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On this broadcast of The National Conversation, we'll answer your questions about religious practices, health insurance and the future of work.
The city attorney accuses Wellness Matrix Group of "shocking deceptive conduct" over its sales of purported "at-home" coronavirus tests and virus-killing disinfectant.
Census Bureau officials say they can no longer meet the current legal deadlines for delivering the 2020 census results. Some House Democrats have introduced a new bill to grant four-month extensions.
Reproductive rights advocates want patients to be allowed to pick up mifepristone at a hospital or clinic. The drug, which was approved 20 years ago, also helps to manage miscarriages for some women.
A survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds 25% of black respondents plan to get a COVID-19 vaccine when one becomes available, compared to 56% of whites.
So far, there is no seasonal pattern to coronavirus outbreaks, the WHO's Dr. Margaret Harris says. Lockdowns may not be necessary, she says, but infections rise when restrictions are relaxed rapidly.
Dozens of House Democrats voted by proxy for the first time under the chamber's new rules. Republicans urged their members not to participate, and are suing to stop it in the future.
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.
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.
The highly regulated medication for opioid addiction has to be taken every day, otherwise patients risk a painful withdrawal. Normally, doses have to be picked up from a treatment center.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
Kramer was a writer with an Oscar-nominated screenplay when his friends started dying mysteriously — galvanizing him to found the Gay Men's Health Crisis, and later ACT UP, to combat AIDS.
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.
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.
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.
"We continue to see a consistent and sustainable downward trajectory of percentage of positive COVID-19 cases," Gov. Steve Sisolak says.
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.
A new report proposes a radical solution to America's school funding inequities: Leave district lines in place, but spread the wealth.
The new streaming service launches with a handful of original series, featuring ballroom culture, Anna Kendrick, Elmo and crafting. We take a look at what's on offer.
As businesses reopen, many city dwellers worry about the risks of public transit. Cities are trying to figure out how to safeguard public health, keep people moving, and avoid a gridlock nightmare.
A task force released a framework Wednesday with guidelines for the county's 80 school districts as they plan for when, how — and maybe whether — to reopen school campuses.
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The LA Report
Los Angeles County amended its health officer order yesterday, allowing for additional re-openings amid the coronavirus crisis.
When schools across the Los Angeles Unified School District ultimately return for in-person classes, there won’t be hallways buzzing with students transitioning between classes. Recess will look much different, with kids likely playing by themselves or in small, physically distanced groups. And lunch periods as they’ve been known will likely be a thing of the past, with students eating at their desks instead.
Only about half of Americans say they would get a COVID-19 vaccine if the scientists working furiously to create one succeed, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
Once upon a time, folks would sit down together in the evening to watch the nightly news. That’s not the case today.
During a pandemic, public health isn’t the only type of health that needs to be addressed.
Hand Shakes, Food Sharing And Hugs, Oh My! All The Gestures You Can’t Do Now And Should They Ever Return?| May 27 2020, 9:03 AM
The coronavirus has cancelled hugs, cheek kisses, hand shakes, high fives and many other greetings and polite gestures people typically use without a second thought. As the BBC reported, these drastic changes though don’t mean people have lost the urge to say “hello” in some fashion. Experts say greetings can help us define the meaning of a relationship, so it’s natural that humans crave these gestures.