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Make sense of the day. Every weekday afternoon, Kelly McEvers and the hosts of NPR's All Things Considered — Ailsa Chang, Audie Cornish, Mary Louise Kelly and Ari Shapiro — help you consider the major stories of the day in less than 15 minutes, featuring the reporting and storytelling resources of NPR.

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People sit in their cars and wait in line at a COVID19 testing center on July 7 in Austin, Texas. Some testing sites have hours long waits and some people arrive as early as sunrise. Patients have their temperature and pulse checked before being swabbed. Along with Florida and Arizona, coronavirus cases in Texas have spiked recently. Sergio Flores/Getty Images hide caption

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3 Million Cases And Counting, U.S. Faces Same Problems From Beginning Of Pandemic

The U.S. Supreme Court has made it more difficult for women to get access to birth control. The opinion upheld a Trump administration rule that allows employers to use religious or moral reasons to deny birth control coverage.

3 Million Cases And Counting, U.S. Faces Same Problems From Beginning Of Pandemic

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Police in the southern New South Wales border city of Albury check cars crossing the state border from Victoria on July 7 as authorities close the border due to an outbreak of COVID-19 in Victoria. Australia ordered millions of people locked down to combat a surge in coronavirus cases, as nations across the world scrambled to stop the rampaging pandemic. William West/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Ideas For Reopening Schools; Evidence Of Airborne Spread

The Australian state of Victoria, which includes Melbourne, just started a new six-week lockdown. The state just recorded a record number of new daily cases: 191.

Ideas For Reopening Schools; Evidence Of Airborne Spread

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A healthcare worker looks out from a window in the door to the COVID-19 Unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, July 2. Despite its renowned medical center with the largest agglomeration of hospitals and research laboratories in the world, Houston is on the verge of being overwhelmed by cases of coronavirus exploding in Texas. Mark Felix/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Lawsuit Forces Release of Government Data On Racial Inequity Of Coronavirus

For the first time in the states history, Arizona has activated "crisis of care standards," a set of protocols health care workers can use to make decisions about how to allocate resources.

Lawsuit Forces Release of Government Data On Racial Inequity Of Coronavirus

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NEW YORK, NY - JULY 02: People are sworn in as new American citizens during a ceremony at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services New York Field Office on July 2, 2020 in New York City. The ceremonies were brief and observed precautions, like wearing a mask and adhering to social distancing, to limit exposure to the coronavirus for those in attendance. Byron Smith/Getty Images hide caption

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America Relied On 'Individual Decisions' To Slow The Virus. It Didn't Work

It can feel a bit like headline deja vu: New cases on the rise; bars and restaurants closing back down. More than 130,000 people have died in the United States. Hotspots cropping up across the country.

America Relied On 'Individual Decisions' To Slow The Virus. It Didn't Work

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A view of fireworks over Times Square on July 1 in New York City. This is the third of six July Fourth firework displays in locations around the city that are kept secret in an attempt to minimize crowds gathering in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images hide caption

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Fauci Admits Government Fault On Masks; Celebrating July 4 Safely

Employers added 4.8 million jobs last month but the U.S. is still down 15 million jobs since February. And those new figures are from a survey before the recent surge in COVID-19 cases.

Fauci Admits Government Fault On Masks; Celebrating July 4 Safely

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, prepares to testify at a hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on June 30. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images hide caption

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The Mask Debate Is Over; Fauci On Mandates, Vaccine Skepticism

As Arizona hits new records of coronavirus cases and deaths, the state announced they will pause their reopening plans.

The Mask Debate Is Over; Fauci On Mandates, Vaccine Skepticism

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On Monday, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany fielded queries about the government response to the coronavirus pandemic and about a report that the Trump Administration failed to organize a response to a Russian plot to pay bounties to the Taliban to kill American troops in Afghanistan. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Gaps In The Russian Bounties Story; Fauci Warns Of 100k Cases A Day

Dr. Anthony Fauci told members of Congress Tuesday that although he can't predict the ultimate number of coronavirus cases in the United States, he "would not be surprised if we go up to 100,000 a day if this does not turn around."

Gaps In The Russian Bounties Story; Fauci Warns Of 100k Cases A Day

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The Supreme Court ruled on Monday, in a 5-4 decision, a Louisiana law that required doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges to nearby hospitals unconstitutional. Michael A. McCoy/Getty Images hide caption

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After SCOTUS Decision, The Future Of Abortion Rights; Mask Mandates

On Monday, the Supreme Court issued a major decision on access to abortion. The court struck down a Louisiana law that required doctors who perform abortions at clinics to also have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. NPR's Sarah McCammon reported from the clinic at the center of the case last year.

After SCOTUS Decision, The Future Of Abortion Rights; Mask Mandates

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Stay Tuned For 'Consider This'

On Monday, June 29th, the name of this show will change to 'Consider This from NPR.'

Stay Tuned For 'Consider This'

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Deborah Birx, coronavirus response coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force, Vice President Mike Pence, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar speak after a White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing at the Department of Health and Human Services on June 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. Joshua Roberts/Getty Images hide caption

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White House Task Force Briefing Is Back; Texas Emergency Rooms Are Filling Up

COVID-19 cases are at an all-time high in the U.S. And for the first time in almost two months, The White House Coronavirus Task Force had a televised briefing.

White House Task Force Briefing Is Back; Texas Emergency Rooms Are Filling Up

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