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Rafael Nadal had hoped to win his 20th Grand Slam at this year's U.S. Open, which would have tied him for most men's wins in that category.
Tue, 08/04/2020 - 15:27

The tennis star had hoped to win his 20th Grand Slam at this year's meet, which would have tied him for most men's wins in that category.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a news conference Monday along with Dr. Joshua Lenchus, chief medical officer of Broward Health Medical Center. DeSantis says he's exploring ways to open nursing homes for family member visits.
Tue, 08/04/2020 - 14:24

As Florida's coronavirus cases begin to flatten, state officials are considering a plan to allow people to visit family members in nursing homes.

When asked in an interview whether he found the late Rep. John Lewis impressive, President Trump took credit for having done more for Black Americans than anybody else.
Tue, 08/04/2020 - 13:31

When asked in an interview whether he found the late civil rights icon impressive, Trump claims to have done more for Black Americans than anybody else.

Twenty lawsuits have been combined into a unified federal legal action against short-form video app TikTok over allegedly harvesting data from users and secretly sending the information to China.
Tue, 08/04/2020 - 12:56

A lawsuit alleging that TikTok collects and sends American users' data to China could cost the company hundreds of millions of dollars. TikTok denies the allegations.

Firefighters extinguish flames at nearby damaged buildings following a large explosion at the Port of Beirut in Lebanon on Tuesday.
Tue, 08/04/2020 - 12:31

The dramatic blast was caught on numerous videos by people who had been filming a fire that was burning at an industrial port in Lebanon's capital.

In her new book, <em>Caste, </em>Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson examines the laws and practices that created what she describes as a bipolar, Black and white caste system in the United States. Above, a sign in Jackson, Miss., in May 1961.
Tue, 08/04/2020 - 12:27

In Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist examines the laws and practices that created a bipolar caste system in the U.S. — and how the Nazis borrowed from it.

Thousands of couples have been separated by pandemic-related travel restrictions. Lots of them are unmarried.
Tue, 08/04/2020 - 12:16

Couples discuss how travel restrictions have kept them oceans apart for months. While they lobby governments to allow them to see each other, some have had to delay weddings or even miss a childbirth.

Former national security adviser Susan Rice, seen here at the Atlantic Festival in 2019, is on Joe Biden's vice presidential shortlist.
Tue, 08/04/2020 - 09:48

The former national security adviser says her considerable experience in the executive branch would make her an effective vice president.

Vaccine-makers are readying 190 million doses of the flu vaccine for deployment across the U.S. this fall — 20 million more doses than in a typical year. A nasal spray version will be available, as well as shots.
Tue, 08/04/2020 - 09:00

With the flu season looming, public health officials urge nearly all Americans over 6 months old to get immunized starting next month. Strategize now to avoid getting the flu while COVID-19 is raging.

Mary McCants (left) and Amy Garrett walk near a damaged pier the morning after Hurricane Isaias came through late Monday night in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. Hurricane Isaias was downgraded to a tropical storm on Tuesday after making landfall overnight as a Category 1 hurricane.
Tue, 08/04/2020 - 08:26

At least one person has died from the system, from a tornado in North Carolina. The storm is now racing north-northeast at 35 mph.

Hundreds of nursing home residents have been transferred as a result of their facilities treating COVID-19 patients only.
Tue, 08/04/2020 - 08:00

Some nursing homes have switched to treating only COVID-19 patients, who bring in more government money. But to make room for them, the original residents are forced out of places they've called home.

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 05:04

Two-thirds of Americans believe the U.S. is handling the pandemic worse than other nations, an NPR/Ipsos poll finds. Majorities support more aggressive measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, pictured in 2016, says his mother "found" the American dream. She died of COVID-19 in July.
Tue, 08/04/2020 - 05:04

Garcia's mother, Gaby O'Donnell, was a medical assistant for decades. Discussions about her experience in health care influenced Garcia's approach to mitigating the coronavirus in Long Beach, he says.

A mid-April sign in Philadelphia reminds passersby that current social distancing measures are for their own good.
Tue, 08/04/2020 - 05:00

Public officials continue to send mixed messages about the pandemic: We're open for business, but also, stay home if you can. Without clear guidance, people feel confused or stop trying to be safe.

Felix Zeltner lives with his wife, Christina Horsten, and their daughter, Emma, in Long Island City, N.Y. Visiting his native Germany this summer, he was struck by the differences in how the coronavirus has been handled.
Tue, 08/04/2020 - 04:00

Germany has flattened its curve, and unemployment has barely budged. Some Germans living in the U.S. are mystified by how politicized the pandemic has become here.

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