New CDC guidance is a policy reversal

The latest recommendations make clear the general public should not wear medical masks, including surgical and N95 masks. One option is cloth coverings made at home.

Slow federal response, liability fears led to mask crunch

A sluggish initial response by the Trump administration and an ongoing debate about legal protection for manufacturers contributed to a critical shortage.
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The right way to clean and sanitize the various surfaces in your home

By this point in the coronavirus pandemic, most of us know how to properly wash our hands, but we may be less clear about how to sanitize the various surfaces in our home.

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The new schedule means the Democratic gathering will be held one week before the Republican convention in North Carolina, rather than in July.
A letter sent to the U.S. Senate candidate from Alabama took issue with the former attorney general for referring to his strong support for his former boss.
After the coronavirus contagion brought an end to many of the rituals of everyday life, many of them reappeared on the video-call service. But with the company’s growth has come an uproar over security, privacy and harassment concerns.
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The contract does not mention President Trump but mirrors past agreements involving agents protecting him on golf outings.
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One Florida restaurant group is doing what it must to save the family business. It may not be enough.

As the coronavirus upends daily life, restaurateurs around the country are cutting everything but the essentials.
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