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Attorneys: Watchdog Wants Coronavirus Scientist Reinstated Amid Probe

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Attorneys: Watchdog Wants Coronavirus Scientist Reinstated Amid Probe

Rick Bright, a top scientist working on a vaccine, says he was reassigned for not focusing on treatments favored by President Trump, even though they lacked "scientific merit."

Riding 'The Mullet To Success': How Hot Country Knights Parodies The '90s

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Riding 'The Mullet To Success': How Hot Country Knights Parodies The '90s

Dierks Bentley and his band tapped into a long tradition of comedy and country music when they created a parody group to open for them on tour. Now, Hot Country Knights has a debut album.

Riding 'The Mullet To Success': How Hot Country Knights Parodies The '90s

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The Coronavirus Is Mutating. That's Normal. Does That Mean It's More Dangerous?

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What We Know About Coronavirus Mutations

There are various studies looking at changes to the virus genome — and the possible impact on how the virus affects humans. Here's what we know (and don't yet know) about mutations.

White House Military Aide Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Pence Spokeswoman Katie Miller Tests Positive For Coronavirus

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Pence Spokeswoman Katie Miller Tests Positive For Coronavirus

The case is the second confirmed by the White House this week. President Trump said Miller hasn't come into contact with him but has "spent some time" with the vice president.

Supreme Court Puts Temporary Hold On Order To Release Redacted Mueller Materials

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Supreme Court Puts Temporary Hold On Order To Release Redacted Mueller Materials

The procedural move gives attorneys for House Democrats until May 18 to respond. They say they're owed access to confidential evidence and other materials. No, argues the Trump administration.

Midwest: Coronavirus-Related Restrictions By State

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Midwest: Coronavirus-Related Restrictions By State

Get the latest on coronavirus-related restrictions in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Northeast: Coronavirus-Related Restrictions By State

U.S. Coronavirus Testing Still Falls Short. How's Your State Doing?

West: Coronavirus-Related Restrictions By State

South: Coronavirus-Related Restrictions By State

One For The History Books: 14.7% Unemployment, 20.5 Million Jobs Wiped Away
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One For The History Books: 14.7% Unemployment, 20.5 Million Jobs Wiped Away

U.S. employers shed a record number of jobs in April, as the unemployment rate climbed to the highest since the Great Depression. The coronavirus crisis has locked down much of the economy.

2 Mortgages, No Income: Sell The House Or Rent It Out, An Airbnb Host Wonders

As Hospitals Lose Revenue, More Than A Million Health Care Workers Lose Jobs

One-Way Sidewalks And Parking Lot Dining Rooms: Is This The Future?

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One-Way Sidewalks And Parking Lot Dining Rooms: Is This The Future?

Urban planners say cities must make it possible to return to the streets and shop without losing the safety of physical distancing.

Small, Private Colleges Get Boost From Coronavirus Relief Funds
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DeVos Uses Coronavirus Relief Funds To Top Off Small College Budgets

Congress set aside $350 million to help colleges with "significant unmet needs" related to the pandemic. Most of that money has gone to small schools that serve just a fraction of U.S. students.

Endless War

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How The U.S. Helped Create North Korea

North Korea has a particular fixation on antagonizing the U.S. But this cycle of antagonism isn't an accident; the U.S. played a formative role in the history of North Korea.

Endless War

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Ariana Grande And Justin Bieber Team Up For Fundraising Single 'Stuck With U'

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Ariana Grande And Justin Bieber Team Up For Fundraising Single 'Stuck With U'

Proceeds from the song will go to a charity that gives grants and scholarships to children of emergency medical technicians, healthcare workers, firefighters and police officers.

It's Not Just A Phase: 'How To Build A Girl' Is About A Teen Still Figuring It Out

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It's Not Just A Phase: 'How To Build A Girl' Is About A Teen Still Figuring It Out

Beanie Feldstein stars in the film adaptation of Caitlin Moran's 2014 semi-autobiographical novel. She says this movie "gives everyone permission to make mistakes."

It's Not Just A Phase: 'How To Build A Girl' Is About A Teen Still Figuring It Out

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Judith Warner's New Book On Middle School Suggests It Doesn't Have To Be All Bad

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Judith Warner's New Book On Middle School Suggests It Doesn't Have To Be All Bad

The author of And Then They Stopped Talking To Me tells NPR, "I expected middle schoolers to be these sorts of monsters. And they weren't. They were just kids."

Judith Warner's New Book On Middle School Suggests It Doesn't Have To Be All Bad

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Bob Dylan Announces New Album 'Rough And Rowdy Ways'

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Bob Dylan Announces New Album 'Rough And Rowdy Ways'

Dylan's first album of original songs in eight years comes out June 19. Hear the bluesy "False Prophet" now.

Tracking The Pandemic: How Quickly Is The Coronavirus Spreading State By State?
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Tracking The Pandemic: How Quickly Is The Coronavirus Spreading State By State?

View our map and graphics to see where COVID-19 is hitting hardest in the U.S., which state outbreaks are growing the fastest and which are leveling off.

Coronavirus World Map: Tracking The Spread Of The Outbreak

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