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Tracking The Pandemic: Are Coronavirus Cases Rising Or Falling In Your State? 

View NPR’s maps and graphics to see where COVID-19 is hitting hardest in the U.S., which state outbreaks are growing and which are leveling off.

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TikTok To Sue Trump Administration Over Ban, As Soon As Tuesday 

Lawyers for the video-sharing app are likely to say the executive order was unconstitutional, arguing the company was not informed, as is standard, and the national-security concerns are baseless.

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Coronavirus Cases Are Surging. The Contact Tracing Workforce Is Not 

NPR surveyed all 50 states about their contact tracing work. The workforce has barely grown since mid-June while cases have skyrocketed.

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A Cooking Camp Chef’s Recipe For Remote Education: Make It Ambitious 

Online instruction is hard, right? Well there’s a teacher—a chef, actually—who appears to have cracked the code. She says her cooking classes for kids work better now than when they were in person.

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Conservative Kris Kobach Projected To Lose Kansas GOP Senate Primary 

Trump ally and former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach was defeated by Rep. Roger Marshall, calming Republican leaders’ worst fears in the race against Democratic state Sen. Barbara Bollier.

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It’s A Disaster’: German Expats Love U.S. But Not Its Handling Of Coronavirus 

Germany has flattened its curve, and unemployment has barely budged. And some Germans living in the U.S. are mystified by how politicized the pandemic has become here.

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Alabama Budget On Stronger Footing Than Other States During COVID-19 

During the coronavirus pandemic, states have struggled with staggering revenue losses and budget shortfalls. Here’s what is happening in Alabama.

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California Has Lost A Greater Share Of Revenue Than Most States Due To COVID-19 

During the coronavirus pandemic, states have struggled with staggering revenue losses and budget shortfalls. Here’s what is happening in California.

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DHS Reassigns Official Following Intelligence Reports On Journalists, Protesters 

Brian Murphy was removed from his post at the DHS’ Office of Intelligence and Analysis following news that his office compiled reports on protesters and journalists in Portland, Ore.

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Cocoon’ Actor Wilford Brimley Dies At 85 

The actor, who became an Internet sensation for his pronunciation of “diabetes” in a Liberty Mutual ad, died Saturday morning at a Utah hospital.

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Judge Releases Trove Of Sealed Records Related To Case Against Ghislaine Maxwell 

The judge unsealed hundreds of pages of documents related to a now-settled defamation suit brought against Maxwell by one of Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers.

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National Conversation About Race Brews In Rural Western Kentucky 

In an interview with David Greene, two men from Webster County, Ky., argue over race at first, but then a disclosure about deeply personal history leads to a bit of unexpected common ground.

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Trump Floats Delaying The Election. It Would Require A Change In Law 

A number of high-ranking Democrats have already said they would not consider an election delay, making the prospect extremely unlikely.

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As States Take Pandemic Lead, Biden Is Said To Weigh At Least 2 Governors For VP 

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer are among those thought to be on Joe Biden’s vice presidential shortlist.

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In Ashtabula, Ohio, Young People Fight For The County’s Political Future 

Ashtabula County, Ohio, voted for Barack Obama in 2016, then for Donald Trump. New political leaders there hope a younger generation of voters will help decide the 2020 presidential election.

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