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WATCH: For Many Americans, Health Coverage is Tied to a Job — and Now They Have Neither

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — Consequences of the unemployment driven by the novel coronavirus pandemic will reverberate through the U.S. economy for months, if not years. One result: as millions of Americans lose their jobs, they are also losing their health care coverage — and for many, there aren’t affordable insurance alternatives available. NewsHour’s Paul Solman reports… Read More

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WATCH: Why Your Dreams May Have Been More Vivid During the Outbreak

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — Deirdre Barrett is a Harvard University professor and an expert on dreaming who has studied the science of dreams for three decades. And with societal anxieties heightened by the global pandemic, she is now collecting accounts of COVID-19 dreams with the hopes of learning how they are influenced by big events. NewsHour… Read More

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WATCH: The Challenge of Distance Learning for Parents of Children with Special Needs

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — Roughly 14 percent of students enrolled in U.S. public schools receive special education services. As families across the nation grapple with home learning, what are the particular challenges the parents of these children face? NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff reports and talks to Selene Almazan of the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates,… Read More

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WATCH: What Businesses and Consumers Think About States Moves to Reopen

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Weeks into the social distancing driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, some states are beginning to lift restrictions — while others are extending them. How do business owners and customers feel about the decision to reopen? NewsHour’s John Yang talks to Bill Nigut of Georgia Public Broadcasting and Anna Rau of Montana PBS about what they… Read More

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WATCH: School Closures Leave Homeless Students Even More Vulnerable

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There are more than 1.5 million homeless public school students in the United States. But with many of those young people relying on school for safety, stability and food, the mass closures of school buildings all over the country due to the coronavirus have left them even more vulnerable than before. NewsHour Weekend’s Zachary Green… Read More

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WATCH: A Psychiatrist’s Advice for Pandemic Mental Health

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging Americans physically, financially and emotionally. With the dramatic and abrupt life changes the outbreak has caused, what can we do to prioritize our mental health? Dr. Sue Varma, clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at New York University, joins Amna Nawaz to answer viewer questions about sleep, anxiety,… Read More

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WATCH: What the New Normal is Like for one West Virginia Family

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Last week, NewsHour Weekend’s Christopher Booker shared a portrait of what the new normal looks like for his family, and NewsHour asked viewers to share with us what their new normal looks like during the outbreak. In the coming weeks, they’ll highlight some of those experiences. PBSToday, a father and son from West Virginia are… Read More

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WATCH: Is There Help for Farmers Impacted by the Coronavirus?

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Most farmers should be able to take out loans as a result of the relief bill, either through Economic Injury Disaster Loan program or the Paycheck Protection Program, which is meant to cover payroll for the short-term for small businesses. PBS NewsHour’s Lisa Desjardins and Dan Bush answered this question and others about the coronavirus… Read More

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WATCH: How Missed Rent Payments Spark a ‘Cascade’ of Financial Hardship

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Many Americans affected by the coronavirus pandemic are struggling to pay their rent when they have lost income and haven’t yet been able to secure unemployment money. Missed rent, in turn, adds up to landlords who can’t pay their mortgages or property tax. And then cities and states will struggle to provide the basic services… Read More

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WATCH: Celebrity Chef Jose Andres on Why Food is a National Security Issue

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Restaurateur and chef Jose Andres is well known for his efforts to feed people in disaster areas across the globe. Now, his World Central Kitchen has a new challenge: supporting Americans suffering hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic. It has already served a million meals and hopes to expand even beyond the 100,000 people it… Read More

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WATCH: Sherrod Brown on the Influence of Bernie Sanders’ Presidential Campaign

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (PBS NewsHour) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders suspended his campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Wednesday after enduring a series of disappointing results in state primary elections. But many of the positions on which Sanders campaigned still resonate with the liberal wing of the party. PBS NewsHour’s Lisa Desjardins reports, and… Read More

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WATCH: What’s it Like to be Pregnant Amid a Pandemic? New and Prospective Mothers Share Stories

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Across the U.S., expectant parents and those who have recently given birth are confronting an unanticipated layer of stress due to coronavirus. Health care providers have had to rethink how best to offer prenatal care at a time people are being told to stay home. And some hospitals have barred visitors — including partners —… Read More

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WATCH: What You Need to Know About the 2020 Census

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This week, the United States Census Department rolls out their 2020 census nationwide, aiming to count everyone living in the country and the U.S. territories. The findings will determine how federal dollars are distributed. Hansi Lo Wang, a national correspondent for NPR, has been reporting on the 2020 census and joins PBS NewsHour’s Hari Sreenivasan… Read More

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WATCH: How the IMF is Trying to Reduce the Economic Fallout of Novel Coronavirus

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Restrictions intended to control the global outbreak of novel coronavirus continue to increase. In many countries, schools are closed, travelers face quarantine and business has ground to a halt. PBS NewsHour’s William Brangham reports and Judy Woodruff talks to Kristalina Georgieva, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, about how it is attempting to offset… Read More

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WATCH: Why it Was so Difficult for HHS to Reunite Separated Migrant Families

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A new watchdog report reveals troubling details about how the U.S. government handled the separation of migrant families as a result of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy. The litany of failures includes communication breakdown, lack of planning and insufficient care. PBS NewsHour’s Lisa Desjardins talks to Ann Maxwell, assistant inspector general of the Department… Read More

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WATCH: NASA Reveals Name of Next Mars Rover

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NASA announced the name of its latest Mars rover, which could begin its mission as early as this summer. The agency opened up the name selection process to students around the country, whittling down 28,000 entries to nine finalists: Clarity, Courage, Endurance, Fortitude, Ingenuity, Promise, Perseverance, Tenacity and Vision. Watch the video to see which… Read More