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After a New York Times tweet on Wednesday suggested that those working from home leave their kids and pets out of work video conferences, Twitter erupted with rebukes.

Why it matters: Most of corporate America is adjusting to working from home right now, with many workers also managing kids who are home from school.

"As much as we love your children and pets, we may not want to see them in video calls," the New York Times' tech section said in the since-deleted tweet. "Here's a guide to proper Zoom etiquette."

Yes, but: Many feel these glimpses of humanity are a saving grace in the work-from-home era.

The Times eventually deleted the tweet, but not the story, which offers a variety of video conferencing etiquette notions.

  • Most of those — suggestions on testing your setup, checking your internet connection and muting by default — have nothing to do with kids or pets.

What they're saying:

  • Brendan P. Lewis, head of PR for Away: "Holy hell please immediately place this awful take onto a rocket and eject it from our planet."
  • David Mack of Buzzfeed News: "Did Ebenezer Scrooge write this?"
  • New York Times (from its NYTimestech account): "Our tweet on online video etiquette wasn't the best and we deleted it. We love your pets and kids. Stay safe."

My thought bubble: Working parents have been performing this juggling act forever. It's good for their co-workers to see that, especially right now.

Go deeper: Remote work companies like Zoom could slow the spread of virus

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Celebrities are America's new politicians

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Launching gubernatorial bids, making presidential endorsements, founding schools: Celebrities are getting increasingly involved in U.S. public and political life.

Why it matters: As we've reported, politics is no longer just the purview of career politicians, as companies and their CEOs throw their weight around to affect policies. Now, movie stars, famous musicians and professional athletes also are using their influence in politics.

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Baseball's minor leaguers get a major win

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Starting next season, MLB teams will be required to provide housing for minor league players.

Why it matters: "This is a historic victory," Harry Marino, director of the nonprofit Advocates for Minor Leaguers, told ESPN. It's also just the beginning of a fight for improved quality of life.

Trump blasts “wacky” GOP Sen. Cassidy after “Axios on HBO” interview

Former President Trump on Monday blasted Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) after he told "Axios on HBO" that he is not sure Trump could win the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.

Driving the news: When told that Trump could be expected to win the nomination, Cassidy jumped in saying: "I don't know that."