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Crowds Assemble Across Washington In Mass Demonstrations Against Police Violence

Saturday, June 06, 2020

Near the White House, in front of the Lincoln Memorial and throughout the capital, people are gathering again in what has become a focal point of the nationwide protests over police brutality.


VIDEO: What The U.S. Is Doing About Its Testing Swab Shortage

Monday, May 25, 2020

To contain the coronavirus, the U.S. needs to be able to test a lot of people. But we're facing a shortage of a key ingredient: the swab. Here's why these swabs are so hard to source.


'She Wasn't Alone,' A Doctor Reflects On New York City's Coronavirus Peak

Sunday, May 17, 2020

A pediatric cardiologist working at a hospital in the Bronx reflects on treating adults after part of the Children's Hospital at Montefiore Medical Center was converted to an adult COVID-19 unit.


Despite Early Warnings, U.S. Took Months To Expand Swab Production For COVID-19 Test

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Widespread testing for COVID-19 is still not happening in the U.S. Although experts have been urging the federal government since February, it took until late April to ramp up production.


Amid Pandemic, Hospitals Lay Off 1.4M Workers In April

Sunday, May 10, 2020

An estimated 1.4 million healthcare workers lost their jobs in April. It's an ironic twist that as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the country, hospitals aren't making much money.


As Hospitals Lose Revenue, More Than A Million Health Care Workers Lose Jobs

Friday, May 08, 2020

Faced with lost revenue from canceled elective procedures, hospitals laid off 1.4 million health care workers in April, including nearly 135,000 from hospitals.


Small Business Rescue Earned Banks $10 Billion In Fees

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Banks handling the federal government's loan program for small businesses made more than $10 billion in fees, while thousands of small businesses were shut out of the program.


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.


Burials On New York Island Are Not New, But Are Increasing During Pandemic

Friday, April 10, 2020

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio acknowledged that more people are being buried at the city's potter's field, but stressed that only the bodies of the unclaimed would be buried there.


Want To See What Your City's Pandemic Plan Says? Good Luck.

Thursday, April 02, 2020

NPR reached out to the public health departments serving some of the largest cities in the U.S. Most did not have their most current pandemic response plan posted publicly and many were out of date.


Hospital Workers: Tell Us Your Coronavirus Experience

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

NPR is seeking health care providers working in hospitals to document their personal experiences working during the coronavirus pandemic.


Tornado Strikes Arkansas City; Officials Say Pandemic Closures Kept People Safe

Sunday, March 29, 2020

The tornado injured at least 22 people and caused extensive damage to many properties. Officials attribute the relatively low number of casualties in part to social distancing and business shutdowns.


U.S. Sees Exponential Growth In Coronavirus Death Toll

Sunday, March 29, 2020

In just two days, the number of coronavirus deaths in the country has doubled from 1,000 fatalities over the course of a month to more than 2,000. Over 135,000 people in the U.S. have been infected.


President Trump Confirms 1st U.S. Coronavirus Death; U.S. Heightens Travel Warnings

Saturday, February 29, 2020

A man in his 50s has died, according to Washington state health officials. It's the first death from COVID-19 in the U.S. The president defended the administration's response.


Spanish Response To State Of The Union Calls Trump 'The Greatest Threat'

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Rep. Veronica Escobar delivered the Spanish-language response to President Trump's State of the Union, focusing on health care, gun violence and immigration.


Architect Of CIA's Torture Program Says It Went Too Far

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

One of the psychologists who designed the CIA's torture program appeared at war court in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, on Wednesday. He testified about an inmate who was waterboarded more than 80 times.


Racist Housing Practices From The 1930s Linked To Hotter Neighborhoods Today

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

A study of more than 100 cities nationwide shows neighborhoods subjected to discriminatory housing policies nearly a century ago are hotter today than other areas.


United Methodist Church Announces Proposal to Split Over Gay Marriage

Saturday, January 04, 2020

A group of leaders from the United Methodist Church announced a plan Friday to split the Protestant denomination over its beliefs on same-sex marriage and LGBTQ clergy.


Bolivian President Evo Morales Resigns Amid Widespread Protests Over Election Fraud

Sunday, November 10, 2019

The announcement comes after an audit found "clear manipulation" of a computer system, which affected the final count of October's vote. Unrest prompted by fraud allegations has led to three deaths.


Married Men In Remote Part Of Amazon May Soon Be Allowed To Become Priests

Saturday, October 26, 2019

A group of Roman Catholic bishops from the Amazon called for married deacons to be allowed to become ordained priests to address a clergy shortage.