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'We're Running Out Of Time': Census Turns To Congress To Push Deadlines

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| Census Bureau officials say they can no longer meet the current legal deadlines for delivering the 2020 census results. Some House Democrats have introduced a new bill to grant four-month extensions.

'No Reasonable Person Can Assert' Hong Kong Has Autonomy From China, Pompeo Says

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The U.S. secretary of state reports the reappraisal to Congress in a move that may place Hong Kong's special trade status in danger — and further stoke tensions between the U.S. and China.

Federal Government Approves Methadone Deliveries During Pandemic

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The highly regulated medication for opioid addiction has to be taken every day, otherwise patients risk a painful withdrawal. Normally, doses have to be picked up from a treatment center.

European Union Plans $825 Billion Coronavirus Recovery Fund

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"This is Europe's moment," European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Wednesday. All 27 EU member states must approve the plan, a mix of grants and loans, before it can go forward.

Disney World And Other Florida Theme Parks Outline Reopening Plans

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The popular theme parks will open their doors in the next few weeks and say they're planning to keep guests and employees as safe as possible.

Hungary Says It Will End State Of Emergency Giving Orban Power To Rule By Decree

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The government says it will end its pandemic state of emergency on June 20. Rights advocates say this still won't rein in Prime Minister Viktor Orban's considerable powers.

Mayor Of Montgomery, Ala.: 'We Have Not Won The Battle With COVID-19 Yet'

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Almost half of the COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County, Ala., were confirmed in the last 14 days. Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed says one problem is people who "have decided that the pandemic is over."

New California Relief Program for Undocumented Overwhelmed By Demand

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Response far outstrips resources as the state partners with nonprofits and foundations in a one-time program that aids undocumented workers and their families during the pandemic.

Six Flags Will Reopen Its First Park On June 5, Requiring Masks And A Health Check

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Six Flags says it will also use thermal imaging to screen temperatures of guests and employees before they can enter.