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As Death Rate Spikes to One per Minute, More Americans Willing to Try COVID Vaccine

More Americans now say they’ll get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it’s ready. Republicans’ enthusiasm nearly tripled as Trump talks less about the pandemic and focuses on his election loss.

Hospitals across the country are on the brink of running out of space to treat COVID patients, which could lead to rationing care.
Hospitals All Over the Country Could Face a Grim Choice: Who Gets Care and Who Doesn’t

As space runs out in hospitals amid COVID's worst surge yet, who receives treatment and who doesn't could come down to healthcare systems that aren't free of implicit bias.

President-elect Joe Biden met with leaders of major US civil rights groups to discuss his plans to address systemic racism, from the government to the American people.
Biden Rode to Victory on a Wave of Black Votes. Now Leaders Want Results.

Civil rights leaders played a pivotal role in delivering Joe Biden’s victory. Now they’re asking the president-elect to make good on campaign promises to fight structural disparities.

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Trump Is Punishing People Who Need Help the Most for the Crime of Living in Democratic Cities

Newborns, the unhoused, and people in recovery are among those who will be impacted in President Donald Trump’s latest political battle against four Democratic-led cities he deemed “anarchist jurisdictions.”

President Donald Trump removes his mask as he stands on the Blue Room Balcony upon returning to the White House after leaving Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Trump announced he tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 2.
White House Cherry Picks When to Contact Trace, Putting Vets’ Families in Danger

The Trump administration discreetly warned a veterans group of potential COVID-19 exposure from a White House event five days before the president announced his positive diagnosis to the public. This is the first-known notice given to visitors of the White House where more than 34 staffers have reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Health Care, Presidential Powers, and More: Five Influential Supreme Court Cases to Watch This Fall

The Supreme Court began its new term this week with two conservatives justices blasting the decision that made marriage equality the law of the land. Here's what else to look out for this fall.

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8 Bills Senate Republicans Are Ignoring as They Fight to Fill RBG’s Seat

The list of bills passed by the Democratic-controlled House that are languishing in the Republican-led Senate totaled 395 in February, and has grown longer with the pandemic.