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Under Legal Pressure, New York Relaxes Restrictions On More Gatherings

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| The state first allowed gatherings of up to 10 people at religious services and Memorial Day events. Just hours after a lawsuit was filed, though, New York modified the order to include everyone.

What To Know As Israel's Netanyahu Goes On Trial For Corruption Charges

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The Israeli prime minister is due in court Sunday for corruption charges, including that he allegedly offered a media company regulatory favors for positive coverage.

Ahead Of Eid, India's Muslim Clerics Urge Celebrating At Home, Donating To Charity

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"The happiness of Eid is in not hugging each other and not shaking hands this time over," said a leading Indian imam. "Eid is related to life and happiness and we have to give the same."

Fear Of Public Restrooms Prompts Creative Solutions As Some Businesses Reopen

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Some people are afraid to use potentially germ-filled public restrooms as stay-at-home restrictions begin lifting. That's boosting sales of products that offer creative alternatives.

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With Moratorium Lifted, Houston Becomes Largest U.S. City Where Evictions Can Resume

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Some Texas cities are taking additional steps to protect renters and delay evictions, but many Texans remain vulnerable. A Houston rental assistance program ran out of funding in just 90 minutes.

Indonesians Prepare For Eid Holiday Amid Concerns Over Spread Of COVID-19

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Indonesia, with a population of 260 million, has confirmed more than 20,000 COVID-19 cases and more than 1,320 deaths, but many suspect the numbers are not a true reflection of the disease's reach.

Sons of Slain Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Forgive His Killers, Paving Way for Pardons

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The writer's eldest son, Saleh, tweeted Thursday, "If a person forgives and makes reconciliation, his reward is due from Allah."

CDC Advice On Surface Spread Of COVID-19 'Has Not Changed,' Agency Says

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a headline change on its website seemed to trigger news reports saying its guidelines have changed.

Alabama Opening Theaters, Zoos And Water Parks Despite Recent Rise In Cases

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Gov. Kay Ivey is relaxing restrictions on schools, water parks and other elements of normal life. Since early March, Alabama has received more than 501,000 jobless claims.