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Scott Neuman The Trump administration and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced early Wednesday that the White House and Senate had reached a deal for an unprecedented $2 trillion spending package aimed at propping up individuals, businesses and the nation’s health care system amid the onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic. White House legislative affairs director […]

Natalie Andrews and Lindsay Wise WASHINGTON—Disagreements emerged among senators over how to help individual Americans during the coronavirus pandemic as lawmakers raced to meet a midnight deadline Friday to reach agreements on a wide-ranging stimulus package. Lawmakers debated whether to give cash payments directly to Americans, expand unemployment insurance or some combination of the two. […]

CLAUDIA GRISALES , SUSAN DAVIS , KELSEY SNELL President Trump signed the latest coronavirus aid package into law Wednesday evening. The Senate approved the new round of emergency funding earlier Wednesday. The economic relief bill marks the second such aid package in a matter of weeks. The legislation passed Wednesday provides paid sick and family […]

Claudia Grisales, NPR With supporters calling it more than 100 years in the making, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation on Wednesday that makes lynching a federal hate crime for the first time in U.S. history. The Emmett Till Antilynching Act was approved in a vote of 410-4. Only three Republicans and one independent representative voted […]

Vanessa Romo, NPR Hours after the White House rejected the idea of appointing a coronavirus czar, President Trump on Wednesday put Vice President Pence in charge of the administration’s response to the disease. “We’re doing really well, and Mike is going to be in charge,” Trump said, noting that Pence’s experience as governor of Indiana […]

By Theresa Waldrop, CNN (CNN)Former food company executive Michelle Janavs was sentenced to five months in prison Tuesday for paying bribes in the college admissions scam, the US Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts said.Janavs, whose family invented Hot Pockets, paid the scheme’s mastermind, Rick Singer, $100,000 to cheat on two of her daughters’ ACTs, and agreed to […]

Katia Hetter, CNN (CNN) — United Airlines had to swap out Boeing 777 aircraft for a Saturday flight from Newark to Hawaii, resulting in a reduction of business class seats.These aren’t the passengers an airline wants to annoy.So the airline offered miles to passengers willing to sit in a lower class of seating on the Boeing […]

SHANNON BOND NPR In 2009, Mark Zuckerberg had a question for Facebook: “What do we want to be when we grow up?” While the social network was still several years away from going public, it was evolving beyond the startup phase. It had turned down a $1 billion offer to sell itself to Yahoo. It […]

BRAKKTON BOOKERT, NPR Some 20,000 mourners packed the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Monday for the public memorial honoring legendary former NBA player Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, who were killed along with seven other people in a helicopter crash last month. The star-studded ceremony opened with a powerful performance by Beyoncé singing […]

Nick Givas Haney, 66, “appeared to have suffered a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound,” the Amador County Sheriff’s Office said in a release. Sheriff and coroner Martin A. Ryan shared the initial details of the case. “On February 21, 2020 at approximately 1012 hours, deputies and detectives responded to the area of Highway 124 and Highway 16 in […]

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