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Social Distancing Study, Coronavirus Plateaus In Some Cities, Syrian War Crimes Trial

A Columbia University analysis estimates that tens of thousands of U.S. deaths could have been prevented with earlier lockdowns. Also, new coronavirus data shows declines in new cases of the virus, hospitalizations and deaths across all but a few areas of the United States. So what about the cities where cases have merely plateaued? And, Syrian officials who fled the nation's civil war are on trial in Germany, charged with war crimes.

Social Distancing Study, Coronavirus Plateaus In Some Cities, Syrian War Crimes Trial

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Measuring An Economic Rebound, Air Pollution During Pandemic, Cyclone Amphan

How quickly can the U.S. economy rebound from the coronavirus shutdown? And, with traffic dramatically down in recent months, the U.S. is in the middle of an accidental experiment showing what happens to air pollution when millions of people stop driving. Also, a massive cyclone in the Bay of Bengal poses deadly risks in a vulnerable part of the world.

Measuring An Economic Rebound, Air Pollution During Pandemic, Cyclone Amphan

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U.S. Criticizes WHO, Trump And Hydroxychloroquine, Senate Hearing On Coronavirus Aid

President Trump and his health secretary say the World Health Organization failed in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic and threatened to permanently end U.S. funding. Also, the president says he has been taking hydroxychloroquine and zinc to protect against the coronavirus. And, a Senate committee will question Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell about the first wave of coronavirus aid.

U.S. Criticizes WHO, Trump And Hydroxychloroquine, Senate Hearing On Coronavirus Aid

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WHO Annual Meeting, Automakers Back To Work, Florida Re-Opens Businesses

The World Health Organization annual oversight meeting kicks off today amid the coronavirus pandemic that has swept the globe. Also, some of the biggest automakers are starting up their assembly lines again. What safety measures are they taking? And, Florida's two biggest counties are re-opening non-essential businesses even as the state is seeing new coronavirus cases trending up.

WHO Annual Meeting, Automakers Back To Work, Florida Re-Opens Businesses

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BONUS: Hotel Corona

As Israelis were in isolation, under lockdown, 180 patients in one COVID-19 ward were eating, dancing and laughing together across religious lines. Welcome to the Hotel Corona. In this bonus episode brought to you by NPR's international podcast Rough Translation, host Gregory Warner takes you to Jerusalem to tell a story that follows familiar conversations into unfamiliar territory.

BONUS: Hotel Corona

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Trump Fires State Dept. IG, Federal Testing Lab List Unhelpful, Italy Re-Opens

President Trump fired Inspector General State Department Inspector General Steve Linick, some states find a list of COVID testing labs provided by the White House largely unhelpful, and after a nine week lock down, Italy re-opens.

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States Reopening Chaos, FDA Test Warning, Burr Stepping Down

The Trump administration put the onus on reopening to states, but city and county governments aren't always willing to abide by state rules. The Food and Drug Administration raises concerns about the reliability of a speedy coronavirus test touted by President Trump. And, Sen. Richard Burr will step aside from his role as chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee Friday, pending an FBI investigation into possible insider trading.

States Reopening Chaos, FDA Test Warning, Burr Stepping Down

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Whistleblower Testifies, Wisconsin Order Overturned, Mexico's True COVID Toll

Rick Bright, a federal scientist who says he was ousted from his job overseeing vaccine development, testifies before a House subcommittee about coronavirus warnings he says went ignored by the Trump administration. Wisconsin's Supreme Court overturns the state's stay-at-home order. And, how severe is the COVID-19 situation in Mexico?

Whistleblower Testifies, Wisconsin Order Overturned, Mexico's True COVID Toll

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New Wuhan Cases, Uninsured Americans Data, U.S. Testing Supplies Shortage

The Chinese city of Wuhan is planning to test all 11 million residents in the coming days after six new COVID-19 cases surfaced, weeks after the city began relaxing its lockdown. New Kaiser Family Foundation data crunches the numbers on how many Americans are estimated to have lost health insurance during the pandemic. And, how did the U.S. end up with a shortage of medical supplies such as swabs at a time when they're desperately needed for coronavirus testing?

New Wuhan Cases, Uninsured Americans Data, U.S. Testing Supplies Shortage

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Fauci Testifies, Supreme Court on Trump Cases, Nursing Home Deaths

Dr. Anthony Fauci will be among four Trump administration officials testifying before a Senate committee today on whether to reopen the economy. Will he issue another warning? Oral arguments begin at the Supreme Court in three cases involving President Trump, with big implications for presidential powers. And, nursing homes have accounted for more than half of COVID-19 deaths in some states. Why have they been so vulnerable to the virus?

Fauci Testifies, Supreme Court on Trump Cases, Nursing Home Deaths

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