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Inside Chicago's refrigerated warehouse for bodies

It was a grim precaution. Now, it's an unimaginable reality.

Published on 10 April 2020 | 2:07 am

NYT: 86-year-old who broke social distancing space in ER died after being shoved

An 86-year-old woman who broke coronavirus social distancing guidelines and grabbed onto another patient's IV pole in the emergency room was shoved, fell to the floor, hit her head and later died, according to a report from the New York City Police Department.

Published on 9 April 2020 | 5:30 pm

A 'giant' of New Orleans culture and 'scholar of the people' dies of coronavirus

When a man like Ronald Lewis dies there's supposed to be brass bands marching the streets, sharply dressed members of the New Orleans social clubs falling in behind the musicians, and Mardi Gras Indians dancing alongside them in their elaborately beaded suits.

Published on 9 April 2020 | 8:53 pm

Federal court again allows some abortions in Texas despite governor's coronavirus restrictions

A federal judge has once again cleared the way for some abortions to resume in Texas despite the governor's order restricting them during the coronavirus outbreak.

Published on 10 April 2020 | 1:33 am

NASA astronaut, Russian cosmonauts launch to the space station during a pandemic

Two Russian cosmonauts, Anatoli Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner, and NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy launched to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Thursday morning at 4:05 a.m. ET.

Published on 9 April 2020 | 4:31 pm

Melania Trump encourages face mask use with photo of herself

First lady Melania Trump shared a photo of herself wearing a cloth face mask in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, becoming the first member of the Trump family to publicly don a face covering.

Published on 9 April 2020 | 6:52 pm

'This is brutal': Lawmakers in hard-hit areas try to deliver during pandemic

On April 4, Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin of New York heard that the Suffolk County stockpile of masks, gowns, face shields and body bags was empty.

Published on 9 April 2020 | 10:04 am

Millions of low-income children are still waiting for federal food aid

Millions of low-income children who can no longer get free meals at school because of the coronavirus crisis have yet to receive additional federal assistance promised to them by Congress.

Published on 9 April 2020 | 5:47 pm

Trash collectors overwhelmed by rising amount of household waste

Barney Shapiro, owner of Tenleytown Trash, never expected that he would turn to the Washington National Opera's costume department to design gear for his employees. But when a member of his staff heard the National Opera was sewing masks for workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic, he jumped at the chance.

Published on 9 April 2020 | 1:44 pm

Opinion: The best way to get Americans back to work faster

The Covid-19 pandemic has paralyzed the US economy, with millions of Americans being urged to stay home and many businesses shuttered. Now that the stimulus package has passed, our policymakers should be working on a credible and feasible way to reduce the length of the lockdown and get the economy back on its feet.

Published on 9 April 2020 | 4:47 pm

No job, no way home: Chinese workers in the US are being left in limbo

After her company laid her off last month, Tang Chen couldn't sleep. For days, her heart kept racing. There was one question at the front of her mind: would she be able to stay in the United States?

Published on 9 April 2020 | 7:12 am

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