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Nation Jul 28Space Camp in danger of closing permanently due to pandemic
Space Camp, an educational program attended by nearly 1 million people, including a dozen who went on to become astronauts or cosmonauts, said Tuesday it’s in danger of closing without a cash infusion because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Health Jul 18As virus surges in some US states, emergency rooms swamped
In Texas, Dr. Alison Haddock of the Baylor College of Medicine said the current situation is worse than after Hurricane Harvey, which swamped Houston with floodwaters in 2017. The state reported a new daily record for virus deaths Friday and more than…
Nation Jun 02Confederate monuments targeted by protests come down
Live video recorded overnight shows crews worked into the early morning hours dismantling the top portion of the obelisk in pieces. It comes about a day after protesters tried to remove the monument themselves during a protest over police brutality,…
Nation Jun 01Officers criticized for use of force at protests about police brutality
Some action has been directed against people smashing windows, breaking into stores and burning cars, but many find other instances more difficult to understand — like the elderly man knocked over by police as he walked with a cane on…
Nation May 23Alabama coronavirus outlook worsening amid state reopening
With Alabama's coronavirus caseload worsening while casinos, churches and more reopen, the state's most recognizable person had some stern words about bringing COVID-19 under control.
Economy May 05In clamor to reopen, many African Americans feel their safety is ignored
Many African Americans watching protests calling for easing restrictions meant to slow the spread of the new coronavirus see them as one more example of how their health and their rights just don't seem to matter.
Nation Apr 14No hugs or handshakes. Pandemic complicates storm relief
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves says the storms made it harder to stop the spread, and the virus is making it harder to deal with the tornado aftermath.
Nation Apr 13Storms sweep South, killing at least 30
Piling fresh misery atop a pandemic, the storms also left more than 1 million homes and businesses without power amid floods and mudslides.
Nation Apr 05Amid coronavirus pandemic, black mistrust of medicine looms
Historic failures in government responses to disasters and emergencies, medical abuse, neglect and exploitation have jaded generations of black people into a distrust of public institutions.
Nation Mar 01Democrats gather for ‘Bloody Sunday’ commemoration in Selma
Democratic presidential candidates gathered Sunday in this crucible of the civil rights movement to appeal for black support in a town where demonstrators were once beaten for marching for the right to vote.