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The Life of Grocery Workers: Confronting Anti-Maskers Every Day and Not Getting Hazard Pay

Senate Republicans have not included hazard pay in their latest proposal for the next economic stimulus package—even as grocery workers put themselves at risk every day.

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Only 16% of Parents Support Trump’s Push to Reopen Schools for In-Person Classes

The majority of American parents disagree with President Donald Trump’s push for in-person instruction come fall semester, according to a recent survey.

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Generous Unemployment Benefits Lead to Better-Paying Jobs, Study Finds

A new study by the National Bureau of Economic Research found that better unemployment insurance benefits help workers find jobs that are more suited to their education and experience.

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230,000 More Missourians Will Now Get the Health Coverage They Need

Missouri voters approved expanding Medicaid on Tuesday despite a lawsuit supported by their Republican leadership to overturn the Affordable Care Act.

Arkansas state Sen. Joyce Elliot on the right in 2013 (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
A Record Number of Black Women Are Running for Office

Traditionally, Black women candidates faced greater challenges running outside of majority Black districts, but this season more are also setting their sights on Republican-held seats.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., left, accompanied by Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., right, arrives at a press conference ahead of House votes on H.R. 7027 - the Child Care Is Essential Act and H.R. 7327 - the Child Care for Economic Recovery Act on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
House Democrats Pass Bill With $60 Billion to Help Child Care Providers Recover

The legislation would help parents afford child care and provide funding for personnel training and sanitizing centers.

Congressional leadership including Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of Calif., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, arrive to watch the flag-draped casket of the late Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., as is carried by a joint services military honor guard from Capitol Hill, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Washington. (Brendan Smialowski/Pool via AP)
Congress Is ‘Nowhere Near’ a Deal as Unemployment Benefits Expire

While the Senate takes a three-day weekend, 20 million Americans who relied on that financial lifeline will not see their benefits renew after midnight.