The executive actions focus on unemployment benefits, eviction protections, student loans and a payroll tax deferral. His move comes after negotiations with Democrats on a pandemic relief bill collapsed on Friday.
The administration’s failure to control the pandemic has been driven by dysfunction, according to interviews with 41 senior administration officials and others involved in the response. A politics-first, science-second attitude is pervasive inside the White House as the pandemic rages out of control.
Researchers are trying to find out why so many infected people show no symptoms — and their efforts are finally beginning to yield results, raising hope for faster development of vaccines and therapies.
As senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Rev. Raphael Warnock (D) oversaw the nationally televised funeral of John Lewis after his bid to become Georgia’s first Black senator had already begun to find its footing.
The pandemic is exacerbating gentrification in Los Angeles and other cities. The Hulu series “Ramy” is a win for Muslim representation, but criticism shows how far we have to go. Black-owned bookstores see a boom in orders for anti-racist literature.
Oceanographic cartographer Marie Tharp works on an underwater map. One of her important innovations was creating sketches depicting what the seafloor would look like. (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory/Columbia University)
Officials hope the addition of a pavilion, fountain, art exhibit space, children’s play area and public restrooms will transform Franklin Square into a welcoming space that will no longer be just a place to wait for a bus.
Black drivers are more than twice as likely to be stopped by police than White drivers in Montgomery County, Md. The jurisdiction is unique in the region for still targeting traffic enforcement in policing, though the District last year moved automated enforcement from police to the transportation department.