Virus infecting, killing black Americans at alarmingly high rate, Post analysis shows

A Washington Post analysis shows that counties that are majority-black have three times the number of infections and almost six times the number of deaths as counties where white residents are in the majority.

Democrats seek big spending hikes for hospitals, local aid, food stamps as talks intensify

The demands came after the treasury secretary called on Congress to swiftly approve $250 billion to supplement a small business loan program overwhelmed by demand and implementation issues.
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Flushing out the true cause of the global toilet paper shortage

Toilet paper — or rather, the lack of it — turns out to reveal a great deal about who we are and how we behave in a crisis.

Answers to your questions on homemade face masks: What material should I use? What if I can’t sew? When can I take it off?

A homemade face covering offers some protection while also helping prevent the wearer from unknowingly spreading the virus to others.

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Wisconsin is the worst-case scenario for voting in a pandemic

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President Trump is counting on his new chief of staff to sharpen his team’s political messaging as much of the administration is consumed by the coronavirus pandemic.
The chaos underscored the challenges facing election officials a day after Gov. Tony Evers (D) sought to suspend in-person voting — an order quickly reversed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
The series takes some departures from its source material, Deborah Feldman’s 2012 memoir of the same name, about fleeing an ultrareligious Jewish sect.
Pop TV’s “Schitt’s Creek,” the most escapist of escapist TV, ended for good on Tuesday night.
John Prine
1946-2020

Grammy-winning bard of ‘broken hearts and dirty windows’ dies at 73 of coronavirus

Mr. Prine was an enormous influence on younger singer-songwriters.
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‘Walden’ may be the most famous act of social distancing. It’s also a lesson on the importance of community.

Henry David Thoreau’s most famous book is more than a guide to nature. It’s a memoir of grieving.
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Read between the lines of Tom Brady’s Players’ Tribune essay: He’s unhappy with Bill Belichick

While delving into his thinking behind leaving the Patriots for the Buccaneers, Brady only mentions in an offhand, less-than-complimentary way the coach who helped him win six Super Bowls in New England.
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