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Lobbyists Connected to Trump Got Clients More Than $10 Billion in Coronavirus Aid

“The swamp is alive and well in Washington, D.C."

Instacart worker Saori Okawa loads groceries into her car for home delivery on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, in San Leandro, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
The Gig Economy Was Already Broken — Then the Pandemic Hit

“One week I might have seven, eight, 10 families I was shopping for. I had a week when I had no money. That’s definitely a challenge.”

Duke researchers say they've discovered a more infection strain of coronavirus.
As Coronavirus Infections Swell, NC Researchers Discover a More Infectious Strain

Researchers at Duke say they've discovered a new, more infectious, strain of coronavirus that appears to have emerged as the dominant strain.

In this March 2, 2020, file photo, Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., speaks during a campaign rally for President Donald Trump in Charlotte. Tillis, facing a competitive North Carolina re-election contest, “is looking forward to campaigning" with Trump, Tillis' spokesperson said. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)
Trump, Tillis Losing Ground in NC, New Poll Finds

North Carolina is pulling farther away from the president and incumbent Republican Sen. Thom Tillis, a new poll indicates.

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What Freedom Looks Like to Me: 6 Americans Tell Us Their Hopes of Liberation and Justice

The writers in this series discuss a range of topics, from dealing with everyday racism and growing up impoverished and food insecure to living with a widely misunderstood mental health disorder, and more.

Was NC too slow to hire Spanish-speaking contact tracers to track coronavirus spread in Latino population? (Image via Shutterstock)
NC Was Slow to Hire Bilingual Tracers While COVID-19 Exploded Among Latinos

NC officials touting push for bilingual contact tracers today, but some say officials dragged on tracking coronavirus in Latino community.

A surprise display of fireworks sponsored by Macy's explode over the Hudson Yards area of Manhattan as seen from a pier in Hoboken, N.J., Tuesday, June 30, 2020. The fireworks were not announced until an hour or so before to avoid attracting large crowds. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Stay Outdoors but Avoid Large Crowds: How to Celebrate Fourth of July While Protecting Yourself From COVID-19

Medical experts have advised Americans to spend time outdoors, practice social distancing, wash and sanitize their hands, avoid large crowds, and limit contact with people outside of their household.

A new poll finds North Carolinians deeply divided on how to reopen schools. (Image via Shutterstock)
‘A Story of Uncertainty’: Poll Finds North Carolinians Divided Over Reopening Schools

A new poll finds North Carolina residents deeply divided about reopening schools in August during the coronavirus pandemic.