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People wear masks walking a dog at Alamo Square Park during the coronavirus pandemic on May 03, 2020 in San Francisco, California.  (Rich Fury/Getty Images)

Newsom Says Business Can Reopen, A Little Bit

Governor Gavin Newsom announcing that the Golden State can start to reopen, at least a little bit, beginning as soon as Friday.

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Consumer Privacy Advocates Want Stricter Rules

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