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Thousands flock to DC for pro-Trump rally

Thousands of people are turning out in Washington, D.C., on Saturday to rally in support of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: New York won’t receive COVID-19 vaccine immediately Biden considering Yellen as possible Treasury secretary: report Trump puts Giuliani in charge of election lawsuits: report MORE and to protest the results of the election, one week after President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump: New York won’t receive COVID-19 vaccine immediately Biden considering Yellen as possible Treasury secretary: report Obama hits Trump for refusing to concede, says there’s ‘no legal basis’ for challenges MORE was projected the winner.

Supporters gathered in Freedom Plaza near the White House starting early Saturday morning, with a large crowd amassed by noon, when an event organized by Women for America First was set to kick off.

The group, led by former Tea Party activist Amy Kremer, had a permit approved Friday for 10,000 people to gather

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  • November 14, 2020

Brits flock to Portugal’s Algarve as quarantine rules lifted, airport struggles

By Catarina Demony

LISBON (Reuters) – Portugal is sending border control reinforcements to an airport in the sunny Algarve as authorities struggle to cope with a surge in arrivals of British tourists after quarantine rules were lifted last week.

The decision to send more officers to the airport in Faro on Portugal’s southern coast, a popular destination for Britons, came after a picture shared online by a lawmaker on Thursday showed a long queue of hundreds of tourists not social distancing.

“Airport staff were all sent home, the airport is not at all prepared for the flood of people coming in,” one Twitter user commented on the picture. “The English traded holidays in Spain and France at the last minute to come to the Algarve.

“Special measures are urgently needed.”

The number of passengers arriving from Britain has grown by a whopping 190% since Portugal was removed from Britain’s COVID-19

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  • August 28, 2020

Food Trucks Flock To The Suburbs Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

LYNNWOOD, Wash. (AP) — On a warm summer night, two food trucks pulled onto a tree-lined street in a hilltop neighborhood outside Seattle. The smell of grilled meat filled the air, and neighbors slurped on boba tea drinks. Toddlers, teens, their parents and dogs sat in the grass, chatting behind masks, laughing and mimicking imaginary hugs to stay socially distant while they waited for their food orders.

Long seen as an urban treasure, food trucks are now being saved by the suburbs during the coronavirus pandemic. No longer able to depend on bustling city centers, these small businesses on wheels are venturing out to where people are working and spending most of their time — home.

As food trucks hunt for customers that used to flock to them, they’re finding a captive audience thrilled to skip cooking dinner, sample new kinds of cuisines and mingle with neighbors on what feels

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  • August 23, 2020

Germans flock to Spain after Britons banned

Quiet streets in Mallorca
Quiet streets in Mallorca

Travel website Trivago has revealed some interesting booking trends after the FCO advised Britons against all but essential trips to Spain.

While enquiries and searches for trips to the Mediterranean country drastically dropped within the UK between July 25-27, as would be expected, our European friends seem to have had a very different reaction to the news. 

In comparison, over the same dates, enquiries from other European countries increased by 55 per cent, while searches increased by 28 per cent. It would appear that a destination is more appealing to our neighbours once they know that we will be absent. 

The most keen to avoid Brits abroad? The Germans, where enquiries increased by an impressive 50 per cent. The Portuguese followed at 37 per cent, the French at 29 per cent and the Dutch at 10 per cent. It’s good to feel loved. 

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Crowds flock to Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey, ready to have some fun, masks in place

JACKSON, N.J. – It almost felt like a normal, blazing hot July day when the gates opened at Six Flags Great Adventure on Friday morning.


This summer, of course, nothing is quite normal during the coronavirus pandemic. That much was clear as the first guests of the season, donning protective face masks, queued up to have their body temperatures checked before entering the sprawling theme park at 10:30 a.m. 

Friday marked the theme park’s first day in operation in months, according to the Asbury Park Press, which is a part of the USA TODAY Network. Opening day was reserved for members and season pass holders. The park opened to the general public Saturday.

The gates opened to a light morning crowd 30 minutes ahead of schedule. By lunchtime, the line of vehicles waiting to reach the parking area stretched outside the theme park and down Route 537 to the

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