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News. I'm Shea Stevens Vice president, Mike Pence and the Corona Virus Task Force are urging Americans to wear face coverings in public as Corona virus cases rise in the South. NPR's Franco Ordo Nia's filed this report After Tuesday's briefing, Vice President Mike Pence wore a mass to today's Corona Virus Taskforce, press Breathing. He joined Surgeon General Jerome Adams and other task force members who pleaded with Americans to heed their advice and please Please. Please. Where a face covering when you go out in public. It is not an inconvenience. It is not a suppression of your freedom. It actually is a vehicle to achieve our goals. Adams called wearing a mask an instrument of freedom and said it adds to people's conveniences because it allows more places to open and stay open. Franco or Dona as NPR NEWS That'll Reserve board chair Jerome Pile warns that a full economic recovery will depend on how well the nation contains the spread of covert 19. Pulse is spending his increased since the pandemic began, but too many Americans remain out of work. The rising joblessness has been especially severe for lower wage workers for women and for African Americans and Hispanics. U S Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin is sounding a bit more upbeat about the direction of the U. S economy, including hiring well, the unemployment rate is still historically high. We're seeing additional signs that conditions will improve significantly. And the third and fourth quarters of this year. Both Mnuchin and Powell We're speaking at a hearing on Capitol Hill. The U. S. Supreme Court has redesigned the legal landscape when it comes to state aid for parochial schools. By a 5 to 4 vote, the justices have essentially gutted constitutional provision in 38 states. That bar direct or indirect taxpayer funding for religious schools. NPR's Nina Totenberg explains. The court said that the's state constitutional provisions are trumped by the federal constitution. Writing for the conservative Court Majority. Chief Justice John Roberts said that while estate does not have to subsidize private education if it chooses to do so, it cannot disqualify some private schools from receiving. Direct or indirect state support because they are religious institutions. The decision is a major boon to the school choice movement, which until now has been stymied by provision in most states. That bar aid to religious schools. 78% of the private secondary schools in the country are religious schools, according to the counsel for American Private Education. Nina Totenberg. NPR NEWS Washington AP Projects former Marine pilot Amy McGrath as the winner of Kentucky's Democratic Senate primary. A graph will try to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who was seeking 1/7 term in office. You're listening to NPR news.