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On our own: Forgotten household skills, revived for new use

Mending clothes. Cutting hair. Fixing a squeaky door or a dripping faucet. Baking bread. A generation or two ago, household skills like these were common, learned at home and at school. Then it became easier to toss things out rather ...

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Here’s how Americans coped during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everyday life for Americans. How well are people across the country dealing with the new reality of closed businesses, shuttered schools, social distancing and the threat of the coronavirus itself? As psychologyresearchers, we decided to ...

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Tornado or virus? Pandemic means tough sheltering decisions

As each day brings the United States closer to peak severe weather season, Tornado Alley residents are facing a difficult question: Is it better to take on a twister outside a community shelter or to face the possibility of contracting ...

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Virus vexes bar exam, leaving young future lawyers in limbo

Virus Outbreak Bar Exam

One of Emily Hughes’ first memories after entering law school at the University of Cincinnati in 2017 is an assistant dean scrawling “July 28-29, 2020” across a chalkboard. “Does anyone know what these dates are?” he asked. One student hummed ...

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Missouri health chief seeks racial data on COVID-19 cases

Missouri’s health chief said he is directing medical professionals to provide racial data about patients who become ill or die from the coronavirus as some black lawmakers raised concerns about the lack of such information. Missouri so far has not ...

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Missouri lawmakers approve multi-billion dollar virus bill

Missouri state lawmakers gave Republican Gov. Mike Parson sweeping authority to spend billions of dollars in federal stimulus money as the state tries to slow the spread of the coronavirus. House and Senate members, some wearing protective face masks, returned ...

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Record 16.8 million have sought US jobless aid since virus

With a startling 6.6 million people seeking jobless benefits last week, the United States has reached a grim landmark: More than one in 10 workers have lost their jobs in just the past three weeks to the coronavirus outbreak. The ...

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HHS: Federal stocks of protective equipment nearly depleted

The Strategic National Stockpile is nearly out of the N95 respirators, surgical masks, face shields, gowns and other medical supplies desperately needed to protect front-line medical workers treating coronavirus patients. The Department of Health and Human Services told The Associated ...

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US economy unlikely to recover as rapidly as it collapsed

President Donald Trump has been telling voters that the U.S. economy will leap back to life “like a rocket,” stronger than ever after its bout with the coronavirus. But there is a reason economics is called the “dismal science.” There ...

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Point of order: Congress weighs how to govern from afar

“Congress” literally means to gather together. But the coronavirus pandemic and election year politics are forcing lawmakers to consider ways of governing from afar, some for the first time in U.S. history. The continuing spread of the virus is raising ...

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As pandemic deepens, Trump cycles through targets to blame

First, it was the media that was at fault. Then, Democratic governors came under fire. China, President Barack Obama and federal watchdogs have all had a turn in the crosshairs. And now it’s the World Health Organization that’s to blame. ...

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