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Candidate Trump makes an entrance on the first night of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland. His campaign hopes to replicate the scale of that event to demonstrate a recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Trump's Threat To Move Convention Causes Overnight Scramble

On Friday, the RNC chairwoman was looking to local officials in Charlotte to guide convention plans. Now, the president has given North Carolina an ultimatum, as governors pitch other states to host.

Trump's Threat To Move Convention Causes Overnight Scramble

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President Trump and China's President Xi Jinping, shown here in 2019, have both faced criticism for their handling of the coronavirus. Both leaders are now pushing hard for a vaccine. The U.S. has already agreed to pay a drug company more than $1 billion to produce a vaccine that's yet to be approved. Xi says if China succeeds in developing a vaccine, it will be declared "a global public good." Kevin Lamarque/Reuters hide caption

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In The Battle Against COVID-19, A Risk Of 'Vaccine Nationalism'

The race to defeat the coronavirus is generating competition among nations and multinational companies. The main competition appears to be between the United States and China.

In The Battle Against COVID-19, A Risk Of 'Vaccine Nationalism'

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NASA astronaut Douglas Hurley rehearses putting on his SpaceX spacesuit at the Neil A. Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building Kennedy Space Center in Florida, last week. NASA/Kim Shiflett/NASA/Kim Shiflett hide caption

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Shuttle Veteran Leads First Human Space Mission Launched From U.S. Since 2011

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When Doug Hurley launched aboard Atlantis on July 8, 2011, the future of human spaceflight from U.S. soil was uncertain. Nearly a decade later, the astronaut is piloting SpaceX's new Crew Dragon.

Since Russia's expansive influence operation during the 2016 election, Americans' usage of social media has only increased — and drastically so, as a result of the pandemic. Caroline Amenabar/NPR hide caption

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Social Media Usage Is At An All-Time High. That Could Mean A Nightmare For Democracy

Studies show that social media polarizes its users. The pandemic means more Americans are on it than ever. What does that mean to a nation attempting to govern itself?

Social Media Usage Is At An All-Time High. That Could Mean A Nightmare For Democracy

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Across Texas, Black And Hispanic Neighborhoods Have Fewer Coronavirus Testing Sites

An NPR investigation shows that black and Latino neighborhoods in four large Texas cities have fewer coronavirus testing sites, leaving communities blind to potential COVID-19 outbreaks.

Across Texas, Black And Hispanic Neighborhoods Have Fewer Coronavirus Testing Sites

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Memorial Day weekend at Robert Moses State Park on Fire Island, N.Y. As the pandemic continues, Harvard's Dr. Ashish Jha says, mask wearing, social distancing and robust strategies of testing and contact tracing will be even more important. Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Nearing 100,000 COVID-19 Deaths, U.S. Is Still 'Early In This Outbreak'

"The speed with which this has happened is really devastating," says Dr. Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute. He warns the outbreak will leave no part of the U.S. untouched.

Nearing 100,000 COVID-19 Deaths, U.S. Is Still 'Early In This Outbreak'

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The April 19 edition of The Boston Globe had 16 pages of obituaries. Brian Snyder/Reuters hide caption

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Obituary Writer Aims To Show How Coronavirus Impacts 'All People In Our Society'

Maureen O'Donnell of the Chicago Sun-Times says obituary writers aren't able to cover the life of each person who has died of COVID-19. But they do their best to tell "a variety of stories."

Obituary Writer Aims To Show How Coronavirus Impacts 'All People In Our Society'

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'Running For Your Life': A Community Poem For Ahmaud Arbery

For this latest community poem, NPR poet-in-residence Kwame Alexander sifted through more than 1,000 submissions reacting to the killing of Ahmaud Abrery and created a poem that speaks with one voice.

'Running For Your Life': A Community Poem For Ahmaud Arbery

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