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President Trump Fires Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson

Michael Atkinson first raised concerns about a complaint involving President Trump's communications with Ukraine, which led to the impeachment inquiry.

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Opinion: Seen And Remembered: Our Essential Workers

NPR's Scott Simon remembers those beyond of the front lines of hospital rooms, but those who're cleaning up after us, making sure we're fed, and kept safe in the midst of a global pandemic.

Opinion: Seen And Remembered: Our Essential Workers

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'We'll Get Through This': Living In New York City During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Politicians give speeches and scary headlines fill the news, but somehow life pushes on for New Yorkers.

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CDC Now Recommends Americans Consider Wearing Cloth Face Coverings In Public

The president emphasized wearing a mask in public is voluntary, and that medical-grade masks are not necessary.

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Julia Alvarez: Literature Tells Us 'We Can Make It Through'

Julia Alvarez returns to adult fiction with Afterlife, which she calls her first novel as an "elder." It's about a newly retired woman whose comfortable life is upended when her husband dies.

Julia Alvarez: Literature Tells Us 'We Can Make It Through'

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A New 'The Office' Comedy For The COVID-19 Era?

The executive producers of The Office say they plan to begin work on a new remote workplace comedy, inspired by the "new normal" of the COVID-19 crisis.

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China Enters The Next Phase of Its COVID-19 Outbreak: Suppression

Researchers are looking at how China emerges from one of the largest lockdowns in human history — and whether the dropoff in new cases continues.

China Enters The Next Phase of Its COVID-19 Outbreak: Suppression

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Millions of people are using Zoom to communicate, but the company is facing mounting scrutiny over whether it is adequately protecting users. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Senator Asks FTC To Investigate Zoom's 'Deceptive' Security Claims

Lawmakers and state attorneys general are scrutinizing the popular video conferencing company for potential violations, after users reported harassment and researchers uncovered security flaws.

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Cuomo Says New York Has Seen 'Highest Single Increase' In Deaths From Coronavirus

The state had 562 coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours. In a bit of "good news," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said 1,452 coronavirus patients have been discharged from hospitals in the past day.

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Trump Continues To Claim Drug Can Treat Coronavirus. That's Premature, Experts Say

Lab studies have shown hydroxychloroquine has blocked the coronavirus from entering cells, but scientists have not reported results yet of whether it can work as a treatment.

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After Outcry, Navy Reveals Capt. Crozier Won't Be Expelled

A highly critical letter from Capt. Brett Crozier that was leaked to the media cost him his command of the coronavirus-infected USS Roosevelt. Now the man who fired him says he's not being discharged.

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'We Are Swamped': Coronavirus Propels Interest In Raising Backyard Chickens For Eggs

"We've never seen anything like this and I've been here since 1964," the owner of one hatchery says. For anyone looking to start their own flock, an expert has advice on breeds.

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Whaddaya Knead? Yeast And Baking Powder Top America's Shopping Lists

As stay-at-home orders set in across the country, Americans are still buying more staple foods than normal, but the spikes in purchases are slightly calmer than a few weeks ago.

Former Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg announced that he was suspending his campaign in March. His former staffers say they were promised jobs through the general election, even if he was not the nominee. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AP hide caption

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'Mike Borrowed My Credibility And Abused It': Fired Bloomberg Campaign Workers Speak

Mike Bloomberg's presidential bid didn't last long, but he promised staffers jobs through November. Now some who were abruptly laid off during a pandemic are detailing how they say they were misled.

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