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INSIGHT: WDSE Promo on Duluth Nonprofits

In this collaboration with WDSE in Duluth, host Mark Oppenheim interviews nonprofit leaders from  Northeastern Minnesota ...
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Unemployed in New Orleans Find Careers in Community Health

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Service workers in New Orleans who were laid off because of the ...
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US Medical Supply Chains Failed, and COVID Deaths Followed

Nurse Sandra Oldfield's patient didn't have the usual symptoms of COVID-19 -- yet. But then he ...
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Some Orthodox Jews Bristle at NYC’s Response to Virus Surge

A decade-long global effort to save Earth's disappearing species and declining ecosystems has mostly stumbled, with ...
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How Long Could I Be Contagious Before a Positive Virus Test?

How long could I be contagious before a positive virus test? ...
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Push to Bring Coronavirus Vaccines to the Poor Faces Trouble

LONDON (AP) — An ambitious humanitarian project to deliver coronavirus vaccines to the world's poorest people ...
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Can the Coronavirus Travel More Than 6 Feet in The Air?

Can the coronavirus travel more than 6 feet in the air? ...
Courtney Normand, director of the Planned Parenthood-affiliated political group Safe & Healthy Youth Washington

Sex Ed Mandate Sparks Bitter Washington State Ballot Fight

SEATTLE (AP) — Democrats in the Washington state Legislature thought they had passed a routine sex ...
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Little Rock Teachers Won’t Show Up for In-Person Classes

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock teachers won't show up for in-person classes due to ...
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Leaders to UN: If Virus Doesn’t Kill Us, Climate Change Will

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In a year of cataclysm, some world leaders at this week's annual United ...
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On Guns, Abortion, High Court Could Become More Conservative

WASHINGTON (AP) — If Congress confirms President Donald Trump's nominee to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, ...
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US Colleges Struggle to Salvage Semester Amid Outbreaks

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Colleges across the country are struggling to salvage the fall semester amid ...
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Tiny Airborne Particles May Pose a Big Coronavirus Problem

NEW YORK (AP) — At a University of Maryland lab, people infected with the new coronavirus ...
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Virus Cases Rise in US Heartland, Home to Anti-Mask Feelings

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — It began with devastation in the New York City area, followed by ...
Peter Antonacci, Broward County Supervisor of Elections

Trump’s Coronavirus Remarks Weigh on Minds of Senior Voters

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump's remarks at a campaign event in Ohio this ...
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US Parents Delaying Preschool and Kindergarten Amid Pandemic

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Claire Reagan was feeling overwhelmed as her oldest child's first day of ...
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S Carolina Teachers Stay Home to Advocate for Pay, Safety

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Some South Carolina teachers took a personal day Wednesday to fight for ...
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200,000 Dead as Trump Vilifies Science, Prioritizes Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — "I did the best I could," President Donald Trump said ...
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As US Struggles, Africa’s COVID-19 Response is Praised

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — At a lecture to peers this month, John Nkengasong showed images that once ...
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Push is Underway to Test COVID-19 Vaccines in Diverse Groups

TAKOMA PARK, Md. (AP) — In front of baskets of tomatoes and peppers, near a sizzling ...
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Preview: BREATHE California of Los Angeles – Marc Carrel

Marc Carrel, President & CEO of BREATHE California LA, discusses bringing greater awareness of lung health ...
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Infection Rates Soar in College Towns as Students Return

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Just two weeks after students started returning to Ball State University last ...
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What Are the Rules on Masks in Schools?

What are the rules on masks in schools? ...
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Virus America, Six Months in: Disarray, Dismay, Disconnect

For years, Erin Whitehead has been a committed fan of the crisis-fueled medical drama "Grey's Anatomy." ...
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Antarctica is Still Free of COVID-19. Can it Stay That Way?

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — At this very moment a vast world exists that's free of the coronavirus, ...
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Study: Kids Infected at Day Care Spread Coronavirus at Home

NEW YORK (AP) — Children who caught the coronavirus at day cares and a day camp ...
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What Should I Look For in a Hand Sanitizer?

What should I look for in a hand sanitizer? ...
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Bold Hopes for Virus Antibody Tests Still Unfulfilled

WASHINGTON (AP) — At the height of the coronavirus lockdown, President Donald Trump and his top ...
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Navajo Woman Who Survived COVID-19 Finds Joy in Simple Steps

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An ambulance whisked Carol Todecheene from her house in late March as ...
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Refugee Families Face Unique Struggles with Online School

PHOENIX (AP) — Samuel Lavi knew he'd have to find unique ways to stay connected to ...
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany

White House Faces Skepticism Over Prospects for a Vaccine

Could the U.S. really see a coronavirus vaccine before Election Day? ...
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Depression, Anxiety Spike Amid Outbreak and Turbulent Times

Mental health therapists' caseloads are bulging. Waiting lists for appointments are growing. And anxiety and depression ...
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NYC Delays Start of School Year to Do More Virus Safety Prep

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City postponed students' return to classrooms by more than a ...
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Virus Could End Snow Days; Flu Shot Mandate Prompts Protest

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — Some Vermont educators are wondering if remote learning could mean the end ...
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Fad or Future? Telehealth Expansion Eyed Beyond Pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — Telehealth is a bit of American ingenuity that seems to have paid off ...
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California Devotes $30 Million to Aid Parolees in Pandemic

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has launched a $30 million program to provide thousands of parolees ...
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Dozen New COVID-19 Cases Found in UConn Residence Hall

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut reported a new cluster of COVID-19 cases ...
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Face Masks Amid The Art: New York City’s Museums to Reopen

NEW YORK (AP) — When the iconic T. Rex at the American Museum of Natural History ...
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New Virus Cases Decline in the US and Experts Credit Masks

NEW YORK (AP) — The number of Americans newly diagnosed with the coronavirus is falling — ...
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How Starving Public Health Fueled a COVID Fire in Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — On a sweltering July morning, Rose Wilson struggled to breathe as she ...