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Trump reportedly wants to restrict visa programs for skilled workers

Some Republicans are pressuring the president to suspend the programs for a year.

The Trump administration is demanding that Planned Parenthood affiliates give back their PPP loans

Planned Parenthood says it’s politically motivated.

The Justice Department is pressuring state and local officials over lockdown orders

The DOJ is questioning the legal authority of top officials in California and Illinois to extend stay-at-home orders.

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Poll: Many Americans won’t venture into public despite businesses reopening

A new survey finds coronavirus fears, not government lockdowns, are keeping people at home.

The 5 best movies you can now watch at home

From chefs and rockstars to painters and thieves.

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Working from home for a while? Here’s how to do it securely.

The problem with comparing health care workers to soldiers on Memorial Day

One German church service resulted in more than 100 coronavirus infections

As crowds flock outdoors for Memorial Day weekend, government officials stress caution

Hong Kong demonstrators defy lockdowns to protest a sweeping new national security law

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Trump claims he will “override the governors” who closed churches in the pandemic

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One reason why coronavirus is hitting black Americans the hardest

6 feet away isn’t enough. Covid-19 risk involves other dimensions, too.

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How the coronavirus is changing science

In The Trip to Greece, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon eat, drink, and follow in Odysseus’s footsteps

Why “essential” workers are treated as disposable

Is this the end of productivity?

Amid the pandemic, workers whose jobs once defined their lives are questioning what it was all for.

What day is it today?

States are inflating their coronavirus testing numbers with the wrong kind of test

The Senate won’t consider more coronavirus stimulus until early June

The killing of Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed black jogger in Georgia, explained

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