A U.S. military contractor abruptly laid off most of the U.S.-led coalition's Iraqi interpreters. Some have gone into hiding. "We ... will be easily hunted down," a group wrote to the U.S. military.
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The World Bank issued a report this week detailing the extent of the recession, the first caused solely by a pandemic. Their findings are sobering — but do offer a glimmer of hope.
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Fu Xuejie's announcement comes more than four months after Dr. Li Wenliang's death from COVID-19. The late Chinese doctor has been celebrated worldwide for his early warnings about the coronavirus.
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Nationwide protests are forcing many Americans to think about race in new ways. A black pastor in one of Christianity's whitest denominations is asking his congregants to take an especially hard look.
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Major stock indexes are sharply higher a day after the Dow lost 1,861 points amid spikes in new cases in states that had reopened their economies.
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In Our Daily Breather, we ask artists to share ways to find calm during the COVID-19 crisis. Bootsy Collins recommends being thankful, and shares his new song, "Stars."
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Shortly before his death, Prine sat down, in his living room, with producer Dave Cobb to record one last plainspoken reflection. It's a deeply graceful look back at a life well lived.
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The governor of Amazonas, Colombia, says it was impossible to cut the area off from Brazil, even as the virus spiked. Now the Colombian border town of Leticia is a coronavirus hot spot.
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Gates also told NPR Thursday that it's time to change the names of Confederate bases. "There comes a moment when things become possible and people ought to seize a moment when it presents itself."
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