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As Cases Rise Fast, Mississippi Governor Mandates Masks And Delays Start Of School

| Gov. Tate Reeves announced on Tuesday that masks will be mandatory statewide for two weeks, and school districts in eight hard-hit counties must delay their in-person reopening until August 17.

After 'Severe' Delays, 6 States Band Together To Buy Coronavirus Tests

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Six states will purchase 3 million rapid tests, and more states may join the consortium. Maryland, Virginia, Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio and Massachusetts want to stem a severe testing shortage.

Amnesty International Documents 125 Incidents Of Police Violence Against Protesters

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The instances spanned 40 states and the District of Columbia, and allege excessive force by state and local police, and National Guard troops and federal agents against racial justice protesters.

As COVID Numbers Improve, Florida Considers Nursing Home Visits

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As Florida's coronavirus cases begin to flatten, state officials are considering a plan to allow people to visit family members in nursing homes.

Census Cuts All Counting Efforts Short By A Month

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Under pressure to meet legal deadlines Congress has not changed despite pandemic-related delays, the Census Bureau announced a new end date after NPR reported that door knocking will be cut short.

'They Know What A Pandemic Is': HIV Survivors See Similarities To AIDS Epidemic

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The coronavirus pandemic feels eerily familiar to people who faced the AIDS crisis. It triggers memories of confusion over how the disease is transmitted and huge numbers of people dying quickly.

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Federal Judge Esther Salas Speaks Out About Deadly Attack On Her Family

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Esther Salas is calling for reforms to keep judges and other court officials safe from attacks. "This is a matter of life and death," she said. Her son was killed at her home last month.

States Are Broke And Many Are Eyeing Massive Cuts. Here's How Yours Is Doing

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Some states face record-breaking deficits because of the coronavirus pandemic. We asked local reporters across the country to tell us what could be on the chopping block in your state.

Indiana Built Up Savings Over The Past Few Years. COVID-19 Wiped Much Of That Out

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During the coronavirus pandemic, states have struggled with staggering revenue losses and budget shortfalls. Here's what is happening in Indiana.