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As bars and restaurants reopened for dine-in service in June, hundreds of front-of-the-house workers bore the brunt of a new workplace.

As bars and restaurants reopened for dine-in service in June, hundreds of front-of-the-house workers bore the brunt of a new workplace.

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The state of food journalism and Peter Meehan’s resignation from LA Times

Last week, the food editor at the LA Times, Peter Meehan, resigned amid accusations of creating a toxic workplace culture.

‘Operation Warp Speed’: US government’s $10 million COVID vaccine project

The Pentagon and the Department of Health and Human Services are leading a $10 billion program to develop a COVID-19 vaccine. It’s dubbed “Operation Warp Speed.” The name indicates the hope that an effective vaccine can be developed quickly — by January and the start of a new presidential term.

The danger of COVID aerosol transmission and why masks are key to protection

San Diego-based scientist Kimberly Prather says when an asymptomatic person speaks, they produce tiny invisible droplets that can travel much farther than six feet.

As coronavirus cases continue to rise, there’s no telling when live music performances will come back.

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More than 17 million Americans traveled to Europe in 2018, according to the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Travel and Tourism Office.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

On average, the net worth of white families in the U.S. is nearly 10 times that of Black families.

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The Supreme Court ruled on two major cases today involving religious freedom.

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One million of those cases have been confirmed over the past month — part of a wave of infection that began after many states started to reopen their economies in May.

3 million cases: Coronavirus continues to surge across U.S.

One million of those cases have been confirmed over the past month — part of a wave of infection that began after many states started to reopen their economies in May.

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The opinion upheld a Trump administration rule that significantly cut back on the Affordable Care Act requirement that insurers provide free birth control coverage under almost all health care plans.

Supreme Court undercuts access to birth control under Obamacare

The opinion upheld a Trump administration rule that significantly cut back on the Affordable Care Act requirement that insurers provide free birth control coverage under almost all health care plans.

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Ken White and Josh Barro discuss the legal fight over Mary Trump’s book and the buzz it’s created, Roger Stone’s attempts to stay out of prison, and more.

When the horse is out of the barn

Ken White and Josh Barro discuss the legal fight over Mary Trump’s book and the buzz it’s created, Roger Stone’s attempts to stay out of prison, and more.

Sex educators and sexologists have some advice for safe coronavirus socializing. Just like in the bedroom, overcommunicate about your needs and seek consent.

Starting a COVID-19 'social bubble'? How safe sex communication skills can help

Sex educators and sexologists have some advice for safe coronavirus socializing. Just like in the bedroom, overcommunicate about your needs and seek consent.

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The federal government    released new guidelines    that say international students must take a portion of their classes in-person in order to remain in the U.S.   
  This is a big…

ICE says foreign students must take in-person classes to remain in US

The federal government released new guidelines that say international students must take a portion of their classes in-person in order to remain in the U.S.  This is a big…

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More than 1,900 coronavirus patients are currently lying in hospital beds in LA County. More than 500 of them are in the intensive care unit.

For some, surviving COVID-19 is the first step in a long road to recovery

More than 1,900 coronavirus patients are currently lying in hospital beds in LA County. More than 500 of them are in the intensive care unit.

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ICE announced that for international students enrolled at colleges that don’t offer in-person instruction this fall, they can maintain their student visas only by transferring to…

International students must leave US if they can’t take in-person classes this fall

ICE announced that for international students enrolled at colleges that don’t offer in-person instruction this fall, they can maintain their student visas only by transferring to…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Coronavirus has become the defining issue of the 2020 election.

How Biden and Trump campaigns are approaching COVID-19

Coronavirus has become the defining issue of the 2020 election.

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Many small businesses have sought loans from the government’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). More than $500 billion in loans have been granted to qualifying businesses.

Federal PPP loan recipients include Yeezy, Jelly Belly, and other businesses

Many small businesses have sought loans from the government’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). More than $500 billion in loans have been granted to qualifying businesses.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

New federal rules will prohibit international students from completing fully online courses of study while in the U.S. Monday's announcement comes as more colleges release their plans for the fall.

ICE: Foreign students must leave the U.S. if their colleges go online-only this fall

New federal rules will prohibit international students from completing fully online courses of study while in the U.S. Monday's announcement comes as more colleges release their plans for the fall.

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Orange County public health officials reported 663 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, with three more deaths. The change in hospitalized patients over a three-day period is up 12%.

Why Orange County officials have been downplaying COVID data

Orange County public health officials reported 663 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, with three more deaths. The change in hospitalized patients over a three-day period is up 12%.

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In a unanimous decision today, the Supreme Court justices said states can punish Electoral College delegates for not voting for the person who wins the popular vote.

Supreme Court issues big decision on faithless electors and minor decision on robocalls

In a unanimous decision today, the Supreme Court justices said states can punish Electoral College delegates for not voting for the person who wins the popular vote.

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Bob Dylan has chronicled generations of American life. At nearly 80 years old, Dylan still has a lot more to say. His new album, “Rough and Rowdy Ways,” came out in late June.

‘Rough and Rowdy Ways’ is one of Bob Dylan’s best albums of his career, says Eric J. Lawrence

Bob Dylan has chronicled generations of American life. At nearly 80 years old, Dylan still has a lot more to say. His new album, “Rough and Rowdy Ways,” came out in late June.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

An extra $600 a week in federal unemployment runs out at the end of July — even for people with underlying health conditions who are at much greater risk if they contract COVID-19.

'We need help': People at higher coronavirus risk fear losing Federal unemployment

An extra $600 a week in federal unemployment runs out at the end of July — even for people with underlying health conditions who are at much greater risk if they contract COVID-19.

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