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A three-judge panel split 2-1 in a decision vacating an injunction issued in November that had scuttling planned executions of four inmates.
President Trump continues to promote hydroxychloroquine, a drug that has not been proved to work against coronavirus and COVID-19. He's relying on anecdotes, not science.
Pressure is increasing to make mail voting more available nationwide in response to the coronavirus pandemic, but President Trump on Tuesday called it "very dangerous."
On this broadcast of The National Conversation, we'll answer your questions about a medication that some suggest may help patients, social distancing and how to care for your mental health.
The massive set of proposals includes $4 billion in new elections funding, 30 days of required early voting, and a mail-in-ballot to be sent to every registered voter in the country.
The gentle Canadian sitcom with the rabid international fanbase came to an end last night after six seasons. Included: A tearful wedding, many tearful goodbyes and one last weird Moira pronunciation.
Retired businessman Ren Zhiqiang, who criticized Chinese leader Xi Jinping, went missing in mid-March. The Communist Party says Ren is under "disciplinary review and supervision and investigation."
Trump said that the United States funds the majority of the organization's budget. The U.S. provided 14.67% of the WHO's funding in 2018-2019.
The state is building makeshift hospitals in anticipation of a surge in cases, following weeks of moderate growth, Gov. Gavin Newsom tells All Things Considered.
The multi-faceted and musically voracious producer died one day after his 64th birthday, which was Monday, at home in New York City. He had symptoms consistent with those caused by COVID-19.
The decision allows the ban while litigation continues. Top state Republican officials have said abortion is an elective procedure and should be suspended to save medical supplies during the pandemic.
President Trump removed the head of a group charged with overseeing the Coronavirus package passed by Congress. Trump has bristled at the oversight actions of several inspectors general.
Campbell Brown, Facebook's head of news partnerships, describes the company's $100 million investment in local news agencies.
Wondering how bad the coronavirus crisis is going to get where you live? New modeling offers state-by-state projections.
An industry group says airlines around the world are burning through cash and can't afford to pay refunds to customers for canceled flights, despite regulations requiring it.
First it was his sacking of Capt. Brett Crozier last week; then it was a diatribe he delivered aboard the USS Roosevelt on Sunday. Now acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly is out.
Sen. Bill Cassidy, who is a medical doctor, tells Morning Edition that underlying health issues like diabetes contribute to the disproportionate number of African Americans dying of COVID-19.
The wrongful-death case alleges Walmart ignored symptoms and failed to safeguard workers. The legal complaint is by the family of one of two employees from the same store who died in recent weeks.
The suit, prompted by an investigation from the Times last year, had been whittled down to just one plaintiff.
The Democratic proposal has two main components: up to a $25,000 pay increase for essential workers, and a one-time $15,000 incentive to help recruit new health care workers.
Humanitarian organizations are used to dealing with droughts, conflict and natural disaster. But the pandemic adds unprecedented layers of difficulty to their work.
The employee did not have prolonged contact with people on the White House coronavirus task force, the agency says.
Auto assembly plants across the country continue to be closed amid the coronavirus pandemic. Tens of thousands of workers are going without pay.
The Paycheck Protection Program is meant to help small businesses keep workers on payroll. But first, businesses have to get the money — a process that has proven difficult for some.
Several processing plants in the U.S. are sitting idle this week because workers are sick with the coronavirus. Other facilities are still operating, but fewer workers are showing up.
The milestone comes a day before the government is set to lift outbound travel restrictions on people in Wuhan, the country's hardest-hit city.
The $350 billion small business program created in the massive coronavirus relief package is popular, and multiple senators say more money is needed to keep it afloat.
"The American people have the power to change the trajectory of this epidemic if we come together like we have after past tragedies in this county," the U.S. Surgeon General told ABC on Tuesday.
Stephanie Grisham, Trump's third press secretary, did not hold a press briefing during her tenure. She is moving back to the first lady's office.
Drawing on a centuries-old tradition, a Naples couple has begun lowering baskets from their balcony. People are encouraged to take food they need, and others are encouraged to add food to the baskets.
The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a terrible toll on the world's economy, with lockdown measures now affecting the livelihood of almost 2.7 billion workers, according to a new report.
An overblown immune response could be killing a portion of the sick, and some doctors think that new treatments being tested could help at least some of those patients.
President Trump says the government's procurement and distribution system is "a fine-tuned machine," but many hospitals and state governors say they're still struggling to get what they need.
On April 15, legislative elections will go as planned but with new coronavirus safety features, and the government's handling of the virus is a top issue.
The Navy has suspended some activities and restricted others to help stop the spread of COVID-19, but the military response to the pandemic can seem uneven at times.
Social distancing is preventing families from gathering for the traditional Seder, so this year Passover will be different. Many Jews are planning virtual celebrations.
One of the hardest-hit facilities is in Oakdale, La. "They feel like they're sitting ducks," says Arjeane Thompson, whose boyfriend is an inmate. And staff are working overtime under the strain.
Gov. Tony Evers tried to postpone voting and extend the absentee deadline, but he was blocked by courts. Results for Tuesday's contests may not appear for days.
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Stuck At Home? Chef /Food Writer On How To DIY In The Kitchen And Cook Like A Pro With What You Already Have| April 07 2020, 9:20 AM
If you’re someone who likes to cook, shopping for things you need to make meals has no doubt been a challenge during COVID-19.
LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva On LASD Response To COVID-19, Outbreak’s Impact On Crime Rates & More| April 07 2020, 9:17 AM
First responders are among those on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak, and that’s no different for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which is tasked with not only law enforcement across Los Angeles County but also administration of the county jail. The man elected to oversee it all is Sheriff Alex Villanueva, who in his first term as L.A. County Sheriff has had to navigate a crisis the likes of which few, if any, of his predecessors have seen.
On Monday afternoon, L.A. County reported 420 new cases and 15 new deaths, marking a rise in the mortality rate to 2.3%. There have now been more than 6,300 total confirmed cases here.
The L.A. City Council recently passed a ban on evictions but it's targeted at tenants who can show they were affected by COVID-19, including those financially affected.