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The loosened guidance should make it easier to reopen schools and workplaces. Mask requirements are still in place for public transport and health care settings.
George Floyd’s death sparked sustained protests in Minneapolis, across the United States and around the world. It also set off a national reckoning on police violence and systemic racism.
The group that suffered the largest drop in life expectancy was Black males — a decline of 3 years. Hispanic males also saw a large decrease, with a decline of 2.4 years.
“This is a national emergency. Four hundred thousand people have died. Everything is on the table across the whole supply chain,” said Jeffrey Zients, the White House COVID-19 response coordinator.
The head of the World Health Organization has called the island nation “a global exemplar” for its success in controlling the virus.
The weather’s warming up and public spaces are starting to reopen. How do you decide what’s safe to do? We have guidance to help you compare and evaluate the risks.
When LSU quarterback Joe Burrow won the Heisman Trophy on Saturday, he used his acceptance speech not only to thank his teammates, his family and his coach — but also to highlight the struggles of people in his small hometown in Ohio. “Coming from Southeast Ohio, it’s a very impoverished area,” Burrow said, in an… Read More
Federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York announced two counts against Epstein. He is charged with one count of sex trafficking conspiracy and one count of sex trafficking.
The IRS says it is reviewing concerns about its Free File program after ProPublica reporting found that tax-prep companies made it difficult to find the program.
A letter from the Department of Justice announced the shift, in support of a district court judge’s ruling that the law is unconstitutional. The case will likely end up in the Supreme Court.
There are outbreaks in rich countries and poor countries, from the United States to Madagascar. And the World Health Organization says vaccine hesitancy is a top 10 threat to global health.
Officials have been “thinking a lot about voter access and democracy,” says City Manager Eric Wobser, “and so we thought it was a really natural switch.”
The FAA said it was mitigating staff shortages by rerouting traffic and adding workers. The White House said it was monitoring the delays, which also affected airports in Philadelphia and Newark, N.J.
The decision is a major victory for state employees, as well as for state Attorney General Andy Beshear as he runs to unseat Gov. Matt Bevin, who championed the controversial law.
When fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 50 to 100 times more powerful than morphine, infiltrated the drug supply in the U.S. it had an immediate, dramatic effect on the overdose rate.
The sword is about 33 inches long and “exceptionally well-preserved.” The 1,500-year-old artifact even has a sheath made of wood and leather.
Greenhouse gas concentrations reached a record high. Global sea level was the highest on record, too. NOAA’s State of the Climate report points to the urgency of addressing climate change.
The soccer tournament kicks off in Moscow on Thursday. From new stars to controversial stadiums, here’s our guide on what to follow.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai succeeded in repealing the 2015 rules for internet service providers. But some states have already acted to keep net neutrality alive on their turf.
Pedestrian deaths have spiked in the U.S. since 2010. SUVs have surged in popularity, but their design can be especially deadly for those on foot.
Facebook has become ubiquitous in the last 14 years, but it may not dominate forever. Some technologists are already designing the next social networks — and they look a lot different.
Dramatic photos show thousands of the cars awaiting their fate. Volkswagen says it has paid more than $7.4 billion to buy back diesel cars in the U.S.
The weapons include cruise missiles, nuclear-powered underwater drones and a new hypersonic missile. Putin warned that any use of nuclear weapons against Russia or its allies would trigger a response.
After clearing the rest of the board, the last category was “Talkin’ Football.” It soon became evident why the contestants had avoided it.
Interior Department Sec. Ryan Zinke announced the promotion of Paul Daniel Smith, who was reprimanded in 2006 for inappropriately using his position on behalf of Dan Snyder, who wanted a better view.