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Don't Miss Your Socially Distanced Date With Mars

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Mars will be in "opposition" on Oct. 13: the sun and Mars will be on opposite sides of Earth. It's going to be ideal for viewing the red planet.

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1 Person Dead In Shooting That Followed Day Of Far-Right, Far-Left Rallies In Denver

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Police said a private security guard was taken into custody as a suspect in connection with the shooting. A local news station said the guard had been hired to protect staff covering the two rallies.

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7 Marines, 1 Sailor Presumed Dead After Training Accident

Sunday, August 02, 2020

The Marine Corps called off rescue operations for seven Marines and one Navy sailor who went missing when their amphibious vehicle sank during training off the coast of Southern California.

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Tropical Storm Isaias Closes In On Florida

Sunday, August 02, 2020

While the storm has weakened from hurricane status, it had sustained winds on Sunday of 65 mph and is expected to inundate much of the East Coast this week with heavy rains and strong winds.

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Widespread Use Of Face Masks Could Save Tens Of Thousands Of Lives, Models Project

Friday, July 03, 2020

Models developed by mathematical epidemiologists project that tens of thousands of lives across the U.S. can be saved by more people wearing face masks.

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Pandemic Perspective: What The 20 Poorest And Richest Countries Spend On Health Care

Saturday, June 13, 2020

A rich country might spend $5,000 or more on health care per person. A poor country might spend as little as $19 per person. How will that affect responses to the novel coronavirus?

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Traffic Is Way Down Because Of Lockdown, But Air Pollution? Not So Much

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Car traffic took a big dip beginning in late March, and headlines celebrated clean air around the U.S. But an NPR analysis of EPA data tells a more troubling story.

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Relief Payments To The Dead: Lawmakers Demand Answers From Treasury

Friday, May 08, 2020

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is asking the Treasury Department and the IRS how many deceased people received coronavirus relief checks from the government — and what the solution is.

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In New York Nursing Homes, Death Comes To Facilities With More People Of Color

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

In an analysis of 78 nursing homes in New York where six or more residents have died from COVID-19, NPR found nursing homes with more people of color were more likely to have more deaths.

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A Month After Emergency Declaration, Trump's Promises Largely Unfulfilled

Monday, April 13, 2020

On March 13, President Trump promised to mobilize private and public resources to respond to the coronavirus. NPR followed up on each promise and found little action had been taken.

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Why There Are So Many Different Guidelines For Face Masks For The Public

Friday, April 10, 2020

Some agencies and places urged or required people to use face coverings in public early on. Others dismissed the coverings as ineffective, then revised their stance. Why the differences?

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Should We All Be Wearing Masks In Public? Health Experts Revisit The Question

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

There are rumblings that U.S. health officials may start encouraging Americans to wear face masks to cut down on asymptomatic spread. But with continued shortages, it's not clear how we'd do that.

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Life In Lockdown: From Shock To Panic To ... Acceptance

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

In Wuhan, China, most of the millions of people on lockdown have not gotten sick from COVID-19. But worries and isolation can affect their mental health.

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Grocery Stores Start To Cut Hours As Coronavirus Prompts Surge In Panic-Buying

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Chains from Walmart and Target to Whole Foods and Publix are cutting back hours to give employees more time to restock shelves and sanitize stores.

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Rocket Attack Wounds U.S.-Led Coalition Troops, Iraqi Soldiers In Base Near Baghdad

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Three U.S.-led coalition members and two Iraqi solders were injured Saturday, continuing a string of tit-for-tat attacks between the U.S. and Iran-backed militia largely playing out on Iraqi soil.

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Protesters Demand Julian Assange Be Freed Ahead Of Extradition Hearing

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Hundreds of people, including Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters and designer Vivienne Westwood, demanded that Julian Assange be freed. Assange is due to face an extradition hearing Monday.

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More Than 10,000 Civilians Injured Or Killed In Afghanistan Last Year, U.N. Says

Saturday, February 22, 2020

For the sixth year in a row, more than 10,000 civilians were killed or injured in armed conflict in Afghanistan, according to the United Nations. Total casualties in the past decade topped 100,000.

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French Skating Chief Resigns Amid Sexual Abuse Scandal

Saturday, February 08, 2020

Didier Gailhaguet, the head of France's ice skating federation, has resigned. French figure skating has been mired in a sexual abuse scandal after skaters accused coaches of rape and sexual abuse.

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Thailand Shooting: Soldier Suspected In Rampage That Killed At Least 27

Saturday, February 08, 2020

More than 52 others were wounded in the attack, which was livestreamed on the suspect's social media. Police say he has been shot dead inside the mall where he carried out the shooting.

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China To Investigate After Whistleblower Doctor Dies From Coronavirus

Friday, February 07, 2020

Dr. Li Wenliang, an ophthalmologist working in Wuhan, died Friday, weeks after he sought to warn his colleagues of the outbreak and then became infected himself.

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