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Pres. Trump promoting the reopening of America after coronavirus shutdowns
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June 05, 2020 - 8:56 am
The U.S added 2.5 million jobs in May as the businesses began to reopen after coronavirus-related closures, dropping the unemployment rate to 13.3 percent, according to the Labor Department. The May jobs report shattered economists’ expectations of a loss of nearly 8 million jobs that was expected...
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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announces Phase 2 reopening at Universal Orlando Wednesday June 3, 2020.
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June 03, 2020 - 5:12 pm
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday that most of the state can enter Phase 2 of its coronavirus reopening, which further eases restrictions on gyms, bars and movie theaters, among other businesses. Gyms and retail stores can operate at full capacity, according to the state’s plan. Bars...
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A woman walks into a closing Gordmans store, Thursday, May 28, 2020, in St. Charles, Mo. Stage Stores, which owns Gordmans, is closing all its stores and has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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May 29, 2020 - 10:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer spending plunged by a record-shattering 13.6% in April as the viral pandemic shuttered businesses, forced millions of layoffs and sent the economy into a deep recession. Last month's spending decline was far worse than the revised 6.9% drop in March, which itself had...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2019 photo, guests watch a show near a statue of Walt Disney and Micky Mouse in front of the Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, part of the Orlando area in Fla. Officials from SeaWorld and Disney World say they hope to open their theme parks in Orlando, Fla., in June and July. A city task force approved the plans on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
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May 27, 2020 - 7:23 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld and Walt Disney World will reopen in Orlando, Florida, in June and July after months of inactivity because of the coronavirus pandemic, under plans approved Wednesday by a city task force. The proposals will now be sent to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for final...
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In this May 20, 2020, file photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Congress is at a crossroads in the Covid-19 crisis. Lawmakers are wrestling over whether to “go big” as Pelosi wants for the next relief bill or hit “pause” as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell insists. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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May 26, 2020 - 6:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Deadlocked over the next big coronavirus relief bill, Congress is shifting its attention to a more modest overhaul of small business aid in hopes of helping employers reopen shops and survive the pandemic. Bipartisan legislation that would give small employers more time to take...
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Heidi Hannah holds her head in her hands, as she is joined by her sons Tomas, 10, left, and Lucas, 8, right, at a Memorial Day visit to the grave of her oldest son, Army Specialist Taylor Hannah, at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, Calif., Monday, May 25, 2020. Public Memorial Day events at the cemetery were canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Taylor Hannah, 22, died March 1, 2020 of a rare blood disease. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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May 25, 2020 - 8:30 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Americans settled for small processions and online tributes instead of parades Monday as they observed Memorial Day in the shadow of the pandemic, which forced communities to honor the nation’s military dead with modest, more subdued ceremonies that also remembered those lost...
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May 24, 2020 - 9:18 am
The woman who raised questions about Florida’s COVID-19 data after being ousted as the data’s curator had been reprimanded several times and ultimately fired for violating Health Department policy by making public remarks about the information, state records show. Rebekah Jones’ comments over the...
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Kevin Gonzales, director of operations at the Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering, at Boston University, places safe distancing floor markings near an elevator on the school's campus, in Boston, Thursday, May 21, 2020. Boston University is among a growing number of universities making plans to bring students back to campus this fall, but with new measures meant to keep the coronavirus at bay. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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May 21, 2020 - 2:08 pm
Growing numbers of U.S. colleges are pledging to reopen this fall, with dramatic changes to campus life to keep the coronavirus at bay. Big lectures will be a thing of the past. Dorms will will be nowhere near capacity. Students will face mandatory virus testing. And at some smaller schools,...
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a news conference May 18, 2020, in Orlando. The governor announced that the I-4 and State Road 408 interchange has opened.
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May 21, 2020 - 8:24 am
Questions about the integrity of Florida's public health data are being raised anew after a key Health Department employee was fired over a dispute about what information to release publicly. The revelation underscores how entwined public health data and politics have become as elected officials...
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May 21, 2020 - 7:24 am
By JORDYN PHELPS, ABC News (ORLANDO, Fla.) -- Vice President Mike Pence did something Wednesday that most Americans haven’t done in many weeks amid the coronavirus pandemic: He sat down for lunch at a burger joint. The vice president held a photo op at Beth’s Burger Bar in Florida along with GOP...
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