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Thursday Headlines: One hundred thousand.

More than 100,000 people in the US have now died of the coronavirus.

Public health experts say the CDC's new COVID-19 death rate estimates are too low, and accuse the agency of bowing to political pressure to minimize the deadliness of the coronavirus.

So far, predominantly Democratic counties have been hit harder by the coronavirus—due to population density, race, and economics.

"It is coming, and it’s going to be more of a checkerboard." In May, confirmed cases of COVID-19 surged in rural America.

A crowdsourced map tracks COVID-19 symptoms.

New Zealand has discharged its last coronavirus patient from the hospital.

Related: How have some countries brought their new cases of the coronavirus down to zero? "Swift and decisive leadership."

New surveillance video of George Floyd shows he wasn't resisting arrest before police murdered him. Also: How George Floyd's friends remember him.

Boris Johnson stands by a senior aide who flouted lockdown for a family trip; in the UK, unlike the US, he's in trouble for it.

When the plague hit Marseille in 1720, officials began a misinformation campaign—even hiring doctors to claim it was only a fever.

How an increase in disposable income in post-plague England gave rise to pub culture.

According to Census Bureau data, a third of Americans are showing signs of clinical anxiety or depression during the pandemic.

The EPA is investigating why San Francisco received a violation—after Trump said the city was letting drug needles into the ocean.

Following Trump's outrage this week over Twitter fact-checking him, the president will sign an executive order today to roll back liability protections for tech companies.

Mark Zuckerberg says Twitter shouldn't be fact-checking Trump.

Why Facebook's First Amendment analogy doesn't hold water: Political figures are allowed to lie on Facebook, but we are not.

See also: "An internal Facebook report presented to executives in 2018 found that the company was well aware that its product, specifically its recommendation engine, stoked divisiveness and polarization."

From the archives: "What I didn't write about when I wrote about quitting Facebook."

Fervent AIDS activist and playwright Larry Kramer has died at 84. See his impassioned "plague" speech from 1991.

As early as 1983, the KGB began a disinformation campaign that AIDS started as a US government biological weapons experiment.

Six Flags begins reopening next week, and will use thermal imaging to screen temperatures and require visitors to wear masks.

Photos of various types of plastic barriers put up to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

"Should she be defined by that, you know, couple-of-seconds moment? I can't answer that."

An interview with Christian Cooper, the birder accosted in Central Park by a white woman who threatened to call the police on him—"I'm going to tell them there's an African-American man threatening my life"—when he asked her to leash her dog.

Related: Birding while black.

Watch: Multiple local TV news stations aired Amazon-scripted segments touting the company's worker safety.

Ahead of a fall publish date, J.K. Rowling is serializing her new children's book "about truth and the abuse of power" for free.

Ikea publishes instructions for using its products to build blanket forts.

Summer never ends at the chillest place on the internet,, which crossed a million listening sessions in the past year.

Photos that explore the regenerative nature of plants and vegetation—not pristine, but in a state of change—by Giona Bridler.