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A sign at Newark Liberty International Airport warns airline passengers about a travel advisory that applies to people arriving from certain states. Visitors from Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Utah should self-quarantine for two weeks. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Some States To Out-Of-Towners: If You Come Visit, Plan To Quarantine For Two Weeks

The 14-day quarantine rule — which in some areas carries fines of up to $10,000 — is meant to help contain the spread of COVID-19, but enforcement varies from state to state.

Left to right: neck gaiter (aka a buff) that slips over the head; the KN95, a version of the N95 used in U.S. hospitals; pleated surgical mask (below the KN95); cloth mask. Photo Illustration by Max Posner/NPR hide caption

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A User's Guide To Masks: What's Best At Protecting Others (And Yourself)

They're made of cotton. Or polyester. Or paper. Or polypropylene. Here's what researchers say about the effectiveness of the different types of face mask during this pandemic.

A new interactive map and dashboard lets you find out how bad your county's coronavirus outbreak is. Harvard Global Health Institute/Microsoft AI/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Green, Yellow, Orange Or Red? This New Tool Shows COVID-19 Risk In Your County

As coronavirus cases surge in many states, a new color-coding tool backed by a coalition of top scientists provides an apples-to-apples way of comparing outbreak severity, down to the county level.

Green, Yellow, Orange Or Red? This New Tool Shows COVID-19 Risk In Your County

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and the GOP majority have confirmed 200 judicial nominees by President Trump. It's a record that will affect U.S. law for decades. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Wave Of Young Judges Pushed By McConnell Will Be 'Ruling For Decades To Come'

The Senate majority leader, boosted by President Trump, hits a new milestone in his effort to "leave no vacancy behind." The judges, who are far from retirement age, are largely white men.

Ghislaine Maxwell has been arrested on charges that she helped Jeffrey Epstein recruit underage girls for sexual abuse. The two are seen here in 2005. Joe Schildhorn/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images hide caption

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Ghislaine Maxwell Arrested, Charged In Connection To Jeffrey Epstein Case

"Maxwell was among Epstein's closest associates and helped him exploit girls who were as young as 14 years old," said Audrey Strauss, acting U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York.

After delaying sending out door knockers because of the pandemic, the Census Bureau announced the first six areas of the U.S. where unresponsive households are set to get in-person visits starting July 16. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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For Skipping The Census, Homes In These 6 Places Get Door Knocks First

After delaying in-person visits because of COVID-19, Census Bureau workers are heading to unresponsive homes in Idaho, Maine and West Virginia, as well as parts of Louisiana, Missouri and Oklahoma.

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Inspired By Injustice, Wynton Marsalis Reflects On His Music

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Host Christian McBride and trumpeter/composer Wynton Marsalis reflect on Marsalis' studio recordings that address injustices and speak about the role music plays in speaking truth to power.

Inspired By Injustice, Wynton Marsalis Reflects On His Music

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Slain Singer Is Laid To Rest After Days Of Deadly Turmoil In Ethiopia

Since Haacaaluu Hundeessaa was shot dead in Addis Ababa, the country has been riven by ethnic discontent. At least 80 people have died in clashes between protesters and security forces this week.

Many progressives want Sen. Elizabeth Warren to be Joe Biden's vice presidential pick. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Biden Faces Pressure To Pick A Black Running Mate. But Warren Remains A Top Contender

Despite calls for Joe Biden to choose a Black woman as his vice presidential pick, many progressives are urging him to choose Sen. Elizabeth Warren instead.

Biden Faces Pressure To Pick A Black Running Mate. But Warren Remains A Top Contender

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