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National Women's Soccer League To Return In June To Play Tournament

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 16:14

All players, officials and staff members will be tested two days before arrival in Utah and subject to consistent coronavirus testing and symptom review through the tournament.

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'No Reasonable Person Can Assert' Hong Kong Has Autonomy From China, Pompeo Says

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 16:09

The U.S. secretary of state reports the reappraisal to Congress in a move that may place Hong Kong's special trade status in danger — and further stoke tensions between the U.S. and China.

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House Moves To Cast Its 1st Remote Votes, With Parties Still Divided On The Issue

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 15:49

Dozens of House Democrats planned to vote by proxy for the first time under the chamber's new rules. Republicans are urging their members not to participate, and suing to stop it,.

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

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 15:47

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.

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European Union Plans $825 Billion Coronavirus Recovery Fund

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 15:29

"This is Europe's moment," European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Wednesday. All 27 EU member states must approve the plan, a mix of grants and loans, before it can go forward.

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General Electric Makes The Switch Away From Lightbulbs

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 15:17

GE was born when Thomas Edison's electrical company merged with a rival in 1892, and the company has been making (and inventing) lightbulbs ever since. Now it's selling off its lighting business.

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Disney World And Other Florida Theme Parks Outline Reopening Plans

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 15:03

The popular theme parks will open their doors in the next few weeks and say they're planning to keep guests and employees as safe as possible.

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Boeing Cuts More Than 12,000 Jobs Due To Drop In Air Travel

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 15:01

The number of people traveling by air has plummeted more than 90% since the beginning of March. More than half of the employees losing their jobs are being laid off involuntarily.

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How The 'Lost Art' Of Breathing Can Impact Sleep And Resilience

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 13:59

While researching his book, Breath, James Nestor participated in a study in which his nose was completely plugged for 10 days, forcing him to breathe solely through his mouth. "I felt awful," he says.

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Larry Kramer, Pioneering AIDS Activist And Writer, Dies At 84

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 13:44

Kramer was a young writer with an Oscar-nominated screenplay when his friends started dying mysteriously — galvanizing him to found Gay Men's Health Crisis, and later ACT UP, to combat AIDS.

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George Floyd's Death Stokes Calls For Minneapolis Officers To Be Charged

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 13:35

Neither Floyd's family nor Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey are satisfied by the firing of four officers, after a video depicting an officer's knee on Floyd's neck inspired national outrage this week.

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Some Countries Have Brought New Cases Down To Nearly Zero. How Did They Do It?

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 13:15

It's a diverse mix of places — New Zealand, Vietnam, Germany, Costa Rica. We look at the keys to their success in controlling the coronavirus.

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France Bars Use Of Hydroxychloroquine In COVID-19 Cases

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 12:39

The move comes after the World Health Organization halted clinical trials of the drug as a treatment, citing a study that found no benefit and a higher mortality rate for hospitalized patients.

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Hungary Says It Will End State Of Emergency Giving Orban Power To Rule By Decree

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 12:34

The government says it will end its pandemic state of emergency on June 20. Rights advocates say this still won't rein in Prime Minister Viktor Orban's considerable powers.

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Survey Shows Big Remote Learning Gaps For Low-Income And Special Needs Children

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 12:03

Parents from low-income homes are twice as likely to say remote learning is going poorly or very poorly, and 1 in 3 of all parents say they are "very concerned" about children falling behind.

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Trump Threatens To Shut Down Social Media After Twitter Adds Warning To His Tweets

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 10:49

Tensions between President Trump and Twitter escalate as he tweets a threat to "strongly regulate" or shut down social media platforms, which he accuses of silencing conservative viewpoints.

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Nurse Says Shopping Feels 'Weird' While Others Are Struggling

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 10:42

Avery Hoppa, a nurse in New Hampshire, says she's "incredibly grateful" that she and her husband still work. But she says it "feels weird to be a consumer right now" when so many can't afford to eat.

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During Colombia's Coronavirus Lockdown, Needy Residents Signal SOS With Red Rags

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 10:20

"It's not just city hall that has to act. You have to promote solidarity among neighbors," says a mayor who encourages residents sheltering in place to hang red rags so others will know to help them.

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Nevada Will Reopen Its Casinos On June 4, Governor Says

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 10:07

"We continue to see a consistent and sustainable downward trajectory of percentage of positive COVID-19 cases," Gov. Steve Sisolak says.

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Best Of The Best: Here Are The Finalists In The NPR Student Podcast Challenge

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 09:02

Despite the coronavirus pandemic that closed schools nationwide, students from 46 states and the District of Columbia submitted entries. We've narrowed those down to 25 finalists.

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