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What We’re Reading This Weekend: States Start To Re-Open, France Hit By Riots, Deficit Could Reach $4 Tril . . . And More

Some headlines that caught our eye.


As Georgia Businesses Remain Divided Over Reopening, There’s Constant Buzz At Hair Salons, Barbershops – USA Today

Coronavirus Pandemic Exposes Rather Than Heals America’s Divisions – BBC

7 Charts Show How Coronavirus Pandemic Has Hit The Global Economy – CNBC

Large-Scale Human Trial Of Potential COVID-19 Vaccine Starts At Oxford – CBS

1 in 5 Coronavirus Deaths Could Have Been Prevented by Securing Nursing Homes – FrontPage Magazine

Around The World

Despite Lockdown: France Rocked By Four Straight Nights Of Riots –

Smart Sanctions for China – American Greatness

One Country, One System: The Week That China Shredded Its Promise On Hong Kong – The Washington Post

Leading Republicans Want To Send China The Bill For Coronavirus Costs – The Washington Post

Coronavirus: EU Leaders Agree On Huge Rescue Package – BBC News

Business & Economy

Grocers Hunt Meat As Coronavirus Hobbles Beef And Pork Plants – Fox Business

U.S. Durable-Goods Orders Drop As Economic Outlook Sours – Wall Street Journal

U.S. Core Capital Goods Orders Eke Out Surprise Gain – One America News Network

Deficit To Soar To Nearly $4 Tril As Economy Buckles: CBO – Politico

These 17 states Pay Gig Workers And Self-Employed Americans Unemployment – CNBC

Think Tanks And Longreads

Flawed Models Show Why COVID-19 Policies Must Consider Total Mortality – The Daily Signal

How Markets Price A Pandemic — And How They Lower Risk – The Hudson Institute

Does Health Policy Require Certainty? – Real Clear Science

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