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JUANA SUMMERS,NPR On a recent Saturday night, tens of thousands of people joined a nine-hour virtual dance party on Instagram Live that was hosted by DJ D-Nice. Some familiar big names have been dropping into what he calls “Club Quarantine,” like John Legend, Joe Biden and Mark Zuckerberg. But it was the appearance of former […]

SCOTT NEUMAN China has made a huge upward adjustment to its official count of COVID-19 victims in Wuhan — the city where the novel coronavirus was first identified in December — adding nearly 1,300 deaths. The change comes on the same day that the worldwide number of confirmed infections topped 2 million for the first […]

ALANA WISE President Trump on Wednesday said that recent data suggest that the United States has made it through the worst of new coronavirus cases, as he seeks to reopen the pandemic-beaten national economy. “The data suggests that nationwide, we have passed the peak of new cases. Hopefully that will continue, and we will continue […]

SCOTT NEUMAN After insisting less than a month ago that COVID-19 in Russia was “under control,” President Vladimir Putin on Monday squarely acknowledged the opposite, with the largest day-to-day increase in cases to date and the head of the coronavirus task force warning that the country is “nowhere near” peak infections. “We see that the situation is […]

Camila Domonoske The coronavirus pandemic has caused a global scramble for essential medical supplies like masks, gloves, gowns and ventilators. In the panic, governments have imposed or considered new barriers to trade, trying to protect their own access to scarce supplies. As of March 21, one trade policy group had calculated that 54 governments had placed limits […]

Greg Stohr Trump this week moved to fill the only two open federal appeals court slots, nominating a pair of outspoken conservatives and drawing new protests from liberal groups. The latest is Justin Walker, whom Trump said Friday he would nominate for a seat on the powerful U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of […]

Nina Totenberg The U.S. Supreme Court has once again postponed oral arguments scheduled for this spring, but this time the court seemed to hint it might not hear arguments in most cases until next term. Following postponement of arguments scheduled for the last two weeks of March, the court on Friday announced that it would […]

Melissa Block As hospitals around the country fill with COVID-19 patients, medical personnel are sounding the alarm about shortages of drugs essential to those patients’ care. “We have seen an increase in demand on pharmaceuticals that’s unprecedented,” says Daniel Kistner, who manages the pharmacy program for Vizient, a group purchasing organization that negotiates lower prices with drug […]

 Liz Calvario‍ Idris Elba is slamming a conspiracy theory that celebrities have been paid to say they have coronavirus. The actor, who tested positive for COVID-19 last week, took to Instagram Live to debunk the rumor that recently surfaced. “I think the debate about rich and poor and who’s getting it and who’s not, I think, is not a healthy debate,” […]

Bobby Allyn, NPR Workers in at least eight Amazon warehouses across the country have tested positive for coronavirus, just as the e-commerce giant ramps up hiring to meet surging online sales. In recent days, warehouse workers at two separate sites in New York City, in Staten Island and Queens, in addition to employees at warehouses in Jacksonville, Fla., Oklahoma City, Brownstown, […]


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