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Schools nationwide brace for cuts from new financial crisis

  • News source: ABC News: Top Stories
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More than 13,000 public school districts face the possibility of sharp budget cuts as state tax revenues decline because of the COVID-19 pandemic
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Watch live: New York Governor Cuomo gives coronavirus update

  • News source: Politics - CBSNews.com
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is giving an update Saturday on the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic. Cuomo announced in his daily briefing on Friday that New York City, which has been the epicenter of the virus in the United States, is on track to begin reopening on June 8.

Cuomo said Friday that New York City is on track to meet all seven metrics the state requires for reopening, including hospitals at or below 70% capacity, a supply of PPE and capacity for testing and contract tracing.

Cuomo also announced the five upstate regions...
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As 'Hero' Pay Ends, Essential Workers Wonder What They Are Worth

  • News source: Alina Selyukh
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Hero pay. Thank You pay. Service pay. Hazard pay.

These were the many names for temporary pay bumps that some stores, warehouses and factories gave to workers who risked their health to continue to show up on the job during the pandemic.

It's hard to say that an extra $3 an hour made a dramatic difference in Sammy Сonde's budget. Maybe a few more groceries — soup is a dinner favorite — or an occasional treat of a takeout meal after a particularly tiring workday.

Conde is a Starbucks barista in Orlando, an essential worker keeping locals...
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SpaceX And NASA Try Once More To Launch Astronauts

  • News source: Geoff Brumfiel
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Elon Musk cannot control the weather. Yet.

After storms and a tornado warning upended a launch attempt on Wednesday, the billionaire's commercial spaceflight company, SpaceX, is once again braving Florida's wild weather to launch astronauts into orbit.

Such a launch, if successful, would mark the first time NASA has sent astronauts into space from U.S. soil since the end of the shuttle program in 2011. It would also be a first for SpaceX, which has ambitions of someday taking paying customers zooming around the Earth.

NASA astronauts Doug Hurley...
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As More Americans Prepare To Vote By Mail, Postal Service Faces Big Challenges

  • News source: Brian Naylor
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Eight states and the District of Columbia are holding primary elections next week amid the coronavirus pandemic, and voters are expected to cast their ballots by mail in record numbers.

It is likely to be a preview of what's to come in the fall, and some worry whether the U.S. Postal Service is up to the challenge.

A lot of people like the Postal Service; according to a recent Pew poll, 91% of Americans had a positive view, higher than any other branch of government. But it's an agency with some big problems.

To start, President Trump has called...
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Trump walks back his incendiary Minneapolis 'thugs' post

  • News source: ABC News: Top Stories
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President Donald Trump tried to explain that an early morning tweet was an attempt to warn against the risk of violence
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China says US action on Hong Kong 'doomed to fail'

  • News source: ABC News: Top Stories
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The mouthpiece of China's ruling Communist Party says U.S. moves to end some trading privileges extended to Hong Kong grossly interfere in China's internal affairs and are doomed to fail
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Trump taps controversial Conair heir to head US consulate in Bermuda

  • News source: ABC News: Top Stories
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Republicans and Democrats had already rejected his nomination for another role.
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In unusual move, US embassies in Africa speak up on Floyd

  • News source: ABC News: Top Stories
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As Minneapolis burns over the police killing of George Floyd and shock and disappointment in Africa grow, some U.S. embassies on the continent have taken the unusual step of issuing critical statements, saying no one is above the law
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NASA and SpaceX try again for historic launch, weather still uncertain

  • News source: ABC News: Top Stories
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It will be the first time since 2011 the U.S. sends American astronauts from American soil.
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SpaceX launch forecast includes possibility of thunderstorm, lightning

  • News source: ABC News: Top Stories
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The SpaceX launched was scrapped on Wednesday because of weather and that could happen again Saturday.
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New York City to begin reopening in June: Here's what that means

  • News source: Politics - CBSNews.com
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A new study says more than two million New York residents may have been infected with the coronavirus by the end of March, far more than previously reported. New York City, which has been the epicenter of the virus, is expected to start the first phase of reopening next week. Tom Hanson reports on what New York's reopening is expected to look like, as well as reopenings around the country.
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