The Latest: Singapore has reopened 75% of its economy

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Singapore has reopened 75% of economy as part of end to virus lockdown — South Korea […]

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The Latest: California prisons have first known staff death

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — California prisons have first known staff death from coronavirus — Michigan lifts nearly 10-week coronavirus coronavirus […]

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Coronavirus to Shave Trillions From the Economy Over 10 Years

WASHINGTON — The Congressional Budget Office projected on Monday that the coronavirus pandemic would inflict a serious long-term blow to the United States economy, taking 3 percent off the gross domestic product 10 years from now. Without adjusting for inflation, the budget agency said, the pandemic would cost nearly $16 trillion over the next 10 […]

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Disney World enlists ‘Star Wars’ Stormtroopers to enforce social distancing

To help enforce social distancing restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, Walt Disney World has enlisted Stormtroopers from “Star Wars.” On May 20, parts of its Disney World reopened, including outdoor restaurants, entertainment venues and its shopping district, Disney Springs. Visitors must now follow rules that require all guests to wear face coverings, pass fever […]

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The Latest: Spain reports no deaths in 1st since March

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Spain reports no deaths in 1st since March — WHO head refuses to address Trump announcement […]

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The Latest: Dutch museums reopen, masterpieces back on show

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Dutch masterpieces back on show as museums reopen to public. — Spain reports zero foreign tourists […]

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The Latest: WHO: Pandemic disrupted some treatments

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Protests spark virus fears in US; South Korea sees new cases. — World Health […]

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The Latest: Visitors tour Rome’s newly reopened landmarks

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Protests spark virus fears in US; South Korea sees new cases. — Visitors tour […]

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For Sidelined N.F.L. Brothers, Training Is a Snap

When the coronavirus pandemic forced the N.F.L. to shutter its training facilities in March and ban all travel, thousands of players had to hunker down at home like the rest of us. Instead of working out in gyms with teammates, they have been running at their old high school tracks and lifting weights in spare […]

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Carbone opening a new pop-up restaurant in Southampton

Carbone, the Village hotspot known for drawing crowds even during the pandemic, will open a pop-up in Southampton on Wednesday, Side Dish has learned. “We will be respecting all the rules. There will be no place to dine, even outside — just nightly takeaway, but we wanted to open where we are and where so many of […]

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NYC restaurants doing delivery to Hamptons amid coronavirus pandemic

New York City restaurants are pulling out all the stops to survive the pandemic, including launching deliveries 90 miles away to the Hamptons. Restaurants from American bistro The Smith to Michelin-starred Carbone have been making the trek to Long Island’s East End in an effort to serve customers who fled the city during the coronavirus […]

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Nearly 100 college sports programs have been cut during pandemic

Four-year colleges facing budget shortfalls stemming from the coronavirus pandemic are approaching an unwelcome milestone: In coming days, the number of eliminated sports programs will almost surely pass 100. Research by The Associated Press found a total of 97 teams eliminated at four-year schools through Friday. The count includes only teams cut with the coronavirus […]

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Wealthy Fliers Worried About Coronavirus Turn to Private Jet Service

Commercial air travel has plummeted in the pandemic, but interest in private jet service is surging, particularly among people who have not paid to fly privately before. For years, jet service providers have ferried corporate executives and wealthy leisure travelers who paid high fees for the privacy and security. Now, those same companies are shifting […]

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‘RHONJ’s Joe Giudice ‘Misses’ His 4 Daughters Who ‘Can’t Wait’ To Visit Him Again In Italy

Amid a worldwide pandemic and multiple deportation appeal denials, Joe Giudice just wants to see his family again. A source reveals when that could happen. Joe Giudice, 48, hasn’t been able to reunite with his family since Dec. 2019, and the distance is getting to him. On top of his final deportation appeal being denied […]

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States might turn to legalized gambling with budgets rocked by coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic could lead to a quicker expansion of sports betting and internet gambling in the US as states deal with huge budget deficits and look for new tax revenue wherever they can find it. Most major sports remain shut down due to the virus, but European soccer and Asian baseball have begun play, […]

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How to Protest Safely During a Pandemic

We’ve witnessed some truly hideous shit during the course of this pandemic: police brutality, economic collapse, callous disregard for our most vulnerable populations, terrible behavior from politicians and lies from megacorporations whose profits are only increasing. There is a lot to be angry about, and a lot worth protesting. Until this week, the highest-profile demonstrations […]

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Inside an Extraordinary G.O.P. Event: ‘Pressing Flesh and Kissing Babies’ Again

CONWAY, S.C. — The first mention of the coronavirus pandemic was a joke. A master of ceremonies was explaining to a crowd of more than 100 people why the keynote speakers — home-state Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott — were running a bit late. “You have to understand, they haven’t got to do any […]

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Virus protection adds new wrinkle to Southwest heat relief

Trying to stay safe during a global pandemic is hard enough, but people in Southwest desert cities like Phoenix and Las Vegas where temperatures can soar into the triple digits are also trying to protect themselves from the brutal heat. With many government-run spaces like libraries and community centers still closed this week to prevent […]

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US consumer spending sinks by record 13.6% in face of virus

U.S. consumer spending plunged by a record-shattering 13.6% in April as the viral pandemic shuttered businesses, forced millions of layoffs and sent the economy into a deep recession By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer May 29, 2020, 12:45 PM 3 min read 3 min read WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer spending plunged by a record-shattering 13.6% […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: C.D.C. Suggests Radical Changes to the American Office Space

Here’s what you need to know: As new hot spots emerge, the pandemic may be entering another phase. Image Downtown Los Angeles this month.Credit…Philip Cheung for The New York Times The most basic way to track the progress of any outbreak is by seeing how many new cases and deaths are reported in a given […]

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Caseloads Soar Amid Reopenings in India and Beyond: Live Coverage

In tourist-friendly Thailand, the pandemic hurts hotels, airlines and elephants. Image A man feeds elephants in the Thai village of Baan Thung Luang in March. The animals returned after tourism dwindled at the parks where they had worked.Credit…Adam Dean for The New York Times Thailand could lose as many as 8.4 million jobs this year, […]

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Herd Immunity, Hong Kong, Twitter: Your Friday Briefing

Good morning. We’re covering the advances and retreats of the pandemic worldwide, China’s crackdown on Hong Kong and a U.S. challenge to social media. on what to read, cook, watch and do while staying safe at home. And now for the Back Story on … Out of college and straight into sports reporting Danielle Allentuck […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Caseloads Accelerate, Even as Nations Reopen

In tourist-friendly Thailand, the pandemic hurts hotels, airlines and elephants. Image A man feeds elephants in the Thai village of Baan Thung Luang in March. The animals returned after tourism dwindled at the parks where they had worked.Credit…Adam Dean for The New York Times Thailand could lose as many as 8.4 million jobs this year, […]

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Millions Relying on Pandemic Aid Can See Its End, and They’re Scared

For millions of Americans left out of work by the coronavirus pandemic, government assistance has been a lifeline preventing a plunge into poverty, hunger and financial ruin. This summer, that lifeline could snap. The $1,200 checks sent to most households are long gone, at least for those who needed them most, with little imminent prospect […]

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Champagne sales go flat as Americans stop celebrating during coronavirus

With absolutely nothing to pop the bubbly over during the coronavirus pandemic, Champagne sales are fizzling out. The widespread closure of restaurants and bars — not to mention cancelled events such as weddings, bar mitzvahs and sporting occasions — are causing the bottom to fall out of the market. Despite other types of booze seeing […]

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