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Trump’s executive actions: Breaking down the coronavirus pandemic aid

Here’s a breakdown of the actions, the many strings attached and questions about what they actually accomplish. Trump described the memorandum signed Saturday as an action providing “an additional or extra $400 a week and expanded benefits.” But in reality, the additional unemployment aid is more complicated than the White House acknowledged and experts say it may not help a ...
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Amazonian Indigenous Peoples and COVID-19: ‘We’re not still waiting for help as we kn

The Indigenous Peoples of the Amazon and across the Americas have centuries of experience facing deadly threats. For over 500 years we have faced invasions, the loss of our ancestral lands, ethnic and socioeconomic discrimination that has led to displacement, illnesses, death, and the constant threat of cultural and physical extermination. For decades, large companies and governments have offered us ...
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U.S. CDC reports 4,974,959 coronavirus cases | News

Sunday, August 09, 2020 2:07 p.m. EDT by Thomson Reuters FILE PHOTO: A pedestrian wearing a protective mask crosses the street during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Los Ange (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Sunday reported 4,974,959 cases of the new coronavirus, an increase of 54,590 cases from its previous ...
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1,382 New COVID-19 Cases in Illinois, 8 Additional Deaths | Chicago News

(WTTW News) A woman in her 20s is among the eight Illinoisans who died of COVID-19 Sunday, as the state announced nearly 1,400 new cases. The Illinois Department of Public Health on Sunday reported 1,382 new confirmed coronavirus cases and eight additional deaths. Seven of those deaths occurred in Cook County, including the woman in her 20s. Others who died ...
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Schumer denounces ‘paltry’ and ‘unworkable’ Trump coronavirus executive actions

One day after President Donald Trump‘s response to Congress’ impasse over additional coronavirus relief spending by signing a series of executive actions, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer described the directives as “paltry … unworkable, weak and far too narrow” a solution to address the needs of millions of out-of-work Americans. “The event at the country club is just what Trump ...
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Coronavirus updates: US hits 5 million cases of COVID-19

The novel coronavirus has now killed more than 727,000 people worldwide. More than 19.5 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing ...
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US surpasses 5 million cases; Trump order raises questions

CLOSE The orders Trump signed would provide an extra $400 in unemployment benefits, suspend some student loan payments and protect renters from eviction. Wochit President Donald Trump’s decision to unilaterally act on the pandemic-driven recession by with executive orders drew scalding criticism from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday as the U.S. reached another historic milestone by surpassing 5 million cases. The U.S. home ...
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How Did New Zealand Control COVID-19?

New Zealand, a modern small island nation, has become an emblematic champion of proper prevention and response to the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Leading into this weekend, the country of approximately 5 million has just 2 dozen active COVID-19 cases—a full month after having reported absolutely none, on the backbone of strict initial travel policies, science-based government action, and strategies ...
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President Trump thinks he’s been given vast new powers. Now he’s going to use them

The first thing reporters and experts wondered when Trump announced his executive actions, was, can he do that? It’s not clear! But he’s doing it anyway. When he announced he was signing executive actions, which he kept referring to interchangeably with law, no reporters had read them. One executive action he signed, which Democrats are sure to fight in court, ...
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Houston bar shut down overnight for violating COVID-19 restrictions, authorities say

HOUSTON, Texas – The Houston Fire Marshal’s Office along with the Houston Police Department shut down a bar Saturday night, citing that it violated COVID-19 restrictions. According to the Houston Police Department, there were around 200 to 300 people inside the bar, identified as La Fogata, at around 10:30 p.m. when authorities arrived. One person was arrested for public intoxication. ...
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