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Jobless may only see $300 federal boost under new Labor Department guidance

Jobless may only see $300 federal boost under new Labor Department guidance

States can count their existing payments toward their $100 match of unemployment benefits under the plan announced by President Donald Trump on Saturday, according to a Department of Labor guidance obtained by CNN. That would effectively limit the total federal boost to just $300, only half of what jobless Americans had been getting under the…MORE

The 23-year-old major winner who’s made breaking records a habit

As the PGA Championship entered its final day on Sunday and, at one point, six players shared the lead, all attention was on the usual suspects: Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose. But it was a 23-year-old from Los Angeles, California, who separated himself from all the big hitters to claim his first major at…MORE

Homes explode in Baltimore, killing 1 and injuring 3 others

Homes explode in Baltimore, killing 1 and injuring 3 others

One woman died and three people were hospitalized in serious condition after a major explosion in a residential area of Baltimore, according to Blair Adams, Public Information Officer for the Baltimore City Fire Department. Three homes were reduced to rubble in a major gas explosion, Adams said. Officials are investigating the cause and crews are…MORE

Illinois’ breakout star in a hazy economic landscape: recreational marijuana

Illinois’ breakout star in a hazy economic landscape: recreational marijuana

It only took a few months for Illinois’ budding recreational marijuana industry to blossom — even during the Covid-19 pandemic. Last year, Gov. J.B. Prizker passed bipartisan legislation legalizing marijuana for recreational use and sale in the state — the 11th in the nation to do so – starting January 1, 2020. When the pandemic…MORE

Thunderstorms can trigger asthma attacks that need hospitalization, study says

Thunderstorms can trigger asthma attacks that need hospitalization, study says

The calm before the storm isn’t really so calm, at least not for anyone with asthma or other severe breathing disorders, new research shows. During the days before a major thunderstorm hits, emergency room visits for seniors who suffer from asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) rose significantly, according to a research letter published…MORE

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