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Argentina Reacted Early And Kept The Coronavirus Largely Contained

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| Once there were 100 cases, the government imposed broad confinement measures. More than seven weeks later, with 317 coronavirus-related deaths, Argentina is easing its lockdown outside Buenos Aires.

Lawsuit Seeks Removal Of Trump Lands Appointees

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In a lawsuit filed Monday, conservationists allege the Trump administration's unprecedented use of non-confirmed directors at the National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management violates law.

Factories In Syria Ramp Up Production Of Hydroxychloroquine Amid Soaring Demand

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"Hydroxychloroquine is included in the [Syrian] national case management guidelines for COVID-19," though there's no evidence that it's effective, a World Health Organization representative tells NPR.

Georgia Attorney General Asks For DOJ Probe Into Handling Of Ahmaud Arbery Case

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Chris Carr has asked the Justice Department to investigate the case, which has sparked a national outcry and demands for justice after a cellphone video of the shooting began circulating online.

Sen. Bill Cassidy On Reopening Schools: Children Are Paying A High Price At Home

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"Children, they are paying the highest price relative to their risk of having a complication from coronavirus," the Louisiana senator tells Weekend Edition. He says testing needs to be targeted.

In Northern Virginia, A Grassroots Push To Help Latinos Combat Coronavirus

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Latinos have been hit especially hard by the coronavirus. A medical group in northern Virginia is stepping up testing for the Latino community.

How The Approval Of The Birth Control Pill 60 Years Ago Helped Change Lives

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Before the pill was approved by the FDA on May 9, 1960, there were few contraceptive options available to young women. It revolutionized family planning and the sex lives of millions of Americans.

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Tyson's Largest Pork Plant Reopens As Tests Show Surge In Coronavirus Cases

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The Tyson Foods plant in Waterloo, Iowa, reopened Thursday after a coronavirus outbreak there. Black Hawk County Sheriff Tony Thompson says he'd support a second shutdown if the changes aren't enough.

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More Census Workers To Return To Rural Areas In 9 States To Leave Forms

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The Census Bureau says it plans to continue its relaunch of limited 2020 census operations on May 13, when the next round of workers is set to resume hand-delivering paper forms in rural communities.