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Powerful U.S. Labor Leader Richard Trumka Dies

Trumka, the leader of the AFL-CIO and a close ally of Democratic Party officials, has died. He was 72.

NPR spoke to more than a dozen current and former employees of One Medical. They say the high-end medical company has fundamentally changed its focus, with increasing revenue and reducing costs taking center stage. DrAfter123/Getty Images hide caption

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One Medical Employees Say Concierge Care Provider Is Putting Profits Over Patients

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LuLu's restaurant in Gulf Shores, Ala., closed temporarily after coronavirus infections were "racing among our staff," according to owner Lucy Buffett in a Facebook post. "Folks, this is serious business," she wrote. "We are taking a pause to evaluate the best way to navigate this next phase of COVID." Debbie Elliott hide caption

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Gulf Coast Businesses Struggle To Stay Open As COVID-19 Outbreaks Surge Among Staff

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Flames consume buildings as the Dixie Fire tears through the Greenville community of Plumas County, Calif., on Aug. 4, 2021. Noah Berger/AP hide caption

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Dixie Fire Stirs Anxiety In The California Town Decimated In 2018 By The Camp Fire

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Powerful U.S. Labor Leader Richard Trumka Dies

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