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'We're Running Out Of Time': Census Turns To Congress To Push Deadlines

A group of House Democrats introduced a bill Wednesday that would push back major deadlines for the 2020 census as requested by the U.S. Census Bureau because of the coronavirus pandemic. While the bureau has collected responses from some 89 million households so far, primarily online , officials at the bureau say they will not be able to deliver to the president by the end of this year the latest state population numbers used to redistribute congressional seats and Electoral College votes...

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'We All Feel At Risk': 100,000 People Dead From COVID-19 In The U.S.

The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 has reached a somber milestone: As of Wednesday afternoon, the highly infectious viral disease has taken more than 100,000 lives nationwide. Soaring from two known coronavirus fatalities in February to more than 58,000 in April, the tally of U.S. deaths — in a country with fewer than 5% of the world's inhabitants — now accounts for nearly one-third of all the known lives lost worldwide to the pandemic. According to a mortality analysis by Johns Hopkins...

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The next phase of testing for COVID-19 will be testing to see if people have antibodies for the virus. But some scientists have written a paper saying “slow down”.

Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, a conversation about serum testing for the coronavirus.

We’ll also learn how a reporting error is hurting student’s credit scores, using screen time to explore the outdoors, and spend an Academic Minute with platinum cancer drugs.

Vermont's Republican Gov. Phil Scott says he's in favor of preparing to hold the November election by mail, but he wants an objective panel to determine if it's needed.

From left to right: Pete Bardunias, Cathy Medick, and Todd Shimkus
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The Capital Region could enter Phase Two of reopening next week. On Wednesday, Saratoga County business leaders answered questions from the public about what to prepare for in the days ahead.

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Imam Mohammad Altahir of the Islamic Center in Wyoming and Lane Moore of the Northwest Louisiana Baptist Association about pandemic's effects on religious practices.

Jason Wingard, the dean of the School of Professional Studies at Columbia University, answers listener questions about the future of workplaces.

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Imam Mohammad Altahir of the Islamic Center in Wyoming and Lane Moore of the Northwest Louisiana Baptist Association about pandemic's effects on religious practices.

The city attorney of Los Angeles announced Wednesday that his office is suing Wellness Matrix Group for allegedly engaging in a "fraudulent scheme" related to the COVID-19 pandemic that was both "sophisticated" and "wide ranging."

A group of House Democrats introduced a bill Wednesday that would push back major deadlines for the 2020 census as requested by the U.S. Census Bureau because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott  (file photo)
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Vermont Governor Phil Scott held a regular COVID-19 briefing Wednesday morning.  He teased potential new openings of the state’s business sectors as his administration continues tracking data to determine when it’s appropriate to resume certain activities.

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One hundred thousand - that is how many people are now known to have been killed in the U.S. by a virus few had ever heard of just a few months ago. With less than 5% of the world's population, the U.S. accounts for nearly one-third of all known coronavirus fatalities. NPR's David Welna looks at this grim milestone and at where the American death toll may be headed.

DAVID WELNA, BYLINE: It took barely four months for the number of lives lost in the U.S. to the COVID-19 pandemic to reach the 100,000 mark.

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