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The city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus first began to spread, is pictured on May 14. Many Chinese cities have seen rush hour traffic return to pre-pandemic levels — or worse — after reopening, according to traffic data company TomTom. Cities around the world are trying to figure out how to avoid disastrous gridlock as residents resume travel while avoiding public transit.
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Keri Belcher, who has worked in the oil and gas industry, says she's considering switching careers — even if it means less time outdoors, which is what attracted her to geology in the first place.
Workers prepare takeout orders May 1 in Houston. For more than two out of three unemployed workers, jobless benefits exceed their old pay, researchers say. That discrepancy can raise awkward questions for workers, bosses and policymakers.
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Traders wear masks as they work in their posts at the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday, the first day of in-person trading since the exchange closed in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom says places of worship can resume in-person services pending county approval. Attendance will be limited to fewer than 100 or 25% of the building's capacity, whichever is lower.
On Sunday, visitors strolled the pier at Coney Island beach. New York state parks reopened for the Memorial Day weekend at 50% capacity, and campgrounds were given the green light to reopen Monday.
New York Times media columnist Ben Smith argues Ronan Farrow stretches his claims beyond the facts. The Pulitzer Prize-winning Farrow says his critics are missing the larger picture.
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Fish Tales Bar & Grill, a restaurant in Ocean City, Md., tries out "bumper tables." Designed by an event production company, they're meant to allow diners to practice social distancing.
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People load their vehicles with boxes of food at a Los Angeles Regional Food Bank earlier this month in Los Angeles. Food banks across the United States are seeing numbers and people they have never seen before amid unprecedented unemployment from the COVID-19 outbreak.
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