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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention briefly posted new guidance to its website stating that the coronavirus can commonly be transmitted through aerosol particles, which can be produced by activities like singing. Here, choristers wear face masks during a music festival in southwestern France in July.
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.
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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."
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
Pilot whales lie stranded on a sandbar Monday near Strahan, Australia. Marine conservationists have been deployed to the scene on Tasmania's west coast to try to rescue the whales.
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."
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