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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced a statewide ban on indoor dining at bars and restaurants at a press conference in Portland on March 16. Nearly four months later, with COVID-19 cases on the rise after a phased-in economic reopening, she announced new restrictions including a 10-person limit on social gatherings. Gillian Flaccus/AP hide caption

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Arriving travelers walk by a COVID-19 travel advisory sign in the baggage claim area at New York City's LaGuardia Airport. New York state is requiring travelers from states on its quarantine list to show proof that they've completed a form with their contact information. Kathy Willens/AP hide caption

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California restaurants such as Fabian Nahui's Peruvian establishment in Los Angeles must close their indoor operations. Gov. Gavin Newsom reimposed the restrictions on indoor businesses, citing an increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the state. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Florida has reported big jumps in hospitalizations for COVID-19. An ICU doctor at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami says he's seeing more young people than before. Wilfredo Lee/AP hide caption

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Miami Hospital ICU Doctor: New Influx Of Patients Is Younger Than Before

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Members of the medical staff treat a patient in the COVID-19 intensive care unit at the United Memorial Medical Center on July 2, in Houston, Texas. More than 700 military health professionals are being sent to regions with spikes in coronavirus cases, including Houston. Go Nakamura/Getty Images hide caption

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Pedestrians in Harvard Yard in 2019. Schools and businesses have gone to court to stop the Trump administration from barring online-only international students from entering or staying in the United States. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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The USS Ronald Reagan (foreground) and the USS Nimitz Carrier Strike Groups sail together in formation in the South China Sea on July 6. China has accused the U.S. of flexing its military muscles by conducting joint exercises with two U.S. aircraft carrier groups in the strategic waterway. Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jason Tarleton/U.S. Navy via AP hide caption

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Fourth-generation funeral home director Patrick Kearns (left) and his business partner and brother-in-law Paul Kearns-Stanley stand in front of their funeral home in North Richmond Hill, Queens. Fiona Kearns hide caption

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New York Funeral Director: Pandemic Has Been A Wave That 'Knocks You Over'

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Activity manager Robert Speker worked with residents at England's Sydmar Lodge care home to re-create iconic album covers. Due to COVID-19, residents have been locked down in the facility for months. Screengrab by NPR/Robert Speker on Twitter hide caption

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With three months left in the government's fiscal year, the U.S. federal deficit is already nearly twice as large as the previous record, which was set in 2009 during the Great Recession. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Bags of fresh food wait to be given away in Chicago in May. The number of malnourished people is expected to climb globally, according to the United Nations. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption

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Price has been at home in Nashville trying to keep her feet on the ground. "If you let things like fame or money cloud your mind and poison your spirit, I think your art will really suffer," she says. Bobbi Rich/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Margo Price On The Mysterious Process Of Album-Making And Motherhood

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A Border Patrol agent walks along a border wall separating Tijuana, Mexico, from San Diego, in March 2020. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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Migrant Mother Given A Choice: Leave Her Newborn In U.S. Or Return To Mexico Together

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Channing Concho, left, and American Horse photograph themselves in front of a memorial after a sculpture of Spanish conquistador Juan de Onate was removed on June 16, 2020 in Albuquerque. Paul Ratje/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Statues Of Conquistador Juan De Oñate Come Down As New Mexico Wrestles With History

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A quartz UV germicidal lamp is used to disinfect a train at the Sviblovo station of the Moscow Metro transit system. Sergei Karpukhin/Tass via Getty Images hide caption

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A pupil receives hand sanitizer upon returning to school in Johannesburg on July 6. Since easing its lockdown, coronavirus cases have spiked and the government is introducing some restrictions. Denis Farrell/AP hide caption

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Naya Rivera poses for a portrait at the 2013 Giffoni Film Festival in Giffoni Valle Piana, Italy. Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images hide caption

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'Glee' Actor Naya Rivera's Body Recovered From California Lake

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has testified before Congress on the spread of the coronavirus. Reports that his relationship with President Trump had soured first surfaced in April. Al Drago/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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New York City had its first 24-hour period since March without a death from the coronavirus on Saturday. Here, people dine outdoors on July Fourth in Manhattan's Little Italy. Byron Smith/Getty Images hide caption

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