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Thursday Headlines: Before and after science.

A day after announcing the end of the coronavirus task force, Trump says it will now continue "indefinitely."

Trump is urging the Supreme Court to overturn Obamacare, apparently ignoring Barr's argument that parts of the law should remain in place during the pandemic.

It will take around half a million deaths in the US before, on average, every American knows someone who died of the coronavirus.

By April 29, at least 14,513 people in prison had tested positive for COVID-19.

With the science on COVID-19 moving so fast, scoop-hungry journalists are reporting on findings that soon become obsolete.

Case in point: "There’s no clear evidence that the pandemic virus has evolved into significantly different forms—and there probably won’t be for months."

Horrific video has been released of a black man, Ahmaud Arbery, who was shot "at point-blank range" on a Georgia road by two white men who chased him down in a truck.

Big companies in the US are laying off thousands of workers and meanwhile electing to reward shareholders with dividends.

An expanding number of legislators from both parties voice increased public support for some form of remote voting.

Banksy deposits a piece in a hospital hallway, depicting a boy playing with a nurse superhero toy, along with a note to workers: "Thanks for all you're doing."

Florian Schneider of Kraftwerk has died at 73.

Fewer disruptions, less wasted time—an eighth-grader explains why she's learning subjects much better with distance learning.

Newfound tech skills help older adults stay engaged with the outside world as lockdowns become normal.

Drive-ins and drive-throughs during the pandemic—for burgers, movies, even funerals—have become "a weird sort of societal glue."

Related: In Europe, drive-in concerts and raves are now a thing.

Feel the soothe (with a roundup of German bus stops).

Watch: A three-minute rendition of walking the 2,660-mile Pacific Coast Trail.

Photographs of grounded airplanes parked across the country.

In the Yukon, social distancing gains traction with locally themed messages.

Watch: Visiting loved ones in nursing homes via crane.

For writer Michel Houellebecq, COVID-19 is a "banal" disease with no redeeming qualities. "It's not even sexually transmitted."

This is a public punching bag.

Hollywood may not be able to film on Earth right now, but Tom Cruise, Elon Musk, and NASA are in talks about a film made in space.

Watch: A mesmerizing video of a drone flying over a herd of sheep.