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Even many symptomatic patients and exposed health workers who are able to get a COVID-19 test must wait nearly a week to get results. Others get results in hours. Here's why it varies so much.
March 28, 2020
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The global pandemic hit the milestone overnight, taking a particularly heavy toll on Italy, Spain and the U.S. Its real extent is likely larger — yet still unknown as countries catch up with testing.
March 28, 2020
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The president and defense secretary said the USNS Comfort would offer its roughly 1,000 hospital beds as surge capacity for non-coronavirus sufferers in the New York region, freeing up space on land.
March 28, 2020
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In years to come, how will fiscal conservatives who voted for $2 trillion attack the cost of budget items that will now look like rounding error or "decimal dust"?"
March 28, 2020
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The Republican from Oklahoma died Saturday after a fight with prostate cancer. During his time in Congress, Coburn earned a reputation for fighting spending, no matter whom he crossed in the process.
March 28, 2020
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As many island nations attempt to keep the coronavirus out, they also risk getting cut off from the outside world their economies depend on.
March 28, 2020
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A token of appreciation for medical staff who worked in Wuhan when coronavirus was at its peak is getting an icy reception on social media.
March 28, 2020
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As coronavirus cases soar globally and medical workers face a dearth of protective gear, citizens are stepping up in unique ways to combat the health crisis.
March 28, 2020
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We often think of fatality rates as statistics — numbers on a chart. But each one represents a real person. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on some of those who have been lost so far in the pandemic.
March 28, 2020
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Some doctors are sending their children to live elsewhere and rearranging their personal lives as they fight the epidemic.
March 28, 2020
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Lowery got his start as an activist organizing bus boycotts in 1950s Alabama. He led the Southern Christian Leadership Conference for two decades and prayed at Barack Obama's first inauguration.
March 28, 2020
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Australia's unprecedented fire season scorched sections of rare, ancient rainforests. It's another signal that climate change is intensifying and expanding wildfires globally.
March 28, 2020
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The coronavirus outbreak led President Trump to close U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico last week. At the southern border, the closure is affecting life on both the U.S. and Mexico sides.
March 28, 2020
A federal judge in California wants all minors who were apprehended crossing into the U.S. alone to be released in an orderly fashion. But she refrained from mandating their immediate release.
March 27, 2020
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On Friday, players and the Major League Baseball owners ratified a deal fairly quickly and with both sides taking concessions on economic issues in the face of the pandemic complicating the season.
March 27, 2020

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