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A voter registration volunteer in Philadelphia in 2018. New registrations had surged going into 2020 but have dropped off dramatically as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Dominick Reuter/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom says places of worship can resume in-person services pending county approval. Attendance will be limited to fewer than 100 or 25% of the building's capacity, whichever is lower. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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A pharmacy tech pours out pills of hydroxychloroquine May 20 at Rock Canyon Pharmacy in Provo, Utah, on May 20, 2020. After a study found COVID-19 patients using the drug were dying at higher rates, the World Health Organization announced it would suspend its clinical trial. George Frey/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Muslim worshipers in Kabul offer prayers Sunday at the start of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The Taliban announced a three-day ceasefire during the holiday, a surprising move after months of bloody fighting. Wakil Kohsar/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Memorial Day Honor Flights Canceled Because Of Coronavirus Crisis

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Boris Deutch painted this 1941 Works Progress Administration mural in the Terminal Annex building in Los Angeles, Calif. Carol M. Highsmith/The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division hide caption

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