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Virus cases surging among the young, endangering the elderly

Virus cases surging among the young, endangering the elderly

(AP) Coronavirus infections are climbing rapidly among young Americans in a number of states where bars, stores and restaurants have reopened. It’s a disturbing generational shift that not only puts young people in greater peril than many realize, but also poses an even bigger danger to the elders who cross their paths. National figures show…

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Trump says he’ll issue executive order to protect monuments

Trump says he’ll issue executive order to protect monuments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he’ll issue an executive order to protect monuments that are coming under new scrutiny as America wrestles with racism during the unrest sparked by the police killing of George Floyd. Trump opposes the removal of monuments of leaders of the Confederacy or other distasteful aspects of American history.…

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Fauci says ‘it will be when not if’ for a COVID-19 vaccine

Fauci says ‘it will be when not if’ for a COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government’s top infectious disease expert has told a House committee he believes “it will be when and not if” there will be a COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Anthony Fauci also says he remains “cautiously optimistic” that some will be ready at the end of the year. He has returned to Capitol Hill…

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From shops to dining out, NYC reopening hits ‘biggest step’

From shops to dining out, NYC reopening hits ‘biggest step’

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is hitting a key point Monday in trying to rebound from the nation’s deadliest coronavirus outbreak. For the first time in three months, New Yorkers are able to dine out, though only at outdoor tables. Shoppers can once again browse in the city’s destination stores, shaggy heads can…

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Tulsa mayor sets curfew around site of Trump’s weekend rally

Tulsa mayor sets curfew around site of Trump’s weekend rally

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma, has declared a civil emergency and implemented a curfew around the site where President Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally this weekend. The curfew issued Thursday by Mayor G.T. Bynum is in effect from 10 p.m.-6 a.m., Thursday through Sunday. Bynum cited as a reason…

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