NATION: Former democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker (D–NJ) endorsed Joe Biden on Monday.
IN OTHER NEWS...
Six states are holding democratic primary votes today: Washington, Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri and North Dakota. (New York Times)
Italy, which has struggled with a severe COVID-19 outbreak resulting in over 9,000 cases and over 460 deaths, is now on lockdown. The nation's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced on Monday that the entire country of roughly 60 million people would operate under COVID-19 lockdown measures. Travel is restricted to reasons of work, health and emergencies. (New York Times)
The spread of COVID-19 and its impact on the global economy is the first real stress test to the financial system since the 2008 recession, experts argue. (New York Times)
The Spokane city prosecutor's office will review a police investigation into allegations of sexual assault at the Guardians Foundation involving potentially nonconsensual sexual conduct between staff members and patrons at a homeless warming shelter operated by the Guardians Foundation last winter. (Spokesman-Review)
With Lime scooters coming back to Spokane's streets this summer, city officials are considering increasing imposing fines for people who illegally ride scooters on sidewalks and leave them in places that obstruct pedestrian traffic. (Spokesman-Review)