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Live updates: As some hard-hit regions move to reopen, pandemic’s hotbeds shift

(Jeff Roberson/AP)
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Slowing rates of infection in some of the hardest-hits part of the United States have offered a glimmer of hope, as New York City, once the country’s coronavirus epicenter, on Thursday announced plans to ease restrictions after 10 weeks under lockdown.

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In Venice, hopes for another rebirth after the coronavirus outbreak
Businesses and residents of Venice were hoping to bounce back after historic flooding, but then came the coronavirus outbreak. What does the future hold now?
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