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China's Deception, Zantac Warning & Kobe’s New Kids Book (+ Internet Overload?) - Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

18 minutes

The news to know for Thursday, April 2nd, 2020!

We're hearing an updated take about COVID-19 from the nation's top doctor, and we're talking about China's potential deception about the disease.

Also, what you need to know about a popular heartburn medication pulled from shelves.

Plus: a major merger complete, a new TikTok rival, and how the late Kobe Bryant is still having an impact...

Those stories and more in less than 10 minutes!

Then, hang out after the news for Thing to Know Thursday's bonus interview. We're talking about the impact of this pandemic and stay-at-home orders on the internet. Doug Suttles is the CEO and co-founder of Ookla, who owns Speedtest and Downdetector

Head to to read more about any of the stories mentioned in this episode or see the sources below.

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U.S. Case Count/Death Toll: Johns Hopkins

New White House Coronavirus Model: NBC News, Politico

Protective Gear Nearly Depleted: Washington Post, Reuters

No FDA Approval on 2-Minute Test: AP News

Russia Sends U.S. Medical Supplies: CBS News, FOX News

Trump Suspends PPE Shipments Abroad: The Hill, NY Post

New UN Economic Report: United Nations, AP

Stock Market has Another Rough Day: Washington Post, The Hill, WSJ

Jobless Report: NY Times, Politico

Gun Background Checks: FBI, Newsweek, Axios

Intelligence Report: China Coronavirus Lies: Bloomberg, Fox News

President Trump Threatens Iran: NY Times, Washington Post, Twitter

T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Finalized: The Verge, Engadget, ABC News, Cnet

FDA Orders Zantac to be Pulled: FDA, CNN, AP, NBC News, STAT News

YouTube’s TikTok Rival: The Information, CNET, 9to5Google

Dolly Parton to Read Bedtime Stories to Kids: CNN, NPR, Fox News

Harry Potter Hub: CNN, AP

Kobe Bryant Kids’ Book Released: NBC News, Rolling Stone

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