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  1. According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 20 million people worldwide have tested positive for the virus. The milestone comes almost exactly five months after the WHO declared it a pandemic.
  2. "There is no money sitting in the piggy bank of the previous CARES Act to be reprioritized or reconstituted" to pay the state's share, Gov. Gavin Newsom said on Monday.
  3. Uber and Lyft have been fighting California over whether drivers are employees, entitled to benefits, or independent contractors. A state judge orders them to consider all those drivers employees.
  4. No coin shortage here: While it's closed for the pandemic, the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores has drained a 30-foot waterfall and cleaned off 100 gallons of pocket change.
  5. Five-term incumbent Alexander Lukashenko is declared the winner. Opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya rejects the results.
  6. The U.S. territory was supposed to hold primary elections on Sunday. But many voting centers did not receive ballots on time, causing chaos — and creating an unprecedented legal conundrum.
  7. The head of the World Health Organization has called the island nation "a global exemplar" for its success in controlling the virus.
  8. "May God protect Lebanon," Lebanon's Prime Minister Hassan Diab said as he announced his resignation days after a disastrous explosion rocked Beirut.
  9. Thousands of lawsuits that ground to a halt because of COVID-19 are moving forward again as local, state and federal courts reopen around the U.S.
  10. McDonald's wants Steve Easterbrook to return his multimillion-dollar exit pay. The fast-food chain says he hid evidence of relationships and even approved a big stock grant for one of the women.