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This year feels like a horror movie, and a select group of filmmakers have taken the pandemic as inspiration. "Quar-horror" ranges from homemade shorts on YouTube to a movie filmed entirely on Zoom.

For many cancer patients, daily life can feel full of risky choices involving work, family, friends and money. Nearly every option pits the risks of catching the coronavirus against other downsides.

More than 60 monuments that celebrate the Confederacy and its military men have come down in cities all across America. But more than 1,700 remain, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The beloved pianist was a young lion of his generation until a hand injury forced him to rethink his relationship to music.

NASA and SpaceX are welcoming home two astronauts who splashed down safely in the Gulf of Mexico after several months on the International Space Station.

Some 4,000 National Guard soldiers are the first to return to large-scale training at Fort Irwin, Calif., since the pandemic hit in March. Generals say the troops are regularly monitored for symptoms.

Hingham, Mass., is the latest town to become embroiled in controversy over the flag. Some people say it should be used to support police while others call it racist and insensitive.

Maybe it's been awhile since you got out. Staying home during the coronavirus pandemic has meant your view has not changed. For months. Try a change of scenery — without going outside.

Dr. Joseph Varon, chief of critical care at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, says his staff is overworked, exhausted and emotionally drained.

At StoryCorps, Tomás Ybarra-Frausto remembers lessons his family passed down to him that have continued to reaffirm his pride in his Mexican American heritage and as a Spanish speaker.

In an interview with David Greene, two men from Webster County, Ky., argue over race at first, but then a disclosure about deeply personal history leads to a bit of unexpected common ground.

The Trump administration had promised complete, transparent information on the coronavirus and hospital capacity. Instead, the new system has produced erratic updates and confusing numbers.

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