and why.

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Feel good song of the day:

Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves


Offbeat Story of the Day:

Fearing Coronavirus, Man, 75, Pulled Gun On Masked Women, Warned Them To “Get Back” | The Smoking Gun

Fearful of catching the coronavirus, a 75-year-old man pointed a handgun at two women wearing face masks and gloves during an encounter at a post office in Georgia, police charge.

According to cops, Harvey Taratoot was in the post office Sunday when he confronted the victims. Taratoot yelled at the duo–a grandmother and her 18-year-old granddaughter–“to get back.”

The women, who were not hurt during the incident, told police that they were “wearing medical masks and gloves when they entered the post office” in Alpharetta, a city 25 miles north of Atlanta.

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