TAMPA, Fla. — The full picture of the COVID-19 pandemic will take decades to fully sort out, but we can see the grim number of deaths in real-time and it’s about to cross over another threshold once thought too high to reach. As of November 22, the United States had reported 771,118 deaths from COVID-19, […]

BALTIMORE, Md., Nov 17 (Reuters) – U.S. Roman Catholic bishops on Wednesday approved a document that reaffirmed their stance that Catholics who defy church teaching without repenting should refrain from the sacrament of Holy Communion, but did not directly rebuke politicians for their political views as some conservatives had hoped. The matter of communion eligibility […]

Newly manufactured Ford Motor Co. 2021 F-150 pick-up trucks are seen waiting for missing parts in Dearborn, Michigan, U.S., March 29, 2021. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook/File Photo Nov 10 (Reuters) – A bipartisan group of governors from nine states sent a letter on Wednesday to U.S. lawmakers urging them to pass subsidies for semiconductor factories that would […]

WASHINGTON — Texas Democrats continued their hard push Tuesday for the U.S. Senate to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, which they believe will help counter restrictions passed in Texas and several other Republican-dominated state legislatures. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said the chamber will vote as soon as this week on the […]

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen attends the House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, U.S., September 30, 2021. Al Drago/Pool via REUTERS WASHINGTON, Oct 10 (Reuters) – Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Sunday she was confident the U.S. Congress would approve legislation to implement the global corporate minimum tax agreed by 136 countries. Yellen told […]

Chicago aldermen were told Wednesday they have until Dec. 1 to approve a ward map that divides the city’s 2.7 million residents into 50 wards, each with a population of 54,923. Delivering that message was attorney Mike Kasper, who served for decades as the election law expert for deposed Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan. He’s […]

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