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The Coronavirus Crisis

More States Require Masks In Public As COVID-19 Spreads, But Enforcement Lags

Governors and mayors in some regions with rising COVID-19 counts have made masks mandatory in public places. But sometimes their own police refuse to enforce the mask rules.

At Odds With Logic Tortoise
And so I watch you from afar The Voiceless

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Dana Canedy Is 1st Black Person To Head Major Publishing Imprint

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Everything To Say Jim-E Stack
The Anthem WU15
Smile Meditation Vulfpeck

Gov. Jim Justice, W.Va., waves to the crowd at his annual State of the State speech on Jan. 9, 2019, in Charleston, W.Va. Tyler Evert/AP hide caption

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Data Raises Questions About Who Benefited From PPP Loans

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Clarity Harvey Sutherland
Brooklyn Youngblood

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On Her New Song 'Horsemen,' Angelica Garcia Imagines The Apocalypse

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Horsemen Angelica Garcia
The Most Beautiful Thing I've Ever Seen Anna Laube
Thrill Attune
3b's Attune

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The Pandemic Is Pushing Scientists To Rethink How They Read Research Papers

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Reichpop Wild Nothing
To Know You Wild Nothing
Sunspots Bob Mould

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More States Require Masks In Public As COVID-19 Spreads, But Enforcement Lags

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Chance to Leave The Halifax Pier
Untitled The Halifax Pier

Jane Elliott, an educator and anti-racism activist, first conducted her blue eyes/brown eyes exercise in her third-grade classroom in Iowa in 1968. Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images hide caption

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We Are Repeating The Discrimination Experiment Every Day, Says Educator Jane Elliott

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Boy in a Water Globe Slow Meadow
Hurricane Slow Meadow
Intruders The Antlers

The president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Sally Goza, attends a meeting at the White House with President Trump, students, teachers and administrators about how to safely reopen schools during the coronavirus pandemic. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Top Pediatrician Says States Shouldn't Force Schools To Reopen If Virus Is Surging

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Pinterest Sounds A More Contrite Tone After Black Former Employees Speak Out

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