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If 95% of Americans wore masks in public, it could drastically reduce the amount of COVID-19 deaths by February, the study projects.
If 95% of Americans wore masks in public, it could drastically reduce the amount of COVID-19 deaths by February, the study projects.
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After a wave of mass protests β€” and amid a pandemic β€” the people of Chile go to the polls Sunday for a historic referendum over whether the country should scrap its dictatorship-era constitution and write a new one.
After a wave of mass protests β€” and amid a pandemic β€” the people of Chile go to the polls Sunday for a historic referendum over whether the country should scrap its dictatorship-era constitution and write a new one.
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Alicia Garza helped start the Black Lives Matter movement back in 2013.

"So much of my work has been guided by my mother β€” and wanting Black women like my mom who are superheroes for the people in their lives to be able to pursue their dreams," she says.
Alicia Garza helped start the Black Lives Matter movement back in 2013.

"So much of my work has been guided by my mother β€” and wanting Black women like my mom who are superheroes for the people in their lives to be able to pursue their dreams," she says.
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Thanksgiving is approaching β€” and COVID-19 rates are surging in much of the US. So, how safe is it to gather with friends and extended family?

Here's what the experts say:
Thanksgiving is approaching β€” and COVID-19 rates are surging in much of the US. So, how safe is it to gather with friends and extended family?

Here's what the experts say:
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Most of the federal contracts with companies involved in the crash program to make COVID-19 vaccines haven't been made public.

But on Friday, HHS released its August contract with Moderna.

It's 53-pages long. Only 14 of them are free of redactions.
Most of the federal contracts with companies involved in the crash program to make COVID-19 vaccines haven't been made public. 

But on Friday, HHS released its August contract with Moderna.

It's 53-pages long. Only 14 of them are free of redactions.
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Opinion: When a running back wanted to kneel during the national anthem, his coaches joined. The whole team of 8 and 9-year-olds soon followed. Then, some parents began to yell profanities.

@nprscottsimon reflects on what they could learn from their kids.
Opinion: When a running back wanted to kneel during the national anthem, his coaches joined. The whole team of 8 and 9-year-olds soon followed. Then, some parents began to yell profanities.

@nprscottsimon reflects on what they could learn from their kids.
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Country music singer Jerry Jeff Walker, the man behind "Mr. Bojangles," died Friday after a battle with throat cancer. He was 78.
Country music singer Jerry Jeff Walker, the man behind "Mr. Bojangles," died Friday after a battle with throat cancer. He was 78.
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Opinion: Gen. Philip Breedlove says many Americans may not realize that U.S. interests are also at stake as fighting rages between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Here's his argument for active U.S. diplomacy to de-escalate the conflict.
Opinion: Gen. Philip Breedlove says many Americans may not realize that U.S. interests are also at stake as fighting rages between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Here's his argument for active U.S. diplomacy to de-escalate the conflict.
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How the two candidates are approaching this final leg of the presidential campaign mirrors the divergent narratives they're trying to convey about the pandemic β€” and the choice voters face this fall.
How the two candidates are approaching this final leg of the presidential campaign mirrors the divergent narratives they're trying to convey about the pandemic β€” and the choice voters face this fall.
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Efforts to mislead voters are pervasive this year. These tips can help you spot them:

πŸ€” Exercise skepticism
πŸ“±Understand the misinformation landscape
πŸ•΅ Investigate what you're seeing
πŸ”Ž Pay extra attention to emotionally charged, divisive topics
Efforts to mislead voters are pervasive this year. These tips can help you spot them:

πŸ€” Exercise skepticism
πŸ“±Understand the misinformation landscape
 πŸ•΅ Investigate what you're seeing
πŸ”Ž Pay extra attention to emotionally charged, divisive topics
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With his positive test result, Poland's president has joined an unfortunate list of world leaders who've been stricken with the coronavirus β€” including Donald Trump, Boris Johnson and Jair Bolsonaro.
With his positive test result, Poland's president has joined an unfortunate list of world leaders who've been stricken with the coronavirus β€” including Donald Trump, Boris Johnson and Jair Bolsonaro.
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At least 18 people are dead β€” including school children β€” and more than 57 others wounded after a suicide attack outside an education center in a Kabul neighborhood with a large Shiite community, Afghan officials say.
At least 18 people are dead β€” including school children β€” and more than 57 others wounded after a suicide attack outside an education center in a Kabul neighborhood with a large Shiite community, Afghan officials say.
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Efforts to mislead voters are only expected to increase in the days ahead. That's why officials are warning voters to "remain diligent" β€” and encouraging them to get their information from trusted sources.

"An informed public is the best defense we have."
Efforts to mislead voters are only expected to increase in the days ahead. That's why officials are warning voters to "remain diligent" β€” and encouraging them to get their information from trusted sources.

"An informed public is the best defense we have."
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USPS says 100 million ballots have already been sent to or from voters. While there have been delays reported in several key states, experts say voting by mail has gone relatively smoothly so far.
USPS says 100 million ballots have already been sent to or from voters. While there have been delays reported in several key states, experts say voting by mail has gone relatively smoothly so far.
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The U.S. hit a record high number of confirmed daily coronavirus cases on Friday β€” recording more than 83,000.

Cases have been rising sharply in the country since mid-September.
The U.S. hit a record high number of confirmed daily coronavirus cases on Friday β€” recording more than 83,000.

Cases have been rising sharply in the country since mid-September.
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All the members of the Toronto-based ASD Band are on the autism spectrum. This month, they've been dropping new covers of songs each week in celebration of Canada's Autism Awareness Month.
All the members of the Toronto-based ASD Band are on the autism spectrum. This month, they've been dropping new covers of songs each week in celebration of Canada's Autism Awareness Month.
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A recent poll shows citizens in Taiwan prefer President Trump to win the U.S. election over Joe Biden. His administration's increasing coziness to the island β€” and actions against China β€” could be why.
A recent poll shows citizens in Taiwan prefer President Trump to win the U.S. election over Joe Biden. His administration's increasing coziness to the island β€” and actions against China β€” could be why.
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Bob Dylan songs have been performed over 130 times in Mountain Stage's 36-year history. Here are four great Dylan covers from the archives:
Bob Dylan songs have been performed over 130 times in Mountain Stage's 36-year history. Here are four great Dylan covers from the archives:
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Watch the hip-hop collective Spillage Village perform a special Tiny Desk remotely from Atlanta.
Watch the hip-hop collective Spillage Village perform a special Tiny Desk remotely from Atlanta.
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Is it safe to eat in an outdoor plastic dome? Is there a safe way to trick-or treat? Can you get infected through the ear canal?

We answered your latest virus-related questions.
Is it safe to eat in an outdoor plastic dome? Is there a safe way to trick-or treat? Can you get infected through the ear canal?

We answered your latest virus-related questions.
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Ever see a starfish gallop? They’re on the move in @KQED's new #DeepLook video‡️
Ever see a starfish gallop? They’re on the move in @KQED's new #DeepLook video‡️
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Fumito Ueda's moody video game, about a young hero wandering a landscape barren of everything except towering giants, originally came out in 2005 β€” but 15 years on, its loneliness speaks to gamers in 2020.
Fumito Ueda's moody video game, about a young hero wandering a landscape barren of everything except towering giants, originally came out in 2005 β€” but 15 years on, its loneliness speaks to gamers in 2020.
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In most of the country, election officials can start processing mail-in ballots in the weeks before Election Day. But in a handful of states, they can't begin processing them until the actual day of the election.

See what the rules are in your state ‡
In most of the country, election officials can start processing mail-in ballots in the weeks before Election Day. But in a handful of states, they can't begin processing them until the actual day of the election.

See what the rules are in your state ‡
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President Trump's ability to promise to extricate people in his orbit from criminal penalties meant authorities never could put sufficient pressure on them to compel them to truly reveal all they knew, argues former prosecutor Andrew Weissmann.
President Trump's ability to promise to extricate people in his orbit from criminal penalties meant authorities never could put sufficient pressure on them to compel them to truly reveal all they knew, argues former prosecutor Andrew Weissmann.
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The European Parliament voted to allow vegetarian meat alernatives to be referred to by meat-like terms, such as burger and steak, despite pushback from Europe's largest farmer's association.
The European Parliament voted to allow vegetarian meat alernatives to be referred to by meat-like terms, such as burger and steak, despite pushback from Europe's largest farmer's association.
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A panel of FDA advisers on Thursday generally supported the agency's approach to reviewing COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use β€” but raised concerns about its expedited regulatory path.
A panel of FDA advisers on Thursday generally supported the agency's approach to reviewing COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use β€” but raised concerns about its expedited regulatory path.
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A NASA spacecraft sent out to collect rocks from an asteriod is so jammed full that some material is drifting into space. A team has devised a way to seal the capsule to prevent further loss.
A NASA spacecraft sent out to collect rocks from an asteriod is so jammed full that some material is drifting into space. A team has devised a way to seal the capsule to prevent further loss.
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Joe Biden has made the pandemic a centerpiece of his message in the final days of the campaign while President Trump has tried to shift the conversation and defend his administration's response.
Joe Biden has made the pandemic a centerpiece of his message in the final days of the campaign while President Trump has tried to shift the conversation and defend his administration's response.
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Bob served nearly 6 years in prison. But his ex-girlfriend's parents never gave up on him β€” visiting often, helping after his release, and encouraging him to pursue law school.

Last year, Bob was sworn in as a lawyer by the same judge who sentenced him.
Bob served nearly 6 years in prison. But his ex-girlfriend's parents never gave up on him β€” visiting often, helping after his release, and encouraging him to pursue law school.

Last year, Bob was sworn in as a lawyer by the same judge who sentenced him.
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The virtual band Gorillaz is back with another inventive album this week, featuring a sprawling list of collaborators β€” from Beck and St. Vincent to Elton John and Schoolboy Q.

Here are our picks for the best new albums out this Friday ⬇
The virtual band Gorillaz is back with another inventive album this week, featuring a sprawling list of collaborators β€” from Beck and St. Vincent to Elton John and Schoolboy Q.

Here are our picks for the best new albums out this Friday ⬇