Relief

The Mask Is Off for Some, But Danger Remains

3 hours ago   |   Bloomberg

The relaxation of U.S. guidelines on wearing masks was met in some corners of Washington with relief that bordered on euphoria. “Free at last,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch...
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Nearly 2 million Americans will lose pandemic unemployment benefits early as more states drop relief

Nearly 2 million Americans will lose pandemic unemployment benefits early as more states drop relief

11 hours ago   |   WCVB

These funds don't only help the jobless, experts argue. They help local businesses and economies because those out of work are able to continue spending on groceries, housing...
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Kansas City families could benefit from federal program to help cover internet costs

Kansas City families could benefit from federal program to help cover internet costs

11 hours ago   |   KMBC

The relief plan is set to help those with income that is at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines.
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Audit: NC officials didn't check on how billions in pandemic relief aid was spent

Audit: NC officials didn't check on how billions in pandemic relief aid was spent

13 hours ago   |   WRAL

Gov. Roy Cooper's administration didn't have the processes in place to monitor how state and local agencies spent more than $3 billion in federal coronavirus pandemic relief...
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Biden's U.N. honeymoon is over

Biden's U.N. honeymoon is over

15 hours ago   |   Politico

NEW YORK - President Joe Biden's election was greeted with waves of relief among United Nations diplomats, but a series of tense discussions over the rampant violence in Israel...
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Florida man who spent COVID-19 relief funds on Lamborghini sentenced to prison

Florida man who spent COVID-19 relief funds on Lamborghini sentenced to prison

17 hours ago   |   New York Post

David Tyler Hines was sentenced on May 12, 2021, after pleading guilty to wire fraud in February.
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As Economy Wobbles, Biden Stays Focused on Longer Term

18 hours ago   |   NY Times   |   2 articles

The president's advisers are pushing their most detailed argument yet for the long-term benefits of a $4 trillion agenda to remake the American economy and improve lives.
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The Deadline To File For The Expanded Child Tax Credit Is Rapidly Approaching

The Deadline To File For The Expanded Child Tax Credit Is Rapidly Approaching

18 hours ago   |   News One

UPDATED: 2:10 p.m. ET, May 13 Original story: Feb. 8 The deadline is near for families to file taxes in time to receive additional financial benefits for their children under...
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New bill aims to give struggling fitness and workout studios a $30B shot in the arm

18 hours ago   |   NBC News

Some owners have expressed frustration over the lack of focus on gyms when other industries benefited from relief.
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State agency getting $5 million in federal funds to boost Kentucky tourism

State agency getting $5 million in federal funds to boost Kentucky tourism

20 hours ago   |   WLKY

Kentucky officials say they will use $5 million in federal funds from the latest COVID-19 relief package to help boost tourism across the state.
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New York's Elise Stefanik Installed As New GOP Conference Chair

New York's Elise Stefanik Installed As New GOP Conference Chair

The vote came two days after House Republicans ousted Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney from the leadership role after her continued criticism of former President Donald Trump. (Image... Read more ...

Elon Musk's net worth plummets by $25 billion after a tumultuous week

Elon Musk's net worth plummets by $25 billion after a tumultuous week

Summary List Placement Elon Musk's net worth dropped by $25 billion within the week Tesla stopped accepting Bitcoin payments and the billionaire hosted Saturday Night Live. The... Read more ...

CDC director: Mask-wearing will ‘be hard to let go' despite new guidance

CDC director: Mask-wearing will ‘be hard to let go' despite new guidance

Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said on Friday that mask-wearing will “be hard to let go” of for some and argued Americans should... Read more ...

Unemployment benefits are competitive with most states' average wages - and...

Unemployment benefits are competitive with most states' average wages - and it could explain why Americans aren't rushing back to work

Summary List Placement The federal government significantly expanded unemployment benefits for much of the pandemic as millions of Americans lost their jobs amid lockdowns... Read more ...

You still need to wear a mask on planes, trains, and buses - even if you've...

You still need to wear a mask on planes, trains, and buses - even if you've been fully vaccinated

Summary List Placement The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that fully-vaccinated Americans don't have to wear masks indoors , provided individual... Read more ...

Minnesota House Approves Recreational Marijuana Bill, The First-Ever Vote Of...

Minnesota House Approves Recreational Marijuana Bill, The First-Ever Vote Of Its Kind In The State

ST. PAUL, MINN. - The Minnesota House on Thursday night approved a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in the state, a historic vote for an effort some have been... Read more ...

Irish health system says it's targeted in ransomware attack

Irish health system says it's targeted in ransomware attack

LONDON - Ireland's health service shut down its IT systems on Friday after being targeted in what it called a “significant ransomware attack." The Health Service Executive said... Read more ...

Hoping for unity, GOP set to put Rep. Elise Stefanik in top House post

Hoping for unity, GOP set to put Rep. Elise Stefanik in top House post

Republicans are ready to vault New York Rep. Elise Stefanik into the ranks of the party's House leadership. Read more ...

Walmart, Target, and Starbucks are keeping mask mandates despite the CDC...

Walmart, Target, and Starbucks are keeping mask mandates despite the CDC relaxing guidance for vaccinated people. Here's how stores are responding to the new guidelines

Summary List Placement The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday relaxed guidance for mask-wearing in indoor and outdoor spaces for fully vaccinated people... Read more ...

Harvard-bound student's college essay about losing mom goes viral on TikTok

Harvard-bound student's college essay about losing mom goes viral on TikTok

A Harvard-bound student's college essay about losing her mother has gone viral on TikTok. Read more ...