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What We’re Reading Today: Trump Suspends Green Cards, Senate OKs Small Biz Aid, China Boosts Hong Kong Tensions . . . And More

Some headlines that caught our eye.

Politics And Coronavirus

Trump Immigration Ban Halts Green Cards, Not Temporary Visas – AP

Senate Approves Aid for Small-Business Loan Program, Hospitals and Testing – The New York Times

Protests Show ‘Two Americas’ — Those Who Lost Their Jobs And Those Still Getting Paid – Glenn Reynolds, USA Today

Meet Mimi Swartz, Yet Another ‘Self-Hating Texan’ Living In Texas – John Tamny, Real Clear Markets

Coronavirus Lockdown Unleashes Potential Of This Form Of Medicine – Sally Pipes, Fox News

Missouri Files Suit Against China For ‘Enormous’ Consequences Of Coronavirus ‘Deceit’ – Fox News

World & Foreign Affairs

Coronavirus Pandemic ‘Will Cause Famine Of Biblical Proportions’ – U.N.. The Guardian

Bipartisan Senate Report Reaffirms Intelligence Findings That Russia Meddled In 2016 Elections – The Hill

Is North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-Un Dying? – SOFREP

Venezuela Government, Opposition Begin Secret Talks Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, Sources Say – NBC News

China, China, China

China Ramps Up Tensions With Hong Kong In New Statements – Fox News

China Rattles Sabres As World Battles Coronavirus Pandemic – Reuters

U.S. Warships Enter Disputed Waters Of South China Sea As Tensions With China Escalate – The New York Times

Business & The Economy

The Death Of The Department Store: ‘Very Few Are Likely To Survive’ – Boston.com

FDA Approves First Coronavirus Test That Allows Self-Swab At Home – MarketWatch

Airlines Offer Vouchers, Credits For Canceled Flights. Customers Want Cash – NPR

Restaurants’ Bailout Problem: Unemployment Pays More – Politico

Think Tanks And Longreads

‘Fantastic’ For The Climate: Activists See Coronavirus Lockdowns As Dress Rehearsal for ‘Climate Emergency’ – Special Report, Climate Depot

Sweden’s Unique Approach to Battling COVID-19 Is Preserving Economic Freedom – The Daily Signal, Heritage Foundation

 

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