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Free coronavirus testing sites pop up as protests continue

(John Minchillo/AP)
(John Minchillo/AP)
In a briefing Friday, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said he wants every New Yorker to get a free test for the novel coronavirus causing covid-19.

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There have been more than 6.6 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus worldwide. The virus has killed more than 390,000. Access to the following stories is free:
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Chairs were shoved together in the Rose Garden for a better camera shot as the president took a victory lap on economy.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics said the unemployment rate would likely be 16.3 percent, not 13.3 percent, if not for the misclassification of a large number of workers as 'absent' from work instead of temporarily laid off.
The president has been the driving force behind the shift — declining to wear a mask, dismissing the threat of a second wave and pushing governors to reopen their economies right away.
Caseloads climb in South, Midwest and far West, according to FEMA and other virus trackers.
The Florida doctor and his partner had taken steps to protect against the novel coronavirus, his family said. But as of early March, before many states had shut down, they weren’t sure what those should involve.
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Officer Keith Williams, the force’s first known to succumb to covid-19, served as a school resource officer.
Anger, grief over toll of covid-19 and police violence spill out at Baltimore teen’s memorial service.
Kevin Leiva, 24, worked in New Jersey, where the coronavirus also claimed one of his colleagues.
The Saturday before Easter, he collapsed and his wife called 911, and he was put on a ventilator in intensive care. The hospital staff, many of whom knew him, fought to keep him alive.
If you join the outcry against racism, there are ways to lessen the risk of covid-19.
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Families feel shame and despair as economic distress leaves them little other way of making ends meet.
To measure how people respond to masks, an Italian researcher created the world’s first “social distancing belt:” a $30 contraption that looked like a grey handbag but measured the proximity of oncoming objects, or, in this case, people.
Well beyond a billion students were sent home from schools as the novel coronavirus spread around the world.
Oil-rich Khuzestan, which has at times balked at central government control, is hit hard.
What you need to know about Virginia’s plan to reopen as coronavirus restrictions start to be lifted.
Visitors are again welcome on the grounds of the Potomac museum, but bring your mask and don’t touch.
As accommodations begin to reopen, new procedures mean a learning curve for guests and hosts alike.
Two tree surgeons say they have the perfect job for the coronavirus era.
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In Venice, hopes for another rebirth after the coronavirus outbreak
Businesses and residents of Venice were hoping to bounce back after historic flooding, but then came the coronavirus outbreak. What does the future hold now?
In Venice, hopes for another rebirth after the coronavirus outbreak
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The surreal experience of flying during the pandemic
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Fauci's testimony warning against reopening too soon, in less than 3 minutes
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Coronavirus anxiety is real. 'The Office's' Rainn Wilson has some breathing tips.
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