The situation in Mississippi, which is experiencing the country’s highest rate of positive tests, is unfolding in other largely rural areas. People who are infected often don’t know it, leading to “inherent community spread.”
Elections officials across the country are accelerating their efforts to install ballot drop boxes, but critics worry that the boxes will be hard to find or may not be properly monitored to prevent tampering.
Under a Department of Homeland Security policy, immigrants in the United States legally are considered “public charges” and ineligible for green cards if they use any benefits or are declared likely to someday rely on such assistance.
Even during a pandemic, organizers of one of the biggest motorcycle rallies in the world anticipate hundreds of thousands of people will make the annual pilgrimage to the community of Sturgis for a 10-day extravaganza.
The Tennessee Valley Authority rehired more than 100 employees just three days after President Trump singled out the federally owned utility for outsourcing those jobs and blasted its CEO over his “ridiculous” pay package.
The seven-day average of new daily cases in D.C., Maryland and Virginia more than doubled during July, starting the month with fewer than 1,000 and ending with more than 2,000. But daily caseloads have ticked downward in recent days