Episode: Thursday, May 7, 2020


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Thursday, May 7, 2020
A Harvard analysis conducted exclusively with NPR suggests most states aren't doing enough coronavirus testing for those states to safely reopen. What happens next in the case of an unarmed black jogger who was shot dead after being chased by two armed white men in Georgia? And, it's back to school for some students in Montana today, but when might classes resume elsewhere?

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Up First > Friday, May 8, 2020

The Labor Department is expected to deliver a devastating jobs report showing the worst unemployment rate since the Great Depression. Will the dismissal of charges against Michael Flynn shake confidence in Attorney General William Barr's Justice Department? And, two white men face murder charges after the February shooting death of an unarmed black man who went jogging in Georgia.

Up First > Wednesday, May 6, 2020

The Trump administration is discussing a wind-down of the White House's coronavirus task force. Workers' advocates push back on Senate Republicans seeking liability shields for businesses looking to reopen. And, deceased Americans are receiving coronavirus relief checks.

Up First > Breaking News Update: U.S. Loses 20.5 Million Jobs; Unemployment Hits 14.7%

The Labor Department delivered a historically bad employment report Friday, showing 20.5 million jobs lost last month as the nation locked down against the coronavirus. The jobless rate soared to 14.7% — the highest level since the Great Depression.
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