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Tuesday, May 26
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Top Stories
• The World Health Organization is pausing the use of hydroxychloroquine in its global study of COVID-19 treatments amid a review of safety data.

• New data shows the suicide rate in NY prisons last year rose to its highest level in a decade.

• Tensions between the US and China have reached a new peak, as the fallout continues from the coronavirus pandemic and the coinciding economic crisis.

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Queens News
• Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was tested for coronavirus antibodies over the holiday weekend at a newly-launched testing site in Flushing.

• A Memorial Day food drive in Jackson Heights drew a line of residents that spanned 12 blocks.

• What started as a routine license plate violation in Glendale turned into a sizable drug bust.

• Governor Cuomo announced that families of frontline workers killed by coronavirus will be entitled to government-backed benefits.

• Trump is threatening to pull the Republican National Convention from North Carolina, as the governor can’t guarantee full attendance will be allowed.

• Mary-Kate Olsen officially filed for divorce from her husband Olivier Sarkozy, as New York courts reopened to new cases.

• The Venice Film Festival will go ahead as planned this fall, says the governor of Veneto, the region where the city of canals is located.

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Buzzing Back

• In 1971 this song by Don McLean is released. Music lovers assume this song is about the day when Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J. P. Richardson were killed in a plane crash, as ‘the day the music died.’

• In 1983 reality star Scott Disick is born in Eastport,NY.  He gained fame on this reality show. 

• The Guardian argues masks should be mandatory, as inconsistent messaging about protective gear is leading to violent altercations among strangers.

• The Daily News says the heavy impact of the pandemic on immigrant New Yorkers underscores the need to swiftly pass the Protect Our Courts Act.

In the Blogs
• A police investigation is underway, after a man was found dead the backyard of a North Corona home this weekend.

• Astoria lawmakers are trying to prevent a local supermarket from shutting in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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• The New York Redbulls and NYCFC are returning to the field for voluntary workouts, abiding by MLS safety procedures.

• The NHL is ready to move to Phase 2 of its plan to return to play, and it will soon allow players to train in small groups at team facilities.

• Former Knicks great Patrick Ewing has been released from the hospital after testing positive for coronavirus and is now recovering at home.

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• So far, coronavirus scams have cost Americans nearly $39 million. Here’s how you can protect yourself from pandemic-related fraud.

• Airbnb hosts across the country are planning to sell off their properties due to losses from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Written by QTadmin

May 26th, 2020 at 8:56 am

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