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Poll Shows Only A Quarter Of African Americans Plan To Get Coronavirus Vaccine
A survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds 25% of black respondents plan to get a COVID-19 vaccine when one becomes available, compared to 56% of whites.
WHO Warns Of A 'Second Peak' In Countries That Reopen Too Quickly
So far, there is no seasonal pattern to coronavirus outbreaks, the WHO's Dr. Margaret Harris says. Lockdowns may not be necessary, she says, but infections rise when restrictions are relaxed rapidly.
House Casts Its 1st Remote Votes, With Parties Still Divided On The Issue
Dozens of House Democrats voted by proxy for the first time under the chamber's new rules. Republicans urged their members not to participate, and are suing to stop it in the future.
US & World
'No Reasonable Person Can Assert' Hong Kong Has Autonomy From China, Pompeo Says
The U.S. secretary of state reports the reappraisal to Congress in a move that may place Hong Kong's special trade status in danger — and further stoke tensions between the U.S. and China.
Best Of The Best: Here Are The Finalists In The NPR Student Podcast Challenge
Despite the coronavirus pandemic that closed schools nationwide, students from 46 states and the District of Columbia submitted entries. We've narrowed those down to 25 finalists.
Crime & Justice
Feds Arrest 'The Mask Man,' New York Pharmacist Accused Of Profiteering On N95 Masks
"I feel like a drug dealer standing out here," Richard Schirripa allegedly said as he was recorded selling 16 boxes of N95 masks to a customer on the street.
Arts & Entertainment
The Smithsonian Is Collecting Coronavirus 'Artifacts' To Document The Pandemic
As part of the effort, curators at the National Museum of African American History and Culture plan to collect objects that tell the stories of black Americans during the pandemic.
Environment & Science
Carbon Emissions Are Falling, But Still Not Enough, Scientists Say
The global slowdown could create a historic drop in carbon emissions, but it's still not enough to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.
Oscar The Grouch And Grover Give Us Some Tips For Staying Home
Oscar the Grouch loves his trash, but he loves it more when everyone stays far away from him.
Business & Economy
LA Homebuyers Turn To 'Tenancy In Common,' With Tradeoffs
TIC buyers must be willing to co-own property with strangers. And rent-controlled tenants may have been forced out of the buildings they're moving into.