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Gov. Gavin Newsom, pictured on Monday, says California has reduced a backlog of testing. The state is asking for contributions of medical supplies with a new website. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Kobe Bryant, seen during a game in 2015, was selected for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday, after he died in a helicopter crash with his daughter Gianna earlier this year. Matt Slocum/AP hide caption

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A pedestrian wearing a face covering passes Thursday in New York City. On Saturday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters that New York continued to see a rise in confirmed cases and deaths related to the coronavirus throughout the state. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Security with face masks stand in front of the Signal Iduna Park, where a temporary coronavirus treatment center opened in Dortmund, Germany, Saturday. Germany has the fourth-most COVID-19 cases in the world and demand for medical supplies has skyrocketed. Martin Meissner/AP hide caption

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In the U.K., fires at multiple cellphone towers are raising concerns about the spread of conspiracy theories linking 5G networks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tim Graham/Getty Images hide caption

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Adrian Lerma, and her husband Michael, stand outside the grocery store in Window Rock, Ariz. They're buying food for elders in their community. Courtesy of Adrian Lerma hide caption

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As Coronavirus Cases Rise, Navajo Nation Tries To Get Ahead Of Pandemic

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People in face masks observe three minutes of silence in Beijing, on a national day of mourning for the thousands of patients and medical workers killed by the coronavirus in China. Wang Zhao/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Julia Alvarez: Literature Tells Us 'We Can Make It Through'

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Norman J. Williams, the president and funeral director of Unity Funeral Parlors in Chicago. Bill Healy/WBEZ hide caption

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'Let Us Stay In Touch With Those That We Love.' A Funeral Director's Lessons For Life

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Janitors clean in a hallway in Wheeler Hall on the University of California campus in Berkeley, Calif., on March 11. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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Opinion: Seen And Remembered: Our Essential Workers

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People walk and jog through Prospect Park in Brooklyn last week. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that the restrictions on daily life in New York have slowed the increase in hospitalizations. Gabriela Bhaskar/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Vizient, a group purchasing organization that negotiates lower prices with drug manufacturers, sent recommendations that the Food and Drug Administration expand access to drugs heavily used with ventilator patients. jamesbenet/Getty Images hide caption

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