ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The first of the visitors into Universal Orlando Resort have returned — wearing masks and needing a temperature check when they walk through the gates. It’s the first of Orlando’s big theme parks to reopen after being shuttered for months because of the coronavirus outbreak. For now, annual pass holders are being allowed back yesterday and today. It reopens to the general public tomorrow.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — It was supposed to be a country music awards show. But with no awards to be handed out, last night’s event in Nashville became a tribute to those who have been helping us to ease the pain of the coronavirus outbreak. The TV special “CMT Celebrates Our Heroes” featured pre-recorded performances and dedications from artists like Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs and Darius Rucker — and was focused on good news stories of health care workers, educators, first responders and more. The show largely avoided mentioning the protesting and rallies for racial justice that have gripped the country since the death of George Floyd after a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into his neck for several minutes.


LONDON (AP) — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, says she decided to talk about racism because she feels the life of George Floyd mattered. She spoke to students in a virtual address at Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles. Meghan told the students she wrestled about what to say to students — but decided “the only wrong thing to say is to say nothing, because George Floyd’s life mattered.” Markle says the unrest reminded her of the riots in her hometown of L.A. after police officers were acquitted in the videotaped beating of Rodney King in 1992.


LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles says one thing he’s missed during the long weeks of lockdown because of the coronavirus outbreak — is hugging members of his family. The Prince of Wales spoke to Sky News today, discussing how he has fared since he was diagnosed with COVID-19. In the interview, Charles acknowledged he had not seen his father, the Duke of Edinburgh for many weeks.

by Oscar Wells Gabriel II