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Federal workers score legal win over pay halt during 2018-19 shutdown

Federal workers score legal win over pay halt during 2018-19 shutdown

5 hours ago   |   Politico

A federal judge has handed a legal victory to federal employees who didn't get their paychecks during the recordbreaking, 35-day government shutdown that ran from 2018 into...
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Welcome to the Pandemic Cliff

11 hours ago   |   The New Republic

Members of Congress reconvened this week, facing a December 11 deadline to come up with a temporary spending bill to avoid a shutdown and increasingly dire pressure to pass...
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Mitch McConnell acknowledged pressure to deliver more COVID-19 stimulus, and said he thinks Congress can do it this month

Mitch McConnell acknowledged pressure to deliver more COVID-19 stimulus, and said he thinks Congress can do it this month

12 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell acknowledged the mounting pressure to deliver another round of economic stimulus, and said there is "no reason...
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Without Crowds, Is Times Square Really Times Square? Take a Look

13 hours ago   |   NY Times

The throngs of visitors have disappeared from New York City's famous neighborhood, and there is an eeriness to the emptiness.
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Reinventing Workers for the Post-Covid Economy

14 hours ago   |   NY Times

Especially in service industries, old jobs may not be coming back. Training programs are aiming to provide skills for more resilient occupations.
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These ‘Little Land Mines' Could Prevent a Summertime Boom

14 hours ago   |   NY Times

A roaring recovery is in sight, but a lot depends on what Congress does next for the winter economy.
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Coronavirus in New York: The Latest

14 hours ago   |   NY Times

The governor announced new measures to stem the outbreak, focusing on hospital capacity and problem areas rather than on broad shutdowns.
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German unemployment dips despite 2nd partial shutdown

14 hours ago   |   ABC News

Official data show that Germany's unemployment rate dipped in November despite a partial shutdown introduced to halt a sharp rise in coronavirus infections
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Column: Dejected L.A. restaurants serve their last meals, fear for the future

14 hours ago   |   Los Angeles Times

From Long Beach to Chinatown, restaurant workers and customers worry yet hope for the best on the day before the coronavirus shutdown - again.
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Los Angeles Reverses Decision to Close Virus Testing Site for a Film Shoot

15 hours ago   |   NY Times   |   4 articles

Testing was going to be disrupted at a major transit hub because of the filming of a movie featuring the TikTok star Addison Rae. The mayor then backtracked.
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Attorney General Bill Barr says there was no widespread fraud in the 2020...

Attorney General Bill Barr says there was no widespread fraud in the 2020 election, defying Trump

Summary List Placement Attorney General Bill Barr on Tuesday said that neither the Department of Justice nor the Federal Bureau of Investigation have uncovered widespread voter... Read more ...

President Trump's lawyers file lawsuit challenging Wisconsin election

President Trump's lawyers file lawsuit challenging Wisconsin election

President Donald Trump's reelection campaign has filed a lawsuit in the Wisconsin Supreme Court alleging voter fraud in November's election. Read more ...

Second stimulus check update: Group pushes $908B plan to break virus relief...

Second stimulus check update: Group pushes $908B plan to break virus relief impasse

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan group of lawmakers is putting pressure on congressional leaders to accept a split-the-difference solution to the protracted impasse over COVID-19... Read more ...

US panel: First vaccines to health care workers, nursing homes

US panel: First vaccines to health care workers, nursing homes

The two priority groups include around 24 million Americans. Read more ...

Bowling alley manager, worker assaulted in Maryland over request to wear...

Bowling alley manager, worker assaulted in Maryland over request to wear face masks

A bowling alley manager and worker were assaulted after some patrons refused to wear face masks. Read more ...

Salesforce acquires Slack for $27.7 billion

Salesforce acquires Slack for $27.7 billion

Salesforce has confirmed that it's buying team collaboration platform Slack, shortly after rumors first emerged that a deal was imminent. Read more ...

Barr and Giuliani clash over allegations of election fraud

Barr and Giuliani clash over allegations of election fraud

Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday affirmed that there was no evidence of large-scale fraud during this year's election, prompting a stern rebuke from President Donald... Read more ...

65 years ago today, Rosa Parks stood up for civil rights by sitting down

65 years ago today, Rosa Parks stood up for civil rights by sitting down

It was on this day in 1955 when a simple act of defiance elevated a seamstress in Montgomery, Alabama, into a pivotal symbol in America's civil rights movement. Read more ...

Barr Makes John Durham, Investigating Russia Probe, A Special Counsel

Barr Makes John Durham, Investigating Russia Probe, A Special Counsel

The attorney general elevated the Connecticut U.S. attorney in October but didn't disclose that move until now. It likely means Durham's work will continue into the new... Read more ...

Indiana's COVID-19 deaths nearly double during November

Indiana's COVID-19 deaths nearly double during November

The number of COVID-19 deaths in Indiana has nearly doubled for November from a month earlier as health officials continue adding to those reports and the state's... Read more ...