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Pandemic Threatens Long-Term Job Security After Hospitality Industry Layoffs

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| Experts say the hotel industry may not return to pre-pandemic levels until 2023. Hospitality workers are bearing the brunt of this long downturn.

Joe And Jennifer Montana Foil Attempted Kidnapping Of Their Grandchild

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The Montanas were in their Malibu, Calif., home when a woman walked in and snatched the 9-month-old child from a playpen, officials say. Jennifer Montana had to pry the child from the intruder's arms.

D.C. Statehood Is A Civil Rights Issue For Young Activists

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There is renewed energy around the push to make the District of Columbia the nation's 51st state. Much of that energy comes from young activists who see it as a civil rights issue.

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A Crisis Within A Crisis: Food Insecurity And COVID-19

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Hunger is one of the most urgent — yet hidden — crises facing the nation. In this special episode of All Things Considered, a look at how food insecurity has been exacerbated by the coronavirus.

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In California, Windy, Dry Weather Expected To Bring 'Critical' Fire Conditions

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The National Weather Service issued red flag warnings throughout parts of the state. Cal Fire says winds and low humidity are expected to exacerbate fire conditions and drive up temperatures.

COVID-19 Daily Cases On The Rise In Nearly Half Of U.S. States

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The U.S. reported more than 55,000 infections Friday, pushing the total number of cases to more than 7 million. Some two dozen states saw new cases continue to rise this past week.

Federal Judge Ousts Trump's Top Public Lands Chief

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The ruling blocks William Perry Pendley from continuing as the temporary head of the Bureau of Land Management, a post he's held for more than a year without being confirmed by the Senate.

Florida's Governor Lifts All COVID-19 Restrictions On Businesses Statewide

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Restaurants and bars in the state can now operate at full capacity. However, Gov. Ron DeSantis says local governments can keep limits in place if they're justified for health or economic reasons.

Video Of Seattle Officer Rolling Bicycle Over Protester's Head Leads To Suspension

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The unnamed officer will be placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into the incident that occurred during protests earlier this week.