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More than 65% of the nation's small, rural hospitals took out loans from Medicare when the pandemic hit. Many now face repayment at a time when they are under great financial strain. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Dr. Joseph Varon notifies the family of a patient who died inside the coronavirus unit at Houston's United Memorial Medical Center on July 6. Varon tells NPR he's "living on adrenaline." David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leaves the chamber Monday after speaking about the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. McConnell made the case on the Senate floor that voters elected a GOP majority to confirm judicial nominees. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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A shopper enters a DSW store in New York City. DSW is partnering with Hy-Vee, a Midwest supermarket chain, to offer shoes in grocery stores. Nina Westervelt/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Microsoft announced Monday that it will acquire ZeniMax Media, the parent company of popular video game publisher Bethesda, for $7.5 billion. Here, a Microsoft store is shown in March in New York City. Jeenah Moon/Getty Images hide caption

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Patty Ramge leans against her Ford Pinto in 1978. Since then, the car has become one of the most infamous vehicles in American history, known for a design that made it vulnerable in low-speed accidents. Bettmann/Bettmann Archive hide caption

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Trevor Milton, the founder of Nikola, speaks during a presentation in Turin, Italy December 2, 2019. Milton resigned as executive chairman over allegations that he made misleading claims about the company's technology. Milton has denied the accusations. Massimo Pinca/REUTERS hide caption

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Two women pray in Louisville, Ky., in early June near the intersection where David McAtee was killed. Louisville police say video obtained from security cameras at McAtee's barbecue restaurant and an adjoining business show that McAtee fired a gun as police and National Guard soldiers were enforcing a curfew approached his business. Darron Cummings/AP hide caption

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U.S. stock indexes fell sharply Monday following a report that large global banks were involved in transactions flagged as possible money laundering. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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If the U.K.'s rate of new coronavirus cases doubles four more times, Chief Scientific Advisor Sir Patrick Vallance said, "you would end up with something like 50,000 cases in the middle of October per day." 10 Downing Street hide caption

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The U.S. Capitol, seen here on April 13, remains closed to public tours and open only to members, staff, press and official business visitors. Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump and H.R. McMaster walk toward Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., on June 16, 2017. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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