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New York Reopening; Hindsight On Sweden's Lack of Lockdown

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Face masks are handed out as hundreds of protesters march in downtown Brooklyn over the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis Police officer.

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After a nearly three-month lockdown and over 20,000 coronavirus-related deaths, New York City is taking its first steps to reopen parts of its economy amid protests over police brutality.

The coronavirus is surviving the heat and humidity despite initial hopes it would not last through the summer. Experts now think the coronavirus will be here for years to come.

Sweden's government implemented limited restrictions in an attempt to protect the country's economy during the pandemic. Now, they're seeing mixed results.

And for the first time in months, the massive Vatican Museums are open.

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