Trump defies governor, heads to Maine where protests wait

Trump has drawn criticism for urging governors to “dominate” protesters and toss perpetrators of violence in prison.

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COVID-19 cases spike in Morgan County

Officials say the county has seen a more than 80 percent increase in positive COVID-19 tests over the past two weeks.

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JC Penney closing 154 stores in first post-bankruptcy phase

J.C. Penney says it is closing 154 stores nationwide in what it is calling the first phase of its efforts to shrink its footprint.
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COVID-19 cases spike in Morgan County

Officials say the county has seen a more than 80 percent increase in positive COVID-19 tests over the past two weeks.
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Disney World to open with no parades, fireworks

When Walt Disney World reopens next month for the first time since it closed due to the spread of the new coronavirus, there will be no parades, fireworks shows nor “meet-and-greet” sessions with performers dressed as Disney characters.
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Ivey taking requests on how to spend COVID-19 funds

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is taking public input on how to spend the COVID-19 funds.
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  UK hosts vaccine summit amid calls for free virus vaccine

The United Nations and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement have urged that "a people's vaccine" be developed for COVID-19 that would be freely available to everyone, calling it a "moral imperative."
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  Autopsy report shows Floyd tested positive for coronavirus

The 20-page report released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office came with the family’s permission and after the coroner’s office released summary findings Monday that Floyd’s heart stopped while he was being restrained by officers, and classified his May 25 death as a homicide.
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  How to travel safely during COVID-19

Social distancing is just a start when you’re traveling by air.
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Social distancing not required at Trump Mount Rushmore event

Organizers have scrapped plans to mandate social distancing during President Donald Trump's appearance at a July 3 Mount Rushmore fireworks display and won't limit the crowd due to coronavirus concerns, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said Thursday.
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ADPH addresses delays to COVID-19 data reporting

The Alabama Department of Public Health is addressing some issues that are causing delays to its COVID-19 data reporting site.
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  1.9 million seek jobless aid even as reopenings slow layoffs

The diminishing pace suggests that the job market meltdown that was triggered by the coronavirus may have bottomed out as more companies call at least some of their former employees back to work.
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  Protests eclipse pandemic, but White House fears resurgence

For weeks, President Donald Trump has been eager to publicly turn the page on the coronavirus pandemic. Now fears are growing within the White House that the very thing that finally shoved the virus from center stage — mass protests over the death of George Floyd — may bring about its resurgence.
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Cinema chain AMC warns it may not survive the pandemic

Movie theater chain AMC warned Wednesday that it may not survive the coronavirus pandemic, which has shuttered its theaters and led film studios to explore releasing more movies directly to viewers over the internet.
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Malaria drug fails to prevent COVID-19 in a rigorous study

Results published Wednesday by the New England Journal of Medicine show that hydroxychloroquine was no better than placebo pills at preventing illness from the coronavirus.
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Senate passes fix for small-business coronavirus relief

The Senate on Wednesday passed legislation to make it easier for businesses struggling during the coronavirus pandemic to take advantage of a payroll subsidy program that’s been a central part of Washington’s response to the corresponding economic crisis.
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North Alabama Medical Center easing support person policy

Inpatients will be limited to one well support person per day during specific hours.
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US job losses in May could raise 3-month total to 30 million

The epic damage to America’s job market from the viral outbreak will come into sharper focus Friday when the government releases the May employment report. Eight million more jobs are estimated to have been lost.
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  FDA approves new NASA, Fitbit ventilators

These ventilators are less expensive, short-term options for health care providers.
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AP source: NBA presents players with plan for season restart

The NBA has suspended its season on March 11 “until further notice” after Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz became the first player in the league to test positive for the coronavirus.
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NerdWallet: Ask an expert: Is any travel safe?

Social distancing is still key for pandemic safety, especially while traveling.
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Curfews, pandemic test voters in primaries held amid unrest

Polls have begun to close as voters navigated curfews and health concerns in a slate of primary contests that tested the nation’s ability to host elections amid dueling crises.
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Trump says GOP is pulling convention from North Carolina

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he is seeking a new state to host the Republican National Convention after host North Carolina refused to guarantee the event could be held in Charlotte without restrictions because of ongoing concerns over the coronavirus.