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A Time to Heal with Hugo Zamorano

Isolation is nothing new for this South Omaha artist

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Good morning,
Today we have stories about the veteran federal prosecutor selected to oversee the investigation into the death of James Scurlock, state lawmakers hearing from citizens about police reform and big storms potentially on the forecast for eastern Nebraska today.

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What to do during quarantine?

From our list of things to do during quarantine:

Help for Artists

Musicians are scrambling, losing hundreds or thousands with every cancellation. Because the Blues Foundation’s annual Blues Music Awards show in May will now be held online, those who have already purchased event tickets should consider donating their purchase to their new COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund. See blues.org.

What’s Happening In The United States?

Floyd, Whose Death Ignited a Movement, Will Be Buried Today

  • Thousands of mourners paid respects to George Floyd at a public viewing in his native Houston yesterday. A livestreamed private funeral will be held today.

Texas Reports Record-Breaking COVID-19 Cases after Reopening

  • The Lone Star State topped its previous record for infections set back in May even as the governor looks to reopen more businesses and double the capacity of others.

Amazon Facing Criticism for Differing Approaches to Race

  • The tech giant has shared its support for police reform and the Black Lives Matter movement, but people say internal company polices perpetuate a status quo that harms people of color.

What’s Happening Across The World?

Brazil Pulls Public COVID-19 Data

  • With one of the highest coronavirus death tolls in the world, Brazil’s health ministry suddenly pulled its website Friday. It reappeared Saturday, but cumulative, historic data had been scrubbed.

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Chris Bowling

Chris has worked for The Reader since January 2020. As an investigative reporter and news editor he’s taken deep dives into topics such as police transparency, affordable housing and COVID-19. Originally...

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