A volunteer artist sets up a memorial May 20 in Brooklyn. Artists and volunteer organizers across New York City put up memorials throughout the five boroughs to honor those who died of COVID-19.
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The acting secretary of the Navy is seeking a more thorough review of "decisions of the chain of command surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt." The aircraft carrier is seen here as it enters the port in Da Nang, Vietnam, last month.
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The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 hit a new milestone, surpassing the number of Americans who died in the prolonged conflict with Vietnam. Here, the Elmhurst Hospital Center in Queens, N.Y., holds a vigil for medical workers and patients who have died in the pandemic.
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The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is in the western North Pacific Ocean on March 18. The Navy has recommended reinstatement of the ship's captain who was fired after pleading for help with the coronavirus infection onboard.
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Navy Capt. Brett Crozier is pictured in November 2019 on the USS Roosevelt. Navy officials have not ruled out reinstating him. He was fired as commander of the aircraft carrier after complaining wasn't getting enough help containing the coronavirus on board.
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Three U.S. aircraft carriers USS Theodore Roosevelt (top left) USS Ronald Reagan (top center) and USS Nimitz (top right) participate in exercises with South Korean forces in 2017.
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Aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) arrives in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, April 27, 2018. The Roosevelt, currently docked in Guam, has reported dozens of cases of novel coronavirus infection aboard.
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U.S. Navy Capt. Brett Crozier was relieved of his command of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt on Thursday after he complained in a letter about the Navy's response to a shipboard outbreak of the coronavirus.