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Mayor Of Montgomery, Ala.: 'We Have Not Won The Battle With COVID-19 Yet'

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Almost half of the COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County, Ala., were confirmed in the last 14 days. Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed says one problem is people who "have decided that the pandemic is over."

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Ilhan Omar On Her Memoir And Moving The Needle Toward Progressive Policies

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Rep. Ilhan Omar has a new memoir about her journey to Congress after fleeing civil war in Somalia. She talked with NPR about her life and her hopes for future coronavirus relief measures.

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Harvard Researchers Find 'Inequality On Top Of Inequality' In COVID-19 Deaths

Friday, May 22, 2020

By studying the number of all current deaths compared to those in previous years, researchers have found that high-poverty, crowded areas where people of color live have been hard hit by the pandemic.

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Pennsylvania Health Secretary Defends 'Universal' Nursing Home Testing Plan

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine responded to critics who say there are holes in the state's plan to test all residents and staff at nursing homes: "The plan is an evolution."

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Ford Reopens With 'Rechoreographed' Factories

Monday, May 18, 2020

Almost 60,000 Ford workers were back on the job in the U.S. on Monday. Ford head Jim Hackett says the company's factories "create the distance that we're going to need for this to work well."

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Kevin Harvick Wins As NASCAR Returns Without Fans

Sunday, May 17, 2020

NASCAR is the first major sport to return since the coronavirus shutdown. "We miss the fans," driver Kevin Harvick said as he emerged victorious from his car.

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12 Firefighters Injured In Los Angeles Blaze, Explosion

Sunday, May 17, 2020

The fire and explosion happened at a supplier for companies that make concentrated resin of marijuana. Two firefighters were in critical condition Sunday.

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Bike Sales Gear Up As The Homebound Try Socially Distant Exercise

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Retailers and manufacturers are talking about a "mini bike boom." People stuck at home are trying out bikes for exercise and recreation, a bike industry coalition group representative says.

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New York Will Allow Horse And Auto Racing To Restart Without Fans June 1

Saturday, May 16, 2020

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that horse racing at tracks across the state and auto racing at Watkins Glen International would be allowed to resume as of June 1 — without fans.

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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms On Reopening Georgia: 'I Remain Concerned'

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms tells All Things Considered that she disagreed with Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp's decision to open up businesses in late April.

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Former Top Health Officials: Do More Testing And Contact Tracing Or Expect Outbreaks

Monday, May 11, 2020

Former federal health officials Andy Slavitt and Scott Gottlieb tell Morning Edition that more coronavirus testing and contact tracing are needed for U.S. businesses to reopen safely.

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Sen. Bill Cassidy On Reopening Schools: Children Are Paying A High Price At Home

Sunday, May 10, 2020

"Children, they are paying the highest price relative to their risk of having a complication from coronavirus," the Louisiana senator tells Weekend Edition. He says testing needs to be targeted.

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French Education Minister Says School Reopenings Will Be Done 'Very Progressively'

Friday, May 08, 2020

France's minister of education, Jean-Michel Blanquer, talked with NPR about the gradual reopening of schools, which will be voluntary. Still, many parents and administrators are against the plan.

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An 11-Year-Old Girl Writes To Thank Her Mailman. Postal Workers Write Back

Wednesday, May 06, 2020

Emerson Weber, a 5th grader in South Dakota, wanted to say thank you to Doug, her mail carrier, for his service while millions stay at home. Now, she's received dozens of notes of gratitude in return.

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U.S. Chamber Of Commerce: Businesses Are Worried About Getting Sued As They Reopen

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

The Chamber of Commerce, which advocates for business interests, says employers need temporary protections from lawsuits as they deal with reopening during the pandemic.

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Alabama County Health Official On Reopening: 'Don't Start Going Crazy'

Monday, May 04, 2020

The health officer for Alabama's most populous county says he's pleased new state guidelines are only a "slight change" from previous ones. But he says testing in Alabama isn't where it needs to be.

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Man Arrested For Camping At Abandoned Disney World Island

Sunday, May 03, 2020

An Alabama man was arrested for camping at an abandoned island at Disney World. He said he was unaware he was trespassing and called the island a "tropical paradise."

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Pelosi And McConnell Decline White House Offer Of Coronavirus Tests For Capitol Hill

Saturday, May 02, 2020

Senators are scheduled to return to Washington on Monday, while lawmakers in the House are still not returning over coronavirus fears.

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Jerry Seinfeld On Staying Home: 'At My Dinner Table, You're Supposed To Be Funny'

Saturday, May 02, 2020

The comedian says he's doing well under quarantine. He talked with NPR about comedy during a pandemic and his new Netflix standup special, 23 Hours to Kill. "Humor is an essential survival quantity."

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Florida Chamber Of Commerce President: Businesses Will Promote Safety In Reopening

Friday, May 01, 2020

Mark Wilson of the Florida Chamber of Commerce says businesses will emphasize their health practices to attract customers when reopening. Restaurants and retailers will open at 25% capacity Monday.

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