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CORONAVIRUS THE FUTURE

Post-Pandemic America: Society to face 'unintentional consequences' from coronavirus for generations

A battle for human rights, spike in divorce rates and post-traumatic stress disorder: Here's what life may look like for Americans on the other side of the Covid-19 outbreak

Long Reads

Kim Sengupta Who is Kim Yo-jong, the woman poised to take over North Korea?

The little we know about the life of Kim Jong-un’s younger sister shows she has not only survived but prospered in a country shrouded in secrecy and governed by paranoia, writes Kim Sengupta

Independent Premium

Alexandra Pollard The best live theatre to watch for free online

With shutters closed on theatres across the country, a number of productions, new and old, have arrived online. Alexandra Pollard picks the plays to seek out

US

Griffin Connolly Next coronavirus bill is toughest test yet for both parties

Pelosi and McConnell must once again bridge the parties if they're to reach a timely deal — but their differences have widened dramatically, writes US political correspondent Griffin Connolly

World

Graham Keeley How Portugal’s fast response kept coronavirus in check

Health minister tells Graham Keeley country prepared for ‘worst-case scenario’

Trump's 'Operation Warp Speed' to fast-track 300m coronavirus vaccines

The programme would coordinate and streamline the efforts of pharmaceutical companies, federal agencies, and the US military

Bitcoin halving 'event' inspires record price predictions

History hints that rare event could have significant impact on cryptocurrency's value in 2020

Watchdog probes childcare, wedding and holiday refunds

Concerns include businesses refusing refunds or firms pressuring people to accept vouchers for holiday accommodation, which can only be used during a more expensive period

Rose McGowan compares Democrats to 'cult'

McGowan previously called her 'Charmed' co-star Alyssa Milano a 'fraud' for endorsing Biden

Captain Tom celebrates turning '100 years young' on milestone birthday

Army veteran is observing the milestone at home with his close family