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Friday, 05.29.2020

"When the Looting Starts, the Shooting Starts"

It’s the phrase Trump tweeted last night and the one everyone’s talking about today — but do you know its racist origins?

It’s the phrase Trump tweeted last night and the one everyone’s talking about today — but do you know its racist origins?
Friday, 05.29.2020
"When the Looting Starts, the Shooting Starts"
China is tightening its grip on the semi-autonomous region of Hong Kong and cracking down on free speech. Find out what this means for U.S.-China relations.
Thursday, 05.28.2020
U.S. Reacts to China’s Hong Kong Crackdown
George Floyd died in police custody after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck. Minnesotans took to the streets last night to protest the death of yet another unarmed black man.
Wednesday, 05.27.2020
Police Fire Tear Gas & Rubber Bullets at Minnesota Protesters
New in the race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine: Novavax becomes the 10th company to begin human trials. Here’s how this vaccine works and why this trial is different.
Tuesday, 05.26.2020
Vaccine Race: Novavax Enters Human Trials
Trump ordered governors to open "essential" churches, mosques and synagogues to back up, despite outbreaks linked to religious gatherings.
Tuesday, 05.26.2020
Is It Safe for Houses of Worship to Reopen?
Trump is pulling the U.S. out of a global arms deal … again. What is it this time, and why is he blaming Russia?
Friday, 05.22.2020
Why Is the U.S. Pulling Out of the Open Skies Treaty?
Historically, we've seen more men lose jobs during recessions. Why is the COVID-19 economic fall disproportionately affecting women?
Thursday, 05.21.2020
Shecession: How Economic Downturn Affects Women
Affirm religious liberty or value public health? This is the dilemma states face in their decision to reopen religious institutions.
Thursday, 05.21.2020
Religious Freedom in the COVID Era
Several COVID vaccine studies are on fast tracks. But will science stand in the way of ambitious timelines? And once developed, will there be global distribution plans to keep everyone safe?
Wednesday, 05.20.2020
Vaccines: Where Are We?
As COVID cases spike in Native American communities, why are Irish people stepping up to help?
Tuesday, 05.19.2020
The Unlikely Bond Connecting Irish and Native Americans
More devastating numbers: 300,000 deaths and 4.7 million cases worldwide. Here’s your weekly international whiparound.
Monday, 05.18.2020
Around the World: Belgium, Brazil, Nigeria & More
NC Sen. Richard Burr is stepping down as Senate Intel chair amid an inside trading investigation and FBI search warrant.
Thursday, 05.14.2020
Burr Steps Down As Senate Intel Chair
As businesses begin reopening, national and local leaders are asking a new question: What about schools? Emerging evidence suggests children are less immune to COVID-19 than we previously thought.
Thursday, 05.14.2020
COVID, Kids, and Education
For the first time ever, the humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders is dispatching a team to a community in the United States to tackle some of the highest coronavirus death rates in the country.
Wednesday, 05.13.2020
Doctors Without Borders in Navajo Nation
It’s election day in WI-7 and CA-25. Yep, you read that right. See what the results will mean for voter attitudes and vote-by-mail come November.
Wednesday, 05.13.2020
Democrats' Special Election Test
Four million cases and counting: Asia prepares for a second wave while Brazil fears it could become the next global epicenter.
Monday, 05.11.2020
Around the World: Korea, Brazil, Europe & More
Here's the story of how a Dallas salon owner became a right-wing hero by violating stay-at-home orders.
Friday, 05.08.2020
The Shelley Luther Saga
As Trump's slump continues, a new round of polling has confirmed growing Republican fears: The Senate is in play and Democrats have the momentum.
Thursday, 05.07.2020
Dems See Senate Momentum
In an unprecedented reversal, Attorney General Bill Barr drops the case against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about conversations with a Russian diplomat.
Thursday, 05.07.2020
Barr's Justice Dept. Drops Flynn Case
Dozens of children have been hospitalized with a mysterious illness that could be linked to COVID-19. What does this mean for the spread of the virus, as leaders consider reopening schools and camps?
Wednesday, 05.06.2020
Coronavirus and Kids
The U.S. has fallen far behind when it comes to contact tracing COVID-19 cases — a process essential to reopening the country. What is contact tracing and how can it help slow the spread of the virus?
Wednesday, 05.06.2020
Contact Tracing, Explained
Big developments in the race against COVID: Israel makes a “significant breakthrough,” while U.S. pharma giant Pfizer begins human vaccine trials.
Tuesday, 05.05.2020
New Developments in Race for Cure
Global COVID cases pass 3.5 million. The good news: Italy is easing restrictions as deaths sharply decline. The bad news: Russia and Brazil are suffering ... and their leaders may be to blame.
Monday, 05.04.2020
Around the World: Russia, Italy & More
On this May Day, AKA International Workers' Day, protests are popping up across the nation to demand safer workplace conditions amid the pandemic.
Friday, 05.01.2020
May Day Strikes
As more states start to reopen, California is dialing back. Gov. Newsom is closing down selected beaches as LA's Mayor announces free COVID testing for all of his county.
Thursday, 04.30.2020
California Taps Brakes On Reopening
Gilead’s remdesivir is showing promise as a COVID-19 treatment, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci. Now, the F.D.A. is reportedly planning to authorize its emergency use.
Wednesday, 04.29.2020
Hopeful News on New COVID Treatment
Meat processing plants have become coronavirus hot spots. So why did Trump just order them to stay open?
Wednesday, 04.29.2020
America’s Meat Plant Problem
Oxford University is ready to start human trials for a COVID-19 vaccine. The big questions: How was this fast-tracked, when might it go into production, and are there others developing vaccines too?
Tuesday, 04.28.2020
Oxford Coronavirus Vaccine Explained
Trump hasn't apologized for his handling of the coronavirus, so Liz Plank did it for him.
Tuesday, 04.28.2020
What A Trump Coronavirus Apology Would Sound Like
The weekly whip-around: Partial reopenings are becoming an international experiment despite WHO’s warning that the pandemic “is far from over.”
Monday, 04.27.2020
Around the World: Reopening Experiments