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COVID-19 has infected populations around the world and has put medical researchers, policy makers, and other government officials to the test to respond to the issue.

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‘Vigilantes' on a mission to reunite owners with their stolen bikes

The Guardian

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Facebook groups are reuniting bicycle-theft victims with their property by creating a place to report thefts and alerting others to be on the lookout for the bikes. A pandemic-inspired boom in bicycling, as a means to avoid public transportation, has fed a concurrent boom in bike thefts. Police p...

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What Germany teaches the world in a crisis

The Financial Times

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Germany has weathered the pandemic with lower illness rates than its neighbors and a relatively strong economy thanks to leadership and responses that have evolved and helped the country thrive in the three decades since reunification. The author of the book "Why the Germans Do It Better: Notes f...

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Iowa prison population drops to 20-year low

Quad-City Times

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COVID-19 outbreaks in Iowa prisons have been contained through extensive testing, quarantines, and reductions in prison crowding. The state's prison population hit a 20-year low, down 13% from early April, because of accelerated parole hearings and reductions in new admissions. The state courts' ...

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How One Pacific Islander Community Is Responding To The Pandemic

Honolulu Civil Beat

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Pacific Islander communities in Hawaii have formed their own Covid-19 task forces to stop the virus’ spread, rather than wait for the government to respond. Despite a lack of resources, the task forces conduct community outreach providing protective gear and food and have partnered with community...

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Texas Teacher Takes Her Students On A Road Trip Through U.S. History — Remotely

NPR

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Students taking AP U.S. History at Westlake High School in Austin, Texas, may have been limited in their ability to attend in-person classes, but their teacher decided to supplement their lessons by taking on a 15-day virtual road trip across the U.S. to see the places often mentioned in their te...

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These Hotels Are Stepping Up To Help Hawaii's Virus Control Effort

Honolulu Civil Beat

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The city of Honolulu has partnered with hotels to offer quarantine housing for those who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 but have nowhere to safely self-isolate. The new units compliment other existing facilities – such as city-owned buildings and hospitals – and provide meals and health check-...

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