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Why Were Some Nursing Homes Spared The Devastation of COVID-19? Depends Who You Ask

| Researchers want answers to help combat the spread and prevent more infections. But conflicting opinions make that more challenging.

Florida Smashes Coronavirus Case Record: Nearly 9,000 Positive Cases On Thursday


Florida suspends consumption of alcohol at bars as the state's daily count of coronavirus infections reaches nearly 9,000 — smashing the earlier record set on Wednesday of 5,000.

Texas Gov. Orders Bars To Close, Reduces Restaurant Seating As COVID-19 Cases Surge


Gov. Greg Abbott imposes the state's first significant rollback on reopening yet in an executive order issued Friday morning. The day before, Texas reported a record 5,996 new coronavirus cases.

NYPD Officer Is Charged With Strangulation In Alleged Chokehold


An NYPD officer has pleaded not guilty after allegedly using a chokehold Sunday on a man in Rockaway, Queens.

Illinois Cautiously Reopens Zoos, Fitness Centers And Movie Theaters Friday


But state officials say the threat of COVID-19 remains strong and they need to continue wearing facemasks and social distancing.

NASA Names Headquarters After Mary Jackson, Its First Black Female Engineer


The agency will name its Washington, D.C., headquarters after the pioneering scientist whose Space Race-era contributions gained recognition in the 2016 film Hidden Figures.

North Carolina Police Chief Fires Three Officers Over Racist Comments Caught On Tape


Video is said to show the Wilmington officers exchanging racist and sometimes threatening remarks. The county's district attorney has thrown out cases involving the former officers amid a bias review.

Germany And France Promise New Financial Support To World Health Organization


Less than a month after President Trump vowed to stop U.S. funding, Germany promised to give more than half a billion dollars and France pledged $100 million to a WHO research center in Lyon.

NASCAR Completes Noose Investigation; Can't Determine How It Got Into Driver's Garage


NASCAR releases picture of the noose found in driver Bubba Wallace's garage at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. The organization also completed its investigation into what happened.