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A federal court has halted the Kentucky governor’s temporary ban on mass gatherings from applying to in-person religious services more
The Latest: Slight increase in hospitalizations in France  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The number of people hospitalized with the virus in France rose slightly Sunday, the first daily increase since mid-April when France’s infections peaked more
The Latest: California has guidelines for church reopenings  ABC NEWS · 1 week
California says churches can resume in-person services but the congregations will be limited to less than 100 and worshippers should wear masks, avoid sharing prayer books and skip the collection plate more
The Latest: Mosques reopen in Albania, with restrictions  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Albania’s Muslim community has decided to reopen mosques and resume religious activity, with major restrictions more
The Latest: Judge blocks enforcement of restrictions in N.C.  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
A federal judge has blocked enforcement of restrictions that North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper ordered affecting indoor religious services during the coronavirus pandemic more
The Latest: Priests detained after religious gathering  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
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The Latest: France encourages biking to work amid virus  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Many in France are planning to bike to work rather than use crowded public transportation when the country lifts some coronavirus confinement restrictions on Monday more
The Latest: California relaxes some criteria for reopening  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
California Gov. Gavin Newsom relaxed county reopening criteria on Monday, a move he said will allow most of the state’s 58 counties to begin allowing dining in restaurants and other services more
The Latest: Japan set to end Tokyo's state of emergency  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Japan is set to remove a coronavirus state of emergency from Tokyo and four other remaining prefectures later Monday, ending the measure that has lasted for more than... more
The Latest: UN urges religious to fight harmful messages  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
The United Nations secretary-general is urging religious leaders to challenge “inaccurate and harmful messages” fueling rising ethno-nationalism, hate speech and conflict as the coronavirus pandemic circles the globe more
The Latest: France moves toward easing coronavirus lockdown  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
The French prime minister has given the green light to start ending a strict two-month lockdown throughout France on Monday, even though the coronavirus is still circulating in four regions, including Paris more
California issues guidelines for church reopenings  ABC NEWS · 1 week
California says churches can resume in-person services but the congregations will be limited to less than 100 more
Houses of worship gain audience by going online during virus  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
From the Vatican, to the village church, to mosques and temples, shuttered places of worship are streaming religious services for a global audience during the pandemic more
How are Americans practicing religion during the pandemic?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
An overwhelming majority of people in the United States support restricting or suspending in-person religious services during the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a new poll from the University of Chicago Divinity School... more
The Latest: France health minister: Limits on malaria drug  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
France’s health minister wants to limit use of a malaria drug as a coronavirus treatment after a new study found it ineffective and warned of increased health risks more
The Latest: France relaxing border restrictions  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
France is relaxing its border restrictions as the virus gradually recedes more
The Latest: Cyprus to resume commercial flights next month  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Cyprus plans to resume commercial flights next month from select countries with low COVID-19 infections more
The Latest: Jury trials to resume soon in England, Wales  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
The United Kingdom justice secretary says jury trials in England and Wales are set to resume next week for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown began... more
The Latest: Pakistan allows international flights to resume  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Even as Pakistan recorded its single highest overnight death toll of 78  and its numbers of COVID-19 confirmed cases soared passed 66,000, the country’s Civil Aviation Authority announced international flights can resume... more
The Latest: Ohio to resume taking inmates from county jails  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
The Ohio prison system plans to resume accepting inmates from county jails to begin their prison sentences, a practice suspended during the coronavirus pandemic to reduce overcrowding more
Court halts ban on mass gatherings at Kentucky churches  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
A federal court has halted the Kentucky governor's temporary ban on mass gathering from applying to in-person religious services more
NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility to partially reopen  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans will partially reopen May 18, allowing some mission-critical personnel to resume working there for the... more
Virus count revised, new clusters emerge as France reopens  ABC NEWS · 6 days
France’s public health agency reported a sudden jump in new virus infections just an hour after the prime minister announced a sweeping national reopening plan more
New York opens the door to small religious gatherings  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said New York will allow small religious gatherings starting Thursday more
How non-religious worldviews provide solace in times of crisis  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The saying "There are no atheists in foxholes" suggests that in stressful times people inevitably turn to God (or indeed gods). In fact, non-believers have their own set of secular... more
French weapons agency tests key virus defense system  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
In normal times, France’s state Defense Procurement Agency would be busy shopping weapons systems for France’s military more
SOFIA to resume flights after being grounded by pandemic  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
A NASA airborne astronomy observatory that has been grounded for nearly three months by the coronavirus pandemic may... more
SOFIA preparing to resume flights after being grounded by pandemic  SPACE NEWS · 10 hours
A NASA airborne astronomy observatory that has been grounded for nearly three months by the coronavirus... more
The Latest: Californian at church on Mother's Day has virus  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
A person who attended a religious service on Mother’s Day in northern Caifornia has tested positive for the coronavirus, possibly exposing it to more than 180 members of... more
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