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Minnesota protests challenge contact tracing of COVID-19

Tracking down people exposed to the COVID-19 virus could get tougher following civil unrest; protesters encouraged to seek testing.

22 more deaths and 310 new COVID-19 cases in Minnesota

June 2
Elizabeth Santoro, a medic with the Minnesota Air National Guard 133rd Medical Group, administered a free COVID-19 test in Robbinsdale. [Credit: Aaron
A total of 25,508 people have been diagnosed, although many more cases have not been detected through testing, according to state officials.
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Live: Latest updates and what you need to know about COVID-19

June 2
Supporters of long term care facilities and of Saint Therese New Hope came out to support Saint Therese workers coming and going during the afternoon
As the novel coronavirus spreads across the world, we've answered reader question about what they most want to know about the outbreak.
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The Latest: Britain's Johnson: Floyd's death 'inexcusable'

The Latest on the May 25 death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer…
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Italy opens borders ahead of neighbors, beckoning tourists

Rome's Leonardo da Vinci airport sprang back to life Wednesday as Italy opened regional and international borders in the final phase of easing its long coronavirus lockdown, but it was still an open question how other nations would accept Italian visitors.
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Survey: 2.76 million layoffs in May, far fewer than expected

U.S. businesses shed 2.8 million jobs in May, significantly less than the 9.3 million job losses that were expected.
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The Latest: Cameras at Brussels Airport will check for fever

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…
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Trump, chafing at oversight, takes aim at inspectors general

Steve Linick irritated powerful Democrats and Republicans alike in his seven years as the independent watchdog investigating waste and mismanagement at the State Department. Still, he was stunned by a Friday night phone call saying President Donald Trump had fired him.
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DC officials push back on aggressive response to protests

Officials in the nation's capital pushed back on an aggressive response by the federal government to demonstrations over the death of George Floyd, with the mayor flatly rejecting a Trump administration proposal for the federal government to take over its police force and one Virginia county pulling its officers from Washington.
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Edmunds: 0% loans are a smart way to get out of a bad loan

To spur car sales amid the coronavirus pandemic, nearly every automaker has introduced 0% financing. Getting a 0% car loan can be a smart way…
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With wins in 7 states and DC, Biden closes in on nomination

Joe Biden is on the cusp of formally securing the Democratic presidential nomination after winning hundreds more delegates in primary contests that tested the nation's…
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The American story, splintered, and those vying to tell it

What does the United States of America mean?Perhaps it's Storyline No. 1: Americans are part of an epic tale of equality, of optimism and trajectory,…
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Democratic Baltimore mayoral race too close to call

The race for the Democratic nomination for Baltimore mayor was too close to call Tuesday.
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Curfews give sweeping powers to cops, but are often flouted

Hundreds of cities have imposed curfews to keep the peace during a week of violent unrest across the U.S., employing a tactic that gives law enforcement sweeping arrest powers but is frequently flouted and criticized as being unconstitutional.
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A voter, right, checks in with an election worker before casting her ballot in the Pennsylvania primary in Philadelphia, Tuesday, June 2, 2020.

Biden moves closer to formally winning Democratic nomination

Joe Biden is on the cusp of formally securing the Democratic presidential nomination after winning hundreds more delegates in primary contests Tuesday that tested the…
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2020, file photo, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization, left, shakes hands with Chine

China delayed releasing coronavirus info, frustrating WHO

Throughout January, the World Health Organization publicly praised China for what it called a speedy response to the new coronavirus. It repeatedly thanked the Chinese…
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June 2

Trump says GOP is pulling convention from North Carolina

President Donald Trump said he is seeking a new state to host this summer's Republican National Convention after North Carolina refused to guarantee the event could be held in Charlotte without restrictions because of ongoing concerns over the coronavirus.
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June 2
Family members of nursing home residents held a vigil last Tuesday outside the governor's residence to protest the discharges of COVID-19 patients fro

Minnesota lawmakers and advocates call for end to 'virus pipeline' to elder care

At a Senate committee hearing, state Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm defended the practice.
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June 2
A COVID-19 particle is pictured in this image provided by the Centers for Diseaes Control and Prevention.

Carver County pet cat tests positive for coronavirus

State officials say the animal got the virus from its owner. A dog in the household has so far remained healthy, the state Board of Animal Health said.
National
June 2

Rosenstein to face Senate GOP grilling on Russia probe

Senate Republicans are planning to press former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on his oversight of the Russia investigation in the first in a series of oversight hearings that coincide with accelerated election-year efforts to scrutinize the FBI probe.
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June 2

The Latest: Thousands on New York City streets after curfew

The Latest on the May 25 death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer…
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June 2

Los Angeles mayor takes knee amid peaceful protests

Thousands thronged the streets of Los Angeles in peaceful protests Tuesday and smaller demonstrations dotted California while authorities renewed overnight curfews in LA and other areas that have seen clashes with police and groups of thieves wreck hundreds of businesses.
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June 2
In this Nov. 28, 2018, photo, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. speaks before a convocation at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. Nearl

Black Liberty U. alums rebuke Falwell after blackface tweet

Nearly three dozen black alumni of Liberty University denounced school President Jerry Falwell Jr. on Monday, suggesting he step down after he mocked Virginia's mask-wearing requirement by invoking the blackface scandal that engulfed the state's governor last year.