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Black, Latino Children Are Dying of COVID at Higher Rates. These Doctors Say Medicaid Expansion Can Help.

The overall number of children who have died from COVID is low, but 78% of the children who died were Hispanic, Black, or Indigenous.

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UPDATED: This Map Shows Where Coronavirus Cases Are Spiking in Florida

Florida adds 3,650 new cases. Plus: The CDC calls dining out one of the “riskiest activities” during the pandemic.

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UPDATED: This Map Shows Where Coronavirus Is Hitting Hardest in Puerto Rico

Gov. Wanda Vázquez announced a wide reopening that allows the use of beaches and a limited opening of gyms, casinos, and movie theaters.

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Health Authorities Searching for Hundreds Who Attended Maskless Party in Morovis

A foreign company hosted a massive party at a private estate in Morovis, Puerto Rico, where attendees did not follow safety protocols. The police and health authorities on the island are searching for the revelers.

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UPDATED: This Map Shows Where and Who Coronavirus Has Hit the Hardest This Week in Florida

As of September 4, 51,961 children have tested positive for COVID-19 in Florida. Cases increased after schools opened in some parts of the state.

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Sen. Ted Cruz Gets Backlash for Spreading Misinformation About Abortion Medication

The Texas Republican claimed, against all evidence, that Mifeprex, a drug used in early abortions, is "a dangerous pill."

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Multiple Studies Now Show Coronavirus Can Spread in the Air

As Miami-Dade restaurants open for indoor dining, new research published on Tuesday offers new evidence the disease can spread in the air.