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New Coronavirus Safety Measures Pose Challenges For The Deaf And Hard-Of-Hearing

Sisters Brianne (left) and Kerry Burger are having to work through how to communicate with people wearing masks. Courtesy of Brianne Burger hide caption toggle…

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Scram Big Banks: Small Lenders Take Over SBA Lending Program (For A Night)

Jovita Carranza, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin attend a Paycheck Protection Program event at the White House on…

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Why The U.S. Government Stopped Funding A Research Project On Bats And Coronaviruses

This Bornean horseshoe bat and other bat species can harbor coronaviruses. The nonprofit group EcoHealth Alliance had U.S. government funding for an ongoing research project…

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Internal ICE Reviews Of Two Immigrant Deaths Stoke Fears About COVID-19 Care

Inmates are seen at the Hudson County Correctional Center in Kearny, N.J. in 2015. Eduardo Munoz/Reuters hide caption toggle caption Eduardo Munoz/Reuters Inmates are seen…

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Don’t Skip Your Child’s Well Check: Delays In Vaccines Could Add Up To Big Problems

Doctors are urging parents to keep all their child’s vaccinations up to date — now, more than ever. Karl Tapales/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption…

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Navy Seeks ‘Deeper Review’ In Probe Of Pandemic-Struck Warship Captain’s Firing

The acting secretary of the Navy is seeking a more thorough review of “decisions of the chain of command surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak aboard the…

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Michigan Rep. Justin Amash Takes Step Toward Libertarian Presidential Bid

Rep. Justin Amash, seen here on Capitol Hill in June, says he is launching an exploratory committee for the Libertarian Party’s 2020 presidential nomination. J….

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Italy Considers Permits For Undocumented Migrants To Fill A Big Farmworker Gap

A Senegalese migrant collects oranges on the plain of Rosarno and San Ferdinando in Calabria, Italy, on Feb. 6. The lockdown countries imposed to stop…

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson And Fiancée Carrie Symonds Announce Birth Of Son

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his partner, Carrie Symonds, shown here in March, announced Wednesday that she gave birth to a “healthy baby boy…

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Irrfan Khan Dies; Indian Actor Appeared In Crossover Hit ‘Slumdog Millionaire’

Actor Irrfan Khan has died at age 54, after an acclaimed film career in India and on the international stage. He’s seen here in 2018,…

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