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It’s hard enough for adults to maintain social distancing — you’ve seen those photos of crowded beaches and parks — but for young children? That’s a whole other challenge. Here are some tips for getting your kids (especially those under 5) to care about wearing masks and steering six feet away from strangers. Be Honest…

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West Point Cadets to Emerge From Quarantine for Trump’s Graduation Speech

Here’s what you need to know: ImageThe U.S. Military Academy graduation ceremony last year in West Point, N.Y.Credit…David Dee Delgado/Getty Images West Point cadets, isolated for two weeks ahead of Trump’s speech, will graduate with masks and without family. The graduating cadets at the United States Military Academy at West Point have lived in quarantine…

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Celebrate Pride from Home

If you’re feeling conflicted about how to celebrate Pride this year, you’re hardly alone. Three months after the coronavirus pandemic turned the world on its head, America has been rocked by coast-to-coast protests inspired by George Floyd, whose death has led millions to cry out for an end to police brutality — and an end…

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What is Juneteenth Day?

Juneteenth, an annual holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, has been celebrated by African-Americans since the late 1800s. But in recent years, and particularly following nationwide protests over police brutality and the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and other African-Americans this year, there is a renewed interest in…

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Trump Administration Erases Transgender Civil Rights Protections in Health Care

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Friday finalized a regulation that will erase protections for transgender patients against discrimination by doctors, hospitals and health insurance companies, a move announced on the four-year anniversary of the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando and in the middle of Pride Month. The rule, which does not differ…

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Oleh Hornykiewicz, Who Discovered Parkinson’s Treatment, Dies at 93

Oleh Hornykiewicz, a Polish-born pharmacologist whose breakthrough research on Parkinson’s disease has spared millions of patients the tremors and other physical impairments it can cause, died on May 27 in Vienna. He was 93. His death was confirmed by his longtime colleague, Professor Stephen J. Kish of the University of Toronto, where Professor Hornykiewicz (pronounced…

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For Much of Europe, Reopening Day Is Here

As the world slowly reopens to tourism, June 15 — and, in some cases, June 16 — has emerged as a significant date, especially in Europe, where the European Union plans on lifting many internal borders. Additional waves of reopenings are expected later in the summer, but for now, visitors from the United States aren’t…

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A Barware Company for the Pros Adds Amateurs to the Mix

This article is part of Owning the Future, a series on how small businesses across the country are coping with the coronavirus pandemic. Greg Boehm recognized early how serious the coronavirus might be. He was flying from New York to Florida to visit family on March 5. “I could see global travel was impacted,” he…

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Starbucks Will Allow Employees to Wear Black Lives Matter Apparel

Starbucks said on Friday that employees would be allowed to wear Black Lives Matter shirts and pins, a sudden reversal of a company policy that had banned the phrase because it could “amplify divisiveness.” Amid social media backlash to a policy, the coffee chain also declared that it would provide 250,000 Starbucks-branded Black Lives Matter…

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C.D.C. Calls for Face Masks at Large Gatherings, Warning of Crowd Risks

Three months after the country’s top public health agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, abruptly stopped holding regular briefings on the coronavirus pandemic, its director, Dr. Robert Redfield, restarted them on Friday amid growing calls for the agency to claim a more prominent role in the virus response. The C.D.C. also released a…

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