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McConnell: Next coronavirus bill ‘not too far off’

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellOn The Money: GOP senators heed Fed chair's call for more relief | Rollout of new anti-redlining laws spark confusion in banking industry | Nearly half of American households have lost employment income during pandemic McConnell: Beefed up unemployment benefits will not be in next coronavirus bill GOP senators: More relief needed now MORE (R-Ky.) signaled Thursday that the Senate GOP's decision to pause before starting work on another coronavirus relief bill could be nearing an end. "I think there's a high likelihood that we'll do another rescue package. ... We're not quite ready to
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Police investigating Medal of Honor recipient Gary Gordon’s gravestone

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Police officers from Maine are investigating a possible vandalism case of a gravestone belonging to US Army Master Sgt. Gary Gordon.Godron, 33, was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Mogadishu.The Lincoln Police Department said that while it may have been a case of vandalism, it also could have also been a "work in progress" with gold lettering on the engravings.However, it added that the family "was never notified that this was happening."Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Law enforcement officers from Maine are investigating a possible vandalism case of a gravestone belonging
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CDC director says US ready to reopen, predicts thousands more contact tracers

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The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Tuesday that he believes the U.S. is ready to begin reopening, even as he acknowledged the need to invest further in the nation's public health infrastructure and expand contact tracing to avoid sustained outbreaks."I want to clarify that the community-based transmission, the community-to-community transmission that overwhelmed the public health departments in late February, March, April, that's really coming down," Redfield said in an interview with Steve Clemons, author of The Hill's daily Coronavirus Report.Redfield told The Hill that the CDC is working with state public health agencies to contain outbreaks in nursing homes,
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Chapo Trap House: A Trump-Biden Election Feels Pointless, “Never Trump” Neo-Cons Are Now Officially The Democratic Party | Video

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With the political allegiance of Bernie Sanders fans up for grabs, the crew of the popular Democratic Socialist podcast "Chapo Trap House" weigh in on why a Trump-Biden election feels pointless for them:"At no point is it going to be talked about that this is the richest country on Earth. We won the lottery in terms of space, resources, and population, and people are like, 'Well, you know, desanitizing wipes will be back in July,'" said co-host Felix Biederman. "We're a completely inept country, everything we had we traded away and the average person's life is no better for it.""The
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Pompeo ordered staff to walk dog, pick up dry cleaning: NBC News

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Steve Linick, the State Department inspector general who was fired on Friday, was investigating whether Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a staffer walk his dog and pick up his dry cleaning, according to a report by NBC News. A Democratic aide told CNN that Pompeo made a staffer run a "variety of personal errands." A White House official told NBC News on Friday that Pompeo "recommended" that Linick be removed from his position.Two top Democrats in Congress announced on Saturday that they will investigate the circumstances of Linick's firing. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Steve Linick, the State Department inspector
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Explosion in Los Angeles injures firefighters, leaves multiple buildings on fire

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An explosion in downtown Los Angeles Saturday has injured at least 10 firefighters and left multiple buildings on fire as hundreds of firefighters respond, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.The department issued a “mayday call” and called the explosion a “major emergency,” according to a Saturday alert.Update MAYDAY #StructureFire; INC#1073; 6:26PM; 327 E Boyd St; https://t.co/WjQ6oryhNa; #Downtown; An explosion on scene has caused a MAYDAY with approx 10 firefighters down and multiple buildings on fire. This has been upgraded ... https://t.co/O5FoQxYNhf— LAFD (@LAFD) May 17, 2020In a separate alert, the department said that, “over 230 firefighters are responding. Firefighters
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McEnany: Obamagate Is The Steele Dossier, FISA Abuse, Unmasking Of Flynn, Russia Probe, FBI Notes | Video

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White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany was asked what Obamagate is at Friday's press briefing. McEnany said the scandal is the investigation that was started based on the Steele dossier to obtain FISA warrants and the leaking of Michael Flynn's name.QUESTION: Switching gears for just a moment, also in his interview with Maria Bartiromo the other day, the president suggested the people should be jailed for what he said earlier in the week was a very obvious crime. You're an attorney and the president's spokesperson. Perhaps you could lay out the elements of this crime. What crime was committed, and
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New York Gov. Cuomo extends state’s stay-at-home order until June 13

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Thursday that the state's stay-at-home order would be extended until June 13.In an executive order on Thursday, Cuomo said the state would continue the "New York State on PAUSE" policy put in place in March in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The statewide shutdown was set to expire on May 15. "Both travel-related cases and community contact transmission of COVID-19 have been documented in New York State and are expected to continue," the order states. "All enforcement mechanisms by state or local governments shall continue to be in full force and effect until June 13,
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Thousands Gather Across U.S. For 4th Women’s March

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands gathered in cities across the country Saturday as part of the nationwide Women’s March rallies focused on issues such as climate change, pay equity, reproductive rights and immigration. Hundreds showed up in New York City and thousands in Washington, D.C. for the rallies, which aim to harness the political power of women, although crowds were noticeably smaller than in previous years. Marches were scheduled Saturday in more than 180 cities. The first marches in 2017 drew hundreds of thousands of people to rallies in cities across the country on the day after President Donald Trump was
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The Equal Rights Amendment Just Cleared A Key Hurdle For Ratification

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Women’s rights activists were jubilant Wednesday after Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, finally clearing a key hurdle needed for it to be included in the Constitution. Many more obstacles lay ahead, however, including a hostile Trump administration and a lawsuit from anti-ERA Republican attorneys general. The ERA would amend the Constitution to give women equal standing under the law. It was first conceived of nearly a century ago, but first passed in the U.S. Congress in 1972. It then went out for ratification to the states, three-fourths of which must ratify in order to
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