Meadows Says Democrats Rebuffed White House on Stopgap Jobless Aid

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said Democrats rebuffed multiple proposals from the Trump administration to extend lapsing supplemental unemployment benefits and have continued to raise the ante in talks on a stimulus package to bolster a U.S. economy hobbled by the coronavirus pandemic. “At the president’s direction, we have made no less than … Read more Meadows Says Democrats Rebuffed White House on Stopgap Jobless Aid

Colonial-era law used to postpone Hong Kong elections

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has announced the upcoming legislative elections will be delayed by one year. As FRANCE 24 international affairs commentator Douglas Herbert explains, the postponement of ballots is allowed under Hong Kong law, but only for 14 days, and only if deemed the elections would pose a threat to public law or … Read more Colonial-era law used to postpone Hong Kong elections

Deserted by tourists, Mykonos has little reason to party

The global pandemic has left many tourist destinations empty, with local businesses struggling to survive. On the Greek island of Mykonos, just 10 international flights arrive each day, four times fewer than the same period last year. The impact has devastated the local economy, which usually derives 95% of its income from tourists. Subscribe to … Read more Deserted by tourists, Mykonos has little reason to party

Stonehenge: Scientists Solve Origin Mystery of Iconic Sarsen Stones

The mystery of the source of the huge boulders of the Stonehenge circle has been solved. These hulking great rocks have given up one of their secrets: where they came from. New scientific research has found the large boulders at Stonehenge, known as sarsens, were brought here from West Woods, in another part of Wiltshire … Read more Stonehenge: Scientists Solve Origin Mystery of Iconic Sarsen Stones

Defense Secretary Mark Esper Announces U.S. Withdrawal of 12,000 Troops from Germany

Spurred on by President Donald Trump’s demand to pull troops out of Germany, the U.S. will bring about 6,400 forces home and shift about 5,600 to other countries in Europe, U.S. defense leaders said Wednesday, detailing a Pentagon plan that will cost billions of dollars and take years to complete. The decision fulfills Trump’s announced … Read more Defense Secretary Mark Esper Announces U.S. Withdrawal of 12,000 Troops from Germany

Rep. Val Demings Grills Barr on Firing of U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman

Attorney General William Barr was in the hot seat on Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee answering questions about the upcoming 2020 elections. Rep. Cedric Richmond, Democrat from Louisiana questioned Barr on whether the Justice Department expected meddling in the elections, to which Barr responded “yes.” And went on to say he had “no reason … Read more Rep. Val Demings Grills Barr on Firing of U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman

Yale Study Disputes GOP Theory that More Jobless Benefits Stop People from Working

Many congressional Republicans argue that people work less when they get $600 a week in expanded unemployment insurance (UI) benefits from the federal government, but a new Yale University study finds no evidence of that happening. “We find that the workers who experienced larger increases in UI generosity did not experience larger declines in employment … Read more Yale Study Disputes GOP Theory that More Jobless Benefits Stop People from Working

Actress Octavia Spencer Urges Hollywood to Cast More People With Disabilities

Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer says Hollywood needs to do better casting people with disabilities. The star of “The Help” and “Hidden Figures” is part of a new video campaign timed with the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act this month. “Casting able-bodied actors in roles for characters with disabilities is offensive, unjust, and … Read more Actress Octavia Spencer Urges Hollywood to Cast More People With Disabilities

Rep. John Lewis’ Casket Arrives in Washington D.C. Aboard Air Force Two

The late U.S. Rep. John Lewis crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, for the final time Sunday as remembrances continue for the civil rights icon. The bridge became a landmark in the fight for racial justice when Lewis and other civil rights marchers were beaten there 55 years ago on “Bloody Sunday,” a … Read more Rep. John Lewis’ Casket Arrives in Washington D.C. Aboard Air Force Two

How Covid-19 Has Affected the Mental Health of Frontline Workers

A doctor treating Covid-19 patients says the amount of death her team has seen is “overwhelming and surreal,” and new mental health practices have been implemented to help frontline workers cope. Specializing in the treatment of seriously ill patients, Sonia Malhotra is no stranger to having to care for dying patients. But the coronavirus pandemic … Read more How Covid-19 Has Affected the Mental Health of Frontline Workers

Jalen Rose on Nuggets’ Bol Bol’s electric NBA debut vs. the Wizards | Jalen & Jacoby

Jalen Rose and David Jacoby play “Hit the Breaks or Keep it Movin’” and react to Denver Nuggets rookie Bol Bol going to work in his NBA debut vs. the Washington Wizards, Miami Heat shooting guard Duncan Robinson’s jumper vs. the Sacramento Kings and Kings’ center Richuan Holmes blaming chicken wings on the reason why … Read more Jalen Rose on Nuggets’ Bol Bol’s electric NBA debut vs. the Wizards | Jalen & Jacoby

Trump’s rhetoric about mail-in voting isn’t resonating

The Fix’s Philip Bump explains how there’s little reason to expect an increase in voter fraud, despite President Trump’s repeated claims. Read more: https://wapo.st/32PdoPp. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK Follow us: Twitter: https://twitter.com/washingtonpost Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/washingtonpost/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/washingtonpost/

Planet Normal: The truth about the NHS, with district nurse “Holly”

Subscribe to Planet Normal to make sure you never miss an episode: https://www.playpodca.st/planetnormal Planet Normal goes back to its roots and speaks to… a normal person. This week it’s brave district nurse and Planet Normal listener, Holly, who tells Telegraph columnists, Allison Pearson and Liam Halligan about the horrors of treatments delayed over the coronavirus … Read more Planet Normal: The truth about the NHS, with district nurse “Holly”

Jordan Henderson’s first interview after lifting the Premier League trophy!

SUBSCRIBE ► http://bit.ly/SSFootballSub PREMIER LEAGUE HIGHLIGHTS ► http://bit.ly/SkySportsPLHighlights Jordan Henderson spoke to Jamie Carragher and Geoff Shreeves after lifting the Premier League trophy for Liverpool and highlighted the togetherness of the squad as the reason behind their success. Watch Premier League LIVE on Sky Sports here ► http://bit.ly/WatchSkyPL ►TWITTER: https://twitter.com/skysportsfootball ►FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/skysports ►WEBSITE: http://www.skysports.com/football MORE … Read more Jordan Henderson’s first interview after lifting the Premier League trophy!

Children dropped from burning apartment survive after being caught by onlookers

Two young children have survived jumping from a third floor flat after it caught on fire. The children, aged three and 10, had been left inside the apartment without keys. They were forced to jump almost 40 feet into the arms of a group gathered below. The eldest child lowered the three-year-old out of the … Read more Children dropped from burning apartment survive after being caught by onlookers