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July 07, 2020 09:20 AM

Cornwall's has been a Kenmore Square mainstay for more than four decades. Now it's preparing to reopen — and to reinvent itself for survival during the pandemic.


July 07, 2020 09:01 AM

NPR's Chris Arnold sits down in the barber's chair as his 65-year-old hairstylist tells him about working 13-hour days, as he worries about catching the coronavirus.


July 07, 2020 03:55 AM

Zoonotic pathogens, which include not only COVID-19 but HIV/AIDS and Ebola, have increasingly emerged because of stresses humans have placed on animal habitats, according to a United Nations report.


July 06, 2020 12:44 PM

Andrés Manuel López Obrador's critics say he's making a mistake by going to Washington, and is giving in to the U.S. president's whims. But López Obrador says, "We are going ... with our heads high."


July 06, 2020 09:48 AM

The iconic Italian composer, who scored The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and more than 500 other films, died Monday in Rome.


July 04, 2020 11:50 AM

Many countries shut down international air travel when the pandemic began. Routes are reopening again, but you may need a COVID-19 test before you board.


July 03, 2020 11:52 AM

The song known as the Black national anthem will play before "The Star Spangled Banner." The league is working with players on a variety of measures to recognize victims of racism.


July 03, 2020 09:00 AM

Casey Kasem started counting down the top 40 hits 50 years ago this weekend. The radio program "American Top 40" would become an enduring cultural document of the country's listening habits.


July 02, 2020 03:50 PM

The New York City Council passed a new budget overnight. Advocates and the council's speaker say the cuts didn't go far enough, as President Trump says they will "further antagonize" the police.


July 02, 2020 03:48 PM

Emancipation Memorial has stood in Park Square since 1879. It is a version of the original, in Washington, D.C., which was funded by formerly enslaved people but designed without their input.