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Live updates: U.S. marks record number of coronavirus-related deaths; China warns about risk of new infections

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With debate unfolding over the full scope of the coronavirus pandemic, Australia’s chief doctor said the global death toll was probably five to 10 times higher than official figures indicated, and China warned of the risk of a resurgence in domestic cases.

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There have been more than 950,000 confirmed cases of covid-19. The virus has killed more than 48,000. Access to the following stories is free:
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While Kushner spoke Thursday with an air of authority, many critics cited his lack of medical experience and argued that he had no business addressing the public at a time when people’s lives are at stake.
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As the federal government sought relief for student loan borrowers, private lenders and debt buyers kept trying to collect -- and kept taking borrowers to court.
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Without federal leadership, states are handling the pandemic very differently. So what's a governor to do?
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The National Museum of the American Indian is embracing digital initiatives, and not just for the duration of this shutdown.
Americans embraced New York City after 9/11. Now? Not so much.
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There’s been bitter infighting over medical supplies and the economic response.
The case is the latest example of religion clashing with public health during the pandemic as people of faith have been asked to forgo traditional religious ceremonies and abandon places of worship
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Australian photographer Alana Holmberg shows small slivers of daily life in the time of the coronavirus.
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"We have not begun to hit the top of the curve here, and our government continues to fail us every step of the way."
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"It's not a toggle-on, toggle-off" situation, said one expert.
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From Steph Curry to Trevor Noah: Celebs boost Anthony Fauci’s coronavirus messaging
Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony S. Fauci has cast a non-traditional net when it comes to his covid-19 messaging.
From Steph Curry to Trevor Noah: Celebs boost Anthony Fauci’s coronavirus messaging
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3-D printing face shields for hospitals in need
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