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June 1, 2020

A drive-by wake. A masked funeral. This is how families are facing death in the pandemic
The chapel's capacity is 85 people. On Friday, it held only a handful of Guadalupe Ortiz-Sandoval's closest relatives. They gathered with the priest and the camera operator, who broadcast the service to family and friends far and wide. ... More >>

Police and protesters unite to grieve George Floyd's death while violent instigators spark new clashes
While police leaders join protesters in denouncing the death of George Floyd, those behind the violence in cities across the country are getting more diverse as well. ... More >>

Las Vegas reopens this week
Detailed housekeeping checklists. Half-empty casinos. Reservations-only dining. No shows, nightclubs or sporting events. These are just some of the realities that travelers can expect when Las Vegas reopens for tourist traffic this week. ... More >>

US private island resort available for buyouts starting at $250,000
For $250,000, Little Palm Island, a resort off the coast in Florida, can be yours. ... More >>

Pier 1 is officially going out of business
Pier 1 is officially closing up shop after receiving approval from a bankruptcy court to cease and liquidate its retail operations. ... More >>

Trump intent on July 4 celebration as Washington slowly reopens
President Donald Trump remains intent on holding an Independence Day celebration in Washington, DC, this year. The city's leaders and Democratic lawmakers aren't so sure. ... More >>

Rock the Vote launches virtual summer initiative to register 200,000 voters
As the coronavirus pandemic disrupts the course of the 2020 election, Rock The Vote is spear-heading a summer-long initiative aimed at registering 200,000 new voters. ... More >>

Texas Supreme Court blocks vote-by-mail expansion to those lacking immunity to the coronavirus
The Texas Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked a push to expand vote-by-mail to registered voters in the state amid the pandemic, saying that a lack of immunity to the coronavirus does not count as a "disability" for which a voter can apply for a mail-in ballot. ... More >>

What a West Virginia man says was a small, joking attempt at voter fraud shows just how closely officials are watching
A case of alleged election fraud that a West Virginia mail carrier says was a joking attempt to alter ballot requests shows just how closely local and federal officials are watching. ... More >>

This brewery is turning into a park to help people socially distance
On a typical weekend before the pandemic hit, about 2,000 people would flock to Jester King Brewery located on a scenic ranch on the outskirts of Austin, Texas. ... More >>

Impossible Foods forces Nestlé to stop marketing its plant-based burgers as 'incredible'
Nestlé will stop marketing its plant-based burgers as "incredible" in Europe after a Dutch court found that using the word infringes on an Impossible Foods trademark. ... More >>

How to invest while America is in crisis
With all the volatility in the market lately, it may seem rash to make much of one week's trading. But value stocks -- companies in sectors like energy, financial services and retail -- have finally started to outperform sexier technology companies and other growth stocks. ... More >>

Barbershop reopens after first extended closing since MLK death
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Meet Bleu Bot, the socially distancing food robot
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Celtics' Brown travels to Atlanta to lead march
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Woman rescued from burning apartment
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Singing Uber driver brings joy during pandemic
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High school holds graduation ceremony on jet skis
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Man recovers after spending 49 days fighting COVID
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GA watermelon season set to kick off in June
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Police take a knee in solidarity with protesters
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Educators find a way to honor students
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The pandemic is changing how some get food
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Book recounts extraordinary story of D-Day veteran
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Sheriff: Understands 'rationale' for protesters
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Leaders work to protect North Minneapolis
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Baby among the victims shot at block party
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Up to $700K stolen from store in looting
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Charges dropped against man who streamed party
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