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Numbers Steady, Hundreds More Dead Each Day; The Cost Of Opening Schools

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A protestor raises her hands near a line of National Guard soldiers deployed near the White House on June 1 during demonstrations against George Floyd’s death.

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The numbers aren't really changing. 20,000 new cases a day, and more than 800 dead. Experts warn that by fall, in America, the death count could rise to 200,000.

Some members of the National Guard who were sent to Washington D.C. during the protests over the death of George Floyd have tested positive for the coronavirus. Dr. Anthony Fauci is concerned — but not surprised.

Many nursing homes banned all visitors and nonessential workers from their facilities to stop the spread of COVID-19. Some advocates and families say they want that ban to end.

A big unanswered question is whether it will be safe for public K-12 schools to reopen safely in the fall. The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions held a hearing on the topic Wednesday.

Plus, the Mall of America reopened after nearly three months.

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