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Experts dispute reports that the coronavirus is becoming less lethal

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Tatiana, who immigrated from Colombia, lives with her boyfriend in Asbury Park, N.J. (Bryan Anselm for The Post)

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Hurricane Dorian spinning over the northern Bahamas on Sept. 1. (Colorado State University)

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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 booster provided a smoother initial liftoff than the astronauts recalled of their shuttle launches. (Jonathan Newton/The Post)

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Police at a shop in Georgetown on Monday. (Amanda Voisard for The Post)

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Director Spike Lee. (Andre Chung for The Post)

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The Hotel at Avalon (HEI Hotels/Washington Post illustration)

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