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Can researchers work on anything besides COVID-19?

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A lab technician works on a coronavirus test. Many labs pursuing other types of research went into lockdown.

A lab technician works on a coronavirus test. Many labs pursuing other types of research went into lockdown. Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images

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Race and Economy

Activists to Hollywood: Put your money where your mouth is and fund Black projects

by Jasmine Garsd Jun 10, 2020
Entertainment leaders have vocally supported protests demanding racial justice. But filmmakers of color have struggled.
Race and Economy

How one city provides public safety without a police department

by Kai Ryssdal and Bennett Purser Jun 10, 2020
As cities grapple with police budgets, Sunnyvale, California, could be a model for departments looking to change.
Race and Economy

The history of Black stunt people's fight for equal opportunity in Hollywood

by David Weinberg Jun 10, 2020
You can trace it back to the 1960s and the advent of the Black Stuntmen's Association.

Scientific research stopped for COVID-19. Now it's trying to get back into gear.

by Erika Beras Jun 10, 2020
When the pandemic hit, scientists halted experiments and euthanized research animals. Now they're trying to pick up where they left off.

Challenges to performing arts mount with fall season uncertain

by Kristin Schwab Jun 10, 2020
Fall season is usually a big money-maker for nonprofit arts companies. The pandemic is threatening that crucial revenue stream.

Starbucks is closing stores and shifting operations amid COVID-19

by Andy Uhler Jun 10, 2020
The coffee chain giant said it’s lost $3.2 billion in revenue since the onset of the pandemic.

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