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Trump’s order to bypass Congress on coronavirus relief faces likely legal challenges 

With congressional negotiations stalled, Trump is issuing orders to try to get aid flowing. But it’s unclear whether he has the power to do so.

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Ask a Reporter: Howard Blume and Paloma Esquivel on covering schools during a pandemic 

Join us at 1 p.m. August 12 with reporters Howard Blume and Paloma Esquivel to talk about their education reporting during the coronavirus pandemic.

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What will it take for schools to reopen safely in the midst of a pandemic? 

Educators, health officials and scientists are still working to understand what it will take to make schools safe in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19 strikes Washington state farmworkers and swamps rural hospitals 

Jamaican farmer Earl Edwards died Friday in quarantine housing for foreign laborers in Washington state, where he worked in a cherry-packing facility. A coronavirus outbreak at one of Washington state’s largest fruit farms has renewed concern for agricultural workers, who live and work in close quarters.

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Portland, America’s ‘whitest’ big city, is an unlikely hub of Black Lives Matter 

Portland, Ore., where more than 72% of the population is white, has been transformed into a national center of the movement for racial justice.

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Column One: How scientists revived an old-school treatment for a 21st century pandemic 

Scientists searching for a medicine to treat patients with COVID-19 are looking for it in the blood of people who have already survived the disease.

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As protests against federal agents grow in Portland, Black activists worry their message is getting lost 

Black activists try to refocus protesters’ attention on their demands for police reform and racial equality despite the presence of federal agents.

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Kamala Harris made her mark confronting Joe Biden. Could they end up as running mates? 

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ debate confrontation over race still echoes a year later as Biden weighs his vice presidential pick.

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Clinical trial results indicate Moderna coronavirus vaccine is on the right track 

Results from the phase 1 clinical trial of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine show it’s on the right track, though there were serious side effects at high doses.

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Column: In Peter Beinart’s latest article, a liberal Jew rejects the two-state solution 

Once again, liberals are jolted by a rejection of the two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

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World Health Organization acknowledges that coronavirus can linger in the air 

Under mounting pressure from scientists, the World Health Organization allowed that the coronavirus might float in the air and issued new guidelines recommending people avoid enclosed spaces with poor ventilation.

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At some U.S. universities, a time to rethink cops on campus 

Students and faculty across the U.S. are pushing for colleges to “defund the police,” but goals vary across campuses

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COVID-19 death tolls now rising in key states after weeks of decline nationwide 

As caseloads rose, the Trump administration kept saying that death rates were falling. But in Arizona, Texas and other hard-hit states, deaths are up.

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COVID-19 and blood type: What’s the link? 

Scientists are finding evidence that blood type may be a risk factor for COVID-19. In one study, people with Type A blood were more likely to be hospitalized.

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Scientists say WHO ignores the risk that coronavirus floats in air as aerosol 

More than 200 researchers worldwide sign an open letter saying current guidance ignores evidence that the coronavirus readily spreads on microscopic particles known as aerosols that can hang in the air for long periods and float dozens of feet.

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