Apr 23, 2019

Trump praises "Fox & Friends," blasts "Morning Joe" and CNN

President Trump provided a look at his current media diet in a pair of Tuesday tweets, saying that "Fox & Friends" is "the best of the morning political shows" while branding MSNBC's Joe Scarborough "Morning Psycho" and calling CNN a "disaster."

"Morning Psycho (Joe), who helped get me elected in 2016 by having me on (free) all the time, has nosedived, too Angry Dumb and Sick. A really bad show with low ratings - and will only get worse."

The backdrop: In 2017, the president took his ongoing feud with "Morning Joe" to a new level when he made sexist remarks about host — and Scarborough's now-wife — Mika Brzezinski by claiming she was "bleeding badly from a face-lift" at Mar-a-Lago earlier that year.

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House passes bill to make lynching a federal hate crime

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The House voted 410-4 on Wednesday to pass legislation to designate lynching as a federal hate crime.

Why it matters: Congress has tried and failed for over 100 years to pass measures to make lynching a federal crime.

This year's census may be the toughest count yet

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Community leaders are concerned that historically hard-to-count residents will be even harder to count in this year's census, thanks to technological hurdles and increased distrust in government.

Why it matters: The census — which will count more than 330 million people this year — determines how $1.5 trillion in federal funding gets allocated across state and local governments. Inaccurate counts mean that communities don't get their fair share of those dollars.

Live updates: Coronavirus spreads to Latin America

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens.

Brazil confirmed the first novel coronavirus case in Latin America Wednesday — a 61-year-old that tested positive after returning from a visit to northern Italy, the epicenter of Europe's outbreak.

The big picture: COVID-19 has killed more than 2,700 people and infected over 81,000 others. By Wednesday morning, South Korea had the most cases outside China, with 1,261 infections. Europe's biggest outbreak is in Italy, where 374 cases have been confirmed.

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