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Carnival Cruise Line Subject Of Congressional Investigation

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| Congress to investigate Carnival Cruise Line for its response to the coronavirus pandemic. Dozens of passengers died and hundreds of others were sickened while at least nine ships remained at sea.

Undocumented Workers Demand Better, Safer Working Conditions During Pandemic

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Caravan protests around the nation are pushing officials to provide safer working environments. Many undocumented workers don't have access to protective equipment, paid sick time or health care.

Montana Allows A Drive-In Theater To Stay Open, After Governor's Office Makes Call

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After state and local officials in Montana sent mixed messages on whether a drive-in movie theater could open, the issue rose all the way to the top.

India Extends Nationwide Coronavirus Lockdown By 2 Weeks

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A previous lockdown extension was due to expire Sunday, but has been extended through May 18. Starting Monday, areas will be divided into zones according to the concentration of COVID-19 cases.

Federal Judge Orders ICE To Release Detainees At 3 Florida Facilities

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The judge ruled that crowded conditions exposing detainees to COVID-19 violate their constitutional rights. She ordered ICE to reduce populations at the centers to 75% of capacity within two weeks.

Florida Chamber Of Commerce President: Businesses Will Promote Safety In Reopening

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Mark Wilson of the Florida Chamber of Commerce says businesses will emphasize their health practices to attract customers when reopening. Restaurants and retailers will open at 25% capacity Monday.

An English Brewery Offers Free Beer In Exchange For Donating To Health Workers

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The company in Alnwick, northeastern England, gives away beer on Fridays, so far raising close to $600 for the National Health Service.

Fearing Infection, Some In Indonesia Refuse Nearby Burial Of COVID-19 Victims

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In Jakarta, special police units have guarded burial processions for COVID-19 victims, after protesters blocked streets to prevent the dead from being transported to cemeteries.

A Family Mourns The Husband And Father Who Died Alone, 3,000 Miles Away

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Guillermo Frestan had hoped to bring his wife and children from Nicaragua to live with him in the Bronx this year. He is one of more than 1,400 New Yorkers who have died at home during the pandemic.