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All 50 U.S. States Have Now Started To Reopen, Easing COVID-19 Shutdown

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| All 50 states have at least partially eased tight restrictions on businesses, with a mix of policies letting restaurants or stores welcome customers.

Amid High Stakes, China Is Fast-Tracking COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts

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Experts say the Communist Party sees more at stake than public health. One of the biggest concerns is the economy. China is also looking to defuse criticism over its early handling of the outbreak.

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About Half Of U.S. Homes Lost Wages During Pandemic, Census Bureau Finds

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Because of the COVID-19 crisis, 47% of adults say their households have lost employment income and close to 40% have delayed getting medical care, according to early results of a Census Bureau survey.

Businesses Try To Navigate The World's Coronavirus Cargo Pileup

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There was a rush of commerce after China reopened. But then demand in the West for many goods dropped, with businesses closing and consumers staying home as the pandemic spread.

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To Figure Out Who's A Citizen, Trump Administration Is Using These Records

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After failing to get the now-blocked citizenship question onto 2020 census forms, the Trump administration is turning to IRS tax forms, Medicaid data and Interior Department law enforcement records.

Florida Ousts Top COVID-19 Data Scientist

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Florida's top COVID-19 data scientist has been dismissed. Rebekah Jones says she's been fired for refusing to manipulate the data that would have drummed up support for the state to reopen.

California Gov. Newsom: Federal Government Has Responsibility To Help States Recover

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California led the nation in issuing a statewide stay-at-home order. And it's paying an economic price: a $54 billion deficit. As the state reopens, it seeks to balance the economy and public health.

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Pennsylvania Health Secretary Defends 'Universal' Nursing Home Testing Plan

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Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine responded to critics who say there are holes in the state's plan to test all residents and staff at nursing homes: "The plan is an evolution."

U.S., Canada Agree To Keep Border Partly Closed For Another 30 Days

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By a mutual decision in March, both countries banned nonessential travel across their shared border. Two months later, Canada and the U.S. have agreed for a second time to extend the partial ban.