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FILE - This May 3, 2019, file photo shows a police 911 call center. Jobs with state and city governments are usually a source of stability in the U.S. economy, but the financial devastation wrought by the coronavirus pandemic has forced cuts that will reduce public services, from schools to trash pickup. In some areas, 911 calls are taking a longer time to be answered. (Rose Baca/The Dallas Morning News via AP, File)
Government job losses are piling up, and it could get worseFederal, state and local governments have shed over 1.5 million jobs since March as they begin to deal with the financial fallout from the coronavirus pandemic
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Coronavirus disrupts global fight to save endangered speciesThe coronavirus pandemic is hampering the ability of scientists to protect threatened species and habitats, from South American rainforests to African savannahs
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That New Fee on Your Dental Bill? Blame the VirusAs dental offices continue opening up during the pandemic, patients are starting to book appointments for much-needed cleanings and surgeries. But many are being informed of a new fee that has some rankled: an "infection control fee" to cover the costs of the personal protective equipment that dental staff now...
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A woman read a book as she walks at an outdoor book market in the Red Square with GUM, State Department store at left, St. Basil's Cathedral, center and the Kremlin Wall, right, in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, June 6, 2020. Muscovites clad in face masks and gloves ventured into Red Square for an outdoor book market, a small sign of the Russian capital's gradual efforts to open up amid coronavirus concerns. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
The Latest: Public sector jobs not immune from pandemic illsFederal, state and local governments in the United States have shed over 1.5 million jobs since March as they begin to deal with the financial fallout from the coronavirus pandemic
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8 more die in Mexico from methanol-tainted liquorAt least eight more people in Mexico have died from drinking alcohol adulterated with methanol, after about a hundred perished in April and May from the same cause
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Mexico alleges some doctors sold false death certificatesMexico City officials say prosecutors are investigating several doctors who allegedly issued false death certificates for people who may have died of the coronavirus
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Study: Black Americans most interested in COVID-19 newsA survey says black Americans are following news about the coronavirus much more closely than whites
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New Risk Factor for COVID-19: Baldness?Research already has suggested that men face a greater risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19. Now, scientists say male pattern baldness might actually be a risk factor, reports the Telegraph . "We really think that baldness is a perfect predictor of severity," says Brown University's Carlos Wambier, lead author...
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FILE - In this Friday, March 20, 2020 file photo, passengers wearing face masks travel on a Piccadilly Line underground train in London. The World Health Organization on Friday June 5, 2020, broadened its recommendations for the use of masks during the coronavirus pandemic and is now advising that in areas where the virus is spreading, people should wear fabric masks when social distancing is not possible, such as on public transport and in shops. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
UN health agency: Wear mask if you can't keep your distanceThe World Health Organization is broadening its recommendations for the use of masks during the coronavirus pandemic
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FILE - This Monday, April 6, 2020 file photo shows an arrangement of hydroxychloroquine pills in Las Vegas. On Friday, June 5, 2020, leaders of a large study in the United Kingdom that is rigorously testing the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and other medicines for hospitalized COVID-19 patients say they will stop putting people on the drug because it’s clear it isn’t helping. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Malaria drug didn't help virus patients, big UK study findsLeaders of a large study in the United Kingdom that is rigorously testing the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and other medicines for hospitalized COVID-19 patients say they will stop putting people on the drug because it’s clear it isn’t helping
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Pedestrians wear masks as they walk near Charing Cross Station in London, Friday, June 5, 2020. It will become compulsory to wear face coverings whilst using public transport in England from Monday June 15. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
UK's official virus-related death toll surpasses 40,000 The U.K. became the second country to officially record more than 40,000 coronavirus-related deaths as more than 100 scientists wrote to the British government to urge it to reconsider its easing of lockdown restrictions
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Street vendors push their fruit for sale outside Roberto Clemente baseball stadium in Masaya, Nicaragua, Thursday, May 28, 2020. As the new coronavirus spread and economies shut across Latin America, Nicaragua stayed open _ schools, stores, concert halls, and baseball stadiums, all operating uninterrupted on orders of a government that denied the gravity of the disease.   (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
A death in Nicaraguan baseball puts pandemic in public eyeThe death of 58-year-old Nicaraguan baseball coach Carlos Aranda _ himself the son of a former star of Nicaragua’s national team _ shook Nicaragua, a place where baseball is the national pastime and the government has tried to obscure the novel coronavirus’ toll
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