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Family Charged In Security Guard's Death After Mask Dispute

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| The security guard, 43-year-old Calvin Munerlyn, was shot shortly after telling the woman that her daughter could not enter the store because she wasn't wearing a mask.

As COVID-19 Fears Grow, 10,000 Prisoners Are Freed From Overcrowded Philippine Jails

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"Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, we had already been receiving reports on the terrible conditions in the jails that made sickness a normal thing," says a leading Philippine human rights lawyer.

Policing Is Changing In The Age of Social Distancing

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Police departments are facing a new reality in the era of coronavirus. As familiar categories of crime fade, officers are being asked to handle unfamiliar and sometimes uncomfortable new assignments.

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In 13 States, Census Bureau To Resume Hand-Delivering Forms, Hiring Workers

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After pausing 2020 census field operations for anti-coronavirus measures, the Census Bureau says it will get workers back into communities with protective equipment and social distancing training.

New York City Is Latest To Close Some Streets To Cars, Making More Space For People

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The move to limit car access on seven miles of streets comes amid pressure to allow more room for people to exercise while maintaining social distance to stem coronavirus transmission.

Alaska Restaurant Owner: Reopening Far From Profitable, But Still Worth It

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Three of Matanuska Brewing Company's four locations are operating under new coronavirus safety guidelines, such as hourly sanitizing and a maximum capacity of 25%. Business is brisk, the owner says.

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Alabama County Health Official On Reopening: 'Don't Start Going Crazy'

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The health officer for Alabama's most populous county says he's pleased new state guidelines are only a "slight change" from previous ones. But he says testing in Alabama isn't where it needs to be.

Bangladesh Sends 28 Rohingya Refugees To Cyclone-Prone Island Over COVID-19 Fears

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The group, mostly women and children, had been stranded at sea for weeks. Human rights groups have long decried the government's plan to send refugees to flood- and cyclone-prone Bhasan Char island.

Florida Enters 1st Phase Of Reopening As Some Restrictions Lift In All But 3 Counties

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Under the new order, restaurants and retail stores can open. It does not extend to the three most populous counties, all in South Florida, which are home to most of the state's confirmed cases.