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Today’s Top Stories: March 24, 2020

Coronavirus update:

March 24, 2020 COVID-19 infection map

398,107 infected, up from 353,692 yesterday.
17,454 dead, up from 15,430 yesterday.

US leads the way in number of infections gained per day. MAGA? Can we do that soon, please?

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Economy Update:

DJIA is up 1,700+ points on news federal stimulus bill may soon be passed.

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Politics:

Joe Biden is beating up President Trump over his horrible response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Obamacare turns 10 years old today. Let’s see how the GOP plans on killing it again.

Feel good song of the day:

Let’s get it on.


Offbeat Story of the Day:

Felony Rap For Coughing In Face Of Paramedic | The Smoking Gun

MARCH 22–A woman arrested for assaulting her boyfriend shouted “I have the coronavirus” before intentionally coughing in the face of a paramedic who she sprayed with “copious amounts of saliva,” police charge.

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The coronavirus unemployment insurance plan, explained

The coronavirus unemployment insurance plan, explained 3Every unemployed worker gets an extra $600 per week.

The coronavirus has already led to massive layoffs. According to one projection from Goldman Sachs, new claims for unemployment insurance are set to jump from 281,000 for the week of March 9 to a whopping 2.25 million for the week of March 16. For context, the highest this number ever got during the Great Recession is 661,000. The coronavirus peak is set to be more than triple that number.

Source: The coronavirus unemployment insurance plan, explained

Today’s Top Stories: March 18, 2020

Coronavirus update:

204,264 infected, up from 185,067 yesterday. Up 10.4 percent.
8,244 dead, up from 7,330 yesterday. Up 12.5 percent.

These figures are astonishing. The percentage gains are increasing. In a week, we won’t even remember how few there were this week.

COVID-19 outbreak map
The # of infected and dead are skyrocketing (up double digits and accelerating).

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Economy Update:

DJIA chart March 18, 2020

Dow is down 800+ points. Finished up yesterday by 1,048.86.

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Democratic Primary News

March 18, 2020 Democratic delegate standings

Joe Biden wins all state primaries held yesterday. Biden beat Sanders in all three states: Arizona, Florida, and Illinois.

Turns out, Floridians hate Fidel Castro and Cuba (refer to Bernie Sanders’ praise of Castro’s literacy programs while being a ruthless dictator).

Why Bernie Sanders’s Praise of Fidel Castro Matters | National Review

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Offbeat Story of the Day:

Police Find Illegal Narcotics Stash Inside Pouch Labeled “Bag Full Of Drugs” | The Smoking Gun

After pulling a car over for speeding late Saturday afternoon, Florida cops searched the vehicle and discovered an array of narcotics–cocaine, Ecstasy, meth, fentanyl, and GHB–stashed inside a pouch labeled “Bad full of drugs.”

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