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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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CNN crew arrested while on-air covering Minneapolis protests

CNN crew arrested while on-air covering Minneapolis protests

MINNEAPOLIS - A CNN crew was arrested while on the air covering the Minneapolis protests Friday morning. Correspondent Omar Jimenez was reporting live on CNN shortly after 5... Read more ...

7 shot at Louisville protest over fatal police shooting

7 shot at Louisville protest over fatal police shooting

At least seven people were shot in Louisville as protesters turned out to demand justice for Breonna Taylor, a black woman fatally shot by police in her home in March. Read more ...

Ohio protests over George Floyd's death turn destructive

Ohio protests over George Floyd's death turn destructive

Protesters angry over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody turned out for a demonstration in Columbus that began peacefully but turned violent, with windows... Read more ...

Officer who knelt on George Floyd's neck had 18 previous complaints against...

Officer who knelt on George Floyd's neck had 18 previous complaints against him, police dept. says

The former Minneapolis police officer involved in George Floyd's death had 18 prior complaints filed against him with the Minneapolis Police Department's Internal Affairs... Read more ...

CNN crew arrested on live TV amid George Floyd protests in Minneapolis

CNN crew arrested on live TV amid George Floyd protests in Minneapolis

Correspondent Omar Jimenez, and the crew with him, were handcuffed and detained by Minnesota State Police just after 5 a.m. local time. Read more ...

Mayor Greg Fischer: 'Violence and destruction is not the way'

Mayor Greg Fischer: 'Violence and destruction is not the way'

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Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey hits back at Trump over leadership jab

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey hits back at Trump over leadership jab

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey lashed back early Friday at President Trump, who accused him of being a “very weak” leader amid the protests roiling the city over George Floyd's... Read more ...

Illinois moves into Phase 3 of reopening plan: Here's what's changing

Illinois moves into Phase 3 of reopening plan: Here's what's changing

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Every region of Illinois met the criteria to move into Phase 3 of reopening Friday. Most of the state will do so, but Chicago will have to wait until June 3... Read more ...

Minneapolis police release 911 transcript that started George Floyd arrest

Minneapolis police release 911 transcript that started George Floyd arrest

Minneapolis police have released the transcript of the 911 call that began with a report of someone, later determined to be George Floyd, using a counterfeit bill to buy... Read more ...

Renault workers protest automaker's plan to axe nearly 15,000 jobs

Renault workers protest automaker's plan to axe nearly 15,000 jobs

Workers have gathered outside the Renault plant in the suburbs of Paris after the company revealed plans to lay off 15,000 employees worldwide, with around a third of the cuts... Read more ...