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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there's no evidence that pets can contract or spread the coronavirus. But you still may want to keep your dog away from other people right now. Max Posner/NPR hide caption

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Coronavirus FAQs: Does It Live On Clothes? Can My Dog Infect Me? Any Advice On Wipes?

Among the questions this week: Can you get COVID-19 more than once? What's the maximum surface area that can be treated with one disinfecting wipe?

President Trump signs the CARES Act, a $2 trillion rescue package to provide economic relief amid the coronavirus outbreak, at the Oval Office on Friday. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Trump: Governors Should Be 'Appreciative' Of Federal Coronavirus Efforts

In Friday evening's briefing, Trump said he believes the federal government has been working well with most states in the disaster, but he griped about reported complaints by some Democratic governors.

Doctors test hospital staff with flu-like symptoms for the coronavirus outside the Emergency Department at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx. Not all New York City hospitals are able to do coronavirus tests on-site. Misha Friedman/Getty Images hide caption

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'It's Like Something's Right In Your Grasp': Hospitals Struggle To Test For Virus

Despite a statewide effort to procure and distribute coronavirus testing supplies to hospitals in New York, some facilities still don't have what they need to test patients quickly on-site.

The closest fans can get to Major League Baseball during the coronavirus hiatus — a statue outside Great American Ball Park yesterday in Cincinnati. USA Today Sports via Reuters hide caption

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Players And MLB Agree To Terms In Case Coronavirus Cancels Entire Baseball Season

On Friday, players and the Major League Baseball owners ratified a deal fairly quickly and with both sides taking concessions on economic issues in the face of the pandemic complicating the season.

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With Schools Closed, Kids With Disabilities Are More Vulnerable Than Ever

About 14% of U.S. public school students receive special education services. And as schools transition from the classroom to the computer, many of those students could get left behind.

With Schools Closed, Kids With Disabilities Are More Vulnerable Than Ever

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Pope Francis delivers the Urbi and Orbi ("To the City and To the World") prayer in an empty St. Peter's Square Friday evening. Yara Nardi/POOL/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Pope Francis Delivers Special Prayer For End To Coronavirus Pandemic

The "Urbi et Orbi" blessing is normally delivered at Christmas and Easter. The delivered his homily against the dramatic backdrop of an empty St. Peter's Square, glistening in the rain.

The hip-hop producer, Knxwledge. His latest project, 1988, is on our shortlist of the best new albums out on March 27. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 9 Albums Out On March 27

It's another super-packed release week, with stellar new albums from Pearl Jam, Sufjan Stevens, the producer Knxwledge, Little Dragon and more.

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Suboxone, a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone, helps many people addicted to opioids wean themselves from an escalating drug habit. But counseling and social support are key to successful treatment, too, experts say. Craig F. Walker/Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Opioid Addiction Is 'A Disease Of Isolation,' So Pandemic Puts Recovery At Risk

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People in recovery from opioid or alcohol addiction are weathering a new storm of depression, anxiety and isolation these days, as 12-step programs move online and detox centers close their doors.

People in Wuhan, China, line up at a facility that tests discharged COVID-19 patients as well as individuals who'd been held in isolation. Barcroft Media via Getty Images hide caption

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Mystery In Wuhan: Recovered Coronavirus Patients Test Negative ... Then Positive

NPR interviewed four residents of Wuhan who contracted the virus, recovered — but then had a re-test that turned positive. What does that mean for China's recovery from COVID-19?

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New arrivals greet each other without touching at Changi Airport earlier this week in Singapore. The island country, which imposed a ban on short-term visitors shortly after this photograph was taken, has now also implemented the threat of prison time for violating social distancing recommendations. Ore Huiying/Getty Images hide caption

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Singapore, Coronavirus Model, Threatens Prison For Social Distancing Violators

The country, which has won praise for its handling of the pandemic, has adopted strict new measures that could mean months behind bars for folks who fail to stay more than three feet apart.

Traffic is light on East First Street after the new restrictions went into effect at midnight as the coronavirus pandemic spreads on March 20, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a statewide stay at home order for Californias 40 million residents except for necessary activities in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Experts Say The U.S. Needs A National Shutdown ASAP — But Differ On What Comes Next

Leading public health experts argue that all U.S. states should have residents stay at home for several weeks to slow the coronavirus. But what needs to happen after the lockdowns are lifted?

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There's Something Undeniably Catchy About The Music Of Gold Connections

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Enjoy a live session, recorded at In Your Ear Studios during World Cafe's Sense Of Place trip to Richmond, Va.

Gold Connections On World Cafe

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Dr. Deborah Birx, who coordinates the White House Coronavirus Task Force, criticized a test "where 50% or 47% are false positives" at a briefing on March 17. Kevin Dietsch/UPI/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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In Defense Of Coronavirus Testing Strategy, Administration Cited Retracted Study

When pressed on why the U.S. didn't import coronavirus tests after the CDC's effort ran into trouble, government officials drew on a study that had been retracted.

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Alicia Keys Reflects On How Life Experiences Gave Her Permission To Be 'More Myself'

The Grammy winner is coming out with a new album, Alicia, and has written a forthcoming introspective book, More Myself. She says she wishes she could tell her teenage self "to know she is enough."

Alicia Keys Reflects On How Life Experiences Gave Her Permission To Be 'More Myself'

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