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To protect his wife and four children, Dr. Roberto Vargas, who processes COVID-19 tests in Rochester, N.Y., is staying in their basement. "What carries me through is this family," he tells them.

The legal cases argue that online classes don't have the same value as on-campus ones.

Civilian labs and the Army say they've had trouble getting big machines that run hundreds of coronavirus tests at once. Public health experts say that's holding the U.S. back from ramping up testing.

Marc Short has between $506,043 and $1.64 million in stocks that could present conflicts of interest. Watchdogs say he needs to divest or recuse himself from issues that may impact his holdings.

Relations between the economic giants have gone downhill fast since they signed a preliminary trade pact four months ago. The latest tussles over the coronavirus and Hong Kong add to the friction.

Conservative challenges to statewide stay-at-home orders are mounting in counties that have few coronavirus cases. "This has become a rural versus urban issue," political scientist Kathy Cramer says.

For this latest community poem, NPR poet-in-residence Kwame Alexander sifted through more than 1,000 submissions reacting to the killing of Ahmaud Abrery and created a poem that speaks with one voice.

The race to defeat the coronavirus is generating competition among nations and multinational companies. The main competition appears to be between the United States and China.

An NPR investigation shows that black and Latino neighborhoods in four large Texas cities have fewer coronavirus testing sites, leaving communities blind to potential COVID-19 outbreaks.

A link is added to a tweet in which the president claims without evidence that mail-in ballots are fraudulent. A Twitter spokesman says the tweet wasn't deleted because it didn't discourage voting.

A black man says he asked a white woman in Central Park to leash her dog. In his video, which has gone viral, she tells 911 operators that an "African American" man is threatening her and her dog.

Cathy Cody was born and raised in Albany, Ga., a close-knit community pushed to the edge by the outbreak. Albany has seen one of the nation's highest rates of infection, and she's found a way to help.

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