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What Hamburg's Missteps In 1892 Cholera Outbreak Can Teach Us About COVID-19 Response

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| Lesson No. 1: Have "proper precautions in place," says historian Richard Evans. And don't "try to hush it up." Thousands died in Hamburg after the government failed to acknowledge a cholera outbreak.

Wildland Fire Camps Need Dramatic Change Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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As the wildfire season is beginning, some wild land firefighters are worried their safety could be at risk since the government has been slow to adopt new COVID-19 protocols.

Illinois Announces Phased Reopening And Its Largest Daily COVID-19 Death Toll

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The state is essentially in Phase 2, with a plan to slowly reopen in certain regions of the state that meet criteria set by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.

Lawsuit Alleges CARES Act Excludes U.S. Citizen Children Of Undocumented Immigrants

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Advocates say denying these children benefits provided in the federal stimulus coronavirus package is akin to them being "treated as second-class citizens."

Florida Boosts COVID-19 Testing, Sending New-Case Rate To A Record Low

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The governor celebrated the good news, which came after Florida reported two notable rises in the day-to-day number of new cases. The state is in the first phase of its reopening.

Family Charged In Security Guard's Death After Mask Dispute

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The security guard, 43-year-old Calvin Munerlyn, was shot shortly after telling the woman that her daughter could not enter the store because she wasn't wearing a mask.

As COVID-19 Fears Grow, 10,000 Prisoners Are Freed From Overcrowded Philippine Jails

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"Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, we had already been receiving reports on the terrible conditions in the jails that made sickness a normal thing," says a leading Philippine human rights lawyer.

Policing Is Changing In The Age of Social Distancing

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Police departments are facing a new reality in the era of coronavirus. As familiar categories of crime fade, officers are being asked to handle unfamiliar and sometimes uncomfortable new assignments.

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In 13 States, Census Bureau To Resume Hand-Delivering Forms, Hiring Workers

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After pausing 2020 census field operations for anti-coronavirus measures, the Census Bureau says it will get workers back into communities with protective equipment and social distancing training.