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Congress Said COVID-19 Tests Should be Free, But Who's Paying?

Congress Said COVID-19 Tests Should be Free, But Who's Paying?

HEALTH_FITNESS | By Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio | May 26
Hospitals around the country are afraid to send out hundreds of thousands of bills related to COVID-19 testing. That's because Congress mandated there would be no copays and no out-of-pocket costs for patients. But who's paying?

Costa Rica Latest Country to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Costa Rica Latest Country to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

NEWS | By Javier Cordoba | May 26
Costa Rica is expected to become the latest country to legalize same-sex marriage early Tuesday when a ruling from its supreme court goes into effect ending the country's ban.

Chief Justice Says Pandemic Teaches Humility, Compassion

Chief Justice Says Pandemic Teaches Humility, Compassion

NEWS | By Mark Sherman | May 26
Chief Justice John Roberts told graduating seniors at his son's high school that the coronavirus has "pierced our illusion of certainty and control" and he counseled the students to make their way with humility, compassion and courage.

Atlanta is Home to 2 Potential Contenders for Biden's VP

Atlanta is Home to 2 Potential Contenders for Biden's VP

NEWS | By Bill Barrow | May 26
Neither public rivals nor personal friends, Keisha Lance Bottoms and Stacey Abrams spent years climbing parallel ladders at Atlanta City Hall and the Georgia Capitol.

WHO Warns that 1st Wave of Pandemic Not Over; Dampens Hopes

WHO Warns that 1st Wave of Pandemic Not Over; Dampens Hopes

NEWS | By Elaine Kurtenbach and Menelaos Hadjicostis | May 26
As Brazil and India struggle with surging coronavirus cases, a top health expert is warning that the world is still smack in the middle of the pandemic, dampening hopes for a speedy global economic rebound and renewed international travel.

Coronavirus Tests The Value Of Artificial Intelligence In Medicine

Coronavirus Tests The Value Of Artificial Intelligence In Medicine

HEALTH_FITNESS | By Ashley Gold | May 26
Researches are pushing AI programs developed in a calmer time into the COVID-19 crisis to perform tasks like deciding which patients face the greatest risk of complications and which can be safely channeled into lower-intensity care.

In Bolsonaro's Brazil, Everyone Else Is to Blame for Virus

In Bolsonaro's Brazil, Everyone Else Is to Blame for Virus

NEWS | By David Biller | May 25
With Brazil emerging as one of the world's most infected countries, President Jair Bolsonaro is deflecting all responsibility for the coronavirus crisis, casting blame on mayors, governors, an outgoing health minister and the media.

UK Leader's Aide Says He Won't Quit Over Lockdown Road Trip

UK Leader's Aide Says He Won't Quit Over Lockdown Road Trip

NEWS | By Jill Lawless | May 25
British leader Boris Johnson's powerful chief aide insisted Monday that he wouldn't resign for driving the length of England while the country was under strict lockdown — a trip he made without informing the prime minister first.

Biden Makes 1st In-Person Appearance in More than 2 Months

Biden Makes 1st In-Person Appearance in More than 2 Months

NEWS | By Will Weissert | May 25
Joe Biden made his first in-person appearance in more than two months on Monday as he marked Memorial Day by laying a wreath at a veterans park near his Delaware home.

Brian May Reveals Recent Heart Attack, Says He's Good Now

Brian May Reveals Recent Heart Attack, Says He's Good Now

ENTERTAINMENT | May 25
Queen guitarist Brian May says he recently had three stents put in after experiencing "a small heart attack."


News

Trump Threatens to Move RNC Without Assurances From Governor

Trump Threatens to Move RNC Without Assurances From Governor

NEWS | By Jonathan Drew | May 25
President Donald Trump threatened Monday to pull the Republican National Convention out of North Carolina if the state's Democratic governor doesn't immediately sign off on allowing a full-capacity gathering in August.



Entertainment

On The Record

On The Record

ENTERTAINMENT | By Karin McKie | May 26
When a woman is raped, both her body and her psyche are violated. Her potential is a casualty, too, as is noted in this stark documentary: "If you are the rape survivor, you are the crime scene."



Business

Risks Complicate Reopenings As WHO Warns 1st Wave Not Over

Risks Complicate Reopenings As WHO Warns 1st Wave Not Over

BUSINESS | By Elaine Kurtenbach | May 26
The risks of reigniting coronavirus outbreaks are complicating efforts to fend off further misery for the millions who have lost jobs, with a top health expert warning the world is still in the midst of a "first wave."



Finance

1st Deadlines for Laid-Off Workers to Get Health Insurance

1st Deadlines for Laid-Off Workers to Get Health Insurance

NEWS | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | May 25
Many laid-off workers who lost health insurance in the coronavirus shutdown soon face the first deadlines to qualify for fallback coverage under the Affordable Care Act.



Style

5 Ways to Revitalize a Room

5 Ways to Revitalize a Room

STYLE | By Andrew Villagomez | May 26
An affordable refresh and reorganizing can breathe new life into your daily routine. Consider revamping a home workspace, organizing the bedroom or adding an accessory to your bathroom. A fresh look may offer a fresh perspective on the future.



Health/Fitness

Virus Stalls Work to Keep Alive a Rare Rhino Subspecies

Virus Stalls Work to Keep Alive a Rare Rhino Subspecies

TECHNOLOGY | By Joe Mwihia and Khaled Kazziha | May 25
It's not quite a case of coitus interruptus, but efforts to create a very special baby are definitely on hold. Blame the pandemic.



Travel

In Race for Tourism, Greece Reopens Cafes, Island Ferries

In Race for Tourism, Greece Reopens Cafes, Island Ferries

TRAVEL | By Derek Gatopoulos | May 25
Greece restarted regular ferry services to its islands Monday, and cafes and restaurants were also back open for business as the country accelerated efforts to salvage its tourism season.



Nightlife

COVID-19 Leads to Closure of the Stud, SF's Oldest LGBT Bar

COVID-19 Leads to Closure of the Stud, SF's Oldest LGBT Bar

| By John Ferranini | May 21
The Stud, San Francisco's oldest continuously-operating LGBT club, will be closing its doors permanently, according to a news release from Honey Mahogany, a co-owner of the South of Market establishment.