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Gilead Lobbying Rose As Interest In COVID-19 Treatment Climbed

Sat, 05/02/2020 - 09:00

The Food and Drug Administration authorized Friday the emergency use of remdesivir for patients with severe cases of COVID-19. Drugmaker Gilead Sciences' lobbying hit a new high in the first quarter.

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As Coronavirus Restrictions Ease, Many Still Wary

Sat, 05/02/2020 - 07:00

As local officials begin lifting coronavirus stay-at-home orders, individuals also consider what feels safe to them. We asked people around the country how they will make those decisions.

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Nurses Left Vulnerable To COVID-19: 'We're Not Martyrs Sacrificing Our Lives'

Sat, 05/02/2020 - 07:00

Many nurses say they've been fighting the coronavirus pandemic without proper safety equipment, and unions and professional groups are demanding change.

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'No One Has Tested Us Before': EMTs Go Door-To-Door With Test Kits

Sat, 05/02/2020 - 07:00

EMTs are offering at-home coronavirus testing in at least four cities including New York City. The goal is to test people who might not seek it out on their own, and fine people who need medical care.

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The Legal Fight Over Voting Rights During The Pandemic Is Getting Hotter

Sat, 05/02/2020 - 07:00

A slew of lawsuits have been filed in recent weeks around mail-in voting. Some challenge efforts to make it easier to get absentee ballots, others call on states to do more to make voting accessible.

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Federal Judge Dismisses U.S. Women's Soccer Team's Equal Pay Claim

Sat, 05/02/2020 - 04:10

A spokesperson for the U.S. Women's National Team says they'll appeal after a judge dismissed the claim that they're paid less than the men's team. Other claims in the lawsuit will go to trial.

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Answering Your Coronavirus Questions: Essential Workers, Treatment And Graduations

Fri, 05/01/2020 - 20:50

On this broadcast of The National Conversation, three essential workers share their experiences working through the pandemic. We'll also answer your questions about graduations and new treatments.

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ACLU Calls For Release Of Pregnant Inmates During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Fri, 05/01/2020 - 20:28

The group is asking federal and state governments to release pregnant inmates who are close to completing their prison sentences.

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Clinical Study Considers The Power Of Prayer To Combat COVID-19

Fri, 05/01/2020 - 20:11

"We all believe in science, and we also believe in faith," says the principal investigator.

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Mobile Phone Data Show More Americans Are Leaving Their Homes, Despite Orders

Fri, 05/01/2020 - 19:45

Emerging data suggest that though people altered their habits during the first month of America's response to the pandemic, that cooperation has since leveled off and — eventually — decreased.

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North Korea's Kim Reportedly Reappears In Public After Speculation About His Health

Fri, 05/01/2020 - 18:52

North Korean media, cited by South Korea's Yonhap News Agency, said he attended a ceremony marking the completion of a fertilizer plant in a town just north of the capital, Pyongyang.

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White House Denies Congressional Request For Dr. Anthony Fauci's Testimony

Fri, 05/01/2020 - 18:45

Dr. Fauci's testimony had been requested by the House Appropriations Committee as part of an investigation into the the COVID-19 response. The White House called the request "counter-productive."

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'It's Infuriating': Critics Say Border Wall Still Going Up When They Can't Protest

Fri, 05/01/2020 - 17:46

The Trump administration has accelerated some efforts to build the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, and the president is using the pandemic to justify his push for it.

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U.S. Workplace Safety Rules Missing In The Pandemic

Fri, 05/01/2020 - 17:46

Some businesses and employee advocates say they're not getting much help from the federal government to ensure workers' safety from the coronavirus pandemic.

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Carnival Cruise Line Subject Of Congressional Investigation

Fri, 05/01/2020 - 17:40

Congress to investigate Carnival Cruise Line for its response to the coronavirus pandemic. Dozens of passengers died and hundreds of others were sickened while at least nine ships remained at sea.

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Canadian PM Trudeau Bans All Assault-Style Firearms

Fri, 05/01/2020 - 17:38

The order includes 1,500 models and variants of the weapons, and also prohitits the use, sale or import of some components.

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It Was A Feel-Good Story About Potatoes. But It Left Out An Idaho Militia's Role

Fri, 05/01/2020 - 16:55

The Real Idaho Three Percenters' involvement in a potato giveaway raises questions about the role armed groups are playing in the coronavirus response.

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Georgia Drivers Can Now Get Licensed Without Taking A Road Test

Fri, 05/01/2020 - 16:51

Aspiring drivers will just need to register online and affirm that they have been supervised for 40 hours of driving.

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FDA Gives Emergency Authorization For Some COVID-19 Patients To Use Remdesivir

Fri, 05/01/2020 - 16:22

The authorization, announced by President Trump, comes days after preliminary results from a study of the drug showed it can help patients recover faster.

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New York Schools Will Stay Closed For Rest Of The School Year, Cuomo Says

Fri, 05/01/2020 - 16:15

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said campuses will not reopen this academic year, affecting an estimated 4.2 million students. The announcement comes as the state sees progress in its battle with COVID-19.

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