His executive actions were aimed at offering new jobless benefits, protecting renters and postponing the payment of a federal tax. But an array of economists and lawmakers faulted them as unworkable or legally questionable.
Teachers are threatening strikes, and students are already coming home infected with the coronavirus, which has upended American education. The 2020-21 school year has dawned and it’s more chaotic than any before it.
The latest violence came days after Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler lashed out at protesters who barricaded exits to a police precinct and started a fire that “was intended to cause serious injury or death."
In ’84, a former VP got the Democratic presidential nomination, faced a Republican incumbent and chose the first female running mate in U.S. history. Sound familiar? Go behind the history in this special episode, featuring an interview with Walter Mondale.
Sanctions on Chinese entities in Hong Kong and Xinjiang have provided the administration another set of tools to outflank Beijing amid fallout from the pandemic and the collapse of bilateral trade negotiations.
Ammonium nitrate, used in both fertilizer and bombmaking, has previously ignited in deadly incidents. But the Beirut blast was so destructive because of the sheer amount of the chemical and the proximity of the explosion site to a densely populated area.
The city spends millions to place the homeless in hotels to avoid covid-19, but it is struggling to recruit members of another vulnerable population: those living in crowded conditions who could easily spread the virus to their families or roommates.
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.