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Life In Lockdown: From Shock To Panic To ... Acceptance

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 12:15

In Wuhan, China, most of the millions of people on lockdown have not gotten sick from COVID-19. But worries and isolation can affect their mental health.

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Coronavirus: Kansas Becomes 1st State To End School Year — But May Not Be Last

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 10:40

Governors in California and Ohio have suggested they might follow Kansas' lead, as officials across the U.S. step up efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Democratic House Incumbent Ousted By Progressive Challenger In Illinois Primary

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 10:09

Rep. Dan Lipinski, the conservative, eight-term Democratic congressman, lost his primary to business consultant Marie Newman.

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Another Day, Another Direction For Stocks: Dow Drops Again

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 09:15

The U.S. stock market fell anew, with the Dow down more than 1,200 points, or about 6%. Vice President Pence tells NPR disruptions from the outbreak could continue until midsummer.

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WATCH: White House Holds Briefing As Trump Shuts Border With Canada

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 09:04

The president said the border would close by "mutual consent," the latest development in the coronavirus pandemic. The White House is planning a briefing at 11:30 a.m. ET. Watch it live.

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Bernie Sanders Will 'Assess' His Campaign Following More Big Primary Losses

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 08:38

For the third week in a row, former Vice President Joe Biden scored lopsided wins against the Vermont senator and extended a delegate lead that may be impossible for Sanders to surmount.

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Biden, Sanders Remarks Show How The Coronavirus Has Upended The Campaign

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 07:00

The coronavirus is scrambling so much of our lives at the moment, there's no surprise it's doing the same to the presidential race.

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'A Socio-Economic Tsunami': How The World Is Dealing With Pandemic

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 06:43

Developments on the ground in the past 24 hours come as the worldwide total of confirmed infections edged toward 200,000, with some 8,000 dead from COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Threatens Food Supply Chain As Farms Worry About Workers Falling Ill

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 06:19

COVID-19 has turned one end of the food industry, stores and restaurants, on its head. At the other end, though, food production hums along as usual — but that could change if workers catch the virus.

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Coronavirus Epidemic Brings Special Challenges For Immigrants In Urban Areas

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 05:01

Urban immigrant communities could be particularly vulnerable to contracting COVID-19. In New York City, public health workers are making extra efforts to reach the immigrant population.

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Transcript: NPR's Full Interview With Vice President Pence

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 05:00

Vice President Pence talked to NPR's Steve Inskeep about the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus.

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5 Takeaways, As Biden Sweeps 3 More States Amid Coronavirus Fears

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 05:00

Former Vice President Joe Biden won the Florida, Illinois and Arizona Democratic primaries all by double digits Tuesday. And he's building a delegate lead that may very well be insurmountable.

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'You Don't Expect It To Happen To You': When Your Job Is Suddenly Gone

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 05:00

Event coordinators without events to coordinate. Truck drivers without cargo. Many find themselves applying for unemployment, dipping into savings and, job searching in the middle of a pandemic.

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Can Local Governments Enforce Quarantines? Should They?

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 05:00

Health policy researchers have strongly recommended that state governments update their quarantine policies to protect individual rights.

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Pence Warns Coronavirus Outbreak Could Last 'Well Into July'

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 21:30

In an interview with NPR, the vice president defended the administration's response to the coronavirus but acknowledged the government expects to be dealing with the crisis "for months."

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Coronavirus Triple Duty: Working, Parenting, And Teaching From Home

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 18:11

Coronavirus life just got super real for parents. Many suddenly have the task of making sure their kids learn while adjusting to a new life of managing working exclusively from home.

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Self-Isolation Orders Pit Civil Liberties Against Public Good In Coronavirus Pandemic

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 17:44

Sweeping new stay-at-home orders issued in the San Francisco Bay area have legal experts worried about constitutional infringements in coronavirus response.

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Oregon Police Remind Residents: Don't Call 911 If You Run Out Of Toilet Paper

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 16:20

"It's hard to believe that we even have to post this," said police in Newport, Ore. They offered a reminder for residents hunkering down due to the coronavirus: "We cannot bring you toilet paper."

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My Hand-Washing Song: Readers Offer Lyrics For A 20-Second Scrub

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 16:16

Yes, you can sing "Happy Birthday" twice. Or the ABC song. And you'll hit the recommended time for effective hand-washing. But why stop there? Our readers have groovy musical alternatives.

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Former Rep. Duncan Hunter Gets 11 Months In Prison For Misusing Campaign Funds

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 16:04

Former Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter of California resigned from Congress earlier this year. He and his wife were accused of misusing more than $250,000 in campaign funds.

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