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People are calling for museums to be abolished. Can whitewashed American history be rewritten?

Written by Brian Boucher, CNN After years of resisting calls for its removal, New York’s American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) has asked the city to dislodge from its front steps an equestrian monument to Theodore Roosevelt, the twenty-sixth US president, which depicts him charging forward, and towering over two mostly nude figures, one Black […]

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Hawaii to lift mandatory 14-day quarantine for travelers with negative Covid-19 test results

(CNN) — You can finally go to Hawaii without quarantining — if you’ve tested negative for Covid-19. Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, Hawaii has been serious about keeping the virus out. Gov. David Ige established a 14-day mandatory quarantine for visitors and returning residents on March 26 and has since extended the quarantine […]

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COVID-19: New York imposes quarantine on eight US states

New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut have asked people traveling from states where COVID-19 cases are rising to go into self-isolation for 14 days. New Jersey’s Phil Murphy said people in the three states had been “through hell and back” and did not want “another round” of virus infections. Some southern and western states have […]

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Disneyland aims for a reopening: Should I go?

Editor’s Note — This article was published Wednesday morning before the announcement Disneyland would postpone its July reopening. The story has been rewritten to reflect that breaking news. (CNN) — Disneyland in Southern California, which debuted on July 17, 1955, had been aiming for a phased reopening on its 65th anniversary, July 17. But it […]

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93-year-old catcher leads softball team back onto the field amid COVID-19

GULFPORT, Fla. — Major League Baseball may still be on hiatus, but in Gulfport, there is a senior league that’s returned to the field. Their 93-year-old catcher was the first one to shout, “play ball.” From a distance, it looks like any other softball game, but when you take a closer look, you can see […]

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Gambia demands probe after US police shoot dead diplomat’s son

The Gambia has demanded a “credible” investigation after the son of a diplomat was shot dead by US police. Thirty-nine-year-old Momodou Lamin Sisay was shot after a car chase in Georgia on Friday morning, according to the preliminary investigation by Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI). He was pronounced dead on the scene. The police said […]

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Coronavirus: US to temporarily allow certain impurities in hand sanitizer

The Trump administration said this week it will temporarily allow some impurities in alcohol-based hand sanitizer to ensure access to the product during the coronavirus pandemic, reversing course after having tightened restrictions in April. The move will provide clarity on impurity limits for a slew of fuel ethanol companies that had switched to producing hand […]

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Coronavirus: Russia slams US decision to withdraw from WHO

A Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said Friday that Washington damages international law on cooperation in health after the US terminated its relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO). Maria Zakharova told the TASS news agency the world needs to consolidate its efforts to fight the COVID-19 outbreak. What can the US offer to the world […]

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U.S. marks hushed Memorial Day holiday as COVID-19 deaths near 100,000

In some places, scaled-down ceremonies were broadcast over the internet. But the virus overshadowed the national holiday, which is normally a time of flag-waving parades and events to commemorate fallen soldiers. In Fort Walton Beach, Florida, a small group of veterans in uniform gathered in Beal Memorial Cemetery to recite the names of the dead […]

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Coronavirus: China accuses US of spreading ‘conspiracies and lies’

China’s foreign minister has accused the US of spreading “conspiracies and lies” about the coronavirus, ratcheting up tensions between the two nations. The US has been infected by a “political virus” that compels some politicians to repeatedly attack China, Wang Yi told reporters on Sunday. He urged the US to “stop wasting time and stop […]

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How beaches are preparing for Memorial Day during the pandemic

(CNN) — Memorial Day marks the symbolic start of summer with its barbecues, outdoor gatherings with friends and trips to the beach. But this weekend, with the novel coronavirus still spreading throughout the United States, most beaches have issued social distancing restrictions and capacity limits, a sort of middle ground to allow people to venture […]

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Coronavirus: US topping world virus cases is ‘badge of honour’ -Trump

US President Donald Trump has argued it is “a badge of honour” that the US has the world’s highest number of confirmed Covid-19 infections. “I look at that as, in a certain respect, as being a good thing because it means our testing is much better,” he said at the White House. The US has […]

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Shop falsely marked ‘permanently closed’

TAMPA, Fla. — As if small businesses aren’t facing enough hardship, a Seminole Heights owner says a mistake by a tech giant turned customers away during the first days of reopening. During the state-mandated shutdown, Valhalla Resale adjusted its operations. The membership-based women’s clothing store, located at 6112 N. Central Avenue in Tampa, offered delivery […]

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City cracks down after 12,000 pounds of trash is hauled from its beaches

(CNN) — When beaches in Cocoa Beach reopened last weekend, people flocked to the sand — and the trash came with them. While a lot of visitors did the right thing and disposed of their trash in cans, others left their items strewn on the beach, according to Keep Brevard Beautiful. The Florida-based non-profit said […]

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Coronavirus: US unemployment claims hit 26.4 million amid virus

A further 4.4 million Americans sought unemployment benefits last week as the economic toll from the coronavirus pandemic continued to mount. The new applications brought the total number of jobless claims since mid-March to 26.4 million. That amounts to more than 15% of the US workforce. However, the most recent data marked the third week […]

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Husband surprises ICU nurse with drive-by surprise after work

FARMINGDALE, Long Island (WABC) — The husband of an ICU nurse on Long Island wanted to do something special to put a smile on his wife’s face. Dawn Treanor, 51, is a nurse at Winthrop Hospital. She has been working nonstop since the coronavirus pandemic took off. Many nights, Treanor’s husband says she comes home […]

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Apple is making 1 million face shields for medical workers

Crude oil slipped after OPEC and Russia postponed a meeting that could end a price war and reduce a supply glut that has driven oil futures to their lowest in decades. The meeting had been set for Monday, but is now scheduled for Thursday, an OPEC source told CNN Business. Saudi Arabia and Russia have been locked […]

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Hospital sends home first COVID-19 patient

SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. — Doctors and nurses at a Spotsylvania hospital recently celebrated the release of the county’s first COVID-19 patient.  Video shows staffers at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center sending off the man, who is holding balloons and a poster stating: you’re going down in history. A nurse who cared for the man said there were […]

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DJ hosts social distancing dance party in neighborhood

Lexington, KY. (WKYT) – A DJ with an empty work calendar and a family under quarantine decided to throw a social distancing block party. Leo Pineda hosts a neighborhood block party with social distancing rules in place. (Photo: WKYT/Shelby Lofton) The happy hour was hosted by Leo Pineda, who moved to Lexington from Miami six […]

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Librarian creates virtual Harry Potter-themed escape room

PETERS TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Calling all wizards! A librarian in Pennsylvania is allowing you to test your knowledge with a virtual Harry Potter-themed escape room. Sydney Krawiec, who works as a youth services librarian at Peters Township Public Library, created the “Hogwarts Digital Escape Room.” Players begin as a first-year student at Hogwarts and must […]

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