Can You Repeat That? Hearing Trouble More Obvious With Masks

DALLAS — As nurse Teri Wheat made her rounds at a Texas maternity ward, she began to realize she was having a hard time understanding the new mothers who were wearing masks due to the coronavirus pandemic. So she got her hearing tested and now wears hearing...

Evacuations Ordered as Hurricane Laura Aims at U.S. Coast

NEW ORLEANS — Thousands of people were ordered to evacuate the Texas and Louisiana coasts Tuesday as Laura strengthened into a hurricane that forecasters said could slam into land as a major storm with ferocious winds and deadly flooding. More than 385,000 ...
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Dallas Salon Owner Jailed for Defying Virus Shutdown Order

DALLAS — A Texas' judge's decision to jail a hair salon owner for defying restrictions meant to limit the spread of the coronavirus has drawn criticism from the governor and state attorney general. Shelley Luther was booked in the Dallas County jail on Tuesday...
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With Births Down, U.S. Had Slowest Growth Rate in a Century

ORLANDO, Fla. — The past year’s population growth rate in the United States was the slowest in a century due to declining births, increasing deaths and the slowdown of international migration, according to figures released Monday by the U.S. Census Bureau. ...