Story of the Week: New COVID-19 Cases, Deaths Continue to Fall in US

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to wind down in the United States as vaccination rates rise and communities ease their public health restrictions. The seven-day average numbers of new cases and hospitalizations in the U.S. are all at their lowest point since the beginning of the pandemic...
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Story of the Week: $600 Or $2,000? Stimulus Checks Debated As Payments Begin

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. $600 COVID-19 stimulus checks begin going out this week after months of negotiations, as debate simmers about increasing the checks to $2,000. President Donald Trump and many Congressional Democrats support more...
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Story of the Week: Congress Passes $900B Coronavirus Relief Bill; Trump Threatens Veto

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. Lawmakers agreed on a long-debated stimulus bill worth nearly $900 billion this past weekend, attempting to relieve economic fallout from the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The proposal includes $600 direct...
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Weekly United News Roundup: Early Dec. Polls Found Americans of All Political Stripes Strongly Supported A New Coronavirus Stimulus Bill

Plus, a bipartisan “908 Coalition” and increased openness toward the vaccine Congressional leaders announced an agreement on a $900 billion coronavirus relief bill Sunday night. Polls conducted in early December found the desire for a new stimulus bill was shared among Democrats and...
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Humans are Ultra-Social: COVID-19 Is Emotionally Tough This Thanksgiving, Politics Aside

When the U.S. economy was mostly shut down in a wide-ranging effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the impact was immediate and severe. Weekend destinations and lively centers of cultural activity, once packed with crowds of visitors, suddenly became empty and silent...
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When Covid Doesn’t Go Away Before an Election

You have likely never heard of Danny Vanden Boom. But the 22-year-old college junior, who just a few weeks ago was the 4th-string quarterback for the University of Wisconsin football team, could have an outsized impact on the outcome of next week’s presidential election. Many of us know...
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When College Football Games Affect the Presidential Election

Joe Biden’s selection of Kamala Harris as his running mate did not have nearly the impact on the presidential race as other news that was breaking this week. If Donald Trump is not re-elected, he can blame Northern Illinois University. That’s not because the state of Illinois is in play...
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Story of the Week: Next Coronavirus Stimulus Uncertain as Lawmakers Debate Details

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. The nation awaits more COVID-19 coronavirus financial relief, as lawmakers from both parties diligently debate the details. Coverage from many right-rated outlets has focused on the purported ineffectiveness of...
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Story of the Week: Outlook for Second Coronavirus Wave Marked by Confusion

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. Concerns about a possible COVID-19 coronavirus resurgence are being met with conflicting statements from leaders and health experts. Some health experts say the first wave of the virus has yet to subside, while...
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