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IRS Processing More $500 Child Stimulus Payments After Criticism

17 minutes ago   |   Bloomberg

The Internal Revenue Service is sending $500 payments to the children of some stimulus relief recipients who hadn't gotten that part of the aid package after lawmakers...
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Republican Senators Seek $25 Billion More Virus Aid for Airlines

17 minutes ago   |   Bloomberg   |   2 articles

Sixteen Republican Senators are calling on their party's leadership to add another $25 billion in assistance for airlines in a package being negotiated for Covid-19 assistance.
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Negligence suspected in Beirut blast involving chemicals

Negligence suspected in Beirut blast involving chemicals

31 minutes ago   |   WGN TV

BEIRUT - Investigators began searching through the wreckage of Beirut's port Wednesday for clues to the cause of the massive explosion that ripped across the Lebanese capital...
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Republican senators back $25 billion in more aid to save airline jobs as virus continues to hit demand

45 minutes ago   |   CNBC   |   2 articles

A push for $25 billion in additional aid to protect airline jobs through the end of March gained steam with the backing from Republican senators.
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Senior Living: Canada's COVID benefits

1 hour ago   |   National Post

As of the end of July, our government has executed many measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that started in March of this year. Some federal government tax and fiscal...
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Contours of coronavirus aid deal between Democrats, White House take shape

1 hour ago   |   NBC News

Congressional leaders and White House negotiators appeared close to a compromise framework of another round of coronavirus aid, including a $400 weekly boosted unemployment...
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Virus aid: Where things stand in high-level Washington talks

1 hour ago   |   Star Tribune

After more than a week's worth of meetings, at least some clarity is emerging in the bipartisan Washington talks on a huge COVID-19 response bill.
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Trump's Syria Sanctions ‘Cannot Solve the Problem,' Critics Say

2 hours ago   |   NY Times

Without a broader diplomatic effort, the newest and toughest penalties will worsen a humanitarian crisis without forcing a leadership change, experts say.
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Pac-12 Reportedly Planning Loan Package to Aid Football Programs Amid Pandemic

2 hours ago   |   Bleacher Report   |   2 articles

Given the uncertainty around the college football season due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Pac-12 conference is reportedly prepared to provide schools with a loan package...
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Pakistan approves most expensive China-aided project to date

3 hours ago   |   National Post

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's top economic body on Wednesday approved its costliest project to date as part of the multibillion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor agreement...
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Nominee Won't Be at Democratic Convention

Nominee Won't Be at Democratic Convention

Speakers-including Joe Biden-will no longer be traveling to the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, officials say. Organizers, who were already planning a mostly... Read more ...

NYC announces COVID-19 checkpoint plan

NYC announces COVID-19 checkpoint plan

Travelers coming to New York City from 35 states and territories on New York state's COVID-19 quarantine list may be met at bridges and train stations and told to fill out... Read more ...

NCAA says athletes must be given opt out option, hands call on fall...

NCAA says athletes must be given opt out option, hands call on fall championships to each division

The NCAA Board of Directors said schools must honor an athlete's scholarship if the athlete opts out of the coming season because of concerns about COVID-19. Read more ...

Chicago public schools will start the school year all virtual

Chicago public schools will start the school year all virtual

Chicago Public Schools, the nation's third-largest school system, will start the coming school year with fully remote learning for all students. Read more ...

'Who's the Boss?' gets reboot with Tony Danza, Alyssa Milano

'Who's the Boss?' gets reboot with Tony Danza, Alyssa Milano

A brand new life is ahead for the vintage sitcom "Who's the Boss?” and its devoted fans. Read more ...

Cruise industry extends sailing suspension from US ports through October

Cruise industry extends sailing suspension from US ports through October

The Cruise Lines International Association announced they are extending the suspension of cruise operations until at least November. Read more ...

Neil Young sues Trump campaign, deriding use of famous tunes

Neil Young sues Trump campaign, deriding use of famous tunes

The legendary singer cited repeated use of two songs: "Rockin' in the Free World" and "Devil's Sidewalk." Read more ...

Disney theme parks take $3.5 billion hit due to coronavirus

Disney theme parks take $3.5 billion hit due to coronavirus

Disney said Tuesday afternoon that its theme parks division took a $3.5 billion hit due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read more ...

Facebook launches its new TikTok clone: Instagram Reels

Facebook launches its new TikTok clone: Instagram Reels

Facebook's Instagram is officially launching its answer to the hit short video app TikTok - Instagram Reels . The new Instagram feature will let users record and edit 15-second... Read more ...

Nebraska football schedule for 2020 season released

Nebraska football schedule for 2020 season released

Big Ten Network released the schedule for the 2020 season Wednesday morning, including the schedule for the Huskers. Read more ...