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CDC Hospital Data Point To Racial Disparity In COVID-19 Cases

In a study of the early coronavirus epidemic in the U.S., a third of people who were hospitalized were African ...
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Federal Support Ends For Coronavirus Testing Sites As Pandemic Peak Nears

As the coronavirus pandemic peak approaches, local officials say the federal government is ending support for COVID-19 community-based testing sites ...
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Gen Z Under Lockdown: How They’re Coping, From TikTok To Virtual Drinks

Gen Z has been criticized for not taking social distancing seriously. We talk to teens and people in their early ...
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How Safe Is It To Eat Takeout?

With fear of infection on our minds these days, it’s easy to get panicky about every day choices. Infectious disease ...
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Child Sex Abuse Livestreams Increase During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Online sexual abuse is rising as countries close schools and impose various shutdown measures to contain the new coronavirus pandemic, ...
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2020 Presidential Candidates: Which Democrats Are Running

The Democratic presidential field started out as the most diverse ever, and the largest in at least 40 years. It’s ...
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Bernie Sanders Suspends His Presidential Campaign

The Vermont senator is exiting the 2020 race, bowing to the commanding delegate lead that former Vice President Joe Biden ...
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As COVID-19 Rips Through A Missouri Family, A Mom Tries To Hold Things Together

Edgar Urriola got sick around St. Patrick’s Day; he’s now on a ventilator. Then the kids got ill. Now his ...
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You’ve Got Less Mail: The Postal Service Is Suffering Amid The Coronavirus

Mail volume is way down, and the U.S. Postal Service is running out of cash. Advocates want Congress to provide ...
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Bernie Sanders Weighs The Toughest Decision Of His Campaign

One of the hardest decisions for any candidate to make is whether to drop out of a race. It’s even ...
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John Prine’s Songs Saw The Whole Of Us

The music of this quintessential Nashville songwriter and lifelong independent spirit makes room for the wide range of emotions that ...
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John Prine, Hero Of ‘New’ Nashville, Dies After Developing COVID-19 Symptoms

The beloved singer-songwriter who influenced generations of folk, country and Americana artists died Tuesday at the age of 73. (Image ...
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Federal Appeals Court Panel Clears Path To Executions, Throwing Out Lower Court Order

A three-judge panel split 2-1 in a decision vacating an injunction issued in November that had scuttling planned executions of ...
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Fenway Park’s Organist Gives Fans That Ballpark Sound At Home — And He Takes Requests

Josh Kantor streams the music show on Facebook Live each day from his house in Cambridge, Mass. He says he’ll ...
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Answering Your Coronavirus Questions: Medicine, Social Distancing And Mental Health

On this broadcast of The National Conversation, we’ll answer your questions about a medication that some suggest may help patients, ...
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Business

Mom-focused content startup Motherly raises $5.4M as it expands into commerce

Motherly CEO Jill Koziol admits that it was a tough pitch when she and her co-founder Liz Tenety first tried to get investors on-board in ...
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Microsoft starts testing a new news reading experience in Windows 10

Microsoft announced its latest Windows 10 preview build today and while that is a pretty routine affair these days, the company also used today’s announcement ...
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Netflix to launch weekly Instagram Live series about coping during the COVID-19 pandemic

Netflix is launching a new series on Instagram that will focus on taking care of yourself and your mental health during the COVID-19 global pandemic ...
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