De Blasio slammed for halting prayer gatherings but not protests; mayor cites ‘400 years of American racism’

Democratic New York City mayor Bill de Blasio raised eyebrows on Tuesday for his explanation as to why he continues to crack down on religious gatherings while allowing the George Floyd protests amid the coronavirus outbreak. 

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High school baseball, softball return to Iowa amid coronavirus pandemic

Iowa became the first state in the United States to have high school sports return since the coronavirus pandemic put a stop on everything sports-related back in March.

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As China’s coronavirus shutdowns end, air pollutants rise to traditional levels

As economic activity resumes in China following the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, levels of the air pollutant nitrogen dioxide (NO2) are rising to traditional standards for the first time this year. 

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Cuomo says he stands with Minneapolis protesters, links higher rates of coronavirus to racial inequality

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Saturday used social media and his daily coronavirus briefing to lash out against “injustice in the criminal justice system” and called for an end to the violent protests that have taken place in several cities across the United States following the brutal death of George Floyd.

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