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The White House relied on a rapid test, but used it in a way it was not intended.

For months, the White House’s strategy for keeping President Trump and his inner circle safe has been to screen all White House visitors with a rapid test.

But one product they use, Abbott’s ID Now, was never intended for that purpose and is known to deliver incorrect results. In issuing an emergency use authorization, the Food and Drug Administration said the test was only to be used by a health care provider “within the first seven days of symptoms.”

The ID Now has several qualities in its favor: It’s portable, doesn’t need skilled technicians to operate and delivers results in 15 minutes. Used to evaluate someone with symptoms, the test can quickly and easily diagnose Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

But in people who are infected but not yet showing symptoms, the test is much less accurate, missing as many as one in three cases.

Used in someone with symptoms, the test can quickly and easily diagnose Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, and has a sensitivity of 95 percent, according to John Koval, a spokesman for Abbott.

In May, after many reports of problems with the test, the F.D.A. warned that those who test negative using the test should confirm that result with a lab-based test.

Still, the Trump administration has routinely used the test to screen people without symptoms, allowing anyone who tested negative to go without a mask during meetings and official proceedings.

The Rev. John I. Jenkins, president of Notre Dame University, tested positive for the coronavirus after attending the White House announcement of the Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, on Saturday. He apologized for going mask-free at the ceremony but said he was told he could do so after his rapid test came back with a negative result.

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Storytelling Garden intended for sharing, gathering together

Las Vegans now have another place to remember, and share with one another, the experience and lessons of Oct. 1.

The Las Vegas Storytelling Garden, located to the immediate north of the Las Vegas Community Healing Garden. Like the healing garden, the Storytelling Garden will be a place to honor the memory of the 60 people who lost their lives after being shot at the Route 91 Harvest festival on Oct. 1, 2017.

The storytelling garden is envisioned as a complement to, rather than an expansion of, the Healing Garden, said Greg A. Weitzel, Las Vegas director of parks and recreation, as “a place for survivors and families and the community to move forward in healing and a place to come together and relax.”

Mauricia Baca, executive director of Get Outdoors Nevada, which coordinates volunteers for the Healing Garden and will do the same for the Storytelling Garden, said that while the Healing Garden is a place for reflection, the Storytelling Garden will be a place “to come together and share stories,” and even serve as a venue for various sorts of programming.

“There are certain gatherings that we maybe would not do at the Healing Garden but we might want to do … at the Storytelling Garden,” Baca said.

Weitzel said construction of the storytelling garden began Jan. 27. A formal dedication likely will be held in January.

However, an environmentally friendly building designed by UNLV architecture students won’t be placed on the site until December, Weitzel said. The structure will serve as visitor center and volunteer office for both gardens.

The Storytelling Garden, located on the southeastern corner of Casino Center Boulevard and Coolidge Avenue, formerly was a vacant parcel. Improvements included landscaping and irrigation, new lighting and fencing, Weitzel said.

The park’s landscaping also includes peach and