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QAnon Proselytization

Evangelicals are looking for answers online. They’re finding QAnon instead. How the growing pro-Trump movement is preying on churchgoers to spread its conspiracy theories.by Abby Ohlheiser August 26, 2020 The first family to quit Pastor…

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Good Intentions Gone Bad. Very Bad.

The virus didn’t stop a Washington socialite from throwing a backyard soiree. Then the tests came back positive. July 1, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. EDT This is A Cautionary Tale featuring well-intentioned people making poor…


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85 Days of Quarantine

June 28, 2020 https://static01.nyt.com/images/2020/06/27/world/00argentina-sailor-top/merlin_173673411_08c851ab-0786-4096-bc42-811130aab5a7-superJumbo.jpg?quality=90&auto=webp BUENOS AIRES — Days after Argentina canceled all international passenger flights to shield the country from the new coronavirus, Juan Manuel Ballestero began his journey home the only way possible: He…


The Surge of Youth

CHICAGO — Younger people are making up a growing percentage of new coronavirus cases in cities and states where the virus is now surging, a trend that has alarmed public health officials and prompted renewed…


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A Matter of Character

Sooner or later, there will be tests. Temperature checks at every school, store and workplace; nasal swabs; antibody tests; virus-detecting dogs; new tests we haven’t invented yet — and then one more test, the most…


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What it Takes to Survive C-19

Europe’s Battle-Hardened Nations Show Resilience in Virus Fight By Matina Stevis-Gridneff May 10, 2020 BRUSSELS — As the coronavirus has hopscotched the world, a paradox has emerged: Rich nations are not necessarily better at fighting…


OOC & Misguided

The armed bouncer appeared friendly, welcoming a local reporter inside C&C Coffee and Kitchen in Castle Rock, Colo., to take video footage of the remarkable scene unfolding inside. In the restaurant on Sunday morning, in…


Myth-busting “Reopening”

Leana S. Wen is an emergency physician and visiting professor at George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. Previously, she served as Baltimore’s health commissioner. Most states are reopening to some degree this…


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No Zoroes Allowed

Mere hours after Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary tested positive for COVID-19, he was set to meet with a group of food industry executives who had gathered for a roundtable discussion in West Des…