Trump will travel to Florida, a coronavirus hotspot
President Donald Trump will visit U.S. Southern Command in Doral, Florida, on Friday to get a briefing on drug trafficking from South America. He is also expected to hold a political fundraiser in Hillsboro Beach later in the evening. Trump will make the trip despite Florida currently being a coronavirus hotspot with the number of deaths from COVID-19 skyrocketing Thursday, according to the Florida Department of Health. The rising death toll comes as the number of confirmed virus cases continues to climb and as more hospitals announced they are canceling elective surgeries and taking other measures to make sure enough beds are available to treat COVID-19 patients. The trip also will come on the heels of the Supreme Court ruling Thursday that Trump cannot withhold his tax returns from prosecutors. Trump blasted the court for rejecting his central legal argument that he had absolute immunity from subpoenas.
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States continue to make moves to combat coronavirus
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Thursday that Nevada would reimplement restrictions on bars and restaurants in certain counties to prevent further spread of coronavirus due to what he called a "spike" in confirmed cases. The directive is the second time Nevada has tightened restrictions since moving to phase two of its Roadmap to Recovery in early June. Under the new directive, which began Friday at midnight and will be in effect indefinitely, bars that do not serve food will close their doors and end counter service. Restaurants also will stop serving parties of six or more. In Kentucky, amid "an explosion of COVID," all residents must wear masks in public starting at 5 p.m. Friday, Gov. Andy Beshear announced. His new executive order will last 30 days from July 10 and will be enforced by health departments. Exceptions will include kids under 5 and people with breathing problems.
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Family, friends and fans say goodbye to Charlie Daniels
A funeral service for Country Music Hall of Fame musician and Grand Ole Opry member Charlie Daniels will be held Friday morning at World Outreach Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Nashville singers Travis Tritt, Vince Gill, Gretchen Wilson and Trace Adkins plan to perform at the service, and country music radio host Storme Warren and pastor Allen Jackson will lead the funeral. Hundreds gathered outside Sellars Funeral Home in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, Wednesday evening for a patriotic-themed public memorial to celebrate the "The Devil Went Down To Georgia" songwriter and it included an audio message from President Donald Trump. A 10-hour visitation followed the event on Thursday. Daniels died Monday morning after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke. He was 83.
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Pearl Harbor to resume boat tours of USS Arizona
The Pearl Harbor National Memorial will open for limited boat tours to the USS Arizona on Friday. Trips will include a ride aboard a U.S. Navy vessel to the memorial above the site where the USS Arizona sank during the attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II. A memorial stands above the sunken ship in the harbor. Memorial officials are following federal health guidance for mitigating the spread of COVID-19, and all guests must wear face masks. The USS Arizona was built in 1914, and was the second and last of the Pennsylvania class of "super-dreadnought" battleships.
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Rapper Juice Wrld's posthumous album 'Legends Never Die,' drops
Seven months after he died of an accidental overdose, Juice Wrld's final works are about to see the light of day. "Legends Never Die," a new, 15-track album from the rapper, whose real name was Jarad Anthony Higgins, comes out on Friday. While the tracklist has not been revealed, we know it includes "Life's a Mess," a somber collaboration with Halsey that was released on Monday. The rising hip-hop star died Dec. 8 after suffering a medical emergency at Chicago's Midway International Airport. He had turned 21 six days earlier.
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