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In a plea to save their own paper, Denver Post editors printed this photo on the cover of today's opinion section, showing 142 members of the newsroom staff on May 15, 2013, and the toll that layoffs and turnover have taken since then.

Photo: RJ Sangosti / The Denver Post
  • The paper says the newsroom has shrunk from more than 250 to fewer than 100 today, and "at least two dozen more journalists will be leaving The Post [beginning tomorrow] because of layoffs."
  • In an editorial headlined "As vultures circle, The Denver Post must be saved," the paper writes: "The cuts [are] backed by our owner, the New York City hedge fund Alden Global Capital ... Consider this editorial ... a plea to Alden — owner of Digital First Media, one of the largest newspaper chains in the country — to rethink its business strategy across all its newspaper holdings."

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Supreme Court backs religious groups on New York coronavirus restrictions

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled late Wednesday that restrictions previously imposed on New York places of worship by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) during the coronavirus pandemic violated the First Amendment.

Why it matters: The decision in a 5-4 vote heralds the first significant action by the new President Trump-appointed conservative Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who cast the deciding vote in favor of the Catholic Church and Orthodox Jewish synagogues.

USAID chief tests positive for coronavirus

An Air Force cargo jet delivers USAID supplies to Russia earlier this year. Photo: Mikhail Metzel/TASS via Getty Images

The acting administrator of the United States Agency for International Development informed senior staff Wednesday he has tested positive for coronavirus, two sources familiar with the call tell Axios.

Why it matters: John Barsa, who staffers say rarely wears a mask in their office, is the latest in a series of senior administration officials to contract the virus. His positive diagnosis comes amid broader turmoil at the agency following the election.

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COVID-19 shows a bright future for vaccines

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Promising results from COVID-19 vaccine trials offer hope not just that the pandemic could be ended sooner than expected, but that medicine itself may have a powerful new weapon.

Why it matters: Vaccines are, in the words of one expert, "the single most life-saving innovation ever," but progress had slowed in recent years. New gene-based technology that sped the arrival of the COVID vaccine will boost the overall field, and could even extend to mass killers like cancer.

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