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Evictions loom as state freezes on rent payments expire

As states reopen, tenants are facing the end of freezes on rent payments and evictions put in place at the start of the pandemic despite still-rising joblessness and a stalled economy. The freezes didn’t cancel monthly payments, which means that with June 1 looming, renters may suddenly owe three months’ rent to cover April and…MORE

Warren as Biden’s running mate makes no electoral sense

Poll of the week: A new national Ipsos/Reuters poll finds former Vice President Joe Biden with a 45% to 39% lead over President Donald Trump. That’s in line with other recent polls suggesting Biden has a lead of somewhere between 6 points and 8 points. What’s the point: Biden’s lead has stayed consistent, though the…MORE

‘Not moving fast enough’: Millions of children still without food aid

Millions of low-income school children are still waiting receive federal help to buy food, even as the number of families having trouble affording groceries skyrockets. Eleven states, including Georgia, Mississippi and Utah, have yet to join the federal coronavirus relief program that gives families money in place of the meals their children would have received…MORE

The FBI’s top lawyer is resigning

The FBI’s top lawyer is resigning

The FBI’s top lawyer is resigning amid renewed pressure from President Donald Trump and Republican allies for the bureau to remove any remaining officials associated with the Russia investigation. Dana Boente, FBI general counsel, has served 38 years in a variety of career posts at the Justice Department. He is resigning June 30, the FBI…MORE

Trump postponing the G7 to at least September

Trump postponing the G7 to at least September

President Donald Trump has announced he is postponing the G7 until at least September and wants to invite four additional countries to the summit: Russia, Australia, India and South Korea. “I’m postponing it because I don’t feel as a G7 it probably represents what’s going on in the world. It’s a very outdated group of…MORE

Michelle Obama: It’s up to everyone to root out racism

Michelle Obama: It’s up to everyone to root out racism

Non-black folks also need to help root out racism, former first lady Michelle Obama said this week while speaking out over the death of George Floyd. Obama expressed grief over the recent killing of Floyd, as well as other black men and women in recent weeks, in a Facebook post on Friday. “Like so many…MORE

Schools struggle with shifting rules on federal coronavirus relief money

Schools struggle with shifting rules on federal coronavirus relief money

It’s been two months since Congress allocated about $13 billion for K-12 schools in its coronavirus-related emergency aid package — but the money hasn’t yet reached many school districts amid questions over how it should be spent. School districts across the country, which quickly shifted to remote learning in March, are already winding down lessons.…MORE

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