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Even With COVID-19 Cases, Suing Cruise Lines Is 'Extraordinarily Difficult'

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| Cruise ships have stopped carrying passengers after a wave of coronavirus cases. Dozens of lawsuits have been filed against the cruise lines. But whether they'll be successful is another question.

Death Toll Increases To 22 From Weekend Shooting Rampage In Nova Scotia, Police Say


The Royal Canadian Mounted Police originally reported at least 16 dead after Saturday's attacks, in which the assailant shot victims at multiple locations and then set fire to the crime scenes.

Why You May Get An Email About COVID-19 From The Census Bureau


The Census Bureau is trying to measure how the pandemic is affecting jobs, spending, housing, education and health in the U.S., so it's asking close to 14 million people to fill out an online survey.

Missouri Sues China, Communist Party Over The Coronavirus Pandemic


Missouri's attorney general alleges that China "engaged in misrepresentations, concealment, and retaliation to conceal the gravity and seriousness of the COVID-19 outbreak from the rest of the world."

In Greece, 148 Asylum Seekers Test Positive For COVID-19 At Shelter


At least 150 people in a shelter have tested positive for COVID-19, says the International Organization for Migration. Most are from Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

New Report Notes Rise In Coronavirus-Linked Anti-Semitic Hate Speech


The report, released Monday by researchers at Tel Aviv University, notes an 18% increase in anti-Semitic violence in 2019 and recent accusations blaming Jews for causing and spreading the coronavirus.

Scripps National Spelling Bee Finals Are Canceled Due To Coronavirus


Organizers say they considered several ways to hold the national finals in a "virtual" environment, before deciding it wasn't feasible.

Airlines Offer Vouchers, Credits For Canceled Flights. Customers Want Cash


A new survey suggests nearly 60 million Americans are losing money because of canceled plans. And would-be travelers are getting the runaround, even when they are legally entitled to a full refund.

VA Head Acknowledges Challenges For Health Care Workers Battling Coronavirus


Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie says his health system is not overwhelmed, but it has been forced to ration protective gear.