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Trump Signs Small Business Loan Program Extension
The Paycheck Protection Program, enacted to help small businesses dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, had expired Tuesday. With Trump's signature Saturday, the new deadline to apply is Aug. 8.
US & World
States Shatter Coronavirus Records As Officials Eye Holiday Weekend With Alarm
Both Florida and South Carolina reported their highest-ever daily totals for new cases. But they're not alone: The caseload is spiking across the U.S., and the Fourth of July may only make it worse.
Crime & Justice
New Idaho Laws Target Transgender Residents
Transgender people in Idaho say two new state laws are aimed at making their lives much harder. One involves changing the sex listed on birth certificates. The other affects trans athletes.
Widespread Use Of Face Masks Could Save Tens Of Thousands Of Lives, Models Project
Models developed by mathematical epidemiologists project that tens thousands of lives across the US can be saved by more people wearing face masks.
Federal Court In Wisconsin Upholds Voting Restrictions Favored By Republicans
An appeals court found in favor of limits on early voting and restored a requirement that residents must live in a district for 28 days, instead of 10 days, to be eligible to vote there.
What More Than 300 College Admissions Deans Are Looking For During The Pandemic
The college deans say they recognize that students and their families may be struggling right now. They say students will not be disadvantaged by not participating in extracurricular activities.
Environment & Science
Bayer To Pay More Than $10 Billion To Resolve Cancer Lawsuits Over Weedkiller Roundup
Roundup's active ingredient is glyphosate, which thousands of plaintiffs blame for causing them to develop cancer.
Arts & Entertainment
The NEA Announces Its 2020 National Heritage Fellowship Winners
A soul singer from Atlanta, an Iroquois bead artist, West African dancers and an Armenian vocalist are among this year's recipients of National Heritage Fellowship
Oscar The Grouch And Grover Give Us Some Tips For Staying Home
Oscar the Grouch loves his trash, but he loves it more when everyone stays far away from him.
Business & Economy
LA Homebuyers Turn To 'Tenancy In Common,' With Tradeoffs
TIC buyers must be willing to co-own property with strangers. And rent-controlled tenants may have been forced out of the buildings they're moving into.