More protests against state stay-at-home orders, Earth Day’s 50th anniversary goes digital amid coronavirus and more things to start your Wednesday.

Coronavirus: More protests against state stay-at-home orders
Another protest is scheduled in Richmond on Wednesday against Virginia’s stay-at-home order, the latest in a growing movement nationwide against governors balancing healthcare and economic concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Protests have also taken place in Colorado, Michigan, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and other states. Under pressure from protesters and the White House, some states have made moves rolling back social distancing regulations imposed to combat the spread of COVID-19. In Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott announced executive orders Friday to ease some of the state’s most severe restrictions. A ban on non-essential surgery will be loosened Wednesday, and retail businesses will be able to operate with curbside pickup beginning Friday.
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Deadline to claim $500 stimulus check for eligible children
Some federal benefit recipients must act fast if they want to see an additional $500 per eligible child soon. These groups, including those receiving Social Security and Supplemental Security Income, might not make enough money to be required to file a tax return. “Their $1,200 payments will be issued soon and, in order to add the $500 per eligible child amount to these payments, the IRS needs the dependent information before the payments are issued,” the Internal Revenue Service said earlier this week. Information can be submitted on the “Non-filers: Enter Payment Info” tool online by Wednesday at noon EST. 
Earth Day’s 50th anniversary goes digital amid coronavirus
The 50th anniversary of Earth Day on Wednesday was destined to be a worldwide celebration. It still will be  just virtually. With social distancing restrictions in place around the world to fight the spread of coronavirus, millions of people will celebrate the annual day devoted to environmental protection online. There are many ways people can participate: protesting virtually; creating a poster and sharing it on social media with hashtags like #EarthDayNetwork; attending a virtual presentation organized by students, universities and other leaders; watching a performance; playing trivia games; and more.
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Bruce Springsteen, Danny DeVito, Bon Jovi, more in coronavirus fundraiser
Some of New Jersey’s biggest stars band together Wednesday to give back during the coronavirus pandemic. Jon Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Tony Bennett, Halsey, SZA, Jon Stewart, Chris Rock, Danny DeVito, Chelsea Handler and many more will appear from their homes to take part in the “Jersey for Jersey” special. Money raised by the hourlong broadcast will go toward the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund, launched to help get resources to vulnerable communities across the state, which has been hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak. The special streams at 7 p.m. ET on multiple platforms. 
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McDonald’s says ‘thanks’ to health care workers, first responders
Starting Wednesday, first responders and health care workers serving on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic can get a free meal courtesy of McDonalds. The fast-food giant says the “Thank You Meals” will be available for breakfast, lunch and dinner through May 5 at participating restaurants nationwide. Customers must show a work badge or ID or be in uniform and there’s a limit of one per person per day, the company said. McDonald’s closed its dining rooms and play areas March 16 because of COVID-19, but 99% of U.S. locations remain open for carry out and delivery.
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