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News: Thursday, May 21

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(Source: Deborah Jackson | Pixabay)
(Source: Deborah Jackson | Pixabay)

Covid-19 headlines for Thursday, May 21, 2020:

Covid-19 tamps down Memorial Day plans: Parades and other events have been canceled or turned virtual. Beaches that are open in neighboring states will be subject to social distancing guidelines. (Source: LNP)

Veto override fails: State House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler of Lancaster County led the push to overturn Gov. Tom Wolf's block of a bill that would allow certain industries to reopen. It fell 21 votes short of the needed 2/3 majority (Source: PennLive)

Drive-thru prom: Students missing their canceled proms can register for "prom-en-not," happening from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at The Worship Center. Students are invited to dress up and for photos and decorate their cars. (Source: WGAL)

National roundup: Another 2.4 million Americans filed jobless claims over the past week, pushing total unemployment during the Covid-19 pandemic above 38 million. (Source: CNBC) A federal survey finds about 10% of respondents have experienced food insecurity and close to 25% expect difficulty paying their rent or mortgage. (Source: ABC News) Michigan's attorney general advises President Trump to obey the law and wear a mask during his visit today. (Source: The Hill) Researchers determine about half of Twitter accounts tweeting about Covid-19 are probably bots. (Source: NPR)