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This Republican Senator Criticized Trump for Withdrawing From the World Health Organization Amid a Pandemic

“Withdrawing U.S. membership could, among other things, interfere with clinical trials that are essential to the development of vaccines,” said Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee.

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Where Is It Actually Safe to Go? We Asked 6 Medical Experts.

As more businesses and public spaces reopen and Americans feel increasing social isolation, many are wondering which activities might be safe to resume.

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N.C. Is Taking It Slow on Reopening. Here’s How That Compares to Its Neighbors.

Gov. Cooper ordered the state move to Phase 2 of reopening Friday. But questions remain about the virus’ spread.

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POLL: Black Americans Are 3 Times as Likely as Whites to Know Someone Who Died from COVID-19

As the U.S. death toll approaches 100,000 and confirmed cases of COVID-19 top 1.5 million in the country, there has been no national moment of mourning.

FILE - This Tuesday, April 7, 2020 file photo shows a bottle of hydroxychloroquine tablets in Texas City, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Hydroxychloroquine Dramatically Increases Risk of Death in COVID-19 Patients, Study Finds

“Our large-scale, international, real-world analysis supports the absence of a clinical benefit of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine and points to potential harm in hospitalised patients with COVID-19,” the study reads.

President Donald Trump speaks after a tour of Owens & Minor Inc., a medical supply company, Thursday, May 14, 2020, in Allentown, Pa. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Top Scientists Issue Urgent Warning About Need to Replenish National Stockpile to Fight Coronavirus

If the national stockpile is not replenished by September, the scientists warned that the U.S. stands to repeat the “extraordinary shortage of supplies” experienced in March and April.

FILE - In this April 26, 1989 file photo, Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe in the 1973 court case, left, and her attorney Gloria Allred hold hands as they leave the Supreme Court building in Washington after sitting in while the court listened to arguments in a Missouri abortion case. Three years after her death of heart failure at age 69, the woman better known as “Jane Roe” is making headlines again. In a documentary being released Friday, Norma McCorvey tells the audience that her support for the anti-abortion cause was an act all along. The documentary “AKA Jane Roe” premieres Friday on FX.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade: I Was Paid to Turn Against a Woman’s Right to Choose

In a documentary being released Friday, Norma McCorvey, aka Jane Roe, says she was paid to speak out against abortion.