Fed Chair Warns Recovery Will Be Slow Until Virus Is Contained

With experts suggesting Covid-19 infections in the U.S. could more than double on a daily basis without better containment, the chair of the Federal Reserve also warned Congress on Tuesday that a full economic recovery will remain out of reach until the pandemic is under control.

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House Passes Broad Police-Reform Bill

George Floyd’s death sparked international protest, rocking the consciousness of millions who watched his life evaporate under the knee of a police officer, but in the throes of national outrage and despair, the House of Representatives took up the mantle to address racial inequities in policing and passed a sweeping reform bill that is not expected to survive in the Senate.

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Barr to Testify to House on Politicization of Justice

Attorney General William Barr will testify before the House Judiciary Committee for the first time in July, the Justice Department said Wednesday, as two of his employees testified that he has politicized the department and allowed special treatment for Roger Stone, a friend and adviser to President Trump.

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Virus Panel Demands White House File Economic Forecasts

With 40 million Americans unemployed and cases of Covid-19 cropping up at record rates in several states, the congressional watchdog tasked with overseeing the Trump administration’s response to the continuing pandemic wants answers from the White House about why it will not submit routine economic forecasts.

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