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San Diego Navy Lab Key To Coronavirus Response

May 12, 2020
By Steve Walsh

Early issues slowed the number of people being tested as the Naval Health Research Center and local military hospitals adjusted to the pandemic.

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EPA Wants To Spend $300 Million For Border Sewage Problem

May 12, 2020
By City News Service

The money would be part of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act, and will be used for the engineering, planning, design and construction of wastewater infrastructure at the border, officials said.

As Georgia Lifts Restrictions, Its Hospitals May Be Unready For A COVID-19 Surge

May 12, 2020
Liz Essley Whyte / NPR

Internal federal documents warn that too many ICU beds in the state are already full, even as the state leads the move away from lockdown.

Feds To Monitor Investigation Of Fatal Police Shootings In Indianapolis

May 12, 2020
Jill Sheridan / NPR

City police Chief Randal Taylor has promised thoroughness and transparency, as his department investigates the killings of two black men in eight hours.

Want Your Stimulus Check Direct Deposited? Sign Up By Noon Wednesday

May 12, 2020
Camila Domonoske / NPR

This applies to people who haven't received a payment and who haven't checked that the IRS has their information. Those who miss the deadine will get a paper check, which may not arrive until June.

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NOVA: Decoding COVID-19

May 12, 2020
By Jennifer Robinson

How do you stop a contagious killer microbe? Scientists around the globe are racing to uncover the secrets of the coronavirus behind the COVID-19 pandemic — and using revolutionary techniques to develop lifesaving treatments and vaccines.

In Cases On Trump Financial Records, Supreme Court Weighs Separation Of Powers

May 12, 2020
Krishnadev Calamur / NPR

Both cases involve subpoenas for some of Donald Trump's pre-presidential financial records — and the arguments heard Tuesday set the stage for a constitutional battle.

When Can We Expect A Coronavirus Vaccine?

May 12, 2020
Joe Palca / NPR

The race is on. What will it take to develop, test and distribute a safe and effective vaccine?

Georgia Attorney General Seeks New Probe Into Handling Of Ahmaud Arbery Case

May 12, 2020
Brakkton Booker / NPR

Chris Carr has asked the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to investigate two district attorneys who previously oversaw the case. "Unfortunately, many questions and concerns have arisen," Carr said.

Argentina Reacted Early And Kept The Coronavirus Largely Contained

May 12, 2020
Philip Reeves / NPR

Once there were 100 cases, the government imposed broad confinement measures. More than seven weeks later, with 317 coronavirus-related deaths, Argentina is easing its lockdown outside Buenos Aires.

This Baseball Mascot Was Struck Out By The Coronavirus Pandemic

May 12, 2020
Scott Horsley / NPR

David Edwards was going to play the mascot for the Quad Cities River Bandits in Iowa. But the baseball season was canceled and he also lost a second job. "I feel very scared about my future," he says.

U.K. Extends Coronavirus Furlough Payments To Workers Through End Of October

May 12, 2020
Bill Chappell / NPR

The U.K. program pays people idled by the COVID-19 pandemic up to around $3,088 a month. Some 7.5 million jobs have been furloughed.

'Hamilton' Coming To Disney+ On July 3, Bypassing 2021 Theatrical Release

May 12, 2020
Stephen Thompson / NPR

A film of the original Broadway cast performing Hamilton was scheduled to hit theaters on Oct. 15, 2021. Now it's coming to Disney+ 15 months ahead of schedule.

In California's Westland Water District of the ...

Judge Temporarily Blocks Trump's California Water Plan

May 12, 2020
By Associated Press

A court has temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s efforts to pump more water to the agricultural Central Valley, which critics say would threaten endangered species and salmon runs.

Wuhan To Test All 11 Million Residents After New Coronavirus Cases Emerge

May 12, 2020
Austin Horn / NPR

Wuhan, where the world's first coronavirus cases were reported in late December, eased many restrictions in early April. But earlier this week, authorities found at least six new cases.