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Florida reports record COVID-19 hospitalizations -

Florida reports record COVID-19 hospitalizationsTeam Trump's conflicting messaging on mask led to preventable deaths, 100,000 children caught Covid-19 in July


Mon, 10 Aug 2020 17:59:16 -0400

Chicago protests: Restrictions imposed after chaotic night of unrest -

Chicago protests: Restrictions imposed after chaotic night of unrestChicago officials say over 100 arrests have been made after a night of violence and looting.


Mon, 10 Aug 2020 17:30:49 -0400

Air Force's Hypersonic Weapon Hits 'Major Milestone' in New Test -

Air Force's Hypersonic Weapon Hits 'Major Milestone' in New TestThe Air Force carried out a captive-carry test of the Lockheed Martin AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon, or ARRW


Mon, 10 Aug 2020 17:01:30 -0400

Senate cafeteria workers reportedly face layoffs if Congressional stalemate continues -

Senate cafeteria workers reportedly face layoffs if Congressional stalemate continuesUp to 80 people who are part of the Senate cafeteria staff in the capitol could face layoffs by October if Congress can't emerge from its coronavirus relief deadlock, CNN reports.The company that employs the workers, Restaurant Associates, did not confirm the number, but did not deny issuing warnings of potential layoffs, which are the result of having to close some of its restaurants because of the pandemic.Senators told CNN they believe they will pass a bill that will fund the Architect of the Capitol — the federal agency that oversees the day-to-day function of the Capitol and has a private contract with Restaurant Associates — in time, allowing employees to continue to receive their paychecks, like the CARES Act did.Lawmakers said they were committed to protecting the workers' jobs, although Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) blamed Restaurant Associates, which he said "has been a problem to deal with," rather than his colleagues for the layoffs threat. As Murphy sees it, the company is simply trying "get more money out of the Architect of the Capitol," which he said could mean it's "time to find a vendor that's not going to use the threats of layoffs as a cajole to try to get more money." Read more at CNN.More stories from theweek.com Donald Trump's impotent tyranny QAnon goes mainstream Athletes and celebrities join 100 Black male leaders calling on Biden to pick a Black woman running mate


Mon, 10 Aug 2020 16:46:00 -0400

Washington, D.C., police union moves to block release of body cam footage -

Washington, D.C., police union moves to block release of body cam footageThe Washington, D.C., police union said on Monday it asked a court to block the mandatory release of body camera footage and names of police officers involved in shootings. The federal district passed a police reform law in July after weeks of protests in the nation's capital and across the globe against systemic racism and police brutality, sparked by the killing of African-American George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis.


Mon, 10 Aug 2020 16:17:51 -0400