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Jack Campise talks with his mother, Beverly Kearns, through her apartment window at the Kimberly Hall North nursing home, May 14, in Windsor, Connecticut. The coronavirus has had no regard for health care quality or ratings as it has swept through nursing homes around the world, killing efficiently even in highly rated care centers. Preliminary research indicates the numbers of nursing home residents testing positive for the coronavirus and dying from COVID-19 are linked to location and population density — not care quality ratings.

Nearly 26,000 nursing home COVID-19 deaths reported (Gallery)

RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and CANDICE CHOI, Associated Press
June 1, 2020
A pondful of hungry adult alligators get a chicken lunch at Gator Country in Fannett, Texas, on May 11. Gator Country reopened the first weekend in May after being closed for weeks amid COVID-19 restrictions.

Gator Country alligator preserve reopens amid pandemic (Gallery)

KIM BRENT, The Beaumont Enterprise
June 1, 2020
This photo shows a close up of a Boy Scout uniform badge during a news conference in front of the Boy Scouts of America headquarters in Irving, Texas. Victims of childhood sex abuse suing the Boy Scouts of America in New Jersey, New York, California and a handful of other states that loosened their statutes of limitations in 2019 will effectively face an earlier deadline to press claims because of a date set in federal bankruptcy proceedings.

Boy Scout victims’ choice: Sue rashly, or wait and risk loss

MIKE CATALINI, Associated Press
May 31, 2020
A sign for a church in Clay County's Henrietta, Texas proclaims no service on May 8. Clay County Judge Mike Campbell accepted a mobile testing site for COVID-19 when it was offered. Like many of North Texas’ rural counties, social distancing comes naturally to Clay County, where about 11,000 people are spread out across roughly 1,100 square miles.

Rural Texas counties may have fewer cases, less tests (Gallery)

TESSA WEINBERG, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
May 31, 2020
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