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States on hook for billions under Trump's unemployment plan

6 hours ago   |     |   6 articles

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Whether President Donald Trump has the constitutional authority to extend federal unemployment benefits by executive order remains unclear. Equally up in...
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Democrats Slam Trump's Executive Actions, Critiquing Both Substance and Legality

Democrats Slam Trump's Executive Actions, Critiquing Both Substance and Legality

6 hours ago   |     |   2 articles

One expert told NPR that the unemployment measure is particularly controversial because it is "using appropriated funds by Congress in ways that Congress might not have...
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Trump's familiar routine after failing to cut deals with Congress: signing legally dubious executive actions

7 hours ago   |     |   4 articles

The president who pitched himself to voters as the consummate negotiator and ultimate dealmaker has repeatedly found his strategies flummoxed by the complexities and pressures...
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Second stimulus checks: Trump executive orders leave $1,200 payments in limbo

Second stimulus checks: Trump executive orders leave $1,200 payments in limbo

7 hours ago   |     |   4 articles

WASHINGTON - With President Donald Trump bypassing the nation's lawmakers and issuing executive orders to defer payroll taxes and replace an expired unemployment benefit, many...
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Trump's Unemployment Action Has Been Tried Before - on TV

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President Donald Trump isn't the first to try tapping disaster funding to combat an unemployment crisis. President Frank Underwood attempted it on the Netflix series “House of...
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“Absurdly Unconstitutional”: Trump Bypasses Congress From His Private Golf Club

8 hours ago   |     |   6 articles

As stimulus talks collapsed, the president signed a series of executive actions that appear untenable and would likely have limited impact on workers struggling during the...
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Trump's Payroll Tax Action Creates Political, Business Risks

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President Donald Trump's move to halt the collection of taxes that fund America's main support programs for the elderly spurred a wave of political opposition and threatens to...
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Kudlow said he 'spoke out of turn' when saying unemployment benefits can only be extended by Congress

Kudlow said he 'spoke out of turn' when saying unemployment benefits can only be extended by Congress

9 hours ago   |     |   2 articles

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said he "spoke out of turn" earlier this week when he said unemployment benefits can only be extended by Congress. President Donald...
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Puerto Rico's Primaries Marred by Lack of Ballots in Majority of Voting Centers

10 hours ago   |     |   15 articles

Puerto Rico's primaries were marred on Sunday by a lack of voting materials in a majority of centers across the U.S. territory that forced frustrated voters who braved a spike...
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U.S. coronavirus cases pass 5 million

U.S. coronavirus cases pass 5 million

11 hours ago   |     |   6 articles

The U.S. coronavirus case count topped 5 million on Sunday, as President Donald Trump and Congress remain at an impasse over the latest emergency relief package. The country is...
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Puerto Rico's primary goes off the rails

Puerto Rico's primary goes off the rails

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico on Sunday was forced to partially suspend voting for primaries marred by a lack of ballots as officials called on the president of the U.S... Read more ...

Israeli jeweler makes $1.5m gold coronavirus mask

Israeli jeweler makes $1.5m gold coronavirus mask

An Israeli jewelry company is working on what it says will be the world's most expensive coronavirus mask, a gold, diamond-encrusted face covering with a price tag of $1.5 million. Read more ...

The Latest: Making 2nd start in major, Morikawa wins PGA

The Latest: Making 2nd start in major, Morikawa wins PGA

SAN FRANCISCO - The latest from the PGA Championship, the first golf major of the year, at TPC Harding Park: Read more ...

Judge orders release of police body camera video in George Floyd case

Judge orders release of police body camera video in George Floyd case

A Minnesota judge ordered the release of body camera footage recorded by former officers charged in the death of George Floyd. Read more ...

102-year-old tennis lover funds tennis facility at her college alma mater

102-year-old tennis lover funds tennis facility at her college alma mater

Evelyn Schroedl has not been able to play since the arrival of the coronavirus, terribly missing the camaraderie of her friends. Read more ...

Researchers created a test to determine which masks are the least effective

Researchers created a test to determine which masks are the least effective

A group of researchers at Duke University created a simple technique to analyze the effectiveness of various types of masks which have become a critical component in stopping... Read more ...

Hayward scores 31 as Celtics edge Magic 122-119 in OT

Hayward scores 31 as Celtics edge Magic 122-119 in OT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Gordon Hayward hit three free throws with 2:29 left in overtime, and the Boston Celtics beat the Orlando Magic 122-119 on Sunday for their third... Read more ...

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine entered a pact to buy thousands of COVID-19 antigen...

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine entered a pact to buy thousands of COVID-19 antigen tests. After a false positive, he's more skeptical

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tested positive for COVID-19 on August 6, but subsequent tests came back negative. Speaking to CNN, the Republican governor said the experience points to... Read more ...

Astros, A's clear benches, empty seats; Oak wins 9th in row

Astros, A's clear benches, empty seats; Oak wins 9th in row

OAKLAND, Calif. - Benches cleared and even the stands emptied during Oakland's 7-2 victory over the Astros on Sunday, tempers flaring at last between the AL West rivals months... Read more ...

Health officials announce 14 new cases of COVID-19 in NH

Health officials announce 14 new cases of COVID-19 in NH

Fourteen new positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed, health officials said Sunday. Read more ...