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Senate parliamentarian rules against including minimum wage in Covid relief bill

Senate parliamentarian rules against including minimum wage in Covid relief bill

The Senate parliamentarian has ruled against including the increase in the minimum wage in the Covid relief bill. While Democrats had pushed for the increase to be included — and leadership expressed its disappointment in the ruling Thursday evening — its removal may actually make it easier to pass the bill, senior Democratic sources believe,…MORE

US carries out air strikes in Syria targeting Iranian backed militias

US carries out air strikes in Syria targeting Iranian backed militias

The US military on Thursday struck a site in Syria used by two Iranian-backed militia groups in response to rocket attacks on American forces in the region in the past two weeks. “Up to a handful” of militants were killed in the strikes, a US official told CNN. The strikes, which mark the US military’s…MORE

Arthritis drugs can help critically ill Covid-19 patients, study suggests

Arthritis drugs can help critically ill Covid-19 patients, study suggests

Drugs typically used to treat rheumatoid arthritis can help critically ill Covid-19 patients in intensive care units, one new study finds. But experts warn that more research is needed before doctors start using the drugs more widely, because another new study found that another, similar drug did not help patients hospitalized with Covid-19 pneumonia getting…MORE

AT&T is selling a stake in DirecTV, ending an infamous saga

AT&T is selling a stake in DirecTV, ending an infamous saga

AT&T on Thursday sold a minority stake in its video business to private equity firm TPG. The deal values DirecTV, AT&T TV and U-Verse at roughly $16 billion combined — less than a third of the $49 billion AT&T spent to buy DirecTV in 2015. The ill-timed deal was doomed from the start. AT&T bought…MORE

This Ohio school reduced spacing measures and is open to all, 5 days a week

This Ohio school reduced spacing measures and is open to all, 5 days a week

Throughout Watkins Memorial High School there is a hum — of teachers teaching, of students learning. Between lessons, the noise increases as teenagers switch classrooms — voices raised, laughter and hundreds of pairs of sneakers in hallways. For millions of families in the United States, this is a reminder of how things were a year…MORE

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