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Saturday Headlines: Lockdown blues.

3M responds to Trump's order that the company should stop exporting N95 respirators to Canada and Latin America: "There are...significant humanitarian implications."

Along with pledging to send 1,000 ventilators, China “shipped 12 million gloves, 130,000 N95 masks, 1.7 million surgical masks, 50,000 gowns, 130,000 hand sanitizer units, and 36,000 thermometers to New York on Sunday."

Yesterday, Trump fired Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson, who first raised concerns about the Ukraine call that led to Trump's impeachment.

Ending a record streak of job creation that began in 2010, the US economy lost 710,000 jobs in March.

See also: How the financial fallout from the pandemic has affected the FIRE movement's early-retirement plans.

Florida's terrible unemployment benefits system is being overwhelmed by jobless claims, making it harder for people to access the help they need—which is exactly what it was designed to do.

"When Nixon ran for reelection, in 1972, he claimed that his campaign pitted the 'work ethic' against the 'welfare ethic.'" How five decades of political choices made the pandemic worse in the US.

A look at which nations may be manipulating COVID-19 numbers—as well as some that may be taking brutal advantage of the crisis.

The CDC is recommending people wear face masks in public to help curb the spread of COVID-19.

See also: Here are the CDC's instructions on how to make your own mask.

A running list of designers who are producing face masks. (And donating to those in need.)

US hospitals are accepting donations of ski goggles as makeshift personal protective equipment.

Don't blame hoarders: Toilet paper shortages are happening because the balance suddenly shifted between the consumer and commercial supply chains.

Due to the coronavirus lockdown, carbon emissions could have their biggest drop—perhaps by 5%—since the end of World War II.

"Fewer than half of Americans believe their regular daily routine will return to normal by June 1."

"Formerly fringe ideas on the left like universal basic income or universal health care are now household terms." The coronavirus has already changed the world, and it’s hard to see how we’re ever going back.

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The creators of the children's book The Gruffalo have drawn their characters practicing social distancing and volunteering to help their communities.

Long-running Richard Scarry parody "Welcome to Business Town" updates in the age of COVID-19.

Author and illustrator Tomie dePaola, well known for Strega Nona, died this week at 85.

Remembering Bill Withers, who died on Monday at 81, through five great live performances, including this version of “Ain’t No Sunshine” from The Midnight Special in 1974.

"That's our last connection to...the beginnings of our music." COVID-19 has set off a string of deaths in the jazz community.

A song for the moment: Iceage, "Lockdown Blues."

Keep up on new music with a running playlist of the top albums of 2020 from TMN’s Andrew Womack.

To keep you entertained, Merriam-Webster is keeping an ongoing thread of “beautiful, obscure, and often quite useless words.”

Offered on a pay-what-you-can basis for the quarantine: a printable escape-room kit.

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From the Golden Girls kitchen to Frasier's living room, Zoom backgrounds of reimagined pop-culture interiors.

Calming nature sounds and scenes in 4K.