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US passport services have been limited during the pandemic.

The US has stopped issuing passports unless it’s a ‘life or death’ emergency

Those looking to be issued a US passport will need to prove that they are traveling for a family emergency.
Street artist Carlos Giovanni, who goes by the name TheyDrift, works on the portrait of a healthcare worker for a piece he calls "Stay Home" on the same day that Governor Jay Inslee extended his stay-home order until May 4 in Seattle, Washington, US April 2, 2020.

Google location data shows how much daily life is changing in every state

The US has not imposed a nationwide lockdown standard, leaving states to decide for themselves what measures should be implemented.
The calendar may say it's spring, but the temperatures can tell a different story.

The coldest spring temperatures ever recorded in every state

Temperatures in the US have fluctuated in the spring since NOAA began keep record in 1895. Here are the coldest spring temperatures by state.
President Donald Trump

The US is using mobile ad data to track people’s movements during coronavirus lockdown

The data is anonymized, so the governments are studying general population movement rather than tracking individuals.
A construction crew (R) works on the US side of the US-Mexico border fence as seen from Tijuana, in Baja California state, Mexico, on April 24, 2019.

Mexican protesters hold ‘stay at home’ signs on the border with the US over fear of the coronavirus outbreak

"This is for your health. This is for your family. Or what do you want to happen?" Jose Luis Hernandez told the Arizona Republic.

The US now has the world’s biggest coronavirus outbreak — its case total just surpassed China’s

The number of coronavirus cases in the US has now exceeded the total in China, where the virus originated.
Doug Hassebroek walks home from a grocery store in Brooklyn, New York, on Wednesday.

The US is well on the way to having a coronavirus outbreak worse than China’s or even Italy’s

Cases in the US are rising sharply, and data suggests that only harsh lockdowns — which the US has not adopted wholesale — can slow it down.
Young adults take a selfie in Tempere, Finland.

The UN named Finland the world’s happiest country for the third year in a row, and the country could be better equipped to handle coronavirus th...

High-trust societies like Finland may be better equipped to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, according to the 2020 UN World Happiness Report.
Pimento cheese is often called the "pâté of the South."

11 things you’re sure to find in the South

The Southern United States has plenty to offer, from well-seasoned soul food to popular sayings, like "Bless your heart."

The worst global recession since World War II: Deutsche Bank just unveiled a bleak new forecast as coronavirus rocks economies worldwide

The firm attributed its estimates to coronavirus' rapid spread throughout Europe and the US and the faster-than-expected plunge in economic activity.