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“Wartime President,” Utah Earthquake & New Apple Devices (+ Social Distancing FAQs) - Thursday, March 19th, 2020

20 minutes

The news to know for Thursday, March 19th, 2020!

What to know about President Trump invoking his emergency authority: the new action steps he, lawmakers and hospitals are now taking.

And on the first day of spring, we’re talking about an earthquake, blizzards and thunderstorms.

Plus: Apple’s newest reveal, including a Magic Keyboard, and how Nextdoor is making it easier for neighbors to help each other...

Those stories and many more in less than 10 minutes!

Then, hang out after the news for Thing to Know Thursday's bonus interview. We're talking with social epidemiologist Dr. Malia Jones about the dos and don't of social distancing.

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

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COVID-19 Aid packages: Axios, AP, The Hill

Supply Shortages: CNN, Fox News, NBC News, NPR, Wired, WaPo

Doctors Refocus: AP, Washington Examiner 

U.S./Canada Border Closed: The Hill, CNBC

Stock Market Updates: Politico, WSJ, The Hill, Washington Post

Business Closures: USA Today, TechCrunch, CNBC, Fox News, The Hill, Business Insider, CNBC 

Bonnaroo Postponed: Variety, Rolling Stone

Kids Coronavirus Risks: NBC News, NYT

Earthquake Hits Utah: ABC News, Salt Lake Tribune

Severe Storms & Tornadoes Forecast: USA Today, The Weather Channel

First Day of Spring!: CBS News

Bernie Sanders Campaign Future: Reuters, CNN, WaPo

Apple Unveils Newest Macbook Ipad and Air: Axios, WSJ

NextDoor Adds Features to Help Neighbors During Virus: The Verge, Adweek

U.S. Colleges Offering Up Dorms: AP

Volunteers 3D Printing Valves: The Verge, The Hill

Free Entrance at National Parks: Mashable, CNN

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