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May 25, 2020 - 1:45 pm
(SONOMA COUNTY, Calif.) -- The California Wine Country has been hit hard in recent years by wildfires and now COVID-19 shutdowns. But this Memorial Day weekend, life is beginning to return once again. In Sonoma County wineries that serve food and restaurants can now reopen with patio dining only...
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May 25, 2020 - 7:54 am
By PAULINA TAM, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Whitney Hu knows the route by heart. Every Saturday morning, the 29-year-old wakes up at 6 o'clock to go to a theater-turned-warehouse in the heavily immigrant neighborhood of Sunset Park, Brooklyn, in New York City. There, she slips into the routine she has...
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May 24, 2020 - 2:39 pm
By: CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Raymond Copeland took pride in his work and being called one of "New York's strongest." The New York City Department of Sanitation worker even bought a plaque to display in his car reading "strongest," a nod to the epithet for the city agency, his...
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May 24, 2020 - 2:27 pm
By: KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Canlis is a renowned fine-dining restaurant that has been a staple of the Seattle restaurant scene for nearly 70 years. It features a James Beard Award-winning chef and has boasted menu items like caramelized mussels, fried rabbit with garden herbs and...
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May 24, 2020 - 2:11 pm
By: BEATRICE PETERSON, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Even as states across the country begin lifting stay-at-home orders, many businesses are still being forced to rethink how they can attract customers amid ongoing coronavirus fears. For some restaurants, that means the era of closely guarded secret...
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May 23, 2020 - 2:47 pm
BY: SAMARA LYNN, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — Mark works for a Denver-area company that handles medical billing. In mid-March, he said he and his co-workers were told they would work from home as per the local stay-at-home COVID-19 mandate. Mark said he was also told by the manager that they had ways of...
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May 23, 2020 - 1:36 pm
BY: AARON FERRER, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — The global impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the forefront the racial disparities in the United States for African-Americans and Hispanics. When states imposed stay-at-home orders to slow the spread of coronavirus, only businesses deemed...
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May 23, 2020 - 12:55 pm
BY: LEIGHTON SCHNEIDER, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — The novel coronavirus forced Mikey Cole to shutdown his ice cream shop, Mikey Like’s It Ice Cream, in March, and like many small business owners he is struggling. Cole started his business after spending a few months in jail for dealing drugs and was...
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May 23, 2020 - 8:46 am
BY: ALEX PRESHA, ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON) — The last two months have been some of the most difficult of Rahama Wright's career. For 15 years, Wright has run Shea Yeleen, a beauty brand located in Washington, D.C. Birthed out of a passion to empower women in sub-Saharan Africa, her staff of five helps...
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May 22, 2020 - 11:13 am
By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News (RANDALL, Ohio) -- Another Amazon warehouse worker has died of COVID-19, the company confirmed to ABC News on Friday. This brings the suspected number of Amazon workers who have died from coronavirus up to eight -- based on media reports -- though the company has...
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