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Prisons And Jails Worry About Becoming Coronavirus 'Incubators'

| Inmates and guards don't have the option of staying home during a coronavirus outbreak, so detention centers risk becoming "incubators" for the disease. Some are scrambling to mitigate the risk.

Rural Towns Insulated From Coronavirus Now May Take A Harder Hit Later

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The coronavirus will likely take longer to reach remote rural communities but may be more devastating. Though there may not be public transit or big crowds, rural areas are vulnerable in other ways.

The Coronavirus Outbreak And The Challenges Of Online-Only Classes

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To slow the coronavirus, colleges are canceling in-person classes and shifting to online only. How do students and faculty adapt, and what gets lost in the shift away from gathering in classes?

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Travel Restrictions Spread As Coronavirus Pandemic Widens

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President Trump's decision to bar visitors from Europe has been followed by new restrictions in other nations. Here's a survey of which doors are being closed to travelers and where.

Chelsea Manning Recovering After Suicide Attempt In Jail, Lawyers Say

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Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst, is scheduled to be in court Friday. Her lawyers said that she "attempted to take her own life" and that she is recovering in the hospital.

Protecting And Preserving Ancient Sites At Risk From Sea-Level Rise In Florida

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Archaeologists are working to identify historic sites that are threatened by rising sea levels in Florida. If they can't be preserved, efforts will be made to document them before they're lost.

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U.S. Supreme Court Allows 'Remain In Mexico' Program To Continue

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The high court will allow the Trump administration's "Remain in Mexico" policy to stand across the entire southern border. The decision marks another immigration victory for the White House.

Putin Could Stay President Until 2036 Under New Proposal

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A proposed constitutional amendment would reset presidential term limits in Russia, giving Russian President Vladimir Putin the ability to run again when his current term expires in 2024.

Trump Administration Poised To Start Collecting DNA From Immigration Detainees

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The Trump Administration says the policy change will help law enforcement apprehend criminal suspects. Rights advocates describe it as a serious breach of privacy against vulnerable populations.