Archive for August 8th, 2020

In Executive Actions, Trump Extends Unemployment Benefits, Defers Payroll Taxes

Politics | | August 08 2020, 4:20 PM

President Trump signed four executive actions to provide economic relief amid the coronavirus pandemic. They amount to a stopgap measure, after not reaching a deal with Congress.

Police Fire Tear Gas As Thousands Express Outrage Over Beirut Explosion

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 08 2020, 3:20 PM

Large crowds thronged the city's center, blaming politicians and a culture of corruption and negligence for an explosion that killed more than 150 people.

Children Can Get Severe COVID-19, CDC Says — Especially Black And Hispanic Children

Health | | August 08 2020, 1:40 PM

One out of three children hospitalized for the coronavirus was admitted to the intensive care unit, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said, analyzing data from 14 states.

TikTok To Sue Trump Administration Over Ban, As Soon As Tuesday

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 08 2020, 12:00 PM

Lawyers for the video-sharing app are likely to say the executive order was unconstitutional, arguing the company was not informed, as is standard, and the national-security concerns are baseless.

Virginia Supreme Court Grants Temporary Moratorium on Evictions

US & World | | August 08 2020, 10:40 AM

In a 4-3 decision Friday, the state's high court granted a request by Gov. Ralph Northam to allow a pause to eviction proceedings. The decision halts evictions through September 7.

Why The 2020 Presidential Election Is Not 2016

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | August 08 2020, 6:20 AM

With Joe Biden leading in the polls, Democrats are haunted by the ghosts of 2016 when Hillary Clinton led, too. But there are a few key factors that make this year's election different.

2 Out Of 3 Churchgoers: It's Safe To Resume In-Person Worship

Health | | August 08 2020, 6:00 AM

An overwhelming majority of Americans say houses of worship should abide by the same restrictions on public gatherings that apply to other institutions.

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