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August 12, 2020 12:50 PM

View NPR's maps and graphics to see where COVID-19 is hitting hardest in the U.S., which state outbreaks are growing and which are leveling off.


August 10, 2020 09:00 AM

The Department of Homeland Security watchdog has criticized Border Patrol for not looking for a cheaper alternative to President Trump's border wall, such as cutting-edge surveillance technology.


August 09, 2020 03:31 PM

The U.S. continues to lead the world in both cases and deaths, as states across the Midwest and South battle a surge in new cases.


August 09, 2020 11:55 AM

It's been 75 years since the U.S. dropped two atomic bombs on Japan. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks to Koko Kondo, who was an infant when one of those bombs was dropped on Hiroshima.


August 06, 2020 09:01 AM

The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were said at the time to be justified as the only way to end World War II. Seventy-five years later, legal experts say they would now be war crimes.


August 05, 2020 01:00 PM

Host Ari Shapiro talks with Linda Diaz, the winner of this year's NPR Music Tiny Desk Contest. Her entry, "Green Tea Ice Cream" is a dreamy R&B song anchored by her skilled and soulful voice.


August 05, 2020 12:58 PM

As Florida's coronavirus cases begin to flatten, state officials are considering a plan to allow people to visit family members in nursing homes.


August 04, 2020 11:35 AM

Vaccine candidates are in advanced clinical trials, and WHO's director-general expresses hope they will be effective. But until then, he said, the world is reliant on "the basics" of disease control.


August 04, 2020 11:34 AM

The coronavirus pandemic feels eerily familiar to people who faced the AIDS crisis. It triggers memories of confusion over how the disease is transmitted and huge numbers of people dying quickly.


August 04, 2020 09:53 AM

This year's Tiny Desk Contest was truly like no other. Our winner stood out from the over 6,000 entries with a song about slowing down and enjoying life that captivated our judges.