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Public shame is a powerful tool. But how useful is it when trying to curb a global pandemic? Shaming stories from South Korean chat rooms, a Pakistani street corner, and a Brooklyn grocery store.
New coronavirus cases emerge across the country. Michigan is the biggest of the six primary states voting next week. And, a ceasefire between Turkey and Russia is in effect in northwestern Syria.
The Secretary of the Navy has been ousted. How did the Navy end up clashing with President Trump? Pro-democracy voters in Hong Kong score big wins in local elections. And what does it say about the 2020 Democratic presidential field that Michael Bloomberg is joining in so late?
The global economy is hit hard by the coronavirus. Italy's prime minister says the entire country is a coronavirus "red zone." And, six states hold contests Tuesday in the Democratic presidential race.
President Trump will visit El Paso, Texas today to console a community in mourning. How will grieving families receive him? Also, a new lawsuit claims the Boy Scouts of America continues to cover up a "pedophilia epidemic." What is the organization doing to root out and report scoutmasters preying on young boys? Plus, China issues a chilling warning to protesters in Hong Kong.
The focus is now on a handful of states, any one of which could hand Joe Biden the 270 votes needed to claim victory in the 2020 presidential election. Donald Trump is seeking to block that outcome in the courts and undermine the process in his statements. Overnight, in Georgia, Biden took a narrow lead over Trump.
The UAE establishes more open diplomatic ties with Israel. Trump's position on funding the U.S. Postal Service evolves. And, a new NPR/Marist poll explores American attitudes towards the presidential candidates.
Courts are boosting police and Trump administration efforts to shut down protests in Portland, Ore, and Seattle. Federal pandemic aid measures are ending and lawmakers have yet to agree on what comes next. After the number of COVID-19 cases skyrocketed, Arizona is seeing a small but steady decline.
As the United States crashes past its four millionth coronavirus case, President Trump cancels the Jacksonville part of the Republican National Convention. Following a decision to close the Chinese consulate in Houston, Texas, the Chinese government will close a U.S. consulate in Chengdu, China. The DOJ will charge four Chinese researchers with visa fraud.
President Trump has announced a new initiative to send federal agents and money to support state and local police in cities like Chicago and Albuquerque. Republicans reach an agreement on the relief package, what's next for the package? And finally, California has now reported more COVID-19 cases than any other state.
President Trump announced an end to the United States' special relationship with Hong Kong. He also weighed in on the national debate about race and policing. Admiral Brett Giroir says the US can perform 100 million coronavirus tests a month by September, but will that be enough? And finally, after a three month delay, taxes are due today. Does the IRS have the resources to process them during the pandemic?
As Israelis were in isolation, under lockdown, 180 patients in one COVID-19 ward were eating, dancing and laughing together across religious lines. Welcome to the Hotel Corona. In this bonus episode brought to you by NPR's international podcast Rough Translation, host Gregory Warner takes you to Jerusalem to tell a story that follows familiar conversations into unfamiliar territory.
The Commerce Department releases a snapshot of first-quarter GDP on Wednesday. What will it tell us about the effect of the coronavirus on the economy? Also, President Trump has signed an executive order declaring meat processing plants "critical infrastructure." And, the Trump administration cut off funding for a project studying how coronaviruses spread from bats to people.
If you've sorted through your mail any time in the past few weeks, you probably noticed a very serious, very official letter from the U.S. government. It's a note asking you to fill out the 2020 Census. In fact, every household in the country is legally REQUIRED to fill out a census. But many households won't be doing that. One big reason? Distrust of the government. In this bonus episode of Code Switch, NPR's podcast about race and identity, hosts Shereen Marisol Meraji and Gene Demby explore how that distrust could skew the results of the census, and why that has HUGE repercussions — especially for people of color.
A record 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, doubling the record set a week earlier, the Labor Department said Thursday.
President Trump stretches social distancing guidelines through April 30. U.S. health officials have new projections of how the pandemic could play out based on the latest data. New York's death toll climbs as hospitals face dwindling medical supplies and mounting cases.
Joe Biden came out on top after Tuesday's six primaries. A one-mile containment zone will be implemented in New Rochelle, N.Y., site of the largest U.S. coronavirus cluster. U.S. troops in Syria must keep oil fields from Syrian and Russian forces.
After delays, testing for the coronavirus ramps up in the U.S. Saudi Arabia cuts oil prices — in part due to coronavirus. And, six states vote Tuesday in the latest Democratic presidential primary contests.
After Super Tuesday, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are the front-runners. U.S. financial markets fell again on concerns over the coronavirus outbreak. And, details of a new development in medicine.
Democratic presidential candidates attacked front-runner Senator Bernie Sanders during a chaotic debate in Charleston, South Carolina. NPR asks where voters are on candidates and issues that matter to them with the launch of a new reporting project in advance of the 2020 election. Public health officials warn that a coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. is only a matter of time.
The World Health Organization is not yet declaring coronavirus a pandemic, despite fears over the virus spreading in new countries. Democratic presidential candidates take the debate stage in South Carolina tonight ahead of primaries in that state on Saturday. President Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are meeting in New Delhi to discuss trade, amid deadly protests in the Indian capital.
People quarantined at sea aboard the cruise ship Diamond Princess begin heading home. President Trump holds rallies in early voting states, though he faces little opposition from within his own party for the nomination. In Iraq, months of popular protest begin to wane.
Attorney General William Barr criticizes President Trump in an interview with ABC news. The Trump Administration diverts 3.8 billion dollars in earmarked Pentagon funds to build 177 more miles of wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The Department of Defense works on new techniques to curb the spread of illnesses like coronavirus.
Senator Bernie Sanders wins the New Hampshire primary. All four prosecutors resign in the Roger Stone case after the Department of Justice requests a more lenient sentence. Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó returns home after meeting with heads of state around the world.
Voters in New Hampshire make their choice for the Democratic presidential contender. Health officials worry about the spread of the coronavirus outside China. Two large teacher unions question the effectiveness of active shooter drills.
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