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Before and after: Stunning photos from around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic

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The world-changing novel coronavirus began in December 2019 with a reported case in Wuhan before spreading outside of China and reaching the United States by January. The World Health Organization named it COVID-19 in February and declared a pandemic in March. Global cases eclipsed 1 million and deaths surpassed 100,000 in April.

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From Stonewall to today: 51 years of modern LGBTQ+ history

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In the early hours of June 28, 1969, the New York Police Department unwittingly helped start the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement. At the time, clubs with gay or lesbian patrons weren't allowed to serve alcohol, but the Stonewall Inn still served booze to their customers, which gave police cause to raid the bar. The clientele pushed back and 13 ...Read more

A timeline of US trade relations with China

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The history of trade with China is almost as old as the United States itself; today, the U.S. and China boast the world's #1 and #2 largest economies, respectively. Trade between the two countries has been massive, yet often contentious. During the more than 230 years of trade between the dominant powers in the East and West, China and the ...Read more

News by the Numbers: May 25–31

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Stacker distills the week's news from around the world into key facts and figures. Click through to read more about some of the biggest headlines of the last week.

[Pictured: A police officer takes a knee with hundreds of protestors next to the White House on May 31 in Washington DC.] 

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Protests around the world in the wake of George Floyd's death

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Protests have erupted across the United States and around the world since May 25, when a white Minneapolis police officer named Derek Chauvin killed a Black man named George Floyd by pressing a knee onto Floyd’s neck for8 minutes and 46 secondseven as Floyd cried out, “I can’t breathe.” Police hadarrested Floydfor allegedly trying to ...Read more

Photos: How protests have engulfed America since George Floyd's death

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George Floyddied in Minneapolison Monday night, May 25. A white police officer named Derek Chauvin pinned the 46-year-old African American man to the pavement beside a cruiser and—as captured in a widely seen bystander video—kneeled on the handcuffed Floyd’s neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds. Three other officers stood by without ...Read more

50 facts and figures about D-Day

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Using sources like the D-Day Center, the Department of Defense, and the White House, as well as media reports, historical accounts, and information from memorial sites and museums, Stacker compiled a list of 50 facts and figures that defined the D-Day landings on June 6, 1944.

By the late spring of 1944, Nazi Germany was being squeezed from...Read more

New normal: Worshiping in the age of COVID-19

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Around the world, houses of worship are reopening, and they all bear the distinct mark of the COVID-19 influence—prayer rugs are 6 feet apart, pews are mostly empty, entry is permitted only after temperature screenings, and masks are donned along with traditional vestments.  

The need for connection—be it spiritual or just human— is, ...Read more

States with the most and least testing sites

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As of May 28, more than 15 million tests have been administered for the novel coronavirus, according to data from theCOVID Tracking Project. While testing rates and overall numbers have risen significantly the uptick is still not nearly enough to truly understand where pockets of COVID-19 persist, where case counts are growing, and how to re-...Read more

New normal: Dining out in the age of COVID-19

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From masks and gloves to plastic partitions and sanitized menus, dining out looks remarkably different in the age of COVID-19 than it did just a few months ago.

Around the world, restaurants—many of which transitioned to take-out only or closed entirely during shutdowns—have begun the process of reopening their doors. Nearly all dining ...Read more

What grocery shopping was like the year you were born

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, many have gotten wary of what they’re touching in high-traffic areas like the grocery store. It's now normal to spray down carts with disinfectant or use hand sanitizer before and after shopping. But 100 years ago, grocery stores weren’t set up in a way that allowed customers to handle the products; they’d go...Read more

Most popular delivery order in every state during COVID-19

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Food delivery has offered a much-needed lifeline to people abiding by social distancing guidelines in the last several months. It’s also offered a means of restaurants staying in business amid the uncertainty of closures and what that meant for a company’s ability to reopen.

As nonessential businesses were shuttered in March and people ...Read more

50 famous works produced in isolation

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The first known case of coronavirus was detected on Nov. 17, 2019. Since then, millions of people around the world have been living in isolation in an effort to slow the spread of the disease and to protect the most vulnerable among us. There’s proof the social-distancing method has been working, slowing the percentage of infected ...Read more

News by the Numbers: May 18–24

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Stacker distills the week's news from around the world into key facts and figures. Click through to read more about some of the biggest headlines of the last week.

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Companies that gave back their stimulus loans

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Amid nationwide lockdowns and quarantines during COVID-19, job losses soared, travel was severely restricted, financial markets tossed and turned, and consumer demand for much of anything beyond food and toilet paper took a nosedive. Small businesses, which comprise about half of the nation’s private sector employment, laid off and furloughed...Read more

States with the most severe summer weather

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With summer weather comes the sun, more daylight, and rumbling midday thunderstorms, but occasionally the scales tip toward the extreme. And as the planet continues to get warmer every year, expect the dog days of summer to bring more weird weather phenomenons previously considered once-in-a-lifetime storms.

The number of heat waves has ...Read more

Highest-paying states for doctors

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The work of doctors and medical professionals is highly important at this moment. Physicians have long been perceived as having well-paying jobs, but the amount they receive varies by state (and some have begun arguing that doctors and other essential workers should receive hazard pay for their work through the coronavirus pandemic).

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Highest-paying states for nurses

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If you look up the meaning of a nurse in the dictionary, you will find, “a licensed health-care professional who practices independently or is supervised by a physician, surgeon, or dentist and who is skilled in promoting and maintaining health.” Who would ever imagine that in 2020 it would mean combating a novel coronavirus, putting ...Read more

Costliest hurricanes of all time

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A single hurricane can cause billions of dollars in damage, not to mention the physical and emotional toll it takes on those in its path. In just the last several years, hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Mariahave caused extensive damage and death tolls.

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season spans from June 1st to Nov. 30. The National Oceanic and ...Read more

50 memorable Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson victories

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Capital One’s "The Match: Champions for Charity" kicks off at 3 p.m. EST Sunday, May 24, on TNT, TBS, truTV, HLN, HLN in Canada, and CNN International. The team pro-am features duos of Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning against Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady—each mic'd up for optimal viewer access to all the chatter and trash-talk.

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