Day: June 20, 2020

Up next, recap & links

Full episodes of “Sunday Morning” are now available to watch on demand on CBSNews.com, CBS.com and CBS All Access, including via Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Chromecast, Amazon FireTV/FireTV stick and Xbox. The show also streams on CBSN beginning at 9:00 a.m. ET and 11:30 a.m. ET.  

WE’LL SEE YOU ON THE RADIO: “Sunday Morning” is available to CBS News Radio listeners, and is also streamed on Sirius XM Satellite Channel 124 Sundays at 9 a.m. ET. 

You can also download the free “Sunday Morning” podcast at iTunes. Now you’ll never miss the trumpet!

UP NEXT: JUNE 21

HEADLINES: The president holds rally in Tulsa during COVID-19 pandemic

       COVER STORY: Governor Andrew CuomoNew York governor Andrew Cuomo, who has proactively confronted the coronavirus outbreak in his state, has performed some political jujitsu – asking people to do hard things and sacrifice because of the pandemic, and getting more popular in

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Walt Disney World To Roll Out A New Reservation System When Parks Reopen Next Month

In addition to the slew of changes and new safety protocols, Walt Disney World will introduce a new reservation system when its theme parks in Florida reopen next month. It’s called the Disney Park Pass System, and visitors will need to not only have a valid park ticket or an annual pass to get into the park, but they’ll also need to make a reservation in advance on the Pass System for each park entry.

The Disney Park Pass System, the new online tool that will soon be available on DisneyWorld.com, is Walt Disney World’s way of managing attendance during their reopening period.

“We’re taking a deliberate approach that includes limits on attendance and controlled guest density to align with guidance from health and government authorities on physical distancing,” writes Avery Maehrer, manager of communications at Walt Disney World Resort, on the Disney Parks Blog. “We’re also using technology to

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Sage adviser encourages Government to relax two-metre rule

Customers pass mannequins stationed two metres apart inside Selfridges & Co Ltd. department store in London, U.K., on Monday, June 15, 2020. - Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
Customers pass mannequins stationed two metres apart inside Selfridges & Co Ltd. department store in London, U.K., on Monday, June 15, 2020. – Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

A member of the government’s scientific advisory panel Sage has said that he has changed his mind on the enforcement of the two-metre rule.

Professor Calum Semple, a professor of child health and outbreak medicine at the University of Liverpool, said current coronavirus infection rates mean more decisions can be taken to reopen parts of society.

“I think the reason that I changed my mind now, and whereas I was of a very different opinion three weeks ago, is that now we are in a position where there are low levels and sustained low levels of transmission throughout the country,” Prof Semple told the Today programme.

“I’m still saying that two metres is safer than one, but in my opinion it is now a reasonable

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Long Distance Bike Trips for the Coronavirus Era

Illustration by Kelly Caminero/The Daily Beast/Getty
Illustration by Kelly Caminero/The Daily Beast/Getty

Descending the tight, winding roads of the San Juan Mountains from Wolf Creek Pass at the Continental Divide, I passed a long-distance cyclist with his panier-laden bike, climbing upward at a snail’s pace. The highest point he could reach was nearly 11,000 feet. I was in awe that he was trying it—imagining the risk of not being seen by vehicles rounding tight corners, or facing heat exhaustion. 

I was also happily in an SUV with air-conditioning and snacks. 

More people are seeing longer bike rides as a way to get away from it all—a type of social distancing. If the focus is less on setting the ultra long-distance record of your lifetime and more on crafting your own meaningful and tailor-made cycling experience—which also takes into consideration where you are at, and what your skillset is—cycling longer distances can be a safer form of

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Climate change ‘as urgent’ as coronavirus

Greta Thunberg says the world needs to learn the lessons of coronavirus and treat climate change with similar urgency.

That means the world acting “with necessary force”, the Swedish climate activist says in an exclusive interview with BBC News.

She doesn’t think any “green recovery plan” will solve the crisis alone.

And she says the world is now passing a “social tipping point” on climate and issues such as Black Lives Matter.

“People are starting to realise that we cannot keep looking away from these things”, says Ms Thunberg, “we cannot keep sweeping these injustices under the carpet”.

She says lockdown has given her time to relax and reflect away from the public gaze.

Ms Thunberg has shared with the BBC the text of a deeply personal programme she has made for Swedish Radio.

In the radio programme, which goes online this morning, Greta looks back on the year in

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It’s not too late. A vision board can help you make those 2020 goals a reality

Looking for a creative, colorful way to make your dreams and goals feel more accessible than ever? Try vision boards, the Pinterest-friendly art project that advocates swear makes you more likely to achieve your goals.

TODAY spoke to two experts in the field, both who have been making vision boards for years, about how the boards can really help you meet your goals and for some tips on how to get started on the project.

What are vision boards?

A vision board is simply a physical reminder of what you hope to achieve in a certain timeframe. Typically featuring photos, words, and other visual displays, advocates for vision boards say that you can use them for anything from material goals to workplace achievements to lifestyle changes, but emphasize using them to highlight larger dreams.

“I would say, material things are all well and good,” said Elizabeth Rider, a blogger and

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Tourism & Visit

A foreign national traveling to the United States for tourism needs a visitor visa (B-2) unless qualifying for entry under the Visa Waiver Program.

Tourism is a short visit for vacation, for visiting family and friends, or for medical treatment.


Citizens of Canada and Bermuda generally do not need visas for tourism.


Traveling to the United States for another reason?

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NOTE

* With respect to a “country” or “countries” participating in VWP, it should be noted that the Taiwan Relations Act of 1979, Pub. L. No. 96-8, Section 4(b)(1), provides that “[w]henever the laws of the United States refer or relate to foreign countries, nations, states, governments, or similar entities, such terms shall include and such laws shall apply with respect to Taiwan.” 22 U.S.C. § 3303(b)(1). Accordingly, all references to “country” or “countries” in the Visa Waiver Program authorizing legislation, Section 217 of the Immigration

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