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Aurora Golden-Appleton adjusts her face mask as she chats with Rylin Green, both of Provo, as they sit outside Joe Vera's Mexican Restaurant in downtown Provo, Utah, on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. (Isaac Hale/The Daily Herald via AP)
August 30, 2020 - 5:58 pm
LOGAN, Utah — Utah State University plans to test nearly 300 students for COVID-19 after wastewater samples from four dormitories showed elevated levels of the coronavirus, school officials said Sunday. The 287 students who will be tested Sunday and Monday live in the Rich, Jones, Morgan and Davis...
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People wearing face masks stroll at Trocadero plaza near the Eiffel Tower, in Paris, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. France registered more than 7,000 new virus infections in a single day Friday, up from several hundred a day in May and June, in part thanks to ramped-up testing. Masks are now required everywhere in public in Paris as authorities warn that infections are growing exponentially. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
August 30, 2020 - 11:35 am
PARIS (AP) — Not all French classrooms can safely reopen Tuesday, the country's education minister acknowledged Sunday, as a persistent rise in coronavirus infections jeopardizes the government’s push to get France’s 12.9 million schoolchildren back into class this week. Like many governments...
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Rick Hart, a volunteer for the Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, at his family's home in Laurel, Md., Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020. Colleges are reopening with more online learning, and that's proving a challenge for political campaigns, parties and voter registration groups trying to register students. They're trying to figure out how to reach young voters when campuses are empty and students are scattered across the country. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
August 30, 2020 - 6:48 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Chase Gaines wishes he could get more young people in North Carolina to answer their front doors and take his GOP flyer. Rick Hart longs for the days where he would wake up at 6 a.m. to prep for a day of campaigning in the streets of Atlanta to persuade his classmates to elect...
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Governor Doug Ducey leaves the podium after a press conference regarding the COVID-19 pandemic at the Arizona National Guard headquarters on Aug. 20, 2020, at Papago Park Military Reservation in Phoenix. (Sean Logan/The Arizona Republic via AP)
August 29, 2020 - 7:01 pm
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. -- Navajo Nation health officials say the confirmation of a new death brings the number of fatalities from coronavirus to 500. The Navajo Nation on Friday night reported the additional death as well as 14 more confirmed cases of COVID-19. That brings the total number of people...
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Women prisoners attend an online course on writing at the Santiaguito prison in Almoloya de Juarez, Mexico, Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, amid the new coronavirus pandemic. The inmates at the prison west of Mexico City have managed to benefit from pandemic lockdowns because the lockdowns have spurred a wave of professionals with time on their hands willing to donate their time giving online classes to inmates. (AP Photo/Diego Delgaldo)
August 29, 2020 - 2:55 pm
ALMOLOYA DE JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Prison inmates in Mexico have suffered from coronavirus infections at a higher rate than the country as a whole, and pandemic lockdowns have reduced their already limited contact with the outside world. But one group of women inmates at a prison west of Mexico City...
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In this undated photo provided on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, by the North Korean government, an employee disinfects the inside of Pyongyang Station to protect against the coronavirus in Pyongyang, North Korea. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads: "KCNA" which is the abbreviation for Korean Central News Agency. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
August 29, 2020 - 6:41 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has reported 323 new cases of the coronavirus as health officials prepare to tighten distancing restrictions in the greater capital area. The 16th consecutive day of triple-digit jumps brought the national caseload to 19,400. Fatalities reached 321 after five...
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People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus pass by banners showing the menu items of restaurants in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. South Korean officials are considering reducing working hours of restaurants and cafes as the country counted its 15th straight day of triple-digit jumps in coronavirus infections. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
August 28, 2020 - 9:46 pm
SEOUL, South Korea --- South Korea has reported 323 new cases of the coronavirus, marking its 16th consecutive day of triple-digit daily jumps, as health officials prepare to tighten social distancing restrictions in the greater capital area. The numbers released by the Korea Centers for Disease...
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The face on a replica of the Statue of Liberty covers with a protective face mask against the coronavirus Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Seattle. The 1/18th scale replica on Seattle's Alki Beach was erected in 1952 and recast in 2006. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
August 26, 2020 - 5:06 pm
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — A New York state university suspended 43 students Wednesday after a party on Lake Champlain, the latest school to clamp down on students for ignoring coronavirus restrictions. Officials at SUNY Plattsburgh said the students violated campus health and safety policies when they...
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A medical worker measures his own body temperature during the COVID-19 testing at a makeshift clinic in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. Health officials in South Korea called on thousands of striking doctors to return to work as the country counted its 13th straight day of triple-digit daily jumps in coronavirus cases.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
August 26, 2020 - 8:18 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Health officials in South Korea ordered thousands of striking doctors to return to work as the country counted its 13th straight day of triple-digit jumps in coronavirus cases. Health Minister Park Neung-hoo said those who refuse could have their licenses suspended or...
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A staff member holds the door open for kids on the first day of school at Goodwin Frazier Elementary School in New Braunfels, Texas on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. The number of Americans newly diagnosed with the coronavirus is falling — a development experts credit at least partly to increased wearing of masks — even as the outbreak continues to claim nearly 1,000 lives in the U.S. each day. (Mikala Compton/Herald-Zeitung via AP)
August 25, 2020 - 2:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The number of Americans newly diagnosed with the coronavirus is falling — a development experts say most likely reflects more mask-wearing but also insufficient testing — even as the disease continues to claim nearly 1,000 lives in the U.S. each day. About 43,000 new cases are being...
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