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At Virtual Summit, World Leaders Pledge $298 Million In Aid To Lebanon

Sun, 08/09/2020 - 19:38

World leaders, including President Trump, attended a virtual donor summit Sunday for recovery efforts after last week's blast. The event was co-hosted by the U.N. and French President Emmanuel Macron.

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A National Lockdown Could Be The Economy's Best Hope, Says Minneapolis Fed President

Sun, 08/09/2020 - 16:03

Neel Kashkari, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, is calling for a six-week lockdown to save lives and the economy.

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Democrats Slam Trump's Executive Actions, Critiquing Both Substance and Legality

Sun, 08/09/2020 - 15:50

One expert told NPR that the unemployment measure is particularly controversial because it is "using appropriated funds by Congress in ways that Congress might not have intended."

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U.S. Hits 5 Million Coronavirus Cases As Debate Lingers Over The Path Forward

Sun, 08/09/2020 - 11:31

The U.S. continues to lead the world in both cases and deaths, as states across the Midwest and South battle a surge in new cases.

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Roads Become Rivers: Nearly 4 Million Chinese Evacuated Or Displaced From Flooding

Sun, 08/09/2020 - 08:00

With at least 158 dead and thousands of homes collapsed after heavy rains, experts say it's time for China to rethink its water management.

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An Atomic Bomb Survivor On Her Journey From Revenge To Peace

Sun, 08/09/2020 - 07:55

It's been 75 years since the U.S. dropped two atomic bombs on Japan. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks to Koko Kondo, who was an infant when one of those bombs was dropped on Hiroshima.

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COVID-19 May Never Go Away — With Or Without A Vaccine

Sun, 08/09/2020 - 07:07

The virus might eventually behave more like the common cold, according to Dr. Vineet Menachery, a coronavirus researcher at the University of Texas Medical Branch.

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'It's Ridiculous': States Struggle To Accommodate COVID-Positive Voters

Sun, 08/09/2020 - 07:01

In Texas, COVID-positive voters can be put in the position of choosing between their right to vote and the public's health.

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Dear World, You're Not Going To Have The Year You Thought You'd Have

Sun, 08/09/2020 - 07:00

A writer shares how his wife's journey with cancer prepared them both to adapt during this unpredictable and chaotic time.

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How This Conservative Florida County Became A Surprise 2020 Battleground

Sun, 08/09/2020 - 07:00

Duval County in northeast Florida hasn't voted for a Democratic presidential candidate since Jimmy Carter in 1976, but this year might be different.

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A Global Guide To Binge-worthy TV For The Pandemic

Sun, 08/09/2020 - 07:00

Lost children! Angry lovers! Time travel! A show referred to as 'The Muslim Game Of Thrones" We asked reporters to tell us about the shows that people are obsessing around the world.

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In Executive Actions, Trump Extends Unemployment Benefits

Sat, 08/08/2020 - 17:06

President Trump signed four executive actions to provide economic relief amid the coronavirus pandemic. They amount to a stopgap measure, after not reaching a deal with Congress.

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Police Fire Tear Gas As Thousands Express Outrage Over Beirut Explosion

Sat, 08/08/2020 - 16:13

Large crowds thronged the city's center, blaming politicians and a culture of corruption and negligence for an explosion that killed more than 150 people.

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Children Can Get Severe COVID-19, CDC Says — Especially Black And Hispanic Children

Sat, 08/08/2020 - 14:25

One out of three children hospitalized for the coronavirus were admitted to the intensive care unit, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said, analyzing data from 14 states.

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TikTok To Sue Trump Administration Over Ban, As Soon As Tuesday

Sat, 08/08/2020 - 12:41

Lawyers for video-sharing app TikTok are preparing a lawsuit that challenges President Trump's executive order banning the hugely popular service from the U.S.

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Virginia Supreme Court Grants Temporary Moratorium on Evictions

Sat, 08/08/2020 - 11:32

In a 4-3 decision Friday, the state's high court granted a request by Gov. Ralph Northam to allow a pause to eviction proceedings. The decision halts evictions through September 7.

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A Yazidi Survivor's Struggle Shows The Pain That Endures After ISIS Attack

Sat, 08/08/2020 - 08:00

Six years after ISIS committed genocide against Iraq's ancient religious minority group, the Yazidis are not getting the help they needs to recover.

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Welcome To New York, Traveler. Now Please Begin Your Quarantine.

Sat, 08/08/2020 - 07:55

New York City is setting up quarantine "checkpoints" for travelers from states that are COVID-19 hot spots. The city wants travelers from high-risk states to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

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Why The 2020 Presidential Election Is Not 2016

Sat, 08/08/2020 - 07:01

With Joe Biden leading in the polls, Democrats are haunted by the ghosts of 2016 when Hillary Clinton led, too. But there are a few key factors that make this year's election different.

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In 2020, A Woman Running Mate Won't Be A 'Hail Mary'

Sat, 08/08/2020 - 07:01

There are a lot of contrasts between Joe Biden's impending pick and past elections when women were vice presidential candidates. One that's easy to overlook: Biden is ahead in the polls.

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