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Policing mental health crises

What can go wrong when police are the ones responding to mental health crises. And grieving virtually during the pandemic.
  • Dec 11, 2020

An animated story about loss in a year of Zoom funerals

Last February, Nancy Chouinard took her father out to dinner. Two months later the world had changed, and her dad, Norman Ginstling, died alone in a hospital.
  • Dec 10, 2020

Together Alone at the Zoom Funeral

Last February, Nancy Chouinard took her father out to dinner. Two months later, the world had changed.
  • Dec 10, 2020

Coronavirus pandemic hits a grim new milestone: 1 million dead

From the first wave in February in China through New York City’s April catastrophe and on to India’s current surge, the coronavirus has unleashed a worldwide suffering with no evident exit.
  • Sep 28, 2020

A teenager was drowning. 911 sent help to the wrong place.

Fitz Thomas went missing while swimming with friends in a creek off the Potomac River. Call recordings reveal a rescue mission beset by confusion.
  • Aug 21, 2020

Four reasons to download COVIDWISE, America’s first coronavirus exposure app

COVIDWISE uses Bluetooth signals to determine if you might have come into contact with a person who tests positive for the novel coronavirus.
  • Aug 17, 2020

Queer fans decode the Easter eggs in Taylor Swift's 'Folklore' and beyond

Following the release of “Folklore,” queer Taylor Swift fans are convinced — if they weren’t already — that the singer is part of the LGBT community.
  • Aug 5, 2020

Amazon Echo Frames are the Alexa-powered eyewear nobody asked for

Amazon's launched its $180 DayOne device, Amazon Echo Frames which let users take its Alexa smart assistant everywhere they would take a pair of eyeglasses.
  • Aug 4, 2020

The FDA eased its ban on blood donations from gay men amid covid-19. Some say it's still not enough.

Gay and bisexual men still face barriers when donating blood, despite the FDA easing guidelines from a 12-month period of abstinence down to three-months.
  • Jun 23, 2020

What we know about Tara Reade's allegations against Joe Biden

Tara Reade has alleged that former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden sexually assaulted her in the 1990s.
  • May 1, 2020