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Virginia will increase unannounced checks of whether bars and restaurants are following coronavirus-related rules as people socializing without face masks appear to be spreading the virus. Officials say people in their 20s are particularly to blame. Increased enforcement will be focused in the Hampton Roads area of the state, where cases are surging, but occur …

OHA anticipates testing material shortage with increase in coronavirus cases  KATU Oregon and Portland Set New Daily Records of COVID-19 Cases as Virus Surges Through a Reopened State  Willamette Week OHA reports 275 new COVID-19 cases, warns of possible dramatic increases in Oregon  KPTV.com Oregon expects ‘exponential growth’ in coronavirus cases, new forecast shows  OregonLive OHA asks people not …

Walmart acquired CareZone’s technology platform and IP on Monday. The app allows users to scan a list of their medications, and manage refill reminders and home delivery. Photo courtesy of Walmart. In its latest move to compete with pharmacy services, Walmart bought CareZone’s medication management software. Walmart will acquire CareZone’s technology platform and key intellectual …

The number of coronavirus cases in the District reached a new peak Friday, health officials announced in their reporting of case totals Saturday. There were 63 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. This detected peak sets the Phase One count of days with sustained decrease back to nine. The city needs to see 14 days of …

On the day George Floyd was laid to rest, dozens of white Washingtonians gathered on the green grass of Logan Circle with signs bearing his name. Scattered around picnic blankets, lawn games and socially distant gatherings, the crowd took a knee and quietly observed 8 minutes and 46 seconds of silence in honor of the …

Derrick Sanderlin, a community activist who for years has trained police in San Jose, California, about anti-bias, was hit in the groin by a rubber bullet last week during a George Floyd protest, according to ABC 7 News. Sanderlin underwent emergency surgery for a rupture, and before he did, doctors told him he may no …

George Danby | BDN By Jabbar Fazeli, Opinion guest column • June 6, 2020 6:00 am The BDN is making the most crucial coverage of the coronavirus pandemic and its economic impact in Maine free for all readers. Click here for all coronavirus stories. You can join others committed to safeguarding this vital public service …

TECHNOLOGY Bipartisan plan would boost NSF for tech research By Adam Mazmanian May 29, 2020 NOTE: This story was first published by FCW.com. A bipartisan group of lawmakers is looking to add a technology-focused directorate to the National Science Foundation — funded with $100 billion over five years — to accelerate research into …

with Tonya Riley Silicon Valley can’t escape techlash even as Washington scrambles to respond to a global pandemic.  A flurry of antitrust activity in recent days shows that policymakers and regulators are still set on scrutinizing the size and power of Google, Amazon and Facebook.  One prime example: The Justice Department and top state attorneys …

13 May 2020, 12:33 | Updated: 13 May 2020, 13:13 Health authorities say choir practice caused the ‘superspread’ of 52 coronavirus cases. Picture: YouTube/John Yaeger The infamous choir rehearsal, held two weeks before Washington State’s lockdown, infected 52 singers with coronavirus and resulted in two deaths. A choir practice that infected 52 singers with coronavirus …