U.S. lawmakers pushing ahead with third coronavirus aid package

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers were rushing ahead on Thursday with forging a massive economic stimulus measure to counter the destructive impact of the coronavirus, with the Senate’s leader vowing not to let the chamber adjourn until the mission is accomplished. Although a few lawmakers expressed doubts about the yawning sums under discussion, with one Republican warning this week against […]

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Factbox: Biden leads two remaining rivals in Democratic 2020 race; Trump's last challenger drops out

(Reuters) – Bernie Sanders, the last major rival to front-runner Joe Biden in the Democratic presidential race, will reassess over the coming days whether to stay in the contest, his campaign manager said on Wednesday. Tulsi Gabbard, a U.S. representative from Hawaii, is also still in the contest despite barely registering in recent nominating primaries, leaving three candidates in a […]

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Eviction crackdown: Coronavirus outbreak sees landlords stopped from kicking out tenants

Landlords will be blocked from kicking out people who cannot pay their rent because of job losses or having to look after their children for three months. The sweeping new powers were announced as the government came under pressure to give hard-pressed workers breathing space during the crisis. Boris Johnson and Chancellor Rishi Sunak had already promised a three-month mortgage holiday […]

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U.S. Senate passes one coronavirus aid package while working on another

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation on Wednesday providing billions of dollars to limit the damage from the coronavirus pandemic through free testing, paid sick leave and expanded safety-net spending. The bill, which was backed by President Donald Trump, now goes to him to be signed into law. Congress and the White House are discussing additional stimulus […]

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Sanders denies report he will end White House campaign after losses to Biden

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Bernie Sanders’ U.S. presidential campaign on Wednesday swiftly denied a report that he was abandoning his White House bid after bruising losses to Joe Biden in the most recent round of Democratic Party nominating contests. The story was “absolutely false,” the campaign communications director, Mike Casca wrote on Twitter. The report originated with Axios, which posted an […]

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Democratic leader Schumer criticizes Trump's call for $1,000 checks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday warned of an economic recession as the coronavirus spreads through the country and criticized the Trump administration’s latest call for issuing $1,000 checks to Americans in response. “The coronavirus is slowing our economy to a near standstill and we are almost certainly anticipating a recession,” Schumer said in a […]

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The Bernie Sanders Revolution Has Moved to Mom’s Couch

Ruth Geye, 21, a college student in New York, was disappointed to see her senior spring cut short when New York University announced on March 9 a move to remotely hold classes. But she quickly realized that going back to Shaker Heights, Ohio, meant closer proximity to family members she can enlist in campaign work for Mr. Sanders. “My parents […]

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Fears coronavirus will spark divorce surge as couples self-isolate for months

Coronavirus is "very likely" to lead to an increase in marriage break-ups because of people being confined together for long periods in self-isolation, a leading divorce lawyer has said. Baroness Shackleton of Belgravia, whose previous clients have included Sir Paul McCartney, the Prince of Wales, Madonna and Liam Gallagher, revealed the view of the profession as a growing number of […]

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