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Coronavirus Cases Are Surging. The Contact Tracing Workforce Is Not

NPR surveyed all 50 states about their contact tracing work. The workforce has barely grown since mid-June, while cases have skyrocketed.

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'All Bark And No Bite': Trump Holds Prescription Drug-Pricing Order In Search Of Deal

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Diego Luna Says Shared Meals On 'Pan Y Circo' Transformed Cast And Crew Alike

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Coronavirus Cases Are Surging. The Contact Tracing Workforce Is Not

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A North Carolina map is shown in Wake County Superior Court during a 2019 redistricting trial. Republicans and Democrats are preparing for a battle of state legislative supremacy that could have a big effect on political power for the next decade. Gerry Broome/AP hide caption

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With Focus On Redistricting, Democrats Place New Emphasis On Statehouses

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For The 1st Time In Almost A Century, A Family Reunion Interrupted — By A Pandemic

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As More Lawmakers Test Positive, Congress Gets A Tough Reminder Of Coronavirus Risk

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A Cooking Camp Chef's Recipe For Remote Education: Make It Ambitious

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Melissa Hickson says no one asked her husband, Michael, shown here with stepdaughter Mia, if he wanted to keep getting treatment. "He would say: 'I want to live. I love my family and my children ... that's the reason for the three years I have fought to survive,'" she says. Melissa Hickson hide caption

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One Man's COVID-19 Death Raises The Worst Fears Of Many People With Disabilities

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