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Jazz pianist and educator Ellis Marsalis has died at the age of 85, according to tweets from New Orleans Mayor LaToya Campbell and Jazz at Lincoln Center.
The restaurant industry has been scrambling for solutions to save itself during the coronavirus pandemic. President Trump has floated the idea of changing a provision in the 2017 tax law.
On this broadcast of The National Conversation, we answer your questions about the economy, face masks, pregnancy during the pandemic and the U.S. Census.
In describing the steps the military is taking to confront the pandemic, Defense Secretary Mark Esper claimed some are calling for the entire U.S. military to cease operations. But that's not true.
In his daily coronavirus task force briefing, President Trump answered a question about the decision not to reopen the healthcare exchanges for those who are uninsured.
Schlesinger, one of the most prolific and decorated songwriters of his generation, died Wednesday.
Responding to a scathing critique from the commander of the coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier, Navy officials were on the defensive at a Pentagon news conference.
Mobile carrier T-Mobile has completed its merger with Sprint, creating a more formidable third rival to AT&T and Verizon. CEO John Legere stepped down as part of the merge.
Major pharmacies had already pulled the popular heartburn drug and its generic equivalents due to a contaminant. Now the Food and Drug Administration says definitively they should not be sold or used.
The White House coronavirus task force calls Italy an example of how the coronavirus could play out in the U.S. The European country's death toll is rising, despite a recent slowdown in cases.
Atlantic writer Ed Yong warned of a global pandemic two years ago. He says scientists are still working to understand how COVID-19 travels through air — and whether more of us should be wearing masks.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews make up about 12% of Israel's population — but account for many of Israel's COVID-19 cases. This week a senior rabbi finally urged his followers to obey government lockdown orders.
Tuberculosis is a dangerous infectious disease. The strategies used by wealthy countries to wipe it out within their borders in the 1950s holds lessons for the world.
Muscovites will have their movements followed through a program required on their smartphones. They will also have to carry a new QR code with their personal data.
Birmingham, Ala., is under a shelter-in-place order, as officials take a more aggressive approach than state leaders have, in order to curtail spread of the coronavirus.
Have you been refused reentry to a nursing home or care facility after hospitalization for respiratory issues? Share your stories with us.
The Trump administration's strategy for ending the current wave of coronavirus infections relies on a model that appears to count on several important assumptions. We look at why that matters.
More than a dozen states have delayed primaries because of the coronavirus.
Despite the coronavirus outbreak and a dire shortage of poll workers, Wisconsin is still going forward with a statewide election on April 7.
More than a dozen colleges have dropped testing requirements for admission, with one school citing "unprecedented obstacles and disruptions" due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Medical technology companies — sometimes working with carmakers — have been massively increasing production of ventilators. For two weeks, they've been working without government contracts in hand.
As Europe's largest economy gets hit with COVID-19, a German government financial aid program will make up some of the lost income for millions of employees.
Due to an impasse over defense cost sharing, the U.S. military has furloughed thousands of Korean employees. The furloughs come as U.S. forces in South Korea grapple with cases of COVID-19 infection.
By registering ships in the Bahamas and other countries, many companies can avoid U.S. laws. The Coast Guard says they should seek medical aid from those countries rather than rely on the U.S.
NPR is seeking health care providers working in hospitals to document their personal experiences working during the coronavirus pandemic.
All of the people who have tested positive are students at the University of Texas at Austin. Some of the group returned on separate commercial flights — widening the potential spread of infection.
People who migrate South for winter are being told not to return to their year-round homes in the North. Some places that typically welcome their return are asking people to stay away.
In the U.S., health and wealth are often linked. As the coronavirus spreads, experts worry low-income communities will be especially vulnerable — and ill-equipped to respond.
At this point, you should have received your census form in the mail. But, based on early reporting, most of us haven’t gotten around to actually filling it out (what could possibly be distracting us?).
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The U.S. is now reporting more than 189,600 of the over 877,400 confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide as of 5:30 a.m. Wednesday.
The global coronavirus pandemic has upended the restaurant, bar and service industry, leaving a number of businesses questioning how long they can keep their doors open.
The COVID-19 pandemic is undoubtedly anxiety inducing for all Americans, but a new survey from the Pew Research Center finds that Latino Americans are more likely to perceive coronavirus as a danger to their personal health and finances.
Last week on AirTalk, we talked with residential landlords and tenants about how they’re navigating challenges like collecting and paying the rent during COVID-19.
Many people are isolated during the global coronavirus pandemic and wondering how they can help those on the frontlines, like healthcare workers and researchers.
In addition to being April Fool’s Day and AirTalk’s anniversary, April 1st also gets to be Census Day once every ten years. Census Day isn’t so much an event -- the U.S. Census Bureau has been mailing out forms to households since early March -- but the day around which the Census’ main question is based: Where do we live, and who lives there with us?