Law firms, political groups and even the Girls Scouts received Paycheck Protection Program loans designed to help small businesses withstand economic fallout from COVID-19.Other surprising beneficiaries »
Seven men have been arrested after an alleged racist incident on the Fourth of July in an Oregon beach town. Police said that the men allegedly yelled racial slurs at a black family and used Nazi salutes while people spent Independence Day on the beach in Lincoln City, southwest of Portland. The men have been arrested on suspicion of charges including riot, disorderly conduct, interfering with police and possession of illegal fireworks, according to The Oregonian.
An amoeba that destroys brain tissue has been confirmed in an unidentified person in Florida, health officials say. The Hillsborough County Department of Health announced the infection Friday. The infection caused by Naegleria fowleri, commonly referred to as the "brain-eating amoeba," is a microscopic single-celled living amoeba.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Monday that the next round of coronavirus legislation could include an additional round of stimulus checks aimed at helping low-income Americans. Asked at one of three public events in Kentucky whether the relief bill would include more direct payments, McConnell said it "could well." Many of them work in the hospitality industry.
“Violent mobs can’t make decisions on behalf of everyone else.”
“We need to call slave owners out for what they are...They all need to come down”
“Needless to say, there are lots of ways to remember unpleasant history without erecting statues to the worst villains of it.”
“Every human being worth preserving blends good and bad, since human beings are complex, imperfect sinners.”
“The fact that Washington and Jefferson owned slaves should temper our admiration for them but not erase it entirely.”