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Memorial Day Weekend Draws Crowds and Triggers Warnings

Memorial Day Weekend Draws Crowds and Triggers Warnings

St. Petersburg, FL (AP) — Japan has moved further toward reopening, while millions of Australian children returned to schools as number of COVID-19 patients across the country falls. On the Navajo Nation, which sprawls across the states of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah, the number of coronavirus cases rose by 56 on Sunday to 4,689,…

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Trump’s urging stokes furor in debate over in-person worship

Trump’s urging stokes furor in debate over in-person worship

NEW YORK (AP) —The anticipated release of new federal guidance on in-person religious services comes at a precarious point in the national balancing act that pits the call of worship against the risk of coronavirus. Even before President Donald Trump vowed that guidance would be coming from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Christian…

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Will Virus Keep Florida Spectators from Astronaut Launch?

Will Virus Keep Florida Spectators from Astronaut Launch?

Orlando, FL (AP) — In the age of coronavirus, Florida officials and NASA are split on whether it’s a good idea for spectators to show up for next week’s space launch. In ordinary times, the beaches and roads along Florida’s Space Coast would be packed with people eager to witness the first astronaut launch from…

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Job market remains grim even as U.S. tentatively reopens

Job market remains grim even as U.S. tentatively reopens

WASHINGTON (AP) — Signs of renewed activity are surfacing across the country as states gradually reopen economies and some businesses call a portion of their laid-off staffers back to work. Yet with millions more Americans seeking unemployment aid last week, the U.S. job market remains as bleak as it’s been in decades. Nearly 39 million…

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Deliberative Senate Declines to Debate More Coronavirus Aid

Deliberative Senate Declines to Debate More Coronavirus Aid

Washington D.C. (AP) — The U.S. Senate is doing almost anything but deliberate the coronavirus. It’s as though the crisis has split the world’s greatest deliberative body into two. On one side is a Senate clamoring for a quick response to the crisis. On the other is the wait-and-see Senate hitting pause on swift action…

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