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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largest cities in the U.S. Most did not have their most current pandemic response plan posted publicly and many were out of date.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.


Pentagon Awards $10 Billion Contract To Microsoft Over Front-Runner Amazon

Saturday, October 26, 2019

"We're surprised about this conclusion. AWS is the clear leader in cloud computing," an Amazon Web Services spokesperson told NPR. The contract is for 10 years.


News Brief: Bahamas Recovery, Vitamin E And Vaping, City Heat And Poverty

Friday, September 06, 2019

Recovery and rescue efforts are underway in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian. Also, health officials are looking at the role of vitamin E and vaping in respiratory illnesses.


Trees Are Key To Fighting Urban Heat — But Cities Keep Losing Them

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Trees are one of the best ways to fight deadly urban heat, but U.S. cities lose millions every year. And many low-income areas are starting at a disadvantage.


As Rising Heat Bakes U.S. Cities, The Poor Often Feel It Most

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Hotter neighborhoods tend to be poorer in dozens of major U.S. cities. That extra heat can have serious health effects for those living there.


4 Takeaways From The European Parliament Election Results

Monday, May 27, 2019

Europe's traditional centrist coalition lost its majority, with far-right populist parties and liberal, pro-European Union parties gaining ground. The results suggest a complicated future for the EU.