Elbow room, temperature checks, and masks: What the country’s first post-outbreak concert was like

Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images(ARKANSAS) — Someday, hopefully soon, the COVID-19 crisis will be a distant memory, and a trivia question might arise: “Which act played the first live concert during the outbreak?”  The answer is Travis McCready.  He played the country’s first live concert in a venue in two months on Monday night, a show that might be a sign …

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Brad Pitt surprises graduates of Missouri State University with video greeting

ABC/Eric McCandless(MISSOURI) — Like many other grads this year, Missouri State University’s class of 2020 had to make do with a video graduation in this day of social distancing.  Unlike other students, they got a shout-out from Brad Pitt. The Oscar winner recorded a video message to the grads that was shared on the school’s social media on Monday night. “Hi everyone! Brad here …

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Road trip! Survey says two-thirds of American drivers plan to hit the road after COVID-19 quarantines

iStock/VorDa(LOS ANGELES) — After months of COVID-19 lock-downs and quarantines, a new survey shows Americans want to stretch their legs, and hit the gas. A survey of 2,000 American drivers shows that two-thirds plan to travel more over the summer, with 65% saying they plan to increase the number of trips they would have ordinarily taken. The non-scientific survey commissioned by the …

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Everyone’s a critic: Kristen Bell reveals her daughter’s opinion piece about her “bad reactions”

ABC/Nicole Wilder(LOS ANGELES) — With schools closed until the fall semester, parents are working hard to not only keep their children’s education on track, but also maintain their sanity in the process. For actress Kristen Bell, she opened up to how homeschooling has been going in a new interview with Daily Pop, admitting that “there isn’t a best part” to being in charge of her …

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Worker returns to office during lockdown to rescue forgotten banana

subjug/iStock(GLASGOW) — As so many of us can relate, we went to work one day, and the next day we were told to indefinitely work from home due to COVID-19.  Well, one woman who goes by the online nickname MLB realized that nine weeks after being told to work from home, she’d forgotten something important at work: her banana. MLB, or Mari-lou, who’s from Glasgow, …

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President Trump reveals he’s taking hydroxychloroquine

Liliboas/iStock(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — President Trump told reporters at the White House Monday that he’s been taking hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malarial drug that he has repeatedly insisted is effective as a treatment against COVID-19. The president said he’s been taking one pill a day for about a week-and-a-half, after consulting with the White House physician. “I asked him, ‘What do you think?’ …

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US COVID-19 death toll surpasses 90,000

iStock/kemalbas (NEW YORK) — The United States remained the hardest-hit country in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with its death toll on Monday surpassing 90,000. According to data from Johns Hopkins University, the nation has suffered at least 90,193 deaths from the virus, which has sickened over 1.5 million people. Globally, the death toll stands at more than 317,000, with over 4.7 …

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Meryl Streep, Billy Porter, Ryan Reynolds join ‘James and the Giant Peach’ live COVID-19 relief reading

Courtesy of the Roald Dahl Story Company(LOS ANGELES) — JoJo Rabbit Oscar-winner Taika Waititi is calling on some very famous friends for a live reading of the beloved Roald Dahl children’s book James and the Giant Peach, all for COVID-19 relief.  The ten-episode James and the Giant Peach with Taika and Friends will also feature characters voiced by Chris and Liam Hemsworth, Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett, Nick Kroll, Mindy Kaling, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o, as well …

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