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Coronovirus Pandemic Brings Hundreds Of U.S. Clinical Trials To A Halt

COVID-19 has led to the suspension of many clinical studies of experimental treatments. About a quarter of the stopped trials involved new cancer treatments, an NPR analysis finds.

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Coronavirus Pandemic Brings Hundreds Of U.S. Clinical Trials To A Halt

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John Prine died recently at the age of 73 from complications due to the coronavirus. Rich Fury/Getty Images for The Recording A hide caption

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Opinion: Remembering Folk Legend John Prine

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Alan Zweibel chronicles four decades of comedic collaborations in his new memoir Laugh Lines. Jill Lotenberg/Abrams hide caption

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It's 'Alchemy': Alan Zweibel Explains How He Helps 'Funny People Be Funnier'

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Letters submitted to the "Dear Stranger" project sponsored by Oregon Humanities. Martha Ann Overland/Courtesy Oregon Humanities hide caption

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'Dear Stranger': Connecting People 1 Letter At A Time

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