1.9 Million Guns Were Sold in the U.S. in March as Virus Fears Spread by BY KEITH COLLINS AND DAVID YAFFE-BELLANY

By BY KEITH COLLINS AND DAVID YAFFE-BELLANY A New York Times analysis shows that March was the second-busiest month ever for gun sales, fueled by worries over the coronavirus. Published: April 2, 2020 at 06:50AM

Alarm, Denial, Blame: The Pro-Trump Media’s Coronavirus Distortion by BY JEREMY W. PETERS

By BY JEREMY W. PETERS Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and other right-wing commentators turned a pandemic into a battle of us-vs.-them — the kind of battle President Trump has waged for much of his life. Published: April 2, 2020 at 05:25AM

A Month of Coronavirus in New York City: See the Hardest Hit Areas by BY LARRY BUCHANAN, JUGAL K. PATEL, BRIAN M. ROSENTHAL AND ANJALI SINGHVI

By BY LARRY BUCHANAN, JUGAL K. PATEL, BRIAN M. ROSENTHAL AND ANJALI SINGHVI New data released by the city shows that lower-income neighborhoods have been most affected by the virus. Published: April 2, 2020 at 05:09AM

Loeffler’s Wealth Becomes a Risk as Rivals Charge She Profited on the Coronavirus by BY NICHOLAS FANDOS

By BY NICHOLAS FANDOS Millions of dollars in stock trades by the freshman senator have drawn intense scrutiny for potential insider training, and it could reshape a contested Senate race in Georgia. Published: April 2, 2020 at 04:29AM

Retailers Under Growing Pressure to Let Workers Wear Masks by BY MICHAEL CORKERY AND SAPNA MAHESHWARI

By BY MICHAEL CORKERY AND SAPNA MAHESHWARI Restrictions that follow current C.D.C. guidelines have become a source of tension at many stores supplying essential goods during the coronavirus pandemic. Published: April 2, 2020 at 04:15AM

A Ventilator Stockpile, With One Hitch: Thousands Do Not Work by BY DAVID E. SANGER, ZOLAN KANNO-YOUNGS AND NICHOLAS KULISH

By BY DAVID E. SANGER, ZOLAN KANNO-YOUNGS AND NICHOLAS KULISH While President Trump has assured states that thousands of ventilators remain at the ready, thousands more are in storage, unmaintained, broken or otherwise unusable. Published: April 2, 2020 at 04:12AM

‘Infrastructure Week’ Returns as Trump and Democrats Eye Post-Virus Jobs Plan by BY EMILY COCHRANE

By BY EMILY COCHRANE Leaders in Congress as well as President Trump are discussing a multitrillion-dollar infrastructure plan that could create thousands of jobs to salve an economy battered by the coronavirus. Published: April 2, 2020 at 03:06AM

Los hipopótamos de Pablo Escobar llenan un vacío que dejó la Era del Hielo by BY ASHER ELBEIN

By BY ASHER ELBEIN Algunos animales que han sido introducidos artificialmente en hábitats nuevos parecen restaurar las funciones que faltaban en las redes alimentarias y ecosistemas desde el Pleistoceno. Published: April 2, 2020 at 03:02AM

Pro-Trump Super PAC to Spend $10 Million on Attack Ads Against Biden by BY MAGGIE HABERMAN AND ANNIE KARNI

By BY MAGGIE HABERMAN AND ANNIE KARNI The ads bought by the group, America First, will air in three Rust Belt states that were pivotal to President Trump’s victory in 2016. Published: April 2, 2020 at 02:39AM

Prepare for War or Fight Coronavirus? U.S. Military Battles Competing Instincts by BY HELENE COOPER, THOMAS GIBBONS-NEFF AND ERIC SCHMITT

By BY HELENE COOPER, THOMAS GIBBONS-NEFF AND ERIC SCHMITT The Navy has so far refused to completely evacuate the Theodore Roosevelt, an aircraft carrier where 93 service members have been confirmed to be infected. Published: April 2, 2020 at 02:36AM

‘It’s Just So Devastating’: Olympic Delay Is Especially Hard for Gymnasts by BY JULIET MACUR

By BY JULIET MACUR Female gymnasts often compete at younger ages than their Olympic peers and have a far more concentrated opportunity at the top. Into that intense world dropped the coronavirus pandemic. Published: April 2, 2020 at 01:58AM

How to Donate Your N95 Masks to New York Doctors by BY JOHNNY DIAZ AND DERRICK BRYSON TAYLOR

By BY JOHNNY DIAZ AND DERRICK BRYSON TAYLOR Medical professionals on the front lines in New York and its suburbs are facing a shortage of masks and other personal protection equipment. Here are easy ways residents can donate supplies. Published: April 2, 2020 at 12:21AM

Virus Is ‘Great Leveler’ for 2 Very Different Los Angeles Hospitals by BY JO BECKER AND TIM ARANGO

By BY JO BECKER AND TIM ARANGO One is a top-ranked research hospital that draws celebrities and royalty. The other serves some of the city’s most vulnerable communities. Neither says it has the equipment it will need when coronavirus cases surge. Published: April 2, 2020 at 12:10AM

Frente al coronavirus los gobiernos van amasando poder (no todos son autócratas) by BY SELAM GEBREKIDAN

By BY SELAM GEBREKIDAN Líderes de todo el mundo han aprobado decretos y legislación de emergencia que amplía su autoridad durante la pandemia. ¿Estarán dispuestos a dar marcha atrás al terminar la crisis? Published: April 1, 2020 at 11:45PM

Florida Governor, at Long Last, Orders Residents to Stay Home to Avoid Coronavirus by BY PATRICIA MAZZEI AND MAGGIE HABERMAN

By BY PATRICIA MAZZEI AND MAGGIE HABERMAN Gov. Ron DeSantis said the decision corresponds with the “national pause” effectively recommended by the White House. Published: April 1, 2020 at 11:34PM

One of Europe’s Most Polluted Towns Stages a Noisy Revolt by BY ADAM NOSSITER AND DMITRY KOSTYUKOV

By BY ADAM NOSSITER AND DMITRY KOSTYUKOV Residents of Fos-sur-Mer accepted a trade-off for decades: good jobs for foul air. But when the health costs became impossible to ignore, they went to court, a groundbreaking move in France. Published: April 1, 2020 at 11:23PM

When Humans Are Sheltered in Place, Wild Animals Will Play by BY SANDRA E. GARCIA

By BY SANDRA E. GARCIA Goats in Wales; coyotes in San Francisco; rats, rats, everywhere: With much of the world staying home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, animals have ventured out where normally the presence of people would keep them away. Published: April 1, 2020 at 11:07PM

28 Texas Students Have Coronavirus After Spring Break Trip by BY DAVID MONTGOMERY AND MANNY FERNANDEZ

By BY DAVID MONTGOMERY AND MANNY FERNANDEZ A group of about 70 students from the University of Texas at Austin celebrated spring break in Mexico, but returned to find that 28 had tested positive. Dozens more are being monitored. Published: April 1, 2020 at 10:10PM

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