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What We’re Reading Today: Faulty Models, China’s Lies, Murder Hornet … And More

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Some headlines that caught our eye.

Faulty Models

As States Move to Reopen, Models Predict U.S. Deaths Rising — New York Times

Sweden Bucked Conventional Wisdom, and Other Countries Are Following — National Review

CDC privately projects significant May surge in coronavirus cases and deaths  —  Axios

White House Rejects Government Report Projecting Rising Coronavirus Death Toll — NPR

Grand Re-openings

California Takes Steps Toward Reopening With Virus Stabilizing and Protests Getting Louder — Newsmax

Trump Pushes to Reopen Economy ‘Safely But as Quickly as Possible’ — ABC News

Lockdown protests taking place across the country as other states begin to open — Fox News

Miami Beach park closes after 8,880 break face mask rules — Miami Herald

Breaking China

China Concealed Severity of Virus to Hoard Supplies, DHS Report Concludes — AP News

Exclusive: Internal Chinese report warns Beijing faces Tiananmen-like global backlash over virus  — Reuters

Economy

US to borrow record $3tn in pandemic spending — BBC News

The Fed’s experiment with junk bonds is about to begin — CNN

Media Malpractice

Pulitzer Prize to New York Times Essay Falsely Claiming American Revolution Was Fought to Preserve Slavery — Breitbart

Media Blatantly Lying About Trump’s Virus Response — David Marcus, Federalist

Anti-lockdown demonstrator falsely accused of holding white supremacist sign — American Thinker

Election 2020

Joe Biden reverses view about releasing Senate records — Washington Times

‘Produce all documents’: GOP reps make demands after bombshell revelations in Michael Flynn case — Fox News

“Draft Michelle Obama” Committee Urging Biden to Pick the Former First Lady as VP — Legal Insurrection

Misc

J.Crew Won’t Be the Last Retailer Bankruptcy. Here Are 5 Others With Debt Woes. — Yahoo Finance

‘Sanctuary’ California Begs Trump for Help After Illegal Aliens Spill Into U.S. COVID Units — PJ Media

While the US is consumed by the coronavirus, global dangers continue to simmer — Andrew Malcolm, McClatchy

Wind & solar industries crushed by COVID-19 — CFACT

Apple, Google give first look at coronavirus tracking tech — CNET News

’Murder Hornet’: An Asian Deadly Pest Has Reached North America — DNYUZ

Parody (?)

‘Anti-science hicks’ in the red state of Massachusetts descend upon State House to protest stay-at-home advisory — Twitchy

Chinese Government Lays Off Entire Propaganda Team As American Media Doing Their Job For Them — Babylon Bee

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