NY's daily coronavirus death rate falls below 100 for first time since March as Cuomo eyes Long Island reopening

Coronavirus deaths dropped below 100 in a single day in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday, who marked the positive trend by announcing Long Island could reopen Wednesday.
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LAPD Used Jackie Robinson Stadium as 'Field Jail' for Protesters Without Permission, UCLA Says
The university said it was "troubled" by reports of LAPD using Jackie Robinson Stadium as a jail without authorization.
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Ferguson elects its first black and first woman mayor
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Trump demands Cuomo, de Blasio call in federal reinforcements; NYC, nation survive calmer night of George Floyd protests
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'I don't see racism at all in the NFL,' Denver Broncos head coach says
Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio told reporters Tuesday he doesn't believe racism and discrimination are issues in the NFL.
On This Day: 3 June 2013
Lorde released her hit debut single, "Royals." (June 3)
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Pope condemns racism and violence in U.S., calls for national reconciliation
Pope Francis broke his silence on the unrest in the United States on Wednesday, saying no one can "turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion" but condemning violence as "self-destructive and self-defeating."
Mars' moons may hint that the planet once had rings
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Warren asks DOD IG to investigate tactics used for Trump's church visit
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Emma Watson speaks out after criticism for initial Blackout Tuesday Instagram posts: ‘I stand with you’
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Barefoot running: Why you should consider it to prevent injuries
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Chris Russo: Fired NBA voice Grant Napear is not a racist
Chris “Mad Dog” Russo said NBA announcer Grant Napear — who was fired from one job and resigned from another after his “All Lives Matter” tweet amid the George Floyd protests was met with backlash — is not a racist. Russo — who has known Napear since “1965-66” — said others who know Napear in...
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Moody Police Officer Killed During Shooting at Alabama Super 8 Motel
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Global Running Day is going virtual this year
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Minneapolis school board votes to end contract with police
The Minneapolis Public Schools Board of Education voted Tuesday to terminate their contract with the police department following the death of George Floyd on May 25.
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NFL Doesn't Have a Racism Problem, Says Denver Broncos Head Coach Vic Fangio
Fangio condemned George Floyd's death but insisted racial discrimination wasn't an issue in professional football.
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Thousands defy curfews on a night of mostly peaceful protests
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Trump threatens rioters with military, Biden urges racial healing
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Armed man allegedly dressed as National Guard soldier in Los Angeles
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Coronavirus patients evacuated ahead of worst storm to hit Mumbai in 70 years
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Netflix Docuseries Lenox Hill Is a Moving, Timely Look at the Everyday Heroism of Doctors
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The world lost a field worth of forest every 6 seconds in 2019, analysis says
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Police officer fatally shot at Alabama motel; two in custody
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Protest outside Los Angeles mayor’s residence draws large crowd
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Sporadic violence flares in latest U.S. protests over Floyd death
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Lufthansa vows company revamp as losses balloon
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U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson Pledges to Let in Hong Kong Citizens if Needed
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World stocks jump to 3-month high as recovery hopes outweigh looming risks
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Argentina debt deal in sight as serial defaulter looks to avoid 'zombie land'
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Key dates in Hong Kong's anti-government protests
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Broncos coach Vic Fangio: ‘I don’t see racism at all in the NFL’
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Missouri students who appear to mock George Floyd’s death withdraw
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Beyond Meat brings its plant-based burgers to KFC and Pizza Hut in China
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Ferguson elects first black mayor in city's history
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Alabama police officer, 50, fatally shot during standoff with gunman at motel: report
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Broncos coach Vic Fangio: 'If society reflected an NFL team, we'd all be great'
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Philippines says it won't end US military access agreement amid South China Sea tensions
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Two charged for allegedly hurling Molotov cocktails into Minneapolis courthouse
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NYPD confronts media as curfew takes effect
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Tessa Majors murder suspect, 13, expected to plead guilty: report
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Cities face an eighth night of protests
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