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Worried about coronavirus? Keep some non-perishable food items and medicine stocked on hand, and follow flu prevention protocol like sneezing into a tissue, disinfecting surfaces and washing your hands frequently with soap and water. Photo Illustration by Max Posner/NPR and Tony Latham/Corbis/Getty Images hide caption

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Coronavirus 101: What You Need To Know To Prepare And Prevent

You might be wondering how to prevent coronavirus and protect your family if the virus continues to spread. The CDC shares five things you can do — like wash your hands often with soap and water.

Coronavirus 101: What You Need To Know To Prepare And Prevent

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The most common test for coronavirus infections checks for the virus' genetic material. A blood test that, instead, measures antibodies against the virus could give doctors and researchers more information. Jane Barlow /WPA Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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How A Coronavirus Blood Test Could Solve Some Medical Mysteries

Researchers in Asia are using a blood test that identifies people who've previously been exposed to the new coronavirus. In the U.S., that kind of test isn't yet available.

How A Coronavirus Blood Test Could Solve Some Medical Mysteries

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Freeman Dyson was known for thinking big on topics ranging from extraterrestrials to fundamental physics. New York Daily News Archive/NY Daily News via Getty Images hide caption

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Physicist And Iconoclastic Thinker Freeman Dyson Dies At 96

Dyson's ideas often occupied a space between science fiction and science. He helped design, among other things, a nuclear reactor that could be safely operated "even in the hands of an idiot."

South Carolinians stand in line for early voting Thursday in Columbia, S.C. The state is one of 15 that use an "open primary" system, which allows Republicans to vote in a Democratic primary, and vice versa. Sean Rayford/Getty Images hide caption

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'Operation Chaos 2020': Why Some South Carolina Republicans Will Vote For A Democrat

South Carolina is one of 15 states with an "open primary" system. Supporters say they encourage participation, giving voters more flexibility to vote their conscience. Critics say they encourage what some call mischief and what others call election tampering.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden pauses while speaking after receiving an endorsement from Rep. James Clyburn earlier this week. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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'I Will Win': What It Would Mean For Biden To Lose South Carolina

The former vice president got some promising results in polling leading into the primary this week. But even with a win, he still has lots of catching up to do to hope to win the nomination.

Kassa Overall. His stunning album, I Think I'm Good, is on our list of the best new releases out on Feb. 28. Aren Johnson hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 9 Albums Out On Feb. 28

Our shortlist of the best albums out this week includes Caribou's first new full-length in five years, the rapper G Herbo's PTSD, a career-spanning celebration from Brazilian legend Sergio Mendes and more.

Feb 28, 2020

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If South Carolina Is Joe Biden's Firewall, Tom Steyer Wants To Breach It

Steyer, the billionaire hedge fund invester and climate change activist, is betting everything on South Carolina. He'll learn Saturday if it paid off.

If South Carolina Is Joe Biden's Firewall, Tom Steyer Wants To Breach It

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We Did It, You Guys. We Watched 'Love Is Blind'

The Netflix plan to take over television has extended to dating shows for a while. But perhaps they've never made one so weird, so baffling, so cringe-inducingly embarrassing for everyone involved as Love Is Blind.

We Did It, You Guys, We Watched 'Love Is Blind'

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In her StoryCorps interview in September 2018, Olivia Hooker talked about her experience as the first black woman to enter the Coast Guard. Afi Yellow-Duke/StoryCorps hide caption

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Before Making Military History, She Witnessed One Of History's Worst Race Riots

Olivia Hooker advocated for the military to open its doors to women of color. But even after policies started to change, "nobody seemed to be joining," she said. So she decided to join herself.

Before Making Military History, She Witnessed One Of History's Worst Race Riots

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Syrians in the northwestern city of Idlib perform funerary prayers for Turkish soldiers Friday. Turkey sought an urgent NATO meeting after at least 33 Turkish soldiers were killed in Syria's Idlib province Thursday. Abdulaziz Ketaz/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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NATO Meets After Turkey Says Russian-Backed Force Killed 33 Troops In Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin by phone Friday.

Wajatta is a sort of musical odd couple: John Tejada (left) is a meticulous electronic composer and Reggie Watts (right) improvises all his music. Their album, Don't Let Get You Down, is out now. The1point8/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Art Shouldn't Be Painful': How Wajatta Combines Improvisation And Production

The electronic duo, composed of improvisational musician and comedian Reggie Watts and LA dance music powerhouse John Tejada, talk about their second album, Don't Let Get You Down.

'Art Shouldn't Be Painful': How Wajatta Combines Improvisation And Production

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Nathaniel Rateliff Finds The Light Through A Lot Of Darkness

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Known for his gruff, tattooed, bearded look and his foot-stomping, sing-along songs, Rateliff has released a soul-baring new solo record.

Nathaniel Rateliff On World Cafe

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