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Homeless Camp Near Downtown South Bend Asked To Disperse, Results In Protest

The homeless who are staying in tents near downtown South Bend were given until 10 a.m. Tuesday to disperse. But they didn’t start leaving until late this afternoon resulting in protests and police being called to the scene.

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

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Elkhart Central High School Being Used As Isolation Facility

Elkhart Central High School is currently being used as an isolation facility for the homeless and anyone else who needs a place to quarantine during the pandemic.

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Not All Frontline Workers Work In Hospitals. Meet Hoosier Grocery Store Butcher Juan Ruffin

While doctors and nurses are risking their lives working with COVID-19 patients in hospitals, some are risking theirs working in stores and making deliveries. Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Rebecca Thiele has been talking with other essential workers whose stories need to be told.

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South Bend Mayor James Mueller and the Common Council discussed possible solutions for the City’s homeless population during a meeting Tuesday night. This comes after a heated confrontation between police and protestors at a homeless camp Tuesday afternoon

Clinical psychologist Dr. Amelia Aldao answers listener questions about anxiety, and listeners share their stories of founding silver lining in a new reality.

Emergency physician Megan Ranney takes listener questions on what medical and scientific community knows about COVID-19, so far.

NPR's global health and development reporter answers listener questions on how the coronavirus is affecting the world at large.

NPR's politics and economics reporter answers listener questions about what small businesses should be ready for as states slowly reopen their economies.

NPR's politics and economics reporter answers listener questions about what small businesses should be ready for as states slowly reopen their economies.

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If you want to know what President Trump really thinks, just check out his Twitter feed. He uses the social media platform to share his views on everything from international treaties to TV news segments. Plenty of those views have been controversial. But now, for the first time, Twitter says the president has gone too far. The company has put a warning label on a pair of tweets he sent today about mail-in ballots. NPR's Bobby Allyn covers Twitter and joins us to explain.

Hey, Bobby.

BOBBY ALLYN, BYLINE: Hey, Ailsa.

AILSA CHANG, HOST:

If you want to know what President Trump really thinks, just check out his Twitter feed. He uses the social media platform to share his views on everything from international treaties to TV news segments. Plenty of those views have been controversial. But now, for the first time, Twitter says the president has gone too far. The company has put a warning label on a pair of tweets he sent today about mail-in ballots. NPR's Bobby Allyn covers Twitter and joins us to explain.

Hey, Bobby.

BOBBY ALLYN, BYLINE: Hey, Ailsa.

Updated at 9:59 p.m. ET

Twitter has placed a fact-checking warning on a tweet issued by President Trump in which he claims without evidence that mail-in ballots are fraudulent.

Twitter's move on Tuesday marks the first time the technology company has sanctioned Trump as criticism mounts about how the president has amplified misinformation to more than 80 million followers on the social media platform.

Trump responded by accusing Twitter of stifling free speech.

Updated at 8:45 p.m. ET

More than 20 Republican members of Congress and constituents are suing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other officials in federal court to block proxy voting, arguing the practice is unconstitutional, according to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

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The Society Of Professional Journalists Honors Two WVPE Reporters

Congratulations go out to WVPE's Jennifer Weingart and Justin Hicks who were recently honored for their broadcast reporting work.

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