Last-ditch U.S. virus aid talks collapse; no help for jobless now

World / Politics Aug 8, 2020

Last-ditch U.S. virus aid talks collapse; no help for jobless now

A last-ditch effort by Democrats to revive Capitol Hill talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money collapsed in disappointment Friday, making it increasingly likely that Washington gridlock will mean more hardship for millions of people who are losing enhanced jobless benefits and further damage for ...

U.S. rights activists and political leaders mourn John Lewis

World Jul 19, 2020

U.S. rights activists and political leaders mourn John Lewis

Rights activists, politicians from both parties and many other people touched by the legacy of John Lewis mourned the congressman and pillar of the civil rights movement Saturday, lauding the strength, courage and kindness of a man whose lifelong struggle against racial discrimination took ...

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar's father dies due to coronavirus

World / Science & Health Jun 16, 2020

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar's father dies due to coronavirus

Father of Somalia-born U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar died on Monday night of complications from the novel coronavirus, local media reported. "It is with tremendous sadness and pain to say goodbye to my father," the Minnesota congresswoman tweeted late on Monday. "No words can describe what ...