Category: Travel Influencer

Pence’s press secretary back to work after recovering from COVID-19

By Jeff Mason

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary Katie Miller said on Tuesday she was back at work after recovering from COVID-19, a case that helped encourage White House officials to start wearing masks and take stricter safety precautions around President Donald Trump.

Miller, who is married to Trump’s hawkish immigration adviser and speech writer Stephen Miller, said she had returned after receiving three negative tests for the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

“Thank you to all my amazing doctors and everyone who reached out with support. I couldn’t have done it without my

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Trust me, economy will soar in 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has a new pitch to voters for this fall: Trust me.

As the economy faces a once-in-a-century recession, with more than 38 million people out of work, Trump is increasingly talking up a future recovery that probably won’t materialize until after the November election. He’s asking voters to look past the pain being felt across the nation and give him another four-year term on the promise of an economic comeback in 2021.

“It’s a transition to greatness,” Trump says over and over, predicting a burgeoning economy come the fall. “You’re going to see some

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Building more roads isn’t the only option that NC DOT has

Yes, get more cars off the roads

Regarding “NC DOT needs to look at other ways people travel,” (May 21 Opinion)

Kym Hunter is correct, we have better options for our transportation dollars than building more roads. Cities around the country are closing neighborhood streets to cars as more people have discovered the ease of biking and walking for transportation and exercise.

As a former Charlotte mayor, I recall the fight over the transit tax before our line opened. We compared the cost of building one mile of Blue Line ($46 million) to the cost of adding one mile to

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After 10 years, it’s (probably) the end of ‘The Trip’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There was never supposed to be more than one “Trip” for Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon and director Michael Winterbottom. But, however improbably, the band came back together for a second, third and, now, a fourth excursion of food, wine, impressions and mid-life crises. This time, their semi-fictionalized versions of themselves travel to Turkey and Greece to retrace Odysseus’s 10-year journey home in six days.

The Associated Press spoke to Coogan and Brydon recently from their respective quarantines, about “ The Trip to Greece,” available on demand and in some theaters Friday, and calling it quits. Remarks

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US STOCKS-S&P 500 closes at 10-week high on vaccine hopes, stimulus pledge

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* Delta Air Lines to resume flying major routes in June

* S&P 500 notches best day in nearly 6 weeks

* Cyclicals lead gains among major S&P sectors

* Dow up 3.85%, S&P 500 up 3.15%, Nasdaq up 2.44% (Updates with volume data, market breadth)

By Chuck Mikolajczak

NEW YORK, May 18 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks jumped on Monday, and the S&P 500 closed at a 10-week high, on encouraging early-stage data for a potential coronavirus vaccine and on the promise of

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