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Barber and owner of Chris Edwards, left, wears a mask and cuts the hair of customer at Peachtree Battle Barber Shop in Atlanta on Friday, April 24, 2020. The first phase of Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp's plan to reopen Georgia during the coronavirus pandemic included haircut shops and gyms, though not all chose to open their doors. (John Spink/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
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April 24, 2020 - 8:59 pm
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Even as the confirmed U.S. death toll from the coronavirus soared past 50,000, Georgia, Oklahoma and Alaska began loosening lockdown orders Friday on their pandemic-wounded businesses, despite warnings from health experts that the gradual steps toward normalcy might be...
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Shannon Stafford styles the hair of Ebony Housey at her salon on Friday, April 24, 2020, in Savannah, Ga. Gov. Brian Kemp announced this week the resumption of elective medical procedures, as well as the reopening of certain close-contact businesses like gyms, barbershops and tattoo parlors. (AP Photo/Russ Bynum)
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April 24, 2020 - 3:50 pm
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Four customers clutching masks were waiting outside David Huynh’s nail salon as he opened his Georgia business for the first time in four weeks Friday. Nearby, the lights were still off in clothing and jewelry stores closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, and many...
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President Donald Trump pauses while speaking about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Thursday, April 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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April 24, 2020 - 8:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will hold a signing ceremony Friday for a bill providing a nearly $500 billion infusion of coronavirus spending, rushing new relief to employers and hospitals buckling under the strain of a pandemic that has claimed almost 50,000 American lives and 1 in 6 U...
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FILE - In this Monday, April 13, 2020, file photo, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks during a news conference at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Inslee has repeatedly said he will rely on scientific models and input from state health officials to determine when stay-at-home orders can be relaxed, despite growing calls for them to be ended, including a protest that drew about 2,500 to the state Capitol. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
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April 24, 2020 - 7:55 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Announcing plans to begin reopening his state, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster cited the ongoing economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic. “South Carolina’s business is business,” he declared this week as he lifted restrictions on department stores, florists, music...
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April 23, 2020 - 6:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress delivered a nearly $500 billion infusion of coronavirus spending Thursday, rushing new relief to employers and hospitals buckling under the strain of a pandemic that has claimed almost 50,000 American lives and one in six U.S. jobs. The measure passed almost unanimously,...
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A man wearing a mask against the spread of the new coronavirus walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, April 23, 2020. Asian shares rose moderately Thursday following a rally on Wall Street and even oil prices recovering from their recent plunge to zero. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
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April 23, 2020 - 4:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market ended another turbulent day more or less where it started after an early rally got washed away. The S&P 500 ended with a tiny loss Thursday, having given up an early gain of 1.6%. The market’s latest bumpy ride shows how fragile hope among investors is that...
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April 23, 2020 - 2:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — For weeks, the Trump administration played up the dangers of the coronavirus as it sought to persuade Americans to disrupt their lives and stay home. Now, as President Donald Trump aims for a swift nationwide reopening, he faces a new challenge: convincing people it's safe to come...
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President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Wednesday, April 22, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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April 22, 2020 - 10:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump claimed Wednesday that he had signed an executive order “temporarily suspending immigration into the United States.” But experts say the order will merely delay the issuance of green cards for a minority of applicants. Trump said his move was necessary to...
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April 22, 2020 - 7:32 am
Florida’s tourism and hospitality industry should reopen from the coronavirus pandemic slowly. That's what a committee looking at reopening the state from the coronavirus shutdown was told Tuesday. The tourism industry will first focus on getting residents to take in-state vacations before...
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gives updates about the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic during a press conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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April 22, 2020 - 7:00 am
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says the state should look at risk factors as it starts to reopen for business, and not just what's essential. The Republican governor made his remarks to a task force that met by phone Tuesday to discuss how to reopen the state. The governor wants recommendations for the...
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