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A patient lies on a stretcher in the hallway of the overloaded emergency room at Providence St. Mary Medical Center amid a surge in COVID-19 patients in Southern California in late December. Average new daily infections are now going down in California and much of the country. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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The Current, Deadly U.S. Coronavirus Surge Has Peaked, Researchers Say

Daily numbers of new cases are finally starting to wane, and hospitalizations are down slightly. But health care systems are still overburdened and another resurgence remains a threat.

A patient lies on a stretcher in the hallway of the overloaded emergency room at Providence St. Mary Medical Center amid a surge in COVID-19 patients in Southern California in late December. Average new daily infections are now going down in California and much of the country. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Current, Deadly U.S. Coronavirus Surge Has Peaked, Researchers Say

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The women of the Brown Girls Book Club could not miss the opportunity to join together for this historic moment: the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Melissa Block/NPR hide caption

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Inauguration Day: Live Updates

Brown Girls Book Club Comes Together To Celebrate And Watch Historic Inauguration

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Brown Girls Book Club Comes Together To Celebrate And Watch Historic Inauguration

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People and security forces gather at the site of deadly bomb attacks Thursday in a Baghdad market. The rare suicide bombings killed and wounded dozens of civilians. Hadi Mizban/AP hide caption

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Twin Suicide Bombings In Baghdad Market Kill At Least 32, Wound Over 100

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Twin Suicide Bombings In Baghdad Market Kill At Least 32, Wound Over 100

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