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Live updates: U.S. government engineering new coronavirus strain for ‘Plan D’ vaccine experiment

Hard weeks are ahead of millions of Americans as the Senate adjourns for the rest of August without making any progress toward a new coronavirus relief deal. While the recession has effectively ended for the wealthy, fewer than half the jobs lost this spring have returned for those making under $20 an hour.
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The example of the Northeast this spring provided clear lessons on preventing nursing home infection, but the Sun Belt has been slow to pick up on them.
The discussions with states offer some of the first details of the federal government’s plans at a time when information shared by the administration has been limited and often confusing.
County officials are awaiting further details from the state and meanwhile decided to close all county-run testing sites.
From isolated villas to private jets, the wealthy have found ways to travel during a pandemic. But for backpackers and hostel enthusiasts, it’s not as simple.
Old-school firms answered Boris Johnson’s “call to arms” with 13,437 devices. Just one was used, but they’re on standby in case of a second coronavirus wave.
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The abrupt announcement of emergency isolation measures, prompted by a surge of coronavirus cases in France, had many scrambling.
Some college towns expect losses to measures in the tens of millions of dollars, crippling businesses already struggling through the pandemic.
Struggling to keep businesses afloat and find work, a group tracked by The Post for months reflects the country’s stark reality.
Families preparing for a virtual school year powered sales of laptops, webcams, headphones and other electronics by 23 percent.
We wanted a summer vacation. We had to detour to 1980s Latvia first.
Can you win a legitimate sports title during a pandemic? We’re about to find out.
I refuse to act like a prop, making people feel safe while actually endangering their health.
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The Post’s national arts reporter is hosting “Stuck With Geoff,” with whoever will take his calls.
Though cruising has been ordered to a halt in the United States, several major cruise liners are now trying to restart their business in Europe.
The news of his absentee ballot comes after months of repeated attacks and unsubstantiated accusations against mail-in voting.
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