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Atlantic County Health officials say two elderly Hammonton residents of long-term care facilities are the latest to succumb to complications from Covid-19. The deaths of the 82 year-old woman and 97 year-old man earlier today, both of whom had pre-existing health conditions that put them at higher risk. County health officials also confirmed 19 new […]

Gov. Murphy Boosts NJ's Outdoor Gathering Limit

Gov. Phil Murphy announced today that he is increasing the limit on outdoor gatherings and reopening recreational campgrounds. Murphy signed an executive order increasing the limit on outdoor gatherings from 10 to 25 people, while indoor gatherings remain limited to 10 people. Campgrounds can open immediately. The capacity for charter and fishing boats, outdoor batting […]

Gov. Murphy Sued by GOP

The state Republican Party announced Thursday it is suing Gov. Murphy to reopen small businesses, arguing he “arbitrarily” declared which businesses are considered essential.

Casinos Have no Date for Reopening Yet

Atlantic City’s casinos, which recently saw an uptick in business after years of losses, have suffered historic drops in revenue and laid off tens of thousands of workers since being ordered to close their gambling floors two months ago because of the coronavirus pandemic. But even as he’s slowly taking steps to reopen some businesses […]

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California city sees COVID-19 outbreaks at 9 facilities, including food processing plants

California city sees COVID-19 outbreaks at 9 facilities, including food processing plants

iStock/koto_fejaBy: LAUREN EFFRON, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- One California city is grappling with COVID-19 outbreaks at nine of its industrial facilities, including one food processing plant that reported having at least 153 positive cases, according to health officials.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said the largest outbreak occurred at the Farmer John meatpacking plant in V...

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Georgia issues "Best Practices" safety list for film and TV shoots post COVID-19

Georgia issues "Best Practices" safety list for film and TV shoots post COVID-19

iStock/brightstarsBy: STEPHEN IERVOLINO, ABC News

(GEORGIA) -- With Georgia successfully becoming one of the first states to open for business following the COVID-19 lockdowns,Gov. Brian P. Kempissued a "best practices"guide for film and TV crewsworking in the Peach State.

Georgia has become a massive hub for Hollywood productions, with everything from the Marvel movies toMacGyverandThe...

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Prince William says having children brought back 'emotions' of Princess Diana's death

Prince William says having children brought back 'emotions' of Princess Diana's death

Comic Relief/BBC Children in Need/Comic Relief via Getty ImagesBy KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News

(LONDON) -- Prince William is opening up about his experience of becoming a father, calling it "the biggest life-changing moment."

William, 37, and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, are the parents of Prince George, 6, Princess Charlotte, 5, and Prince Louis, 2.

William spoke about fatherhood with for...

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‘Hug Time’: Woman’s clever invention allows family to give grandma safe hugs

‘Hug Time’: Woman’s clever invention allows family to give grandma safe hugs

Hug Time inventor, Carly Marinaro, pictured in front of her plastic hug shield she made from PVC pipe, a window insulator kit, and industrial gloves in Rockford, Illinois. - (Courtesy Carly Marinaro) By HALEY YAMADA, ABC News

(ROCKFORD, Ill.) -- While hugging has proven difficult amid social distancing guidelines from the coronavirus pandemic, that didnt stop Carly Marinaro, who created the "...

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Restaurant owner discusses effects of COVID-19 on his Georgia community

Restaurant owner discusses effects of COVID-19 on his Georgia community

ucpage/iStockBy ERIC MOLLO, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- Georgia was one of the earliest states in the country to relax coronavirus restrictions. Businesses are opening back up again across the state, including in Albany, a hard-hit city of over 70,000 people, many of whom are African-American.

Glenn Singfield was born and raised in Albany, Georgia. He is the owner of two restaurants there, The Flint, ...

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GOP groups sue to block California Gov. Gavin Newsom's mail-in ballot order

GOP groups sue to block California Gov. Gavin Newsom's mail-in ballot order

NoDerog/iStockBy BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Calling it a "brazen power grab" and voter-fraud "recipe for disaster," state and national Republican groups filed a federal lawsuit alleging the California governors executive order to send mail-in ballots to every voter in the state for the November 2020 election is illegal.

The Republican National Committee, National Republican Congre...

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