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    AMERICANS have been receiving monthly stimulus checks worth up to $1,400 since March as part of Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan. But, you do not have to be a US citizen or in fact living in America to be eligible for stimulus cash. Read our stimulus checks live blog for the latest updates on Covid-19 relief... 2Non-US citizens who work...
    An Asian woman in California was assaulted, and police are investigating whether she was the victim of a hate crime. The unnamed victim was hit over the head with an unknown object in the early hours of Monday morning, the Culver City Police Department said in a press release. BIDEN WALKS FOREIGN POLICY TIGHTROPE WITH TURKEY'S ERDOGAN IN NATO MEETING...
    WASHINGTON (AP) – Cue the fireworks. President Joe Biden wants to imbue Independence Day with new meaning this year by encouraging nationwide celebrations to mark the country's effective return to normalcy after 16 months of coronavirus pandemic disruption. Even as the U.S. is set to cross the grim milestone of 600,000 deaths from the virus on Tuesday, the White House...
    Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine — When the President of Ukraine invited CBS News to visit the front line in his country's war against Russian-backed separatists, we expected a quick trip in an armored motorcade to the muddy trenches that cut a bloody scar through the wheat fields of eastern Ukraine. We did not anticipate an informal breakfast — lard on rye...
    The IRS has issued almost 167 million payments in the third round of direct stimulus aid, with another 1.8 million people last week receiving the $1,400 checks. But some lawmakers are pushing for a fourth round of stimulus aid that would effectively send recurring payments until the pandemic ends. So far, the federal response to the economic crisis caused by...
    Most Americans want President Biden to take a tough stance in dealing with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, rather than a cooperative approach, at their upcoming summit, as majorities believe Russia is using cyberattacks against the U.S. and trying to influence our country's politics and elections. Russia-linked cyberattacks are specifically the issue Americans most want Mr. Biden to address with Putin. ...
     Russian President Vladimir Putin says he is open to discussing a potential prisoner swap with President Joe Biden when the two meet in Geneva – calling a jailed American a 'troublemaker' while identifying a Russian pilot convicted of drug smuggling who Putin wants released. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has already said President Biden will seek to discuss the release...
    MORE than two million Americans have signed a petition calling for extra stimulus cash that could see a family of four receive up to $6,000. The petition was started by Colorado restaurant owner Stephanie Bonin and first posted on Change.org last year and has reached over 2.3million signatures. Read our stimulus checks live blog for the latest updates on Covid-19 relief... 3Restaurant owner Stephanie Bonin...
                      by Max Morton  We live in a divided nation. Our politics have become not just polarized, but toxic. For a country founded on the principles of individual liberty, democratic choice in representative government, and republican protection of natural rights, America has seemingly lost its way. American politics have devolved into...
    The pandemic saw people leave the Democratic blue states of the northeastern United States and head towards sunnier climes and the red states of the south, southwest and southeast of the country. A migration report from moving company North American Moving Services found those living in the states of New York, California, Illinois, New Jersey and Maryland headed for Arizona, Tennessee,...
    In a Monday interview with CBS, a former COVID-19 advisor for President Joe Biden’s administration said Americans will need to sacrifice more in the event of another pandemic. “We denied the virus for too long under the Trump White House. There was too much squashing of dissent and playing on divisions.” Andy Slavitt, a former White House COVID-19 response advisor,...
    More On: Coronavirus Marjorie Taylor Greene apologizes for comparing mask mandate to Holocaust Children’s vision worsened during the pandemic: study Wuhan lab was batty and other commentary Cashier slaughtered in supermarket for telling man to wear a mask What more did they want? A former top coronavirus adviser to the Biden administration said Monday that Americans should have “done...
    By Carla K. Johnson, Olga R. Rodriguez and Angeliki Kastanis | Associated Press Jerry Ramos spent his final days in a California hospital, hooked to an oxygen machine with blood clots in his lungs from COVID-19, his 3-year-old daughter in his thoughts. “I have to be here to watch my princess grow up,” the Mexican American restaurant worker wrote on...
    By Larry Keane President Joe Biden marked the anniversary of the tragic terror attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., by peddling a gun control narrative and cover-up for the failures of the Obama-Biden administration to stop radical Islamic terror attacks. It is the latest in the Biden administration’s push for the most far-reaching gun control that has ever been forced...
    A FOURTH stimulus check could be sent out to eligible Americans soon. Congress is back in session this week after a Memorial Day break and the topic of additional Covid relief checks will likely be on the table. Read our stimulus checks live blog for the latest updates on Covid-19 relief... 3A fourth round of stimulus checks could be going...
    Alejandro Mayorkas, President Joe Biden’s border chief, announced on June 14 that he is offering work permits, welfare, Social Security numbers (SSNs), and exemption from deportation to the illegal migrants who ask for a “U visa.” The nation’s immigration laws were designed to prevent Americans from losing jobs and homes to millions of low-wage economic migrants. The U visa is a...
    Former Biden White House COVID-19 response adviser Andy Slavitt suggested on Monday that the U.S. could have handled the pandemic better if Americans had "sacrificed a little bit more," drawing the ire of some viewers. "We denied the virus for too long under the Trump White House," Slavitt said on "CBS This Morning" while promoting his new book, "Preventable: The Inside...
    (CNN)Low-income American families who don't typically file tax returns can now register to receive the enhanced child tax credit, which will start going out next month.The Internal Revenue Service unveiled a sign-up tool on its website Monday that will allow users to provide the necessary information about their households and, if they chose, about their bank accounts so the agency...
    President Joe Biden's former Covid czar said the pandemic would not have been as deadly if Americans 'had sacrificed a little bit' more. In an appearance on CBS This Morning to promote his new book Preventable, Andy Slavitt, the former White House Senior Adviser for COVID-19 Response, said much of what occurred in the U.S. was avoidable.  Slavitt said there...
    President BidenJoe BidenBiden prepares to confront Putin Ukrainian president thanks G-7 nations for statement of support Biden aims to bolster troubled Turkey ties in first Erdoğan meeting MORE on Monday urged Americans who have not yet gotten vaccinated against the coronavirus to do so as soon as possible, pointing to the nearly 600,000 lives lost domestically from the virus. “We’ve...
    Democrat Rep. Thomas Suozzi is exploring a one-time tax on wealthy Americans as Democrats are looking for ways to pay for their partisan wish list while they control Congress. Suozzi (D-NY), who sits on the House Ways and Means Committee, told the Hill he is looking into a one-time tax on millionaires, called the “patriot tax.” The tax would be a “one-time surcharge...
    Jose Luis Pelaez, Inc. | Getty Images Almost half of Americans may leave the workforce earlier than expected. While white workers may have the means to retire early, Black workers are more likely to depart sooner due to health issues. That's according to an Employee Benefit Research Institute and Greenwald Research survey focusing on the challenges Black and Hispanic workers...
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBSNEWS.COM) — CBS News finds remote working would be here to stay for awhile, if many Americans had their preference. And workers are mostly optimistic about jobs in their area and their own ability to find a new job. ♦♦♦ Click Here To See Results Of The Polls On CBSNEWS.COM ♦♦♦
    More On: national parks Hiker plummets 500 feet to his death on holiday trek in national park Giant sequoia still smoldering from 2020 California wildfire Gettysburg battlefield visitor trapped in porta-potty by downed tree Yosemite National Park to limit summer visitors due to COVID-19 There’s an epidemic of post-pandemic visitors at national parks. Lockdown-weary Americans are flocking to the...
    Former President Obama says that Fox News and the proliferation of social media have increased the current political divide in America. "I think a lot of that has to do with changes in how people get information," Obama said during an interview with The 19th, published on Monday. "I’ve spoken about this before, but if you watch Fox News, you perceive a different reality...
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) issued a strong statement Sunday night saying the high inflation rates that have started to destroy the United States have been caused by the “Democrats’ reckless policies” after Operation Warp Speed helped bring the country back.  McCarthy said former President Donald Trump’s Operation Warp Speed had helped stop the country from collapsing under the coronavirus...
    It’s hard to see how or when or why or indeed whether things go back to what we might call the pre-Trump normal in the functioning of our poor dear nation’s system of politics and government. The old normal wasn’t as great as perhaps many Americans assume. Our system is screwy and dysfunctional in many basic ways. We have a...
    VIDEO2:5902:59Trading Nation: How to play the inflation game — Two experts on safe places for your moneyTrading Nation As the economy quickly picks up steam in the wake of the Covid pandemic, Americans expect inflation to jump in the months ahead. Overall, the expectation is that the inflation rate will be up to 4% one year from now — a...
    THE IRS has issued another 2.3million overdue stimulus checks worth $4.2billion to eligible Americans who have been waiting months for the relief payment. The stimulus checks were issued last Wednesday including "plus-up" payments for Americans who previously received less money than they were entitled to. Read our stimulus checks live blog for the latest updates on Covid-19 relief......
    A number of high-profile Republican senators have requested the Justice Department and FBI investigate the unauthorized disclosure of confidential tax records published last week by ProPublica. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, along with Senators Chuck Grassley and Mike Crapo, asked Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray to investigate last week’s leak of tax records of the nation’s...
    VLADIMIR Putin has deflected criticism from President Joe Biden ahead of their summit this week, insisting: "Don't be mad at the mirror if you are ugly." The Russian leader's rebuke of Biden came in a wide-ranging interview with NBC, in which Putin also accused the US of "targeting its citizens over their political opinions", pointing to the arrests of January...
    RANDOLPH TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — There is controversy in a New Jersey town. Randolph Township‘s Board of Education has announced holidays will no longer be marked on school calendars — a decision that has sparked outrage from some members of the public, CBS2’s Kiran Dhillon reported Sunday. “Don’t divide the town and divide our country and pit group against group,”...
    John Lund/Marc Romanelli | Getty Images It's no secret that Covid-19 has upended people financially at all stages of life. Now, one new report shows just how the pandemic has changed the way people think about retirement. The study from Age Wave and Edward Jones finds that about 1 out of every 3 Americans who are planning to retire now...
    As the nation emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, CBS News polled Americans on their jobs now and in the future, ahead of the CBSN special "Employment in America," airing at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET on Monday night and 2 a.m. ET on Tuesday. CBS News finds Americans mostly optimistic about jobs in their area and their own ability...
                      by Gavin Wax   Former President Teddy Roosevelt felt “strong as a bull moose” after losing the Republican presidential nomination in 1912. Now, thanks to President Donald Trump’s legacy, that “bull moose” energy is on the winning side of the GOP’s 2022 primary season. There are many labels for...
    ALTHOUGH the term Jim Crow refers to the US' former repressive racial laws, the origin of the name Jim Crow dates back before the Civil War. Tucker Carlson recently raged against separating vaccinated Americans from unvaccinated people in certain stores, restaurants, and other service facilities, claiming they "enforced segregation." 5Flood refugees lined up and waiting for food at a temporary...
    Tom Bossert, an ABC News contributor who served as Donald Trump’s homeland security adviser, warned on Sunday about areas of the United States with lower vaccination rates. ABC’s Martha Raddatz asked Dr. Ashish Jha about concerns over the Delta variant of the covid-19 virus in the U.S. and other nations. Jha said it’s “the most contagious variant of this virus”...
    As businesses reopen and Americans reemerge from pandemic life, they've got some requests for the venues they'd frequent and are still collectively exercising a bit of caution. They're largely comfortable gathering with friends at parties, taking road trips and going to restaurants, and harbor more mixed feelings about places that draw larger crowds and about plane flights. But as you've...
    The Indian variant of Covid-19 could be the dominant strain of the virus in the United States in just one week, according to disturbing new data.  The highly-transmissible strain - known as B.1.617.2 or 'Delta' - now makes up about 10 percent of US cases, up from just one percent less than a month ago, Outbreak.info claims.   'When will B.1.617.2 (Delta)...
    Miami Beach, FloridaArtur Debat | Moment | Getty Images Interest in travel is picking up as the pandemic winds down, and cooped-up Americans are itching to hit the road again, two recent surveys have found. Travelers are thinking about booking trips to warm and sunny domestic climes — be they Sun Belt cities or beaches and national parks — and...
    A majority of Americans trust President BidenJoe BidenEx-Biden adviser says Birx told him she hoped election turned out 'a certain way' Cheney rips Arizona election audit: 'It is an effort to subvert democracy' News leaders deal with the post-Trump era MORE to do a good job negotiating with his foreign counterparts, according to a new poll.  An ABC News/Ipsos poll...
    A Cupertino-based coalition devoted to end-of-life concerns for the Chinese American community has received a $10,000 grant that will go toward building a community where Chinese Americans are able to face the end of life with dignity and respect. The Chinese American Coalition for Compassionate Care (CACCC) was awarded the unrestricted grant by the Stupski Foundation, which supports community efforts...
    After Andrew Biggio bought a 1945 M1 Garand rifle, he brought it over to show his neighbor, World War II veteran Corp. Joseph Drago. When Drago held the rifle in his hands, his eyes lit up. The frail, elderly man was suddenly overcome with a burst of energy and began talking about the Battle of Okinawa. The rifle had unlocked...
    As anti-Asian assaults and harassment continue to surge across the country, community leaders are trying to redirect the unprecedented political and legislative attention on hate crimes against Asian Americans toward policies aimed at addressing the underlying racism fueling these attacks. The shift in focus is critical, they say, in part because the bar for prosecuting hate crimes is too high...
    The National Bison Range in Montana.Luke Franzen/Getty Images Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.This story was originally published by Yale E360 and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In 1908 the U.S. government seized some 18,000 acres of land from...