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The Pandemic Is Pushing Scientists To Rethink How They Read Research Papers

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 09:54

Faced with a glut of pandemic research from around the world, scientists are confronting their biases and learning to engage with science conducted at institutions they're unfamiliar with.

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Tracking The Pandemic: Are Coronavirus Cases Rising Or Falling In Your State?

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 09:33

View NPR's maps and graphics to see where COVID-19 is hitting hardest in the U.S., which state outbreaks are growing and which are leveling off.

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New Mexico Leaders To Militia: If You Want To Help Community, Stop Showing Up Armed

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 08:24

Armed militias have become a feature at anti-quarantine protests, racial justice marches, and monument pull-downs. But after a shooting in Albuquerque, locals say militias are disturbing the peace.

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Boston Tavern Pivots To 'Plan B' To Try To Survive The Pandemic

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 05:20

Cornwall's has been a Kenmore Square mainstay for more than four decades. Now it's preparing to reopen — and to reinvent itself for survival during the pandemic.

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India Surpasses Russia In Reported Coronavirus Infections

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 05:02

Despite imposing among the earliest and most severe mitigation efforts in the world, India's coronavirus infections have soared.

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'Almost In Tears': A Hairstylist Worries About Reopening Too Soon

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 05:01

NPR's Chris Arnold sits down in the barber's chair as his 65-year-old hairstylist tells him about working 13-hour days, as he worries about catching the coronavirus.

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The Fire, The Virus, The Violence: Australia And The Lessons Of Natural Disasters

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 05:00

Family violence increases in places that have been severely burned in bushfires, Australian research finds. The isolation and financial stress of COVID-19 appear to be exacerbating the problem.

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Melbourne Resumes Lockdown As COVID-19 Cases Surge

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 04:47

The premier of Victoria state, Australia's second-most populous, issued a six-week stay-at-home order for Melbourne and closed the border with New South Wales state, effective midnight local time.

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U.N. Predicts Rise In Diseases That Jump From Animals To Humans

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 23:55

Zoonotic pathogens, which include not only COVID-19, but HIV/AIDS and Ebola, have increasingly emerged due to stresses humans have placed on animal habitats, according to a new United Nations report.

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Senator Waiting For White House Promise Not To Block Promotion Of Impeachment Witness

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 22:09

Sen. Tammy Duckworth tells NPR that she'll hold up hundreds of Army officer promotions unless she gets an assurance that the Trump administration won't interfere that of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman.

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ICE: Foreign Students Must Leave The U.S. If Their Colleges Go Online-Only This Fall

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 20:43

New federal rules will prohibit international students from completing fully online courses of study while in the U.S. Monday's announcement comes as more colleges release their plans for the fall.

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Aerosols, Droplets, Fomites: What We Know About Transmission Of COVID-19

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 18:58

A letter from over 200 scientists to the World Health Organization asks for further investigation into how the virus spreads.

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Trump Calls For NASCAR Driver Bubba Wallace To Apologize Over Noose 'Hoax'

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 18:33

The president followed up a pair of divisive speeches over the holiday weekend by castigating the racing body for banning the Confederate flag and said Wallace should apologize to his fellow drivers.

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Australia Closes Interstate Border Because Of Coronavirus Outbreak

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 18:08

Victoria, whose capital city is Melbourne, has logged 127 cases in the last 24 hours, which accounts for more than 90% of Australia's infections during that period, according to national data.

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Survey: 3% Of Americans Moved Due To The Pandemic

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 17:58

Among the young, the numbers shot up: 9% of adults 18-29 have moved due to the coronavirus. Some people moved to avoid catching the virus, while others were forced by the closing of college campuses.

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Uber Gobbles Up Postmates In $2.65 Billion Bet On Food Delivery

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 17:52

The deal is a sign of how the coronavirus pandemic has turned Uber's business model upside down, with customers shunning ride-hailing and flocking to delivery services.

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Supreme Court Prohibits Mobile Phone Robocalls To Collect Federal Debt

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 17:43

Federal debt collectors were granted an exception from the general robocall ban in 2015. The high court ruled that Congress can't favor some speech over others.

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Georgia Governor Calls Up National Guard, Declares State of Emergency Due To Violence

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 17:37

Georgia's governor has declared a state of emergency and called up the National Guard. It follows weeks of violent crime and property destruction in Atlanta. Thirty people were shot last weekend.

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In Miami, Rolling Back Openings To Contain The Coronavirus Surge

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 16:25

In Miami, local officials have ordered a rollback of some reopening measures because of the region's soaring coronavirus cases. Gyms have to close and in-person dining at restaurants is prohibited.

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Woman Who Called Police On Black Bird-Watcher In Central Park To Be Charged

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 16:24

The Manhattan District Attorney's Office says it is initiating a prosecution of Amy Cooper over false reporting of an incident. In a cellphone video, she claimed a Black man was threatening her.

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