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A medical professional administers a coronavirus test at a drive-thru testing site run by George Washington University Hospital, on May 26, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption皇冠体育app

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What Do Coronavirus Racial Disparities Look Like State By State?

皇冠体育appWith race and ethnicity known for nearly half of cases and 90% of deaths, there's no ignoring the fact that the disease hits some groups harder. NPR analyzed these disparities around the country.

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As More Americans Prepare To Vote By Mail, Postal Service Faces Big Challenges

From Trump's tweets to funding issues, the U.S. Postal Service is under pressure as voters are set to turn increasingly toward mail-in ballots during the coronavirus pandemic.

As More Americans Prepare To Vote By Mail, Postal Service Faces Big Challenges

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had been approached to run for the U.S. Senate from Kansas, but he has demurred. The filing deadline for the Aug. 4 primary is Monday. Nicholas Kamm/AP hide caption

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GOP Fears Loss Of Reliable Senate Seat Amid Fractious Kansas Primary

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The party has held both Senate seats in the state since the Great Depression, but ahead of a Monday deadline Republicans aren't confident that any of the candidates are assured of winning in November.

President Trump gives remarks on retaliation against China in the Rose Garden on Friday. Alongside him are (left to right) trade adviser Peter Navarro, national security adviser Robert O'Brien, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption皇冠体育app

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Trump, Retaliating Against Beijing, Revokes Privileges For Hong Kong

President Trump said the U.S. would take a number of steps after China's central government asserted more direct authority over the territory, which it had pledged to treat differently.

This weekend, temporary pay bumps for workers during the coronavirus pandemic are ending at companies across the country. In a normal world, high hazard pay might be the only way to stop employees from quitting en masse. But with tens of millions unemployed, workers quickly lost a lot of leverage. Ada Yokota/Getty Images hide caption

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As 'Hero' Pay Ends, Essential Workers Wonder What They Are Worth

Many retail and food workers are losing temporary wage bumps they got during the pandemic. Some say their work hazards are only increasing, while their wage is lower than unemployment benefits.

As 'Hero' Pay Ends, Essential Workers Wonder What They Are Worth

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Former President Barack Obama, pictured at a town hall in Berlin in April 2019, has released a statement on the death of George Floyd, who died in police custody in Minnesota. John MacDougall/AFP via Getty Images hide caption皇冠体育app

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Obama On George Floyd's Death And The 'Maddening' Normalcy Of Racism

皇冠体育appFormer President Barack Obama has responded to the Minneapolis death that has set off protests and drawn national attention, including President Trump's. Read his full statement.

The rate at which black Americans are killed by police is more than twice as high as the rate for white Americans. This is a non-comprehensive list of deaths at the hands of police in the U.S. since Eric Garner's death in July, 2014. LA Johnson/NPR hide caption

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A Decade Of Watching Black People Die

皇冠体育appThe last few weeks have been filled with devastating news — stories about the police killing black people. At this point, these calamities feel familiar — so familiar, in fact, that their details have begun to echo each other.

A Decade Of Watching Black People Die

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Police officers gathered Thursday in downtown Louisville, Ky., as protesters demonstrated against the killing of Breonna Taylor, a black woman fatally shot by police in her home in March. @mckinley_moore via AP hide caption

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7 Shot At Louisville Protest Calling For Justice For Breonna Taylor

It's not yet clear who shot people in the crowd. The mayor says no officers fired weapons on the demonstrations for the black woman killed by police in her home. Two victims required surgery, he says.

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'I Find Myself Very Seriously Feeling Hollow': Documenting A Pandemic Experience

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皇冠体育appAs the coronavirus sweeps the nation, 85-year-old Margaret Sullivan watches and records the changes from inside her retirement home in Virginia.

'I Find Myself Very Seriously Feeling Hollow': Documenting A Pandemic Experience

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Dr. Jonas E. Salk, who discovered the polio vaccine, reads with his wife and three boys in their Ann Arbor, Mich., home on April 11, 1955. The boys were among the first vaccinated during testing. The family was photographed the night before an announcement the vaccine was effective. Pictured from left are Jonathan, 5; Donna Salk; Peter, 11; Salk; and Darrell, 8. AP hide caption皇冠体育app

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Among The 1st To Get A Polio Vaccine, Peter Salk Says Don't Rush A COVID-19 Shot

When he was 9 years old, Salk was inoculated by the polio vaccine developed by his father, Dr. Jonas Salk. Today, he is an optimistic about a COVID-19 vaccine but offers a warning.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jenny Harries and Chief Scientific Adviser Sir Patrick Vallance at a March news conference on the pandemic. That month, Harries stated that the World Health Organization recommendation for all countries to test extensively was meant more for lower income countries than for wealthy nations. The U.K. later changed its view. Eddie Mulholland/Pool via Reuters hide caption

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OPINION: The Ghosts Of Colonialism Are Haunting The World's Response To The Pandemic

皇冠体育appThe era of colonial powers ended in the 20th century. But the legacy lingers on and can be seen in the way the West has reacted to the coronavirus crisis. Although there are some hopeful signs, too.

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The 9:30 Club Is 40 Years Old. It's Closed. It Matters More Than Ever

Musicians, fans, venue owners and employees are wondering what will become of the live music industry following the coronavirus pandemic. Bob Boilen pays tribute to the club that changed his life.

Sen. Bernie Sanders signs autographs at a February campaign event with Latino supporters in Santa Ana, Calif. Some Democrats say the Biden campaign can learn from Sanders' outreach. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Bernie Sanders' Campaign Could Provide Lessons For Biden Latino Outreach

皇冠体育appDemocrats who are worried the Biden campaign isn't doing enough to engage Latino voters are pointing to the success his primary rival had among the largest minority voting group in the 2020 election.

Missouri's only clinic that provides abortions, located in St. Louis, will be able to keep operating after a state commission decided Friday, that the health department was wrong not to renew the license of the Planned Parenthood facility. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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Missouri's Only Clinic That Provides Abortions Allowed To Remain Open

皇冠体育app"Planned Parenthood has demonstrated that it provides safe and legal abortion care," a state commission ruled. It said state health regulators wrongly blocked the St. Louis clinic's renewal in 2019.

Jesus' baptism site overlooking the Jordan River, 6 miles north of the Dead Sea. The Jordanian site includes the spot where UNESCO says Jesus was believed to have been baptized, now inland after the river changed course, as well as Elijah's Hill, where tradition says the Prophet Elijah ascended to heaven in a flaming chariot. Moises Saman for NPR hide caption

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Where Jesus Was Baptized, Jordan Vies With Israel For Tourists

While UNESCO and the Vatican agree the site is in Jordan, a spot across the Jordan River, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, draws more visitors.

Writer and activist Larry Kramer, here in 1989, was an unapologetically loud and irrepressible voice in the fight against AIDS. Sara Krulwich/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Larry Kramer, A Remembrance Of A Fierce AIDS Activist

皇冠体育appNPR's Scott Simon remembers AIDS activist Larry Kramer who died this week. He was 84.

Opinion: Larry Kramer, A Remembrance Of A Fierce AIDS Activist

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