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Researchers say the coronavirus outbreak in New York City became the primary source of infections around the United States.

Plane travel was already rife with small indignities. An anecdotal report finds it’s even worse right now.

A fundraiser to help Native Americans fight the outbreak takes off in Ireland, with donations paying tribute to aid from the Choctaw tribe during the 1847 famine.

What it’s like for a comedian when a last-minute impersonation of the president goes massively viral.

People who lack high-speed internet at home sit in library parking lots to grab free and fast connections.

A high school newspaper editor publishes a pandemic edition.

Laura McGann sums up a year of reporting on Tara Reade's allegation against Joe Biden: "the most difficult story I've grappled with since I started covering questions of gender and power during the #MeToo era."

Ida B. Wells wins a posthumous Pulitzer for reporting on horrific violence against African Americans during the lynching era.

As of yesterday, Ahmaud Arbery would have been 26 years old.

Under the threat of pandemic, some African leaders fear criticism over the poor state of their public services.

With only reporting 47,118 cases and 1,843 deaths, Africa is an outlier during the pandemic. Some theories why.

Watching his father be buried in Uganda on Zoom, Eric Mwine-Mugaju also lost part of his culture.

Little Richard dies at 87; a cause of death has not been reported.

A dozen-plus New York artists capture what they see outside their windows.

Today's exercise in soothe: Listen to recorded music as if it’s being played in empty malls.

See also: When a dance challenge is performed by professionals; a man tries to help his mother install Zoom; photographs of horses in Iceland and penguins in Australia.

Singapore deploys canine robots to remind people of safe distancing measures.

A taxonomy of the pandemic’s “greatest meme hits” (for a minuscule slice of the global population, it's worth pointing out).

The 1918 flu pandemic haunts modernist literature, but you need to know where to look.