Figure is a stunning sign of an economic collapse triggered by coronavirus

On top of the record-shattering number, many newly unemployed haven’t been able to get through to unemployment offices as websites and phone lines are swamped.

Pelosi announces new House panel to oversee coronavirus response

The House Speaker says the panel would be modeled on the World War II committee led by then-Sen. Harry Truman. It will be chaired by Rep. Clyburn (D-S.C.).
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An early morning visitor walks through the Lincoln Memorial on Monday in Washington. (Matt McClain/The Post)
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People walk under a hopeful sign on the Anthem's marquee in Southwest Washington. (Michael Robinson Chavez/The Post)
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George Warner closes down a food truck in Southeast Washington to comply with the new stay-at-home order. (Michael Robinson Chavez/The Post)
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Jordan Jones and Ruby Messier share a hammock at Rock Creek Park. They worked as bartenders before their bar closed. (Matt McClain/The Post)
Seats are covered in plastic and wrapped with police tape at Union Station. (Matt McClain/The Post)
Seats are covered in plastic and wrapped with police tape at Union Station. (Matt McClain/The Post)

24 hours in the lives upended by the virus in the nation’s capital

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