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May 25, 2020

With restaurants closed, rat sightings are increasing across the United States
With restaurants closed or open with limited capacity due to the coronavirus pandemic, a certain subset of those establishments' "patrons" is struggling. ... More >>

Federal judge rules Florida felons can't be barred from voting because they owe court fines
A federal judge on Sunday ruled that former felons in the state of Florida can't be barred from voting because they still owe court fines or fees that they are unable to pay. ... More >>

Severe storms, flooding and excessive heat make for a messy Memorial Day weekend
Memorial Day weekend is in full swing, but if you're planning on going outside you might want to pack a poncho or umbrella. It's going to be a wet one in many areas across the United States. ... More >>

A graduation 12 years in the making
Though Columbia University's commencement this year looked a little different than expected, for graduate Qutaiba Idlbi, the conclusion of his studies carried a special significance that a webcast ceremony stemming from covid-19 restrictions couldn't dampen. ... More >>

Federal appeals court upholds California's ban on in-person church services
A federal appeals court rejected a California church's lawsuit hoping to overturn the state's ban on in-person church services. ... More >>

Hassett says unemployment rate could be 'north of 20%' in May with possible double-digits in November
A senior White House economic adviser on Sunday again forecasted the US could see steep unemployment rates in May and June amid the coronavirus crisis, with the possibility of double-digit jobless numbers in November. ... More >>

Biden adopts signature tactics from former primary rivals as he prepares for general election against Trump
Joe Biden is adopting some of his former Democratic presidential primary rivals' best-known tactics as he seeks to bridge the party's gaps headed into his general election match-up against President Donald Trump. ... More >>

The many times Trump has praised China's handling of the coronavirus pandemic
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See latest Trump and Biden head-to-head polling
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'Zoom Bachelorette' has it all: Quarantine grooming skills, bad cooking and lockdown love
Katia Ameri had never been on a Zoom date before she found herself at the center of a three-hour virtual-dating event where 12 bachelors vied for her affection through the video-conferencing platform earlier this month. ... More >>

Self-serve salad bars and all-you-can-eat buffets face an uncertain future in the age of coronavirus
Self-serve buffets and all-you-can-eat salad bars are, by design, hands-on affairs. ... More >>

How beer helped save this Seattle pizza chain
When Covid-19 struck Washington State and the greater Seattle area locked down to mitigate the spread, Zeeks Pizza saw 60% of its business evaporate. ... More >>

Local animal rescue groups see spike in adoptions
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7 shot, 2 die at party, officials say
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Brothers rescue drowning man on Seneca Lake
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Stay socially distant on Saint Ubaldo Day
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Man maps city murals: 'There is so much to see'
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Business destroyed by fire after bizarre crash
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North Carolina mom finally meets newborn son
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Photographer raises money with pet portraits
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Dramatic video shows brothers rescue man in lake
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Artists meet for first time since pandemic
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Foundation's drive-thru is pandemic substitute for Eid al-Fitr service
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Graduate with cancer celebrated with car parade
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Service offering free mows to frontline workers 
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Sheriff: Bell wanted to start a new life
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Couple released after months on ventilators
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Churches opening a mixed bag of decisions
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Military families reflect on Memorial Day
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