Nationwide protests against police violence toward black Americans have raised concerns about the potential spread of coronavirus. If people are not social distancing and are gathering in the thousands, are they exposing themselves to greater risk for COVID-19? And how…
By David Bauder, Associated Press
The White House abandoned social distancing for reporters attending President Donald Trump's Rose Garden event Friday. The reason? It looks better, according to the presidential aide who ordered the journalists' seats to be placed closer together.
By Paul Solman
Fears of the coronavirus pandemic and the sharp shifts by companies to allow employees to work from home could devastate the nation’s office skyscrapers, some economists say. But real estate moguls say the office as we know it isn't dead…
By Laura Fong
For many schools, the month of May is a time when high school seniors graduate and move on to the next stages of life. But as the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted in-person graduation ceremonies, one Kentucky high school used a…
The economic toll of the pandemic and the ensuing shutdowns continues to grow, with more than 40 million people losing jobs so far. Although economic activity will pick up as businesses reopen, there is growing debate about how government policy…
By Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is stressing the importance of wearing masks in public as the nation's economy reopens. In doing so, the Kentucky Republican waded into a politically charged issue.
By Stephanie Sy
The pace of new U.S. fatalities from COVID-19 has been slowing as the pandemic's toll nears a milestone of 100,000 deaths. Still, restrictions are being lifted, and more economic activity is resuming. On Tuesday, the trading floor of the New…
By Lisa Desjardins
This Memorial Day, as the U.S. honored those who gave their lives in service to the country, the national death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic topped 98,000. Still, more areas loosened their coronavirus restrictions over the holiday weekend, and President…
Memorial Day represents the kickoff to summer and the usually busy vacation travel season. As states lift pandemic restrictions and reopen their economies, how are beach towns and business owners adjusting to a new landscape reshaped by coronavirus? John Yang…
By William Brangham
On Friday, President Trump declared houses of worship “essential," calling on governors to reopen them. Some beaches and lakes are also allowing visitors as Americans mark the Memorial Day holiday. But as the pandemic rages on, flags across the country…
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