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50 States Ease Restrictions, Evacuations Underway & Social Media ‘Shops’ - Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

12 minutes

The news to know for Wednesday, May 20th, 2020!

All 50 states have eased stay-at-home restrictions, but what’s been happening with the number of new COVID-19 cases? We’ll break down the latest data and explain why there are some questions about how states are tracking and reporting their numbers.

Also, what to know about the flooding that's now prompting thousands of people to evacuate in the Midwest... 

Plus, there’s a new way to shop on social media, Spotify makes a major move, and women CEOs break a record.

Those stories and more in less than 10 minutes!

Award-winning broadcast journalist and former TV news reporter Erica Mandy breaks it all down for you. 

Head to to read more about any of the stories mentioned under the section titled 'Episodes' or see sources below...

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More States Reopen: WSJ, CNN, State-By-State Trends

Case Count/Death Toll: Johns Hopkins

States Testing Data Issues: NBC News, AP, Tampa Bay Times, Florida Today

U.S. Extends Migrant Restrictions: CBS News, AP

Economic Recovery Senate Hearing: NY Times, Axios, WSJ

Relief Package Talks: AP, Politico, Reuters

Midwest Flooding: AP, CNN

Facebook Launches Shops: The Verge, Mashable, Engadget, Facebook

Walmart Discontinues Jet: TechCrunch, CNBC

Pier 1 Closing Stores for Good: CNN, ABC News

J&J to Stop Selling Talc Baby Powders: USA Today, NBC News

Joe Rogan on Spotify: The Verge, Engadget

Hulu, ESPN+, Disney+ Bundle: Decider, Rolling Stone

Work Wednesday: Women CEOs Fortune 500 Record: ABC News, NBC News, Fortune

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