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1,000 More Coronavirus Deaths In The Past Day, CDC Says

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| The number of deaths has been slowly ticking down, but remains well above the totals seen in the early months of the pandemic. More than 175,000 in the U.S. have now died, according to the CDC.

Fatal Police Shooting Of Black Man In Louisiana Sparks Outrage And Protest


An investigation has been opened into the killing of Trayford Pellerin, 31, who was shot as he walked away from police toward a convenience store holding a knife, according to authorities.

'The Worst Is Not Behind Us': California Wildfires Continue To Burn


The state is seeing some of the worst wildfires in its history. At least six people have died and over 100,000 face evacuation orders as the fires show no sign of letting up.

Massachusetts Prosecutor To Review 2011 Probe Into Shooting Of Black Man By Police


Eurie Stamps was killed during a drug raid at his home. Police were reportedly looking for his stepson and another man. Prosecutors said the shooting was accidental and the officer wasn't charged.

Golden State Killer Sentenced To Life In Prison Without Possibility Of Parole


Joseph James DeAngelo, now 74, admitted to committing more than a dozen murders in the 1970s and '80s after investigators identified him using public genealogy websites to trace his DNA.

Wildfires Rage On In California As Fire Crews And Evacuees Grapple With COVID Risks


The possibility of catching or spreading COVID-19 adds a new dimension of risk to the job, both on and off the front lines, and poses new threats to those seeking refuge in temporary shelter.

Why Rural America Is Fighting The Trump Administration On The Post Office


The agency serves areas where private carriers won't go. And in those remote communities, which helped elect the president, the Postal Service can be seen as a lifeline as well as a human connection.

Dr. Anthony Fauci Has Surgery To Remove A Polyp From Vocal Cord


The condition stems from overusing the voice, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.

Mail Delays Could Hurt The Census, Too


After Oct. 7, the Census Bureau will stop accepting paper 2020 census forms postmarked by Sept. 30, NPR has learned. Some worry mail delays could harm the accuracy of census data about rural areas.