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Thousands Flock to Yellowstone as National Park Reopens

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Thousands of visitors have made their way to Yellowstone National Park over the past two days as the park reopened for the first time in nearly two months, reports KQTV.Yellowstone, which covers 3,472 square miles in Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho, has been closed since March 24 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The park reopened on a…...
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US Watchdog Cites Persistent Infection Lapses in Nursing Homes

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Before COVID-19 killed thousands of nursing home residents, about 4 in 10 homes inspected were cited for infection control problems, according to a government watchdog report Wednesday that finds a “persistent” pattern of lapses.In light of the pandemic, seemingly minor cutting of corners such as an employee caring for residents while battling a cold has…...
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Alabama High Schools Hold Graduation Ceremonies Despite COVID-19

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Two Alabama high schools held commencement exercises for graduating seniors on Tuesday and two more were planning ceremonies for Wednesday and Thursday despite concerns and restrictions in other parts of the country due to the coronavirus, The Associated Press reported.More than 540 graduates were spread across a football field at Thompson High School in the Birmingham…...
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Trump to Mark Memorial Day at Ceremony at Baltimore Monument

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Many Americans may be staying in this Memorial Day weekend, but President Donald Trump is hitting the road, set to visit Baltimore’s Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine.The White House says the president and first lady will participate in a Memorial Day ceremony at the site on Monday “to honor the American heroes who…...
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Former FCC Commish Rob McDowell to Newsmax TV: HCQ Saved My Life

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Infected with COVID-19, going in a "tailspin," and having what he now knows was just a "20% chance of survival," former Federal Communications Commissioner Rob McDowell  told Newsmax TV hydroxychloroquine helped save his life."I had never heard of the drug before that," McDowell told Wednesday's "Spicer and Co." "At the hospital, they did put me on it. I began to…...
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Doctors to Trump: Lockdowns Could Lead to Cancer, Substance Abuse, Heart Problems

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President Donald Trump received a letter from more than 600 doctors on Tuesday, asking him to stop the "national shutdown" designed to curb the spread of coronavirus.The letter said state-wide shutdown orders that have kept businesses shuttered and children from attending school could lead to a "mass casualty incident" that has "exponentially growing health consequences.""We are…...
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Colombia to Ground Global Travel Until at Least Late August, in Stiff New Restriction

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Colombia plans to ground international travel until at least the end of August, joining Argentina in enacting one of the world’s strictest travel bans in response to the coronavirus pandemic.The country is sealing its borders until August 31 under a health emergency declared by the president this week, Angela Maria Orozco, Colombia’s transportation minister, said…...
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Aircraft Carrier Sidelined by Coronavirus Returns to Sea

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The USS Theodore Roosevelt returned to duty Wednesday, nearly two months after the aircraft carrier was forced into port in Guam by an outbreak of the flu-like coronavirus disease 2019 that resulted in the removal of her captain and forced the resignation of the acting Navy secretary.The Roosevelt, the fourth in the 10-ship Nimitz class of…...