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Some immigrants won’t be getting stimulus checks. Here’s what they’re getting instead

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MIAMI — As of Monday, Carolina Guity and her husband will be jobless with two young children at home to feed.Guity, an undocumented domestic worker from Honduras, was one of tens of thousands of people in Florida who suddenly found herself unemployed amid the coronavirus crisis.Her husband, a worker for an air-conditioning repair company, is next.“They already slashed his hours by half and told him that Monday there likely will be no work,” Guilty said from her Northwest Miami-Dade home. “You tell me how we’re going to survive this.”While people across the country receive $1,200 coronavirus re…

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Trump aides admit his COVID-19 executive orders will do little to help the economy: report

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According to a report at the New York Times, aides to Donald Trump are privately conceding that the executive orders he signed with great fanfare at his Bedminster country club will have little impact on the economy even if they are enacted which seems tenuous at best.

Writing, "The executive actions President Trump took on Saturday were pitched as a unilateral jolt for an ailing economy. But there is only one group of workers that seems guaranteed to benefit from them, at least right away: lawyers," the Times' Jim Tankersley said the proposals to boost unemployment payments, halt evictions, give renters a break and ease up on payments for some student loan borrowers will enough money into the economy to have much of an effect.

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CBS host rips Trump adviser after his COVID recovery: ‘Not all Americans receive that kind of elite care’

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National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien called COVID-19 testing in the United States a "miracle" even though the Trump administration has not been able to deliver the 5 million tests per day that it has promised.

After recovering from a COVID-19 infection, O'Brien told CBS host Margaret O'Brien that he feels lucky to be alive.

"I was blessed and had a light case," O'Brien explained. "I want to thank the White House medical team for their great care while I suffered through this virus."

"It's a nasty virus and it's done great damage to our country," he continued. "And my heart goes out to the folks who didn't make it. I was fortunate. But there are a lot of people who didn't make it and there are a lot of people who are suffering greatly."

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Many who have died of COVID-19 in Florida’s prisons were eligible for parole

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ORLANDO, Fla. — When Florida’s parole board reviewed his case last fall, it had been decades since Stephen “Steve” Maxwell last resembled the “bad boy” sentenced to prison for a crime spree in the 1970s, his longtime friend Nancy Watson said.Maxwell was eligible for parole on robbery, battery and kidnapping charges. The state Commission on Offender Review decided not to grant it at the time, but indicated he would likely be released this December. Instead, Maxwell, 68, died in April from complications of COVID-19 at Sumter Correctional Institution in Bushnell.“I just keep thinking, if only,” W... (more…)

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