• Politics
    The Week

    Republicans offer $400/week unemployment benefits, but stimulus bill talks remain divided

    Republicans and Democrats still remain sharply divided over a replacement for the coronavirus relief bill that expired last week.When the last stimulus bill expired at the end of July, so did the $600/week boost to unemployment benefits that millions of out-work Americans have relied on since the beginning of the pandemic. Extending those benefits still remains a point of contention as Republicans offer a $400/week concession and Democrats stay firm at $600, among other disagreements, Politico reports.The Democratic-controlled House passed its version of the next relief bill a while ago, with $600/week boost that would last until the end of the pandemic. Republicans control the Senate, though, and at first indicated there would be no unemployment boost at all in the next phase bill they'd support. They then upped their offer to $200/week, and as of Tuesday, have proposed a $400/week boost that will last until Dec. 15, Politico reports via a meeting between party leaders and White House officials. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) also said Tuesday he would back a $600 enhancement if President Trump does as well, and Trump seemingly indicated his support last week.Also in contention is funding for child care. Democrats want $50 billion for this, while Republicans prefer $15 billion, and the two sides have moved on to closer issues for now. Republicans also think Democrats are also looking for lots of funding for mail-in voting, but Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has reportedly made it clear states can use election funding for whatever they see fit. A debate over pensions meanwhile remains "a different breed of cat" altogether, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) reportedly said. Read more about the state of stimulus talks at Politico.More stories from theweek.com Pence calls Chief Justice John Roberts 'a disappointment to conservatives' New Lincoln Project ad crowns Jared Kushner 'Secretary of Failure' GOP senator questions Trump giving RNC speech from the White House: 'Is that even legal?'

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  • Celebrity
    Variety

    Detail, Music Producer Known for Beyonce’s ‘Drunk In Love,’ Arrested on Multiple Sexual Assault Charges

    Music producer Detail was arrested Wednesday by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department after 15 sexual assault charges and five separate felony assault charges were filed against him five days earlier. The producer is being held on bail of $6.3 million. Detail, whose real name is Noel Fisher, has worked with such artists as Jay-Z, Nicki […]

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  • Business
    Motley Fool

    Redfin's Quarterly Update Hints That Americans Are Gearing Up for Mass Migration

    Along with some other disruptive effects, it's clear that the pandemic is creating renewed demand in home purchasing, and Redfin and its online brokerage peers are poised to benefit. The headline numbers Second-quarter revenue increased 8% from a year ago to $214 million, handily besting management's expectations for a contraction. Net losses also narrowed to $6.6 million, compared to a loss of $12.6 million in Q2 2019.

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  • Celebrity
    USA TODAY Entertainment

    Cameron Diaz reveals to Gwyneth Paltrow why she left Hollywood: 'I got a peace in my soul'

    In a conversation with Gwyneth Paltrow, which streamed live on YouTube Wednesday, Cameron Diaz discussed why she stepped back from her acting career.

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  • U.S.
    Inside Edition CBS

    Woman Dragged Off South Carolina Beach by Cops After Complaint About Her Bikini

    A professional acrobat in South Carolina was handcuffed and led off the beach by police after another woman complained about her thong bikini. Sam Panda kept calm while being detained as her friend pleaded with police. Police read Panda the specific ordinance they said she was breaking with her swimsuit. "It shall be unlawful for any person to appear in the nude on any public beach... or any public property in the view of the public." Panda pushed back: "I'm not nude.”

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  • U.S.
    Business Insider

    An emergency medicine physician projects that if schools open up in the fall, they'll be closed by the end of October due to COVID-19 outbreaks

    One doctor said reopened schools could shut down again by the end of October, citing the "confluence" of the flu season and increased exposure.

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