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What We’re Reading Today: Congress Ponders What Next On COVID-19, Global Recession, Harvard Smears Homeschooling . . . And More

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Some headlines that caught our eye.

Coronavirus And Congress

Here Are Congress’ Next Steps In Response To Coronavirus Pandemic – CNBC

McConnell Says He Favors Letting States Declare Bankruptcy – Bloomberg News

What’s in the New Coronavirus Stimulus Bill – The Wall Street Journal

Pelosi: Democrats Will Demand Vote-By-Mail Measures As Part Of Next Economic Relief Package – The Washington Examiner

McConnell: Senate Will Confirm More Judges In May – Axios

World

Trump Tweets Order To ‘Destroy’ Iranian Boats. Pentagon Calls It A Warning – NBC News

Putin’s Problems Mount As Coronavirus Hits Russian Economy – Reuters

North Korean Media Silent On Kim Jong Un’s Health, Whereabouts – New York Post

Trump Orders Chevron To Halt Oil Production In Venezuela – CNN

WHO Says Coronavirus Came From An Animal And Was Not Made In A Lab – USA Today

Business & Economy

How To Get A Small-Business Loan Under The New $484 bil Coronavirus Aid Package – The Washington Post

U.S. Auto Sales Recovering During Coronavirus Pandemic But Still Significantly Down, J.D. Power Says – CNBC

Oil Below Zero! How Did That Happen? What Does It Mean? – Forbes.com

Unparalleled Global Recession Underway – Fitch Ratings

Gasoline Hits $1.80 Nationwide Average And $1.21 In One State – Fox News

Think Tank Insights & Longreads

Harvard Smears Homeschooling Parents And Their Children – The Daily Signal, Heritage Foundation

Lessons from Crises Past – George P. Shultz, Michael J. Boskin, and John B. Taylor, Hoover Institution via The Project Syndicate

Just Emote, Then Vote By Rote – Philip Wallach, The American Mind

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