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Doctors hold signs criticizing the government's medical policy at a hospital in Suwon, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. Health officials in South Korea called on thousands of striking doctors to return to work as the country counted its 13th straight day of triple-digit daily jumps in coronavirus cases. The sign reads:

The Latest: SKorea reports highest new virus total in months

Aug. 26, 2020 10:13 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea has reported 441 new cases of the coronavirus, its highest single-day total in months, as fears grow that lockdown-like restrictions are becoming inevitable as transmissions slip out of control. The country has added nearly 4,000 infections to its caseload while reporting...

Virus claims life of mayor of eastern North Carolina city

Aug. 13, 2020 9:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The mayor of the eastern North Carolina city of Washington has died from complications of the coronavirus. The Raleigh News & Observer reports that the city announced his death on Wednesday night. Mac Hodges had been mayor since 2013 and was described as a “legend and a...

This photo provided by shows a mural forSarah Keys Evans on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020 in Roanoke Rapids, N.C.  Evans, whose refusal to go to the back of a bus in 1952 sparked a change in law is being honored with a plaza bearing her name and murals depicting her arrest. (Les Atkins via AP)

Woman who refused to give up bus seat to be honored

Aug. 1, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman whose refusal to go to the back of a bus in 1952 led to a lawsuit that sparked a change in law is being honored with a special day. Sarah Keys Evans was being honored by the city of Roanoke Rapids on Saturday with a plaza bearing her name and murals...