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Live updates: U.S. averages more than 70,000 new coronavirus cases a day over a week, shattering records

(Brian Monroe)
(Brian Monroe)
More than 8.7 million cases have been reported nationwide since February, and at least 226,000 people have died of covid-19.
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Teachers already flexing power in debates about schools reopening.
LeBron James said on Twitter that he knows it's not feasible for Los Angeles to celebrate its NBA and World Series championships during a spike in coronavirus cases. But it didn't stop him from making a plea.
One of the world’s longest novel coronavirus lockdowns wound down Wednesday morning
Third baseman Justin Turner was pulled during the eighth inning of Game 6 after the Dodgers were notified of his positive coronavirus test, but after the game he returned to the field to celebrate, pulling down his mask to pose for team photos.
Chief Executive Barry Biffle said low fares and a focus on leisure travel leave the airline well positioned to survive.
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Oliva Troye’s account is one of several in a new, three-part Washington Post documentary about the government’s pandemic response — both under President Trump and his predecessors.
Jessica and Jayla Hill were charged with first-degree attempted murder and are being held without bail.
More than 62,000 new infections were reported nationwide on Monday, bringing the total since February to at least 8,667,000.
Hubbard, 72, is one of many longtime poll workers determined to show up for this pandemic-altered election.
The resistance has grown larger thanks to presidential candidates with starkly different views about masks, as well as the pandemic.
Medicare moved Tuesday to terminate the Andbe Home from its program after at least 10 deaths, cutting it off from federal dollars and imposing thousands of dollars in fines.
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The study, by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, emphasizes the importance of masks in stopping spread of the coronavirus.
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The case is causing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus across the Atlantic as governments in Europe and North America struggle to counter a new outbreak.
The Maryland governor said the pandemic will probably get worse before it gets better.
Congress fails to deliver even as economic, health care conditions worsen amid pandemic’s continued toll.
Jacob and Doris Bender were both in their 80s when they succumbed to covid-19.
The rolling seven-day average for new coronavirus infections in the United States surpassed 69,000 on Sunday, an all-time high.
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