US workers file 709,000 new unemployment claims amid COVID-19 spike

November 12, 2020 

Another 709,000 Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week as the labor market continued a slow recovery threatened by a dangerous new wave of coronavirus infections, the feds said Thursday. The latest initial jobless claims brought the number filed during the COVID-19 pandemic to a seasonally adjusted total of more than 67.4 million — a...

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November 24, 2020
Medicaid can be cut from Planned Parenthood in Texas, Louisiana, 5th Circuit rules

A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Texas and Louisiana can cut off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood clinics, reversing an earlier appellate ruling that blocked Texas from enforcing its ban. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' decision expressly reversed decisions in Texas and Louisiana, but the ruling also affects Mississippi, which is under […]

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November 24, 2020
Democrats in Congress say 'about time' GSA certifies Biden win, GOP split on Trump legal challenges

Democrats in Congress on Monday night said they are happy General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Emily Murphy declared Joe Biden the apparent president-elect, opening the door to an orderly transition of power, but stopped short of giving her or the Trump administration credit for the move they say should have already happened. The "ascertainment" by […]

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November 24, 2020
The Transition Formally Begins (Finally)

Trump's government designates Biden as the apparent winner of the election, and more of Biden's cabinet picks emerge -- representing both a hard break from Trump and more of the same old in Washington. It's Tuesday, and this is your politics tip sheet. Sign up here to get On Politics in your inbox every weekday. […]

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November 24, 2020
Chicago police officer dragged by vehicle after traffic stop: report

A Chicago police officer was hospitalized on Monday night after being dragged by a vehicle following a traffic stop on the city's South Side, according to reports. At least two suspects were in custody after the incident, which occurred around 8 p.m. at West 95th and South Lafayette streets. The officer was taken to a […]

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November 24, 2020
Alleged cartel boss arrested over slaughter of Mormon family in Mexico

The alleged boss of a Mexican drug cartel has been busted in connection to the slaughter of three Mormon mothers and their six children last year, according to reports. Roberto Gonzalez Montes, the alleged leader of La Linea who is known as "El32" or "El Mudo," meaning the mute, was arrested as part of a […]

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November 24, 2020
Mild Thanksgiving week temperatures for much of the US

We don't have any major storms on the horizon this Thanksgiving week. A system across the Plains will bring wet weather, some thunderstorms and some snow. We could see isolated severe storms including hail and damaging winds over the Southern Plains later Tuesday, but then Wednesday and Thursday the risk will diminish. On Thursday the […]

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