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Top Democrats to investigate ouster of State Department watchdog

House Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) and Senate Foreign Relations ranking member Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) announced an investigation Saturday into President Trump's Friday night ouster of State Department inspector general Steve Linick.Why it matters: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...

/ May 17, 2020
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Deadlines start now for safe voting in November

November seems a long way off, but deadlines already are beginning this month for states to figure out how to hold safe elections this fall, when the coronavirus will still be spreading.Why it matters: In the next few months, decisions...

/ May 16, 2020

House Debates $3 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Bill | LIVE | NowThis

HOUSE DEBATES $3 TRILLION RELIEF BILL: The House of Representatives meets to debate and vote on the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, or HEROES Act. The bill includes $200 billion for hazard pay for front-line health care...

/ May 16, 2020
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Trump moves to fire State Department watchdog

President Trump moved late Friday to remove the State Department's inspector general Steve Linick.Why it matters: Linick, a Justice Department veteran appointed by former President Obama played a small part in the House impeachment proceedings against President Trump. He is...

/ May 16, 2020

Top 5 Stories in Politics: May 9 – 15, 2020 | NowThis

From Trump storming out of a coronavirus press conference to building tensions from protests across America —Here are the biggest stories in U.S. politics from the week of May 9 - 15, 2020. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Sign...

/ May 15, 2020
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Disney pulls Frozen from Broadway as coronavirus continues to take its toll

Disney announced on Thursday it will be pulling "Frozen" the musical from Broadway after nearly a year as the coronavirus pandemic continues to take its toll on large events and shows, The Washington Post reports.Why it matters: The show had...

/ May 15, 2020
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April retail sales drop a record 16.4% amid coronavirus pandemic

U.S. retail sales fell 16.4% in April, even worse than the previous record fall set in March, as consumers pulled back on spending during the coronavirus economic lockdown.Why it matters: It's another indication of how the pandemic is curtailing consumer...

/ May 15, 2020

Tina Fey Gets Choked Up Over $115 Million Raised | NowThis

Tina Fey got choked up after learning live on air that $115 million had been raised for Robin Hood, the city’s largest poverty-fighting org » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest...

/ May 15, 2020

70% of people surveyed said they’d download a coronavirus app. Only 44% did. Why the gap?

Only 51% of survey participants said they supported linking the number of COVIDSafe app downloads with an easing of lockdown restrictions.

/ May 15, 2020

Technology, international bonds, and inspiration: why astronomy matters in times of crisis

When the outlook is dark, astronomy can help us take the long view and build for the future.

/ May 15, 2020

Dr. Fauci Warns Senators Against Reopening States Prematurely | NowThis

Dr. Fauci gave U.S. senators this warning against reopening the country too soon. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest stories of the day delivered straight to your inbox: https://go.nowth.is/KnowThis In...

/ May 15, 2020

Speaker Nancy Pelosi Gives Her Weekly Press Conference

TRUMP CALLS PELOSI’S BILL ‘DEAD ON ARRIVAL’ Speaker Nancy Pelosi holds her weekly press conference. Earlier this week Pelosi announced the House’s proposal for the next round of coronavirus relief legislation. The proposed $3 trillion HEROES Act includes further assistance...

/ May 14, 2020

Pres. Trump Makes Remarks at Medical Supplies Distribution Center | LIVE | NowThis

FACT-CHECK—TRUMP CALLS FOR OBAMA SUBPOENA: Pres. Trump speaks at a health logistics company in Pennsylvania, and we're fact-checking live. With the U.S. coronavirus death toll now over 84,000, Trump has been increasingly focused on complaining about Pres. Obama and the...

/ May 14, 2020

Scientist: Trump Ignored COVID-19 Warnings, We’ll See ‘Darkest Winter in Modern History’ | NowThis

‘2020 could be the darkest winter in modern history.’ — Fired scientist Dr. Rick Bright said President Donald Trump ignored his warnings about the coronavirus and that the worst of COVID-19 is still yet to come. » Subscribe to NowThis:...

/ May 14, 2020
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Another 3 million Americans filed for unemployment last week

Another 2.98 million Americans filed for unemployment last week, the Labor Department said on Thursday.Why it matters: The coronavirus is still forcing a historically high number of Americans out of work. In two months alone, more than 36 million people...

/ May 14, 2020
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell joins the battle over fiscal spending

After the House of Representatives released a proposed $3 trillion relief bill on Tuesday, Fed chair Jerome Powell weighed in, backing calls for Congress to do more to battle the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.Why it matters: Expectations for...

/ May 14, 2020

Trump Now Claiming You Can’t Get Coronavirus If You’ve Still Got Bieber Fever

In the latest in a series of strange claims about coronavirus, US President Donald Trump has told reporters that people who have previously contracted Bieber Fever are immune to COVID-19. “If your heart melts whenever you see Justin smile, then...

/ May 13, 2020

Not all doom and gloom: even in a pandemic, mixed emotions are more common than negative ones

A survey conducted in early April reveals that, even in lockdown, fewer than 3% of people were feeling only negative emotions.

/ May 13, 2020
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Americans don’t realize that coronavirus recovery may take months

Economic experts including Fed chair Jerome Powell, IMF chief economist Gita Gopinath and a multitude of top market analysts and economists have been saying for weeks that a quick economic recovery is a "fantasy" and likely at least a year...

/ May 13, 2020
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Sports leagues are preparing for an era without fans

At the turn of the century, futurist Watts Wacker predicted that sports stadiums of the future would essentially be sound stages optimized for TV, rather than coliseum-like structures built to seat thousands of fans.Why it matters: Prior to the coronavirus,...

/ May 13, 2020