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Joe Biden decisively won four more states — Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi and Idaho — and party elders said Bernie Sanders should bow to the inevitable.
Sanders didn't comment on the results, and Biden began to pivot to the general election, promising remarks on the coronavirus later this week, Axios' Alexi McCammond and Margaret Talev write.
What's next: Biden is poised to dominate the March 17 contests that include Florida, the nation's third most-populous state.
Michigan, where Biden won 53% to 37%, was a huge loss for Sanders that his campaign worked hard to avoid.
Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios
Millions of workers' lack of paid sick leave is becoming a serious concern for local officials and employers as the coronavirus spreads — and now an increasingly urgent agenda item in Washington, too.
President Trump said Monday that he would pursue some form of relief for hourly workers, but left a meeting with congressional Republicans yesterday without detailing a plan.
Between the lines: Administration officials acknowledge the need to allow people who are sick or caring for someone who is sick to stay home from work without having to worry about losing income, a source tells Axios.
The Old Farmer's Almanac called this a Super Worm Moon, "which refers to the fact that earthworms and grubs tend to emerge from their winter dormancy at this time of year, marking a sure sign of spring!"
Democratic and Republican leaders on Capitol Hill have told lawmakers they have no immediate plans to close Congress, Axios' Alayna Treene and Jonathan Swan report.
Why it matters: The Capitol is a potential petri dish for the coronavirus. Many lawmakers fit high-risk profiles because they're over 60, have underlying health conditions and are mixing in close quarters with visitors, staff and reporters.
Between the lines: Congressional leaders want to keep working to shape legislative packages to alleviate the impact of the virus.
🇺🇸 Of 31 U.S. deaths, 24 have been in Washington state. (N.Y. Times)
🗽 New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo "took the country's most drastic steps, ... ordering the closure of schools and other gathering places within a one-mile radius" of the New York suburb of New Rochelle, per the WashPost.
✈️ American Airlines and Delta joined United "in slashing the number of flights across their networks, with some cuts extending through the summer, as cancellations overtake new bookings in some markets." (Wall Street Journal)
⚾ MLB tries to save Opening Day, March 26: If a team can't play ball in front of fans at home because of the virus, the league's first preference likely would be to switch games to the visiting team's stadium if possible. (AP)
📺 "Dr. Phil," "One Day at a Time," "Jeopardy!" and "Wheel of Fortune" are among the shows taping without studio audiences ... "Ellen," "The Bachelor," "The Voice and other shows instituted tighter screening for tapings. (USA Today)
As colleges cancel classes and boot students off campus, they're creating logistical and financial nightmares that could leave many students in a bind, Axios' Dan Primack writes.
What we know: Harvard has nearly 7,000 undergraduate students, 98% of whom live in on-campus housing. Classes will be taught remotely, but that only resolves one part of the uncertainty students — and especially poor students — are facing.
What we don't know:
Just last week, Sanders was still attracting more attention than the rest of what was then a five-person Democratic field combined.
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