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What We’re Reading Today: Lockdowns Easing, Biden’s Women, COVIDnomics….And More

Some headlines that caught our eye.

Grand Re-opening

Why is everything a fight these days? — Andrew Malcolm, McClatchy

President Trump Says U.S. Must Reopen Even If Virus Continues to Kill — Bloomberg

Lockdown Proponents Are Moving the Goal Posts — Rich Lowry, New York Post

Maryland Gov Sued By Lawmakers, Businesses Over Stay-at-Home Order — CBS News

Five Republican governors: Our states stayed open in the covid-19 pandemic.  Here’s why our approach worked.  —  Washington Post

Here’s a look at how much of the country is reopening — CNBC

COVIDnomics

Physicians Say Hospitals Are Pressuring ER Docs to List COVID-19 on Death Certificates. Here’s Why — FEE

US To Borrow $2.999 Trillion To Fund COVID-19 Response — Liberty Nation

Biden’s Women

Biden Under Pressure to Choose a Black Woman as His Running Mate — AP News

Reade’s Sexual Assault Allegations Against Biden Divide Democrats — Washington Examiner

Biden Voted to Block Creation of Senate Office That Handles Sexual Harassment Complaints — Washington Free Beacon

If We Judged Joe Biden Under the Title IX Standards He Championed for Accused Student Rapists, He Would Be Guilty — Reason

Blame Trump

Scientists say a now-dominant strain of the coronavirus appears to be more contagious than the original — Los Angeles Times

New analysis shows coronavirus was spreading last year — CNN

Hypocrisy Watch

UK scientist Neil Ferguson resigns after breaking lockdown rules to meet his married lover  —  London Telegraph

Media Malpractice

America needs a Biden coronation regardless of Reade allegation, says … founder of The Hill, Politico  — Hot Air

Where’s the Beef?

Nearly a fifth of Wendy’s US restaurants are out of beef, analyst says  — CNBC

Defiance

Washington Barber Opens Despite Gov. Inslee’s Orders — Newsmax

REPORT: Texas Hair Salon Owner Gets Jail Sentence for Violating Coronavirus Lockdown Order — Breitbart

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