PHILADELPHIA — Gloria Santiago would love to avoid the coronavirus by ordering groceries from home and having them delivered, just like the Acme and Whole Foods shoppers she hears about.“The pressure would be less heavy than bringing my 7-year-old and 3-year-old into the store with me, worrying about them touching everything, worrying about them being at risk for bringing home the virus,” said Santiago, 29, of Philadelphia’s Fairhill section, a single mother and now-unemployed waitress from a recently shuttered local restaurant. She qualifies for food stamps.Under federal rules, however, it is...
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The Biden administration appears to be planning to go big with investments in American families with his next major legislative push.
"White House officials are closing in on a large spending plan centered on childcare, paid family leave, and other domestic priorities, according to two people aware of internal discussions. The package could amount to at least $1 trillion of new spending and tax credits, though details remain fluid," The Washington Post reported Monday. "The 'American Families Plan,' the second part of the administration's 'Build Back Better' agenda, is expected to be unveiled ahead of President Biden's joint address to Congress on April 28, the people said. It follows the approximately $2 trillion jobs and infrastructure plan the White House introduced earlier this month that is just beginning to be debated by Congress."
"While details remained in flux, the White House's newest plan is expected to call for roughly $1 trillion in new spending and approximately $500 billion in new tax credits, according to the people aware of the internal discussions. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss private deliberations," the newspaper reported. "The measure is expected to be largely if not fully paid for with new tax hikes centered on upper-income Americans and wealthy investors, the people said. The details of those tax measures remained unclear."
The newspaper reported. "The plan is expected to devote hundreds of billions of dollars to new programs that Biden highlighted during the presidential campaign and are highly sought by Democrats in Congress. While final numbers had not been determined, the largest efforts are expected to center on roughly $225 billion for childcare funding; $225 billion for paid family and medical leave; $200 billion for universal pre-kindergarten instruction; hundreds of billions in education funding, including tuition-free community colleges across the country; and other sums for nutritional assistance, the people familiar with the matter said."
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North Caronlinians seeking COVID-19 vaccines at one Walgreens received a saline solution instead, according to a new report.
"A Walgreens pharmacy in Monroe gave a small number of people an injection of saline instead of a COVID-19 vaccine last month, the company said Monday. Erin Loverher, a Walgreens spokesperson, said 22 people at one location were affected by the mix-up on March 20 at the pharmacy and were scheduled to receive their second shot over the past weekend," WSOC-TV reported Monday.
"She noted pharmacists sometimes use saline solutions during training and that there is no reason to believe anyone injected was harmed. Walgreens is investigating what went wrong, reviewing its processes and is working to prevent similar incidents from taking place in the future," the station reported.
'Nonsense': Former deputy AG demolishes Chauvin attorney's last-ditch attempt to use Maxine Waters to throw out the trial
On CNN Monday, former federal prosecutor and Deputy Assistant Attorney General Elliot Williams tore into Derek Chauvin's defense attorney Eric Nelson for trying to argue the calls to protest a not guilty verdict by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) are grounds for a mistrial — something Judge Peter Cahill promptly rejected.
"What did you make of how that came up at the very end after the jury already began deliberations?" asked anchor Wolf Blitzer.
"Look, Wolf, come on," said Williams. "This story has been front page news for the greater part of a year. Movie stars, members of Congress, presidents of the United States have commented on this trial. The idea that one member of Congress's statement a few days before the jury starts deliberating is somehow going to prejudice the jury is nonsense. The law presumes that jurors can take in and internalize the instructions from the court, and the court has instructed the jurors I guess twice at the beginning and at the end, number one not to watch the news, and number two anything they see to set aside, and they were picked on account of their ability to do so."
"Some of this, I think, to be candid, is about Maxine Waters, but at the end of the day, one famous person making a comment that's incompatible with the trial just doesn't throw the verdict," said Williamsn. "Now, the defense attorney has to make that objection now in order to be able to make it again on appeal if Chauvin is convicted, so some of that is just basic lawyering, but this — this is not grounds for a mistrial."
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