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Highs in the upper 70s lower 80s.
After the chilly morning, our afternoon will be nice with highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s. Partly sunny with an isolated shower or storms possible this afternoon. Tonight a little milder with the low nearing 55 and partly cloudy. Warming in our highs to the mid 80s Wednesday, then lower 80s rest of the week.
The pandemic prompted smaller, subdued Memorial Day observances
Americans settled for small processions and online tributes instead of parades as they observed the holiday in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic. Ceremonies honored the nation's military dead and also remembered those lost to the virus. President Trump laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier in Virginia; democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden made his first public appearance in two months and laid a wreath at a cemetery near his home. Meanwhile, U.S. authorities warned beach-goers to heed social-distancing rules to avoid a resurgence of the disease that has infected 5.4 million people worldwide and killed over 345,000.
Texas congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee led a Memorial Day ceremony at the World War II memorial in Houston
Jackson Lee introduced a man who was part of the Buffalo Soldiers. They were black U.S. soldiers who originally served in the Civil War. The term had since that time been used to refer to black soldiers who served in subsequent wars. Sergeant Major Williams served in the Korean war and in Vietnam. He is one of the last living Buffalo Soldiers.
The city confirmed three additional cases of COVID-19
This brings the total to 667 cases. The death total has remained at 50 the last couple weeks. There have been more than 15,000 tests performed in Lubbock. Of those, 903 returned a positive result. That's 5.9%. That positive rate has been steadily dropping last several weeks. Some of the tests here are for residents of other counties. Of people who were tested and received a positive, 439 are now listed as recovered.
California's churches, mosques and synagogues may get the nod to re-open their doors sooner than expected under new state guidelines
Yesterday, the public health department released a framework for counties deciding whether to allow churches to restart in-person services. The guidelines suggest masks should be worn, temperatures taken, and services shortened. Sharing prayer books or prayer rugs or using the collection plate are discouraged in the name of social distancing.
As Americans are returning to work after the holiday weekend, concerns turn to a second peak in coronavirus cases as the U.S. gets close to another grim milestone
It was the first big test for Americans in this pandemic -- states loosening restrictions for the holiday weekend -- but for some, all that fun has now turned to fear at the future. Johns Hopkins University shows the U.S. inching closer to 100-thousand coronavirus deaths. The World Health Organization's Dr. Mike Ryan says globally, there may be a second peak within this first wave of cases. And Ryan warns a second peak or wave could come during the normal flu season.
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