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Coronavirus Testing Machines Are Latest Bottleneck In Troubled Supply Chain

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Civilian labs and the Army say they've had trouble getting big machines that run hundreds of coronavirus tests at once. Public health experts say that's holding the U.S. back from ramping up testing.

Investigation Into George Floyd's Death A 'Top Priority' For Justice Department

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Prosecutors say the probe is already underway, and that federal charges are possible. The announcement comes one day after protests erupted for a second night over the circumstances of Floyd's death.

Pence Chief Of Staff Owns Stocks That Could Conflict With Coronavirus Response

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Marc Short, chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, owns between $506,043 and $1.64 million in stocks that could present conflicts of interest to his work on the White House Coronavirus response.

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40.8 Million US Workers Out Of Work In The Past 10 Weeks

More than 1 in 4 U.S. workers have lost their jobs since coronavirus shutdowns began. Last week, an additional 2.1 million people filed for unemployment benefits.

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New California Relief Program for Undocumented Overwhelmed By Demand

Response far outstrips resources as the state partners with nonprofits and foundations in a one-time program that aids undocumented workers and their families during the pandemic.

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'Feels Very Anticlimatic': Seniors Reflect On Ending High School Amid The Pandemic

Most high school proms have been cancelled due to the pandemic. Nevertheless, photojournalists gave these seniors a chance to dress up and get their prom photos taken.

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How To Make A Mini-Zine About Life During The Pandemic

All you need is a sheet of paper and a pen. Read the comic for directions on how to fold and what to write in your zine. Then share it with Life Kit on social media. We'd love to see it!

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Why Parts Of Rural America Are Pushing Back On Coronavirus Restrictions

Conservative challenges to statewide stay-at-home orders are mounting in counties that have few coronavirus cases. "This has become a rural versus urban issue," political scientist Kathy Cramer says.

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Trump Environmental Rollbacks Roll On Despite Pandemic. Opponents Cry Foul

The Trump administration is rushing to finalize some of its biggest environmental rollbacks ahead of November's election. Some affected groups say they're too distracted by the pandemic to engage.

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Surveillance Bill Once Again Tripped Up With New Opposition From Justice Department

Attorney General William Barr would recommend the White House veto the legislation, which the House is set to vote on Wednesday, according to the DOJ. He had helped draft an earlier version.

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A Bold Pitch To Boost School Funding For The Nation's Most Vulnerable Students

A new report proposes a radical solution to America's school funding inequities: Leave district lines in place, but spread the wealth.

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'We're Running Out Of Time': Census Turns To Congress To Push Deadlines

Census Bureau officials say they can no longer meet the current legal deadlines for delivering the 2020 census results. Some House Democrats have introduced a new bill to grant four-month extensions.

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WHO Warns Of A 'Second Peak' In Countries That Reopen Too Quickly

So far, there is no seasonal pattern to coronavirus outbreaks, says Dr. Margaret Harris of the WHO. Lockdowns may no longer be necessary, but infections do rise when restrictions are relaxed rapidly.