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Trump's executive actions under fire as unemployed Americans eager for relief

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President Trump's move to bypass Congress for coronavirus economic relief was met with some criticism and confusion. House Speaker Pelosi says Trump's $400 weekly unemployment...
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Democrats ready to get back to negotiating table as Trump bypasses Congress to extend $400 in added unemployment benefits

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Democrats signaled on Sunday they're ready to get back to the negotiating table after President Trump signed an executive order to extend unemployment benefits of $400 a week...
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Will Trump's Executive Directives Provide Relief?

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Because Congress controls federal spending, at least some of the measures will almost certainly be challenged in court. Or they may become moot if Congress reaches a deal.
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Trump end run around Congress raises questions on his claims

Trump end run around Congress raises questions on his claims

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After negotiations with lawmakers on the next package of pandemic economic assistance hit a wall, Trump used what he said were the inherent powers of the presidency to forge...
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U.S. coronavirus infections approach five million as White House, Congress clash over economic relief extensions

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Infections of the novel coronavirus in the United States were on track to exceed 5 million Sunday as the White House and Congress clashed over how to extend economic relief...
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States Wary of Trump's Move For Them to Kick In on Federal Aid

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A day after President Donald Trump took executive action to offer $400 per week in supplemental unemployment benefits, including 25% he said should be kicked in from state...
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Pelosi prays for needy as Dems rip Trump Covid-19 orders as ‘big show' that ‘won't do the job,' ignoring futile shows in Congress

Pelosi prays for needy as Dems rip Trump Covid-19 orders as ‘big show' that ‘won't do the job,' ignoring futile shows in Congress

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Democrat leaders - ignoring their latest in a decade-long string of failures at legislative compromise - are blasting President Donald Trump for signing executive orders that...
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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

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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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White House aide Peter Navarro said the 'Lord and Founding Fathers created executive orders' so Trump can push orders over 'partisan bickering'

White House aide Peter Navarro said the 'Lord and Founding Fathers created executive orders' so Trump can push orders over 'partisan bickering'

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In an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday , White House trade adviser Peter Navarro criticized congressional Democrats for debates over new coronavirus aid. One day...
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States on hook for billions under Trump's unemployment plan

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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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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 ...

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 ...

Coronavirus latest: 100,848 cases in Ohio; 33,796 in Kentucky; 74,328 in Indiana

Coronavirus latest: 100,848 cases in Ohio; 33,796 in Kentucky; 74,328 in Indiana

The COVID-19 outbreak is continuing to change everyday life for millions of Americans. Leaders across the county, including the Tri-State area, are implementing measures to... 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 ...

Sheffield shuts down Rockies as Mariners win 5-3

Sheffield shuts down Rockies as Mariners win 5-3

SEATTLE - Justus Sheffield struck out seven in his longest stint of the season, Dylan Moore hit a two-run homer and the Seattle Mariners beat the Colorado Rockies 5-3 on Sunday. Read more ...

Police: 1 dead in house fire in Robertson County

Police: 1 dead in house fire in Robertson County

One person is dead after a house fire in Robertson County on Saturday. Read more ...

Celtics win third straight with hard-fought overtime victory over Magic

Celtics win third straight with hard-fought overtime victory over Magic

Boston is officially locked into the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference for the NBA playoffs. 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 ...