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Millions of jobs have been lost as businesses keep their doors closed to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Working women have been hit hardest, accounting for nearly 60% of the early job cuts. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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The Coronavirus Crisis

Women Are Losing More Jobs In Coronavirus Shutdowns

Millions of jobs have been lost as businesses keep their doors closed to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Working women have been hit hardest, accounting for nearly 60% of the early job cuts.

Yesterday Freddie Joachim
Out There Freddie Joachim
Shine. Keem The Cipher
Arrival. Keem The Cipher
The Risk Mic Powers
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B Minor Lanterna

Glenn Fine, then acting inspector general at the Department of Defense, testifies during a 2017 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. Fine was the defense department's acting inspector general until April 6, when President Trump replaced him. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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In Another Pushback Against Oversight, Trump Removes Pandemic Inspector General

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David (Dan Levy) and Stevie (Emily Hampshire) shared a driveway moment in the penultimate episode of Schitt's Creek. PopTV hide caption

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The 'Schitt's Creek' Finale Gave David A Happy Ending

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Health care workers assist a COVID-19 patient in Spain. Some evidence from Europe and China suggests an overzealous immune response may be contributing to the severe illness in some patients. Felipe Dana/AP hide caption

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Why Some COVID-19 Patients Crash: The Body's Immune System Might Be To Blame

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Women Are Losing More Jobs In Coronavirus Shutdowns

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Even some of the darkest, wettest parts of the Australian landscape burned during the country's fire season. The incursion of fire into these damp refuges alarms ecologists like Mark Graham. Nathan Rott/NPR hide caption

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Fires Where They Are 'Not Supposed To Happen' In Australia's Ancient Rainforest

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Windrose Tristan De Liege
Breath and Start Blockhead
To Speak of Solitude Brambles
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The virtual happy hour has taken on huge importance at a time when life is otherwise in lockdown. Workers are learning a lot more about their colleagues in the process. Bill Oxford/Getty Images hide caption

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Party On, Online: Virtual Beer Pong Becomes An Emotional Lifeline For Workers

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