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How The Pandemic Is Widening The Racial Wealth Gap
The coronavirus has affected most Americans, but NPR's latest poll shows Black, Latino and Native American households are hardest hit by the financial impact of the crisis.
Nursing Homes Given Federal Go-Ahead To Allow More Visitors
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.
US & World
Governor Says Most Of Texas Can Loosen Limits On Businesses, But Bars Must Stay Shut
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.
Child Positive For Coronavirus Was Sent To School Anyway. Others Quarantining Now
Nearly 30 Massachusetts high school students are quarantining after parents sent their child to school despite receiving a positive diagnosis days before.
Crime & Justice
Omaha Grand Jury Indicts Bar Owner Over Fatal Shooting Of Black Protester In May
Jake Gardner faces four charges, including manslaughter. While local officials initially ruled he had acted in self-defense, a special prosecutor said on Tuesday that new evidence suggested otherwise.
CDC Director Says COVID-19 Vaccine Likely Won't Be Widely Available Until Next Year
Emphasizing the continued importance of masks, Robert Redfield said that while first responders may have early access to a vaccine, broader access is not likely for six to nine months after approval.
Environment & Science
Defender Of Amazon Tribes Killed In Brazil
Rieli Franciscato was a leading expert on uncontacted tribes and was killed while on a mission to shield an isolated indigenous group from a possible hostile encounter with outsiders.
Arts & Entertainment
Africans Mourn Chadwick Boseman: 'A Great Tree Has Fallen'
For many Africans, Boseman's role as King T'Challa in 'Black Panther' was a powerful reminder of what is possible on the continent.
Oscar The Grouch And Grover Give Us Some Tips For Staying Home
Oscar the Grouch loves his trash, but he loves it more when everyone stays far away from him.
Business & Economy
LA Homebuyers Turn To 'Tenancy In Common,' With Tradeoffs
TIC buyers must be willing to co-own property with strangers. And rent-controlled tenants may have been forced out of the buildings they're moving into.