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Jobs Carnage Mounts: 17 Million File For Unemployment In 3 Weeks

1 month ago   |   By NPR

The number of people seeking jobless benefits shot up again last week, as 6.6 million more of the unemployed filed first-time claims. Much of the economy has shut down, leaving millions out of work.
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Senate Democrats Block $250 Billion in Small Business Relief, Accuse McConnell of a 'Political Stunt'

Senate Democrats Block $250 Billion in Small Business Relief, Accuse McConnell of a 'Political Stunt'

1 month ago   |   By Newsweek

The decision to prevent the relief from passing came despite another 6.6 million people filing for unemployment benefits last week, bringing the total number of Americans who've said they've found themselves jobless in the past three weeks.
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Another 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week

Another 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week

1 month ago   |   By KCRA

It was the second largest number of initial unemployment claims in history, since the Department of Labor started tracking the data in 1967.
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UFC star Conor McGregor: I'm retiring from fighting

UFC star Conor McGregor: I'm retiring from fighting

Conor McGregor, who is considered the biggest star in UFC history, posted on Twitter late Saturday night that he's retiring from the Octagon. The announcement, which came after... Read more ...

Amanda Nunes makes history in dominant UFC title defense

Amanda Nunes makes history in dominant UFC title defense

LAS VEGAS - Amanda Nunes became the first UFC fighter to defend a championship belt while holding titles in two weight classes Saturday night, earning a dominant unanimous... Read more ...

Virus exposes sharp economic divide: College vs. non-college

Virus exposes sharp economic divide: College vs. non-college

The damage inflicted on the job market since February has highlighted a widening line of inequality based on education. Read more ...

Thousands of George Floyd protesters take to the streets of NYC

Thousands of George Floyd protesters take to the streets of NYC

Thousands of George Floyd protesters took to the streets for another day of marches and rallies across the Big Apple on Saturday, with many anti-cop demonstrators urging the... Read more ...

‘I've decided to retire from fighting': UFC star Conor McGregor announces...

‘I've decided to retire from fighting': UFC star Conor McGregor announces his retirement again

Conor McGregor announced on Twitter he has decided to retire from fighting, but many commenters are skeptical, considering the number of times he has done this before. The... Read more ...

Thousands of mourners assemble outside George Floyd's private funeral

Thousands of mourners assemble outside George Floyd's private funeral

Saturday's 3 p.m. funeral for George Floyd will be a private, friends and family service at a North Carolina conference center - but mourners numbering in the thousands have... Read more ...

National updates: A second memorial for George Floyd will take place after...

National updates: A second memorial for George Floyd will take place after another night of protests

The remembrance of George Floyd's life in the state he was born follows a night of de-escalation for protests in many cities across the U.S. Read more ...

57 Buffalo officers quit special team after 2 officers suspended for...

57 Buffalo officers quit special team after 2 officers suspended for allegedly shoving man to ground

Fifty-seven police officers in Buffalo, New York, have resigned from the force's emergency response team following the suspension of two officers who allegedly pushed a... Read more ...

Crews battle 40-acre fire in Sonoma County, Cal Fire says

Crews battle 40-acre fire in Sonoma County, Cal Fire says

Crews are battling a 40-acre fire in Sonoma County on Saturday, according to Cal Fire. Read more ...

Buffalo cops expected to face charges after pushing 75-year-old protester

Buffalo cops expected to face charges after pushing 75-year-old protester

The officers are anticipated in court Saturday, according to sources cited by a local NBC affiliate. Their colleagues from the department's Emergency Response Team are expected... Read more ...