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New York City, Former COVID-19 Epicenter, To 'Fully Reopen' On July 1

"This is going to be the summer of New York City," Mayor Bill de Blasio said, because people "want to live again." He cited the city's success in hitting or trending toward its reopening targets.

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Bill Chappell is a writer and editor on the News Desk in the heart of NPR's newsroom in Washington, D.C.