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Nursing homes visitors have been banned since March because of COVID-19. Now the federal agency that regulates the facilities has outlined terms for resuming visits immediately.
Gov. Greg Abbott is relaxing restrictions on hospitals, nursing homes and certain industries in much of the state, citing an improvement in COVID-19 metrics.
The World Health Organization warned on Thursday that weekly increases have reached a higher rate than during the pandemic's peak in March, with "alarming rates of transmission across the region."
The decisions come just seven weeks before Election Day and as a flurry of election-related lawsuits heat up around the country.
Nearly 30 Massachusetts high school students are quarantining after parents sent their child to school despite receiving a positive diagnosis days before.
After the Trump administration missed a filing deadline for court documents, a judge has ordered the wrap-up of the census to remain on hold, throwing door-knocking efforts further into uncertainty.
As colleges crack down on students accused of violating strict pandemic safety rules, students are lawyering up to fight their punishments.
Some people have skipped care because of finances or fear of the virus, doctors say. Others find medical practices closed to new patients. Many are suffering health consequences, an NPR poll finds.
The FBI director told members of Congress his greatest fear isn't so much that a foreign nation might achieve some coup, but that too many citizens might no longer trust their own democratic process.
COVID-19 is still spreading in many communities. Test results can be slow. And quarantines are often unpaid. This leaves workers with tough decisions about what to disclose and when to stay home.
With more than 5 million coronavirus infections and the world's highest daily tally of new cases, India is expected to become the world's worst-affected country within weeks.
Members of Congress have no one to ask in Thursday's hearing about reports of mistreatment against ICE detainees and an alleged push to alter intelligence.
Gig workers are now relying on a safety net program that didn't even exist six months ago. It provides unemployment benefits to the growing number who don't have a traditional payroll job.
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights says a 1938 law created "exploitative and discriminatory" job programs and should be phased out, marking a new milestone in the debate over "sheltered workshops."
Trump also said he's been advised "there is no legal path" for the U.S. to keep a cut of whatever TikTok deal the government approves, an idea he had earlier floated.
“This COVID-19 crisis has the capacity to really represent a step back in terms of gender equality because we see moms are carrying more of the load than dads,” says University of Arkansas economist Gema Zamarro.
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The LA Report
According to a new survey, almost two thirds of American young adults do not know that six million Jews were killed during the Holocaust.
Gustavo Arellano, has spent two decades showcasing his talents as a Latino journalist through his many books and columns that have become a reflection of the communities we see in Los Angeles.
The coronavirus pandemic has softened the spark of Downtown Los Angeles, much as it’s done to communities all across the country.
Nowadays it’s become commonplace for a person’s NSFW photos to be leaked into the public, whether it be intentional or accidental.
As reported by Politico’s Debra Kahn, many environmentalists have placed their hopes of minimizing plastic waste in the hands of California.