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2 Tribal Casinos In Connecticut Roll The Dice And Reopen

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| Gov. Ned Lamont says it's too soon, but the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes say they are taking numerous steps to ensure that Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun are safe for patrons.

Pentagon Orders Military Police To Prepare To Deploy To Minnesota

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The order follows a night of angry protests in Minneapolis and nationwide. As many as 800 personnel could move within four hours at the governor's request, a U.S. official told NPR.

Justice Department Says Maine's 2-Week Quarantine Rule Discriminates Against Tourists

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Many but not all out-of-state visitors were told to self-quarantine because of the coronavirus. The Justice Department says that is unconstitutional. Some other states have the same rule.

Missouri's Only Clinic That Provides Abortions Allowed To Remain Open

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"Planned Parenthood has demonstrated that it provides safe and legal abortion care," a state commission ruled. It said state health regulators wrongly blocked the St. Louis clinic's renewal in 2019.

France Eases Some Pandemic Restrictions And Will Reopen Restaurants, Bars And Parks

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"It will be so nice to be able to go lie on the grass in a park and have a picnic or to sit at a sidewalk cafe again," says a Paris resident. Restaurants and bars will reopen with restrictions June 2.

Moscow Doubles Last Month's Coronavirus Death Toll Amid Suspicions Of Undercounting

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Media reports and analysts have questioned the accuracy of Russia's mortality figures for the virus. The city's health department now says 1,561 people died in April due to coronavirus.

As Brazil's COVID-19 Cases Continue To Climb, Some Areas Prepare To Ease Restrictions

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Brazil has the world's second-highest number of COVID-19 cases after the U.S. The rise in cases comes as São Paulo, the state with the highest number of deaths, prepares to ease some restrictions.

Cliven Bundy Armed Standoff Case Going Back To Court

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A federal appeals court in San Francisco on Friday will hear the government's appeal for a retrial in the case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy.

The Battle Between The Masked And The Masked-Nots Unveils Political Rifts

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Wearing a mask has become political as some state officials have faced backlash for mandating mask use during the coronavirus pandemic.