Class is in session in Uruguay, one of the first countries in the Western Hemisphere to reopen its schools.
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Nearly every country in the world shuttered its schools due to COVID-19. Now, from Israel to Uruguay, many students are back in class, with varying degrees of success.
President Donald Trump at the Tulsa campaign rally, where he said he had slowed down COVID-19 testing to keep the numbers low.
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The absence of trust in a nation's leader and government jeopardizes an effective response to a health crisis. It also creates a political crisis, a loss of faith in democracy.
Richmond’s towering 1890 Robert E. Lee statue is transformed by protests following the killing of George Floyd.
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A Richmond court says the city cannot remove its controversial Robert E. Lee sculpture because an 1890 land deed gave the Confederate monument 'to the people' of Virginia, not its government.
Richmond’s towering Robert E. Lee statue is transformed by protests following the killing of George Floyd. Is removal next?
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On June 19, a court will decide whether Virginia must obey a 1890 deed that gave the state a plot of prime Richmond land as long as it would 'faithfully guard' the Robert E. Lee statue erected there.
Without a vaccine, getting to herd immunity would mean many more illnesses and deaths.
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Without a vaccine, the cost of reaching herd immunity during a pandemic is counted in lives lost, and it won't quickly stop the virus's spread.
Life is resuming in Uruguay, where some students returned to school in April and the remainder will go back in on June 29.
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Pandemic devastation surrounds it on all sides, but tiny Uruguay has COVID-19 under control – just the latest win for a country that's always stood out.
Antibodies are incredibly good at finding the coronavirus. Antigen tests put them to work.
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An antigen test was given emergency use authorization by the FDA in early May. A biochemist explains how COVID-19 antigen tests work.
Ticks like this one, shown magnified with an electron microscope, can transmit bacteria that cause severe illnesses in humans.
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What might look like a mild case of COVID-19 could actually be a bacterial infection from a tick bite, with potentially debilitating symptoms if it goes untreated.
Her deep breath has to get to the baby.
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A fetus needs oxygen long before its lungs work and it's exposed to the air. Some ingenious biochemistry explains how the mother's blood delivers it.
Public health authorities rely on models to make decisions but how accurate are they?
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Why is there such a wide difference in projections for how much COVID-19 will spread? An expert in disease modeling explains what models can and cannot do.
The government helps tens of millions of Americans buy groceries.
The food aid program helps low-income families put food on the table and injects money straight into struggling local economies. It will be critical throughout the crisis the coronavirus is stoking.
You wouldn’t think Bob Marley ‘shot the sheriff,’ but rappers are held to a double standard.
When prosecutors introduce lyrics, they're asking juries to suspend the distinction between author and narrator, reality and fiction, and to read them as literal confessions of guilt.
Le pourboire doit-il venir avant ou après avoir reçu son café ?
Les pourboires envahissent toutes les sphères du commerce de détail, même les plus incongrus. Et les consommateurs sont mal à l'aise de donner un pourboire avant d'avoir reçu le service.
SNAP can help low-income families eat a more balanced diet.
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This pillar of the American safety net originated as a solution to the paradox of hunger in the midst of plenty.
Katherine Johnson spoke at the Oscars about her work depicted in the 2016 film ‘Hidden Figures.’
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NASA scientist Katherine Johnson was instrumental in getting people to the moon. Here are some of the lessons one mathematics professor believes she taught us all.
Civil rights leader Wyatt Tee Walker addresses a crowd at St. Phillips AME Church in Atlanta.
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In a sermon two weeks after MLK's funeral, civil rights leader, Wyatt Tee Walker, urged young seminarians to be hopeful and take action for making change happen. His sermon has valuable lessons today.
Should the tip come before tasting the coffee?
How do you feel when your barista asks you for a tip before she makes your cappuccino?
Before the primary, Buttigieg said his campaign had the ‘strongest momentum.’
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When candidates beat pollsters' expectations, that can mean more positive media coverage.
Many books, like ‘Charlotte’s Web,’ contain symbolism.
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Authors sometimes put deeper meanings into their stories, but really, it's the reader who decides.
Protesters during a demonstration in front of the British Embassy in Tehran, Iran on Jan. 12.
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Since President Donald Trump took office, Iranians have held a more unfavorable view of the US.