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The pandemic and its economic fallout have made it harder for those who experience domestic violence to escape their abuser, say crisis teams, but the National Domestic Violence Hotline is one place to get quick help. Text LOVEIS to 1-866-331-9474 if speaking by phone feels too risky. Roos Koole/Getty Images hide caption

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Domestic Abuse Can Escalate In Pandemic And Continue Even If You Get Away

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People in cars arrive at a drive-up COVID-19 testing site outside a Rite Aid in Toms River, N.J., on April 22. About 3% of Rite Aid stores are offering testing for the virus. Angus Mordant/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Trump's Plan For Drive-Up COVID-19 Tests At Stores Yields Few Results

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Safia Munye looks over the remains of her restaurant, Mama Safia's Kitchen, on Saturday. It was destroyed last week during protests in Minneapolis. Jim Urquhart for NPR hide caption

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Restaurant Owner Whose Business Burned Calls For Justice For George Floyd

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Rent the Runway has temporarily closed stores during the pandemic as customers have shied away from using its clothing rental service. Kelly Sullivan/Getty Images for Rent the Runway hide caption

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This weekend, temporary pay bumps for workers during the coronavirus pandemic are ending at companies across the country. In a normal world, high hazard pay might be the only way to stop employees from quitting en masse. But with tens of millions unemployed, workers quickly lost a lot of leverage. Ada Yokota/Getty Images hide caption

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As 'Hero' Pay Ends, Essential Workers Wonder What They Are Worth

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The Beige Book And The Pig Farmer

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President Trump gives remarks Friday on China in the Rose Garden. Alongside him are trade adviser Peter Navarro, from left, national security adviser Robert O'Brien, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Yesenia Ortiz works at a grocery store in Greensboro, N.C. She says she wishes she would get paid more during the pandemic because of the extra level of risk to which she is exposed. Sarah Gonzalez/NPR hide caption

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Nick Hanauer speaks at TEDSummit: A Community Beyond Borders. July 21-25, 2019, Edinburgh, Scotland. Photo: Bret Hartman / TED Bret Hartman/Bret Hartman / TED hide caption

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Nick Hanauer: How Do We Begin To Reinvent Capitalism?

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The IRS has announced that with employer approval, employees will be allowed to add, drop or alter some of their benefits — including flexible spending account contributions — for the remainder of 2020. Virojt Changyencham/Getty Images hide caption

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Bilal Chaudhry, 16, picks up a dozen eggs to give to a person in a car during a free egg distribution in Cumru Township, PA. The distribution was held to help people during the COVID-19 outbreak. MediaNews Group via Getty Images hide caption

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Theory Vs. Reality: Why Our Economic Behavior Isn't Always Rational

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A car drives down an otherwise empty Las Vegas Strip amid the coronavirus pandemic on May 8. Bridget Bennett/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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'The Sheer Volume' Is Hard To Capture: Unemployment In Nevada Soars To Historic High

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Melissa Dell On Security And Prosperity

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Face masks are effective in slowing the spread of the coronavirus, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says. His message was bolstered by Rosie Perez and Chris Rock, who joined Cuomo at a Thursday news conference in Brooklyn. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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The Trump administration issued tough export rules this month, which analysts say could spell a death knell for Huawei's worldwide mobile network ambitions. Wang Zhao/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Hoping to draw tourists to Cyprus this summer, officials cite the "open-air lifestyle, abundance of personal space" and clean air. Here, rows of beach umbrellas await visitors on a nearly empty stretch of Nissi beach at the seaside resort of Ayia Napa earlier this month. Petros Karadjias/AP hide caption

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