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Sweden's GDP recorded the largest quarterly drop in modern history — tumbling 8.6% during the 3-month period ending in June — despite the country's decision not to shut down its economy.
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If the projection of one prominent pandemic modeling team holds true, the coronavirus will likely be the third leading cause of death in the U.S. for 2020.
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NEW: President Trump issued an order banning U.S. business transactions with TikTok's Chinese parent company in 45 days. He also signed an order restricting U.S. business with the owner of WeChat.
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Defense Secretary Mark Esper urged Beijing to be transparent about the coronavirus pandemic in a 90-minute call with Defense Minister Wei Fenghe that comes amid deteriorating U.S.-China relations.
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UPDATE: Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says he has now tested negative for COVID-19. He tested positive earlier today, ahead of a planned meeting with President Trump.
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Moderna has priced its experimental coronavirus vaccine around $32 and $37 per dose for foreign countries. But given the upfront investment by the government, there are sharp questions about the eventual U.S. price.
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Mississippi was the last state to include the Confederate battle emblem on its flag. So far, the public has submitted nearly 3,000 proposals for a new flag.
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Phil Elverum () has built and battled entire universes. On 'Microphones in 2020,' a 45-minute track out Friday, he acts not as nostalgist but as time traveler. talks to Elverum about the first album by The Microphones in 17 years.
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Wearing a mask could protect you from developing a serious case of COVID-19 — by cutting down on the amount of virus that takes root in your body, a new study suggest.
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In her childhood art classes, Jennifer Steinkamp used to make trees with sponges and paint. These days, her hypnotic trees pop up at museums and in private collections all over the world. Take a peek 👇
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Race is often used as a way to understand American history, but what if "caste" is the more appropriate lens? An examination of how an unspoken caste system has shaped our country:
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A federal appeals court rejected an attempt by the Justice Department to get a retrial in the case against rancher Cliven Bundy, who led an armed standoff over cattle grazing near his ranch in 2014.
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On Aug. 6, 1945, the use of a nuclear weapon to obliterate the Japanese city of Hiroshima reset history. Artists of every stripe have had to reckon with that reset. Today, on the 75th anniversary of the bombing, we look at Hollywood’s response .
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People who work the polls are usually older, but this year many of them will need to stay home because of the pandemic. Today on , we look at what else the coronavirus has changed with fewer than 90 days to go before Election Day.
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Florida’s unemployment system is among the slowest in the country to process claims — and Gov. Ron DeSantis says that’s by design. The goal was to frustrate users, "so people just say, oh, the hell with it, I'm not going to do that.”
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The State Department lifted its global warning for U.S. citizens traveling internationally, citing changes in the pandemic. But while the U.S. relaxes its advisory, many nations are restricting Americans from entering their borders.
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New York's attorney general is seeking to dissolve the NRA, alleging in a lawsuit that top executives: • misused charitable funds for personal gain • awarded contracts to friends and family • provided contracts to former employees to ensure loyalty
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Portland is fining the U.S. government $48,000 per day for blocking bike lanes with a fence erected around the downtown federal courthouse. So far, the bill has reached $528,000.
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Researchers say unemployment benefits have helped sustain the U.S. economy by giving people extra spending power. They've also helped families avoid sinking into debt: Overall borrowing went down and late credit card payments fell nearly 40% this spring.
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Authorities have detained 16 people as part of the investigation into the enormous explosion in Beirut that killed at least 137 people and injured thousands more.
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