San Francisco pauses next phase of reopening as California coronavirus cases climb

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A worker wearing a protective mask cleans a table in front of a pizza restaurant in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Monday, June 15, 2020.

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San Francisco Mayor London Breed said in a tweet Friday that the city will temporarily delay its planned reopening for Monday, which included nail salons, barbershops and outdoor bars, as the number of Covid-19 cases rise across California.

“Yesterday we saw 103 cases. On June 15, when we first reopened outdoor dining and in-store retail, we had 20,” Breed wrote on Twitter. “At our current rate, the

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Houston hospital CEO says it has capacity to handle Texas case surge

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Dr. David Callender, CEO of Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston, told CNBC on Friday that its hospitals continue to have adequate capacity despite Texas’ growing coronavirus outbreak. 

“We actually still think we have plenty of capacity to meet the demand for Covid, as well as non-Covid patients” Callender said on “The Exchange.” “We’re always busy in the summertime, and what we’re seeing now is a typical summer for us.” 

Callender, whose not-for-profit health system has 17 hospitals in the Houston area, stressed that the medical network’s capacity is “constantly in flux” and needing to be managed. “But

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GM requests removal of judge from RICO lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler

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Mary Barra, chief executive officer of General Motors Co. (GM), left, and Sergio Marchionne, chief executive officer of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, center, listen during a news conference outside the White House after a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, not pictured, in Washington, D.C.

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General Motors is seeking to remove a judge who called its civil racketeering lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler a “waste of time” and vacate an order from earlier this week calling for the CEOs of the companies to meet independently to resolve their issues.

The Detroit automaker filed a

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Coronavirus mask mandates differ across the country as hot spots multiply

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Multiple states are experiencing a spike in Covid-19 cases amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, sparking controversy over whether people should be required to wear masks in public to help slow the spread of the virus.

States like Florida, Georgia and Texas, which do not have statewide mask mandates, hit record highs in their average number of daily new cases on Thursday. Nevada also reported a new high a day ahead of implementing a mask requirement on Friday. California, which issued a mask mandate on June 18, has also seen record jumps in new cases in recent days. 

The Centers for

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