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Some New York Schools May Reopen In The Fall

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says parts of the state that are in Phase Four will be allowed to reopen in September. State education officials released today a framework for how schools will do that.

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Connecticut Leads Challenge To Block International Student Visa Policy

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Cuomo Cracks Down On Violators Of Out-Of-State Travel Ban

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is tightening quarantine orders for of out-of-state travelers with high rates of COVID-19.

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Gentrification: As Old As Long Island Itself

Over a century has passed since there were enslaved people on Long Island, but communities are still impacted by its legacies. Signs of segregation still exist nearly 60 years after the segregation era ended.

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An analysis looks at police union contacts, Connecticut loosens testing in nursing homes, and New York explains how schools will reopen in the fall.

Bill Would Allow College Students To Work Polls

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Two New York lawmakers have proposed a bill that would allow college students to work at poll sites.

Disclosure is a new documentary on Netflix about the history of transgender representation in Hollywood.

"People traversing gender expectations was a part of cinema as early as 1914, there was a film that featured a sex change," says actress Laverne Cox, who is the executive producer and a prominent voice in this eye-opening documentary.

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Clauses in police union contracts often protect officers from the consequences of their misconduct. That’s according to a new analysis from the ACLU of Connecticut.

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Law enforcement leaders and some Republicans in the New York state legislature are pushing back against recent criminal justice reforms approved by Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Democratic-led state legislature. They say a recent uptick in violent crimes might mean the new laws went too far, and they would like to see the policies reversed.

Florida reported 15,299 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, marking the largest single-day increase of any state since the start of the pandemic.

Sunday's number exceeds New York's peak of more than 12,200 new cases in one day back in April, when it was the epicenter of the outbreak.

A divided United Nations Security Council approved a resolution on Saturday to allow just one border crossing — instead of the current two — to remain open for U.N. aid convoys into Syria, dealing another blow to a humanitarian assistance program for millions of displaced people.

The outcome alarmed aid groups struggling to help those trapped and in danger in the nine-year civil war.

Cardboard beds. Urban farms. Roving mariachi bands.

These are some of the ways that regular folks are solving problems and spreading happiness during the pandemic.

The solutions aren't perfect — public health experts have some critiques and suggestions. But at the same time, they applaud the ingenuity and positive vibes.

Read the stories of six grassroots change-makers — then nominate your own at the bottom of this story.

Nearly four months after it closed over coronavirus concerns, Disney World is once again inviting guests to experience its Florida theme parks.

The reopening comes as Florida is experiencing a surge of new coronavirus cases, with more than 10,000 being reported on Saturday.

Both Magic Kingdom and Disney's Animal Kingdom opened Saturday to the general public, following limited openings for annual-pass holders and employees. The other two area parks — Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios — are expected to open on Wednesday.

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