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President Trump asked a Reuters journalist to remove his face mask while asking a question during a news conference at the White House.

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On the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack, Americans are struggling with feelings of safety once again as another American is diagnosed with the coronavirus every 2.45 seconds.

Most state case counts and deaths, with the exception of Wisconsin, are improving across the nation, but deaths are still more than a third higher than they were at the beginning of July. America has been averaging about 35,000 cases per day. 

In Louisiana, Gov. John Bel Edwards said he will ease restrictions on public gatherings beginning Friday but a face mask mandate will stay in place. New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, however, said she will not ease the city’s guidelines on public gatherings after a troublesome Labor Day weekend that included dozens of reported

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Florida will reopen bars next week after recording 211 COVID-19 deaths

  • Bars in Florida will be allowed to reopen at a 50% capacity starting on Monday, Secretary of Department of Business and Professional Regulation Halsey Beshears announced on Thursday. 
  • Florida recorded over 2,500 new coronavirus cases and 211 deaths on Thursday. 
  • Most bars were closed in June after coronavirus cases in the state surged.
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Florida will allow bars to reopen at half-capacity starting on Monday, Secretary of Department of Business and Professional Regulation Halsey Beshears announced on Thursday. 

The announcement comes as Florida’s Department of Health reported 2,583 cases of COVID-19 with 211 deaths on Thursday.

The state has registered more than 654,700 cases and over 12,300 deaths since the pandemic began. 

Beshears said that the state will rescind an executive order that forced some bars and breweries to shut down earlier this summer amid surging cases of the virus in the state. 

“I

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