Grace Hauck, USA TODAY

Grace Hauck


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Recent articles by Grace:

CDC now recommends all people exposed to COVID-19 get tested, reversing earlier controversial guidance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reversed controversial guidance on coronavirus testing Friday. → Read More

Police have shot people experiencing a mental health crisis. Who should you call instead?

After the death of Daniel Prude, some are calling for more police mental health training while others are promoting alternative crisis responders. → Read More

Coronavirus updates: 'Front line hero' dies of virus; police bust party at house filled with infected college students

Ohio police bust party with COVID-19 positive students. Puerto Rico begins to reopen. Latest COVID-19 news. → Read More

Wildfires race across the West: Cooler weather may aid fight; officials prep for 'mass' fatalities

As fires burn across thousands of miles in Oregon, California and other western states, officials hope cooler weather will help calm down the blazes. → Read More

'We have never seen this': 10% of Oregon forced to evacuate; death toll rises from wildfires across Western states

More than 500,000 people in Oregon have been forced to evacuate as wildfires continued to race through more than a dozen Western states Friday. → Read More

Pandemic preschool: How to navigate sending your child into an unfamiliar building with masked strangers

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the first day of preschool looks a little different this year, leaving some kids and guardians feeling anxious. → Read More

Coronavirus updates: Trump asks 'everybody to be careful' over Labor Day; 410K US deaths predicted by January

Labor Day weekend presents risks, experts say. New Zealand extends restrictions. More than 100 Iowa schools report cases. Latest COVID-19 news. → Read More

Coronavirus live updates: Cases spiked after previous holiday weekends; 'be careful,' Trump says

In the weeks following the previous two summer holiday weekends, Memorial Day and the 4th of July, positive tests climbed in the nation. Live updates. → Read More

You're facing a lot of choices amid the pandemic. Cut yourself slack: It's called decision fatigue.

Millions of Americans are exhausted from making a seemingly endless series of decisions. Researchers call it "decision fatigue." → Read More

Chadwick Boseman died from colon cancer and was just 43. What's the risk for young people?

Actor Chadwick Boseman was just 43 when he died from colon cancer, one that is increasing affecting young Americans. → Read More

Kenosha shooting: Hundreds protest in Raleigh and Portland; 2 officers tried to use stun guns on Jacob Blake

Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old charged in the killing of two people at protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, did not appear in court Friday. → Read More

'People's worst fears' came alive in Kenosha: Guns, militia inject chilling dimension into protests

Protests have been volatile. Add guns and heightened emotions and it's "a recipe for disaster" with a high risk to life, experts say. → Read More

'We're coming in hot': Milwaukee marchers faced gunfire, found love on their 750-mile walk to DC

They faced arrests and gunfire on their 750-mile march to Washington, D.C. After Jacob Blake's shooting, their journey is more crucial than ever. → Read More

Jacob Blake reportedly paralyzed after police shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin: What we know

Protests broke out and fires were set around Wisconsin after a 29-year-old Black man was shot by police in Kenosha. Here's what we know. → Read More

About 600 wildfires have burned a million acres in California in a week. Lightning may soon set even more blazes.

Hundreds of wildfires are burning in California and tens of thousands are under evacuation orders. Here's the latest news. → Read More

Masks in public restrooms? Urinals may shoot 'plumes' of inhalable coronavirus particles into the air

Wear a mask in public restrooms, researchers say, because there's increasing evidence that toilets can release inhalable coronavirus particles. → Read More

Late to shut down, first to reopen, Georgia reports its highest daily death toll

As photos of crowded school hallways catch the nation's attention, Georgia reports its highest daily coronavirus death toll. → Read More

Coronavirus live updates: US-Canada border closure to continue; Georgia drops mask lawsuit; Hawaii may delay tourists' return

Hawaii considers another stay-at-home order. Stimulus package negotiations are at a standstill. Latest COVID-19 news. → Read More

43 felony charges, new task forces: Here's what Chicago is doing to combat potential looting

Dozens of people have been charged in connection with widespread looting in downtown Chicago earlier this week, the county prosecutor said. → Read More

'Leaving us behind': High-risk students ask, why can't all college courses be offered online?

Thousands of students with weakened immune systems fear they're being left behind at colleges that resume in-person classes without online options. → Read More