Rachel Lynn Aldrich

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New York City prepares to reopen

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/29/20, 11:23 am

New York City is the only part of the state that remains under lockdown, as the number of new coronavirus cases and deaths decrease. Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city, which has accounted for more than half of the state’s 367,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, likely will move into phase one of reopening its economy in the first two weeks of June. More than 29,500 people have died in New York state during the pandemic, with nearly 65,000 recovering from the disease, according to Johns Hopkins University.

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Unemployment spike slows

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/28/20, 11:48 am

Boeing will cut 12,000 U.S. jobs in the coming weeks, executives announced on Wednesday. Most of the layoffs are in the Seattle area, where the company produces commercial airliners. The cuts highlight the effects coronavirus-related shutdowns have on the economy, including air travel decreasing by 96 percent as of mid-April. Roughly 2.1 million additional workers applied for unemployment benefits last week, according to a U.S.

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Costa Rica legalizes same-sex marriage

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/27/20, 10:55 am

A yearslong battle over same-sex marriage in Costa Rica has come to an end. A law declaring marriage legally impossible to people of the same sex automatically expired at midnight on Tuesday.

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