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May 24 2020 - 05:34 PM
Daily News Around the World: 5/24/20

The Gottesman Libraries Services Team is pleased to share some headlines in today’s news from across the nation with our TC community and friends. As always, our selections are inspired by the Front Pages posted daily on

Fayetteville Observer, Fayetteville, North Carolina

Showing respect during a pandemic

This year, Memorial Day won’t bring together big crowds. Nevertheless, representatives from North Carolina’s local military and veteran service organizations say that the cancelation of in-person activities shouldn’t stop residents from honoring former soldiers while social-distancing at home.

Photo by Liam Ortiz, courtesy Pixabay.

The Washington Post, District of Columbia

Millions of Voters see changes to ballot rules

Almost 30 states have amended their primary and general election rules, with many allowing registered voters to cast their ballots by mail. While these new changes may help to curb the spread of coronavirus, they bring up some important questions, such as: Do states have the proper structures in place to handle a surge in absentee voting? Will all of the votes be counted?

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta, Georgia

Fall crystal ball: How can schools cope?

Remote instruction only? In-person instruction only? Hybrid? With little guidance from Governor Brian Kemp, Georgia schools grapple with how to deliver safe and effective instruction during the 2020-2021 school year.

Photo by wokandapix, courtesy Pixabay.

The Arizona Daily Sun, Flagstaff, Arizona

Here comes the bride? Not so fast amid virus

Amid uncertainty, couples are either postponing tying the knot, or deciding on smaller (and sometimes less romantic) alternatives.

Anchorage Daily News, Anchorage, Alaska

An eerily quiet Talkeetna heads into summer without its regular clientele

An Alaskan tourist town prepares for a summer without tourists.


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