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Coronavirus live updates: More than 85,000 covid patients hospitalized nationwide, shattering more records

While some of the hardest-hit states are beginning to report fewer new infections, Thanksgiving travel and gatherings could reverse that trend.

Formerly homeless, this man is giving away 2,500 Thanksgiving meals this year

“Unless you’ve been hungry, you can’t imagine how I felt,” said Rob Adams, who started Thanksgiving's Heroes. “I told myself, ‘Someday, if I have money, I’m going to do this for somebody else.’ ”
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A 70-year-old came out of retirement to teach nursing. She died of complications from covid-19 after a student exposed her.

"She wanted to do something that would make a difference,” her daughter, Selene Meda-Schlamel, told The Washington Post.
The West has been quickly overwhelmed by the coronavirus, forcing a new round of shutdown orders.
Ingraham’s acceptance of Biden’s victory was the most unambiguous yet from an opinion host on Fox News.
He won in 1989 amid hopes that he would stanch racial conflict, only to lose the office four years later as ethnic tensions continued.
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The numbers of coronavirus patients in intensive care units and on ventilators show that the most serious cases are climbing at a dangerous clip.
Richard Wilbanks, 74, has said his hands were "chewed up" after the incident.
University president Ruth Simmons explains how the education sector hasn’t done enough to teach Americans about the causes of systemic racism.
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Writer Nathan McCall on the racism he has faced in everyday life, from the streets to elite institutions.
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One family in Texas gathered for an impromptu and belated birthday lunch. Less than a week later, 15 family members had tested positive for the coronavirus. Now, the family is publicly sharing their story in a video campaign hoping to deter those who still plan to gather for the holidays.
Technically, I live with my cats and fish, but Anthony S. Fauci lives in my head. (I know I’m not the only one.)
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Trump’s tweets, which included another false claim that he “won” the election, were quickly flagged by Twitter with disclaimers.
A survey of 223 police agencies, including every big city, shows a stunning rise in killings and shootings, and police say the pandemic has damaged their ability to fight crime.
More than a quarter-million people in the United States have died of covid-19, surpassing even the White House’s worst predictions from the spring. More than 11.7 million cases have been reported nationwide.
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