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House passes $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill as deaths in U.S. pass 86,000

As states begin to reopen and ease coronavirus restrictions, populated beaches have become a focal point in states like Florida. (Video: The Washington Post)
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House Democrats passed a $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill on Friday. The legislation, which would boost funding for state and local governments as well as the U.S. Postal Service, faces roadblocks in the Senate, and Trump has threatened a veto. Earlier in the evening, the House approved a change its rules during pandemic, allowing remote voting for the first time.

As the confirmed U.S. death toll surpassed 86,000, the scattershot reopening of America continued. Beaches will reopen in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Delaware for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, allowing people to come back under restricted circumstances.

Here are some significant developments:

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