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ExclusiveCDC Employees Call Out Agency's 'Toxic Culture Of Racial Aggressions'

A letter from current CDC staff recently submitted to Director Robert Redfield demands that the agency address structural racism towards Black employees. Graeme Jennings/Getty Images

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CDC Employees Call Out Agency’s ‘Toxic Culture Of Racial Aggressions’

Pointing to the coronavirus’s disproportionate impact on people of color, 1,007 workers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention call on the agency to declare racism a public health crisis.

CDC Employees Call Out Agency’s ‘Toxic Culture Of Racial Aggressions’

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Judge Orders Halt As Federal Executions Are Set To Resume This Week

The U.S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Ind. Three executions are scheduled there this week but legal challenges make it unclear when — or if — they’ll go forward. MICHAEL CONROY/ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Judge Orders Halt To Federal Executions That Were Set To Resume This Week

After Mounting Pressure, Washington's NFL Franchise Drops Its Team Name

A view of the Washington Redskins logo at center field before a game between the Detroit Lions and Redskins at FedExField on November 2019 in Landover, Maryland. Patrick McDermott/Getty Images

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After Mounting Pressure, Washington’s NFL Franchise Drops Its Team Name

A Senate Takeover Is Very Much A Possibility For Democrats. Just Follow The Money

Republican Sen. Martha McSally, seen here in 2019, is losing the money race to her challenger in Arizona, Democrat Mark Kelly. Mark Wilson/Getty Images

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A Senate Takeover Is Very Much A Possibility For Democrats. Just Follow The Money

Fresh Scrutiny For Fox's Tucker Carlson As Top Writer Quits Over Bigoted Posts

A top writer for Fox News’ Tucker Carlson resigned after CNN revealed his racist and sexist posts, reviving criticism of Carlson’s commentaries. Carlson is set to address the controversy on Monday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

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Fresh Scrutiny For Fox’s Tucker Carlson As Top Writer Quits Over Bigoted Posts

A top writer for Fox News’ Tucker Carlson resigns after CNN revealed his racist and sexist posts, reviving criticism of Carlson’s commentaries. Carlson is set to address the controversy Monday.

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What You Need To Know About Protective Face Masks

Face masks are crucial for curbing the spread of the coronavirus. This episode goes over some best practices when it comes to face masks, including how to wear a mask properly, the protection given by cloth vs. surgical masks, and how to safely take a break.

What You Need To Know About Protective Face Masks

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Signed, Sealed, Undelivered: Thousands Of Mail-In Ballots Rejected For Tardiness

An NPR analysis finds that at least 65,000 absentee and mail-in ballots were rejected this year for arriving late. While it’s a relatively small number, they could prove crucial in a close election.

Signed, Sealed, Undelivered: Thousands Of Mail-In Ballots Rejected For Tardiness

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Sessions Fights For His Political Life As Trump Looms Over Alabama Senate Race

Jeff Sessions talks with the media after voting in Alabama’s primary election in Mobile, Ala., on March 3. He faces Tommy Tuberville in Tuesday’s Republican Senate runoff. Vasha Hunt/AP

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Sessions Fights For His Political Life, As Trump Looms Over Alabama Senate Race

Jeff Sessions is trying to reclaim his old Senate seat. But his former boss, President Trump, is backing Sessions’ Republican opponent, former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville.

Sessions Fights For His Political Life As Trump Looms Over Alabama Senate Race

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Florida Smashes U.S. State Record Of Daily New Cases: More Than 15,200

Cars line up for drive-through COVID-19 testing at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg, Fla. The state reported a record-breaking 15,299 new cases on Sunday. Octavio Jones/Getty Images

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Florida Smashes U.S. State Record Of Daily New Cases: More Than 15,200

Gov. Ron DeSantis has not ordered a statewide mask mandate, even as the coronavirus sets new records in Florida. Some local officials have imposed their own restrictions to try to slow the spread.

Masks And Mouse Ears: Disney World Reopens As Coronavirus Cases Climb In Florida

Roger Stone Clemency Latest Example Of Trump Rewarding His Friends, Scholars Say

President Trump commuted the sentence of his longtime political confidant Roger Stone on Friday, just days before he was set to report to prison. Scholars say Trump’s clemencies have rewarded friends and allies. Andrew Harnik/AP

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Roger Stone Clemency Latest Example Of Trump Rewarding His Friends, Scholars Say

The Founding Fathers intended the presidential pardon power to protect the national interest. Leading clemency experts question Trump’s use of his authority.

Trump Commutes Sentence Of Longtime Friend And Adviser Roger Stone

‘Unprecedented, Historic Corruption’: Romney Joins Critics Of Stone’s Commutation

Poland's Nationalist President Narrowly Wins Reelection

President Andrzej Duda kisses the hand of his wife, Agata Kornhauser-Duda, in Pultusk, Poland, on Sunday night. Duda won reelection by a narrow margin. Czarek Sokolowski/AP

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Poland’s Nationalist President Narrowly Wins Reelection

President Andrzej Duda’s victory further empowers Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party, which has worked to weaken the country’s independent judiciary and free press.

Korean Pop, Away From The Hit Factories

K-pop has become with synonymous with pop from Korea — you may not be surprised to hear that there’s far more to it than that. bulentgultek/Getty Images

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Korean Pop, Away From The Hit Factories

The country’s K-pop idols have found success worldwide, to the point that they are now synonymous with the country’s popular and/or modern music. But there’s a lot more where that came from.

Trans People 'Have Always Been There,' Says 'Disclosure' Producer Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox is the executive producer and a prominent voice in the new documentary Disclosure. Ava Benjamin Shorr/Netflix

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Trans People ‘Have Always Been There,’ Says ‘Disclosure’ Producer Laverne Cox

The Emmy-winning actress is the executive producer of Disclosure, a new documentary on trans representation in Hollywood. Trans people were on film as early as 1914, but often misrepresented.

Trans People ‘Have Always Been There,’ Says ‘Disclosure’ Producer Laverne Cox

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How 6 Problem-Solvers Tackled Pandemic Challenges In Their Neighborhoods

Left: Tech entrepreneur Ruchit Garg is helping farmers connect to customers in India. Center: A mariachi band brings music and joy to the streets of Colombia during lockdown. Right: Designer Rhea Shah created an affordable cardboard bed for health facilities in India. Rohit Garg; Jorge Calle; Pritesh Prajapati

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How 6 Problem-Solvers Tackled Pandemic Challenges In Their Neighborhoods

From a generous urban farmer to a roving mariachi band, people are using their talents to help others. Read their stories — then nominate a problem-solver in your community.

How 6 Problem-Solvers Tackled Pandemic Challenges In Their Neighborhoods

Left: Tech entrepreneur Ruchit Garg is helping farmers connect to customers in India. Center: A mariachi band brings music and joy to the streets of Colombia during lockdown. Right: Designer Rhea Shah created an affordable cardboard bed for health facilities in India. Rohit Garg; Jorge Calle; Pritesh Prajapati

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6 Solutions To Local COVID-19 Problems, From Free Veggies To Virtual Church

From a generous urban farmer to a roving mariachi band, people are using their talents to help others. Read their stories — then nominate a problem-solver in your community.

Man Treks 1,000 Miles From Alabama To Minnesota For 'Change, Justice And Equality'

Terry Willis finished his “march for change, justice and equality” on Sunday, at the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue, where George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police on May 25. Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

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Man Treks 1,000 Miles From Alabama To Minnesota For ‘Change, Justice And Equality’

Cheered on by supporters both online and on the road, Terry Willis walked from Huntsville, Ala., to the site of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis to protest the injustices faced by Black Americans.