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A sign at Newark Liberty International Airport warns airline passengers about a travel advisory that applies to people arriving in New Jersey from certain states. Visitors from Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Utah should self-quarantine for two weeks. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Some States To Out-Of-Towners: If You Come Visit, Plan To Quarantine For 2 Weeks

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Left to right: a neck gaiter (aka a buff) that slips over the head; a KN95 respirator, a version of the N95 respirator used in U.S. hospitals; a pleated surgical mask (below the KN95); a cloth mask. Photo illustration by Max Posner/NPR hide caption

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A new interactive map and dashboard lets you find out how bad your county's coronavirus outbreak is. Harvard Global Health Institute/Microsoft AI/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Green, Yellow, Orange Or Red? This New Tool Shows COVID-19 Risk In Your County

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A mannequin wears a face mask at the Citadel Outlets in Commerce, Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday urged Californians to turn to their "better angels" and use common sense over the holiday weekend by wearing a mask and skipping traditional gatherings with family and friends. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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People get tested for the coronavirus at a drive-through site in Phoenix last month. In Arizona, the portion of tests coming back positive now hovers around 24%, more than three times the national average. Matt York/AP hide caption

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Medical personnel prepare to test hundreds of people for the coronavirus. They lined up in vehicles last week in a Phoenix neighborhood. Matt York/AP hide caption

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Drill Down To County Level And The U.S. COVID-19 Outbreak Looks Even Worse

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James Henley Thornwell regularly defended slavery and promoted white supremacy from his pulpit at the First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, S.C. A.H. Ritchie/The Collected Writings of James Henley Thornwell, 1871 hide caption

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White Supremacist Ideas Have Historical Roots In U.S. Christianity

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Tourists visit Mount Rushmore National Monument on Wednesday. President Trump is expected to visit the federal monument in South Dakota and give a speech before a fireworks display on Friday. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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A demonstrator makes the OK hand gesture believed to have white supremacist connotations during the End Domestic Terrorism rally in Portland, Ore., on Aug. 17, 2019. John Rudoff/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Reformed Neo-Nazi Discusses President Trump's Controversial Shared Retweet

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Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing in May. She wants an Army officer who testified at Trump impeachment hearings to get his promotion. Greg Nash/Getty Images hide caption

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Ghislaine Maxwell has been arrested on charges that she helped Jeffrey Epstein recruit underage girls for sexual abuse. The two are seen here in 2005. Joe Schildhorn/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images hide caption

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Airlines tired of largely empty flights because of coronavirus fears want to fill planes — and the federal government isn't stopping them — now that more travelers are venturing out. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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