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One chart shows how well the last stimulus package worked - and how badly we need another one

One chart shows how well the last stimulus package worked - and how badly we need another one

30 minutes ago   |   Business Insider

Bank of America released a chart that shows how significant the pandemic stimulus package was in filling the American compensation gap brought on by the pandemic. Now, the same...
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5 things to know about Trump's order on payroll taxes

5 things to know about Trump's order on payroll taxes

1 hour ago   |   Politico

President Donald Trump's bid to go around Congress and try to unilaterally cut payroll taxes is raising lots of questions- from, "Can he do that?" to "How would this work...
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How Trump Tests What Presidents Can Do on Their Own

1 hour ago   |   Bloomberg

Even in America's system of checks and balances, the president wields some unilateral powers. President Donald Trump has rekindled the debate about whether they're being abused.
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The Pandemic Is a Perfect Time to Soak the Rich

1 hour ago   |   The New Republic

Last week, while as many as 25 million laid-off workers lost their weekly $600 federal unemployment supplement and Congress bickered over government aid for people cut off from...
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China extends Hong Kong legislature for a year

China extends Hong Kong legislature for a year

1 hour ago   |   RT

The top legislature in Beijing has extended the mandate for the current group of Hong Kong lawmakers for a year from its expiry date of September 30, after a scheduled election...
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Watchdog report: Pompeo acted properly in Saudi arms sale

1 hour ago   |   Star Tribune

The State Department's internal watchdog has found that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did not act improperly last year when he approved billions of dollars in arms sales to...
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Slashing extra federal unemployment benefits to $200 per week would lead to a 28% drop in consumer spending, study finds

Slashing extra federal unemployment benefits to $200 per week would lead to a 28% drop in consumer spending, study finds

1 hour ago   |   Business Insider

If extra federal unemployment insurance is cut to $200 per week, consumer spending will slump 28%, according to a study released Monday from the National Bureau of Economic...
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COVID-19: Republicans running for U.S. Senate in NH say how Congress could better deal with pandemic

COVID-19: Republicans running for U.S. Senate in NH say how Congress could better deal with pandemic

2 hours ago   |   WMUR   |   2 articles

Learn what steps the Republicans running for U.S. Senate believe Congress should take to better address the coronavirus pandemic.
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Formerly Homeless Candidate Could Be America's First Afro-Latina In Congress

Formerly Homeless Candidate Could Be America's First Afro-Latina In Congress

3 hours ago   |   The Huffington Post

Candace Valenzuela won her primary in Texas on a progressive platform and now faces a Republican opponent, with a chance to make history in November.
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Pompeo Didn't Weigh Civilian Risk From Saudi Arms, Watchdog Says

3 hours ago   |   Bloomberg   |   5 articles

A long-disputed inspector general's report found that Secretary of State Michael Pompeo didn't “fully assess” the risk of civilian casualties or take steps to reduce it when he...
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Money offered for info on former ‘Tiger King' star husband

Money offered for info on former ‘Tiger King' star husband

The family of a Florida man who disappeared in 1997 and was mentioned on the hit TV series “Tiger King,” has hired a lawyer and is offering $100,000 in exchange for information... Read more ...

Feds: Indiana man burned crosses and displayed swastikas to intimidate his...

Feds: Indiana man burned crosses and displayed swastikas to intimidate his Black neighbor over tree removal

The intimidation began when the neighbor removed a tree from his own property in Lawrence, Indiana, the DOJ said. Read more ...

New Zealand reinstates coronavirus restrictions after first...

New Zealand reinstates coronavirus restrictions after first locally-transmitted case in 102 days

New Zealand has reintroduced coronavirus restrictions in parts of the country after new locally transmitted cases broke the 102-day streak the country had gone without... Read more ...

A jeweler is making what may be the world's most expensive face mask

A jeweler is making what may be the world's most expensive face mask

An Israeli jeweler is making what may be the world's most expensive face mask at $1.5 million. Read more ...

Russia registers coronavirus vaccine, Putin says daughter already inoculated

Russia registers coronavirus vaccine, Putin says daughter already inoculated

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin says that a coronavirus vaccine developed in the country has been registered for use and one of his daughters has already been... Read more ...

Here's how long you can really eat leftovers without getting sick

Here's how long you can really eat leftovers without getting sick

If you have a lot of leftovers and you're sick of eating them as-is, try converting just about any of it into a creative workweek lunch. Read more ...

Incredible video shows great white shark near boat off Florida coast

Incredible video shows great white shark near boat off Florida coast

Captain Kyle Rosenblatt says he's seen hammerheads and tiger sharks many times, but this is the first time he's ever seen a great white shark. Read more ...

New Zealand On Alert After 4 Cases Of COVID-19 Emerge From An Unknown Source

New Zealand On Alert After 4 Cases Of COVID-19 Emerge From An Unknown Source

The cases came after 102 days with no community spread. The four are members of the same family. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a 3-day period of higher restrictions... Read more ...

Airbnb reportedly readies for confidential IPO filing this month

Airbnb reportedly readies for confidential IPO filing this month

Home rental company Airbnb is reportedly planning to file confidentially for an IPO later this month. The filing would see Airbnb trading on public markets before the end of... Read more ...

In virus talks, Pelosi holds firm; Mnuchin wants a deal

In virus talks, Pelosi holds firm; Mnuchin wants a deal

Monday brought no new talks between Trump's team and negotiators on Capitol Hill as the president tries a go-it-alone strategy meant to circumvent the legislative standoff. Read more ...