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COVID-19: Today in Black America 5/26/20

POSTED: May 26, 2020, 1:00 pm

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The Washington Post

Two black men died of covid-19 five days apart. This is what was lost.

Trump’s seeding of a culture war over masks just got a lot less subtle

The Philadelphia Inquirer (

Coronavirus death toll may be undercounted by thousands in Pennsylvania and New Jersey

Some Pa. seniors are turning on Trump. That could be a problem for his reelection.

The Star-Ledger (

N.J. schools can have in-person graduations in July in major change to coronavirus rules, Murphy says

N.J. coronavirus deaths increase to 11,144 with 155,092 total cases. Patients in hospitals continue steady decline.

The Detroit Free Press

Increased food stamp benefits extended for 350,000 in Michigan

Detroit woman, 47, was on her way to changing her life when coronavirus struck

USA Today

Back to school? 1 in 5 teachers are unlikely to return to reopened classrooms this fall, poll says

Widower of late Scarborough staffer asks Twitter to take down Trump's tweets

The Los Angeles Times

L.A. County COVID-19 cases top 46,000 on Memorial Day

California battle over reopening churches isn’t over despite new coronavirus rules

The Chicago Tribune

Teen essential workers juggle labor, fear, stress — and remote learning — to help support their families

Go inside Cook County Jail, one of the nation's most notorious COVID-19 hot spots

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

No new COVID-19 deaths in Western Pa.; state death toll climbs by 13

As record numbers of Pennsylvanians struggle, more ask for help

The Atlanta-Journal Constitution

Amid pandemic, Georgia consumers could see bank accounts garnished

Georgia’s public universities propose cuts to meet state budget gap

The New York Times

An Incalcuable Loss

Here’s How Wuhan Tested 6.5 Million for Coronavirus in Days

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