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What We’re Reading Today: COVID-19 Deaths Hit Half-Mil, Barr Vs. Extremism, Biz Boycotts Social Media . . . And More

Some headlines that caught our eye.

COVID-19 Milestone

Worldwide coronavirus deaths pass 500,000 mark, Johns Hopkins University research shows — Fox News

Newsom orders bars closed in 7 California counties including L.A. due to coronavirus spread — Los Angeles Times

COVID-19 is among the leading causes of death worldwide so far in 2020, but beware of incomplete graphs — Health Feedback, Via Google News

Joe Biden’s Live Stream Cut Right After Claiming 120 Million Americans Have Died Because of COVID-19 — YouTube

Politics, Election & Russia Investigation

How the Trump Campaign Is Drawing Obama Out of Retirement — New York Times

Biden VP hopeful Karen Bass slammed over past praise for Fidel Castro: report — Fox News

Devin Nunes identifies ‘good sign’ from John Durham’s Russia investigation — Washington Examiner

Jonathan Turley: Think twice about why the media attacks William Barr — The Hill

Attorney General Barr forms panel on ‘anti-government extremism’ — YouTube

Big Business, Social Media, And ‘Hate Speech’

Starbucks pauses all social media ads over hate speech concerns — Endgadget

Pepsi quietly joining Facebook ad boycott by CocaCola, Unilever: sources — Fox News

From Coca-Cola to Ben & Jerry’s: Here is why big companies are boycotting Facebook ads — The Free Press Journal

Economy’s Struggles

Americans Hold Huge Pile of Cash That’s Key to Economic Recovery — Bloomberg

Chesapeake Energy, a pioneer in the U.S. shale revolution, files for bankruptcy protection — CNBC

Will There Be More Small Business Relief? Data Shows It’s Sorely Needed — The Motley Fool

Long Read For Today

Surrounded by Government Failure, Why Do People Still Believe? — American Institute For Economic Research

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