Adriana Torres didn’t find out her daughter, Leah, was born until days later when she woke up on her 41st birthday. Long Island doctors delivered Leah 11 weeks early to save her and her mother.
Larry Kramer was sounding the alarm on the burgeoning HIV/AIDS crisis before the disease even had a name. The writer and activist co-founded the Gay Men’s Health Crisis, the first organization to advocate for the prevention and treatment of AIDS, and later started ACT UP to push for political action.
The first manned mission to space from American soil in nine years was scrubbed 17 minutes before launch due to weather concerns. The highly anticipated event is rescheduled for Saturday.
Two studies are revealing new insights into the coronavirus, with doctors saying up to 80 percent of cases may be asymptomatic. The country continues to reopen and Disney World lays out plans to reopen in July with new restrictions.
Police clashed with protesters as outrage grows over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was heard saying “I can’t breathe” as an officer pinned him to the ground with his knee to Floyd’s neck. The Minneapolis mayor called for the arresting officer to face charges.