Virus forces cancellation of iconic events like Oktoberfest

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COLLEEN LONG, CARA ANNA and JAN M. OLSEN Associated Press COPENHAGEN (AP) — Spain canceled the Running of the Bulls in July, the U.S. scrapped the national spelling bee in June and Germany even called off Oktoberfest, making it clear Tuesday that the effort to beat back the coronavirus and return to normal could be a long and dispiriting process. Amid growing impatience over the shutdowns that have thrown millions out of work, European countries continued to reopen in stages, while in the U.S., one state after another — mostly ones led by Republican governors — outlined plans to gradually get back to business in the coming days. The push to reopen has set off warnings from health authorities and politicians that the crisis that has killed well over 170,000 people worldwide is far
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