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U.S. Pedestrian Deaths Soar In ‘Total Failure’ As States Prioritize Vehicle Speed, Traffic Flow

Pedestrian traffic-safety measures have been “a total failure” according to an advocacy group’s new report that found U.S. pedestrian fatalities jumped 45% over the last decade as planners prioritized vehicle speed and traffic flow over the lives of those on foot.  The report, “Dangerous by Design 2021,” compiled by the urban planning nonprofit Smart Growth America, […]

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Coronavirus cases grow in more than 30 states as the U.S. sets a record for average daily cases

Co-director of the intensive care unit at CommonSpirit’s Dignity Health California Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Zafia Anklesaria, 35, who is seven months pregnant, attends to a COVID-19 patient in the hospital where she works, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., May 18, 2020. Lucy Nicholson | Reuters Coronavirus cases are […]

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Wisconsin Supreme Court strikes down state’s ‘stay-at-home’ order

People in cars participate in a protest against the coronavirus shutdown in front of State Capitol in Madison, Wisconsin, on April 24, 2020. KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI | AFP via Getty Images The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down the state’s stay-at-home orders during the coronavirus pandemic as “unlawful, invalid and unenforceable” after finding the state’s health commissioner […]

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Coronavirus updates: Spain opens after seven-week lockdown; protesters demand states ease restrictions

States across the U.S. are reopening after coronavirus-enforced lockdowns while protests erupted in places where stay-at-home rules remain in place. In states like California and Michigan, groups demanded the easing of restrictions. A big week of earnings are in, and tech giants Apple, Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft and Tesla have all reported, providing a first […]

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Most States Are Exempting Houses Of Worship From Social Distancing Orders

A new Pew Research Center analysis is offering a clearer picture of where state governments have drawn the line between protecting public health and ensuring religious freedom during the coronavirus pandemic. Most houses of worship in the U.S. have been shuttered since mid-March to combat the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. But […]