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A federal judge in California wants all minors who were apprehended crossing into the U.S. alone to be released in an orderly fashion. But she refrained from mandating their immediate release.
On Friday, players and the Major League Baseball owners ratified a deal fairly quickly and with both sides taking concessions on economic issues in the face of the pandemic complicating the season.
The president said New York ignored ventilators sent by the federal government. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo fired back, saying the president's view was "incorrect and grossly uninformed."
Data from Johns Hopkins University, which tracks the global spread of the disease, shows more than 1,500 people have died of the disease in the U.S. as of Friday evening.
The coronavirus relief package includes a number of provisions to help low-income Americans. But advocates for the poor say it's only a first step.
People fleeing COVID-19 hotspots will get a chilly reception and a forced quarantine in Florida and Rhode Island
Among the questions this week: Can you get COVID-19 more than once? What's the maximum surface area that can be treated with one disinfecting wipe?
Dr. Mitchell Katz, who runs New York City's public hospitals, warned on Friday that the city will soon need "massive infusions" of ventilators and protective equipment.
Mayor Muriel Bowser says a member of her Office of Legal Counsel died from coronavirus complications Friday. She also says she talked to the president about getting more coronavirus funding.
Satellite imagery shared exclusively with NPR suggests that North Korea is moving ahead with plans to expand its capabilities.
Emptier grocery store shelves are helping to cultivate a growing interest in home gardening.
The "Urbi et Orbi" blessing is normally delivered at Christmas and Easter. The delivered his homily against the dramatic backdrop of an empty St. Peter's Square, glistening in the rain.
About 14% of U.S. public school students receive special education services. And as schools transition from the classroom to the computer, many of those students could get left behind.
The Dow has been falling — a lot. But one corner of the markets has been a bright spot: orange juice futures. People looking to boost their vitamin C intake are lifting OJ sales.
Republican officials in a growing number of states say abortion is a nonessential procedure that can be delayed during the coronavirus pandemic; Democratic attorneys general are pushing back.
Despite a statewide effort to procure and distribute coronavirus testing supplies to hospitals in New York, some facilities still don't have what they need to test patients quickly on-site.
The Middle Eastern kingdom says 26 people tested positive for the virus after the large gathering, reportedly including a guest who flew in from Canada.
The number of coronavirus cases in New York is doubling every four days — a marked decrease from early on in the outbreak, when it was doubling every 2 1/2 days.
This veteran of fighting HIV/AIDS around the world knows a thing or two about stopping epidemics. But are some of her assumptions too rosy?
Farmworkers are still working during the coronavirus epidemic. They're essential. But they're also at greater risk of infection.
Coronavirus is disrupting the immigration system at nearly every level, as visa processing and other services slow at federal agencies. This affects immigrant doctors who have temporary work visas.
The previous ban was for groups of 500. Unlike its neighbors, Sweden has kept schools, restaurants, bars and businesses open. Reports of massive after-ski parties have shocked other Scandinavians.
Air travel has rapidly decreased, Congress has stepped up with assistance: more than $60 billion in aid for airlines as well as Boeing and some of its critical suppliers.
Officials fear that the growing number of COVID-19 cases could exceed the city's hospital capacity. As of noon Thursday, New Orleans had seen 11.8 deaths per 100,000 residents.
The coronavirus is forcing governors to ask how to balance public safety with the financial welfare of their states. We spent the day with Colorado Gov. Jared Polis as the pandemic tested his mettle.
People in recovery from opioid or alcohol addiction are weathering a new storm of depression, anxiety and isolation these days, as 12-step programs move online and detox centers close their doors.
Russell Jeung, a professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University, describes harassment, assault and microagressions against Asian Americans during the coronavirus pandemic.
NPR interviewed four residents of Wuhan who contracted the virus, recovered — but then had a retest that turned positive. What does that mean for China's recovery from COVID-19?
Followers of President Jair Bolsonaro demand that the country returns to work and ends closures imposed to reduce the spread of COVID-19, which has killed 77 in Brazil.
"Case fatality rates have been very confusing," says Dr. Steven Lawrence, an infectious disease expert. Here's why.
The leaders spoke after a virtual G-20 meeting. The president called it a "very good conversation" and China state TV said Xi offered to help the U.S. in responding to the spread of the virus.
Sanders says he's eager to debate Joe Biden again. But facing an uphill battle for delegates, Sanders says he's still assessing the future of his presidential campaign.
Uber drivers, Airbnb hosts and other gig workers who have lost their livelihoods because of the coronavirus pandemic would get some relief under the proposed new $2 trillion federal rescue package.
Doctors say the machine that helps some people with sleep apnea keep their airway open at night won't be enough to help an ill COVID-19 patient breathe, and could spread the coronavirus to bystanders.
Under the shadow of new, strict social distancing rules, House lawmakers will take up the $2 trillion plan on Friday. The president is expected to sign the historic measure into law.
At midnight Thursday, security forces began enforcing the order against all but essential movement. Meanwhile, the health ministry reported two COVID-19 deaths among nearly 1,000 confirmed cases.
There were no blog entries published on this date.
Physical health isn’t the only health concern during a pandemic.
With the coronavirus rapidly spreading throughout the United States, hospitals and medical facilities are now face to face with extremely difficult decisions around how to care for patients.
The U.S. yesterday overtook China for the highest total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the world, and by this morning had surged to just over 86,000.
As we discussed last week on FilmWeek, entertainment industry professionals are among the hardest hit amid the stoppage of everyday work and life due to COVID-19. Whether you’re on camera or stage, or behind it, above the line or below it, production shutdowns mean that industry professionals who already rely on sporadic work as it’s available are left with few to no options for sustainable income.
Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson and Wade Major review this weekend’s new movie releases.