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Inequality persists as the U.S. economy recovers from the pandemic

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — The latest jobs report for April shows the U.S. capping a year of solid growth. Employers added 428,000 jobs and the unemployment rate remains steady at 3.6 percent, a pandemic-era low. But inequality continues as the economy recovers from the pandemic. Maurice Jones, former Virginia commerce secretary and HUD official, and… Read More

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The Biden administration is capping the cost of internet for low-income Americans

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The Biden administration says it will partner with internet providers to lower the cost of high-speed internet plans for low-income Americans, the White House announced Monday. The Affordable Connectivity Program will provide plans of at least 100 Megabits per second of speed for no more than $30. An estimated 48 million… Read More

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Ohio prepares to establish six-week abortion ban if U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio will almost certainly have strict limitations on abortion in short order if the U.S. Supreme Court does as a draft opinion published last week says and allows states to set their own regulations on the procedure. That’s even if Republican lawmakers haven’t passed the so-called “trigger ban” on… Read More

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Ohio Supreme Court deliberating over resubmitted, rejected maps


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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The Ohio Supreme Court is deliberating over maps that have already been reviewed and rejected by justices two months ago. On Thursday, the Ohio Redistricting Commission voted to re-adopt maps they passed at the end of February. With that decision, the commission failed a court order to adopt new… Read More

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Some of British history’s most enduring mysteries in “Lucy Worsley Investigates” Starting May 15 at 8 pm


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Popular Historian Lucy Worsley Turns Detective, Using New Evidence and Modern Techniques to Solve Some of British History’s Most Enduring Mysteries Who killed the princes in the Tower of London in 1483? What actually caused the Black Death? Why did a witch hunt craze sweep through 16th century Britain and America? And was King George… Read More