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What We’re Reading Today: Battle Over Lockdowns, Negative Oil Prices, S. Korea Reopens … And More

Some headlines that caught our eye.

Coronavirus Chaos

Trump Adviser: It’s Time To Reopen The Economy To Avoid More Devastation – Yahoo Finance

Governors Head For Messy Fight Over Coronavirus Restrictions – The Hill

Organizing an Anti-Quarantine Protest on Facebook? Your Event Might Get Deleted if Government Complains – PJ Media

$500 Bil Coronavirus Relief Package Stalls Just Short Of A Deal – Senate To Continue Talks On Tuesday – Politico

States Burn Through Cash For Unemployment Payments – Wall Street Journal

Coronavirus And Science

Study Reveals Virus Is Far More Widespread Than Predicted In U.S. – Express

WHO Warns ‘The Worst’ Of The Coronavirus Pandemic Is ‘Ahead Of Us’ – Business Insider

L.A. County Has 13,816 Coronavirus Cases, But Antibody Study Shows Hundreds Of Thousands May Have Had COVID-19 In Past – KTLA News

Business And The Economy

Oil Plunges Below Zero for First Time in Unprecedented Wipeout – Bloomberg

U.S. Energy Exports Top Imports For The First Time Since 1952 – Oilprice.com

Post-Coronavirus Economy Hinges On One Word: Confidence – Yahoo Finance

Chicago Fed Economic Index Plunges, Suggesting Economy Entered Recession In March – MarketWatch

World

Trudeau Promises Gun-Control Legislation After Deadliest Shooting In Canadian History – Washington Post

Benjamin Netanyahu And Benny Gantz Agree On National Emergency Government In Israel – CNN

Germany Reopens Some Shops In First Step To Restart Public Life Amid Coronavirus – Fox News

South Koreans Return To Work, Crowd Parks, Malls As Social Distancing Rules Ease – Reuters

Think Tanks And Longreads

The Underpinnings Of Sweden’s Permissive Covid Regime – VOXEU.org

New Projections: Debt Will Exceed the Size of theSw Economy This Year – Committee For A Responsible Federal Budget

In Time Of Coronavirus, How to Spot a #NeverNeeded Regulation – Competitive Enterprise Institute

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