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The U.S. surpassed 5 million coronavirus cases on Sunday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The U.S. still leads the world in coronavirus cases. Brazil, the country with the second most infections, has just over 3 million.
Sun, 08/09/2020 - 10:31

The U.S. continues to lead the world in both cases and deaths, as states across the Midwest and South battle a surge in new cases.

An aerial photo shows the extent of flooding in Guzhen Town of Lu'an City in eastern China's Anhui province on July 20.
Sun, 08/09/2020 - 07:00

With at least 158 dead and thousands of homes collapsed after heavy rains, experts say it's time for China to rethink its water management.

A nurse holds a COVID-19 vaccine candidate produced by Chinese company Sinovac Biotech at the São Lucas Hospital in Porto Alegre, Brazil, on Aug. 8.
Sun, 08/09/2020 - 06:55

The virus might eventually behave more like the common cold, according to Vineet Menachery, a coronavirus researcher at the University of Texas Medical Branch.

Koko Kondo at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum in Hiroshima, Japan, on August 5, 2020. Kondo was determined to get revenge on the person who dropped the atomic bomb on her city. Then, she met him.
Sun, 08/09/2020 - 06:55

It's been 75 years since the U.S. dropped two atomic bombs on Japan. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks to Koko Kondo, who was an infant when one of those bombs was dropped on Hiroshima.

After she contracted COVID-19, Linda Harrison was able to cast an emergency ballot in Texas' primary with the help of an intern and a doctor's note. Her husband, Vernon Webb, was also sick and wasn't able to vote.
Sun, 08/09/2020 - 06:43

In Texas, COVID-19 positive voters can be put in the position of choosing between their right to vote and the public's health.

Top to bottom: screenshots from trailers for shows being binge-watched around the world: <em>The Bad Kids </em>in China, <em>Pasión de Gavilanes </em>in Colombia, and <em>Tehran</em> in Israel.
Sun, 08/09/2020 - 06:00

Lost children! Angry lovers! Time travel! A show referred to as 'The Muslim Game Of Thrones" We asked reporters to tell us about the shows that people are obsessing around the world.

Dean Black is the GOP Duval county chair, which includes Jacksonville, Fla. American History teacher Monique Sampson recently decided to vote for Joe Biden. Duval county hasn't voted for a Democratic president since Jimmy Carter in 1976. But in recent presidential elections, it's begun tilting more toward the Democratic party.
Sun, 08/09/2020 - 06:00

Duval County in northeast Florida hasn't voted for a Democratic presidential candidate since Jimmy Carter in 1976, but this year might be different.

Sun, 08/09/2020 - 06:00

A writer shares how his wife's journey with cancer prepared them both to adapt during this unpredictable and chaotic time.

President Trump speaks during a news conference in Bedminster, N.J., on Saturday.
Sat, 08/08/2020 - 16:06

President Trump signed four executive actions to provide economic relief amid the coronavirus pandemic. They amount to a stopgap measure after not reaching a deal with Congress.

Thousands thronged downtown Beirut on Saturday to voice their outrage over government corruption and negligence, which they blame for Tuesday's deadly explosion that killed more than 150 people.
Sat, 08/08/2020 - 15:13

Large crowds thronged the city's center, blaming politicians and a culture of corruption and negligence for an explosion that killed more than 150 people.

An installation of children's art is set up outside the Capitol on Wednesday. Kids can develop "severe" symptoms from the coronavirus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report released Friday.
Sat, 08/08/2020 - 13:25

One out of three children hospitalized for the coronavirus was admitted to the intensive care unit, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said, analyzing data from 14 states.

President Trump's executive order prohibits transactions between U.S. citizens and TikTok's parent company starting in 45 days.
Sat, 08/08/2020 - 11:46

Lawyers for the video-sharing app are likely to say the executive order was unconstitutional, arguing the company was not informed, as is standard, and the national-security concerns are baseless.

In a statement, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said the court's decision "is a critical step towards keeping families safely in their homes."
Sat, 08/08/2020 - 10:32

In a 4-3 decision Friday, the state's high court granted a request by Gov. Ralph Northam to allow a pause to eviction proceedings. The decision halts evictions through Sept. 7.

Members of the Test & Trace Corps meet travelers arriving by Amtrak from Miami at Penn Station in New York. Members of the Test & Trace Corps were out to educate visitors about quarantine restrictions for travelers from coronavirus hot spots.
Sat, 08/08/2020 - 09:08

New York City is setting up quarantine "checkpoints" for travelers from states that are COVID-19 hot spots. The city wants travelers from high-risk states to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

About 200,000 displaced Yazidis are in camps in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Many are waiting for help to rebuild homes damaged or destroyed by ISIS in 2014.
Sat, 08/08/2020 - 07:00

Six years after ISIS committed genocide against Iraq's ancient religious minority group, the Yazidis are not getting the help they need to recover.

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