» Disgraced SoCal Congressman Duncan Hunter has been sentenced to 11 months in prison. Due to coronavirus protocols, he will be allowed to delay turning himself in to serve his time until May. [Politico]
» In a dramatic twist, weeks after primary day, it now looks like the D.A. race will go to a runoff. Where it once appeared Jackie Lacey handily lead her two challengers, now it seems she may be more than 21,000 votes short of the threshold to avoid a second round of voting. [LAist]
» Joe Biden won the Florida and Illinois primaries on Tuesday. Just hours before polls were set to open in Ohio, the governor declared a public health emergency and moved the primary to June 2. [CNN]
» Fox Corporation has purchased streaming start-up Tubi for $440 million. Fox Corp.–the Murdoch-controlled company, different from 21st Century Fox, now owned by Disney–previously had no major in-house streaming operation. [The Verge]
» Governor Gavin Newsom has raised the possibility that some schools may remain closed for much longer than previously ordered. “Boy, I hope I’m wrong, but I believe that to be the case,” he said. [Mercury News]
» Facebook is rolling out a $100 million program to support indie businesses impacted by the pandemic. Small grants will be issued to 30,000 businesses around the world. [CNBC]
» Nevada’s mandatory shutdown of non-essential businesses has resulted in the unprecedented shutdown of the state’s 440 licensed casinos for 30 days. Several large brands have promised to continue to pay employees for at least two weeks. [Las Vegas Review-Journal]
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This Writer Asked for Couples’ Petty Quarantine Drama and the Public Spilled
Meg Zukin invited the internet to spill the tea on all the self-isolation dramas going on behind closed doors, and what she got back turned into something way bigger than she was expecting.
“I tweeted it first as a joke, and then realized quickly that it was a shared sentiment,” Zukin says. “I started receiving emails from strangers shortly after my initial tweet went viral. I think people wanted to participate in something on the internet and also needed to vent. These are trying times!”
Stories poured into her inbox about people trapped in quarantine with cheating boyfriends, hypochondriac girlfriends, surprise houseguests with possible sexual tension, and partners they already intended to break up with who just hadn’t gotten a chance to move out before coronavirus isolation orders went down.
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