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The week in 12 headlines

This week, Congress stalled out on coronavirus relief packages as attention shifted back to the presidential race, and Joe Biden made history by selecting Kamala Harris as his running mate.¬† Monday Citing coronavirus, Trump administration weighs more restrictions on the US-Mexico border that could include citizens¬† Trump and Pelosi haven’t spoken in nearly 10 months…MORE

Stimulus deadline extended for Social Security recipients with kids

Stimulus deadline extended for Social Security recipients with kids

The Internal Revenue Service is giving some Social Security recipients more time to register for the $500 per child they may be due as part of their full stimulus payment. Those eligible will have until September 30 to enter their information online. They can expect the payments to be issued by mid-October, the IRS said…MORE

Federal court strikes down California’s ban on high-capacity magazines

Federal court strikes down California’s ban on high-capacity magazines

A federal appeals court on Friday struck down California’s ban on large-capacity magazines (LCMs), labeling it a violation of the Second Amendment in a consequential 2-1 split decision ruling. The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals maintained that the state’s ban on magazines holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition breached the core right of…MORE

UN Security Council rejects US proposal to extend Iran arms embargo

UN Security Council rejects US proposal to extend Iran arms embargo

The UN Security Council rejected a US proposal to extend the conventional weapons embargo on Iran Friday. With the failure of the resolution, the US is now poised to move to unilaterally trigger snapback sanctions on Tehran — despite having walked away from the Iran nuclear deal in 2018 — a potential action that has…MORE

Bayern Munich scores eight against Barcelona to reach Champions League semifinals

Bayern Munich scores eight against Barcelona to reach Champions League semifinals

Bayern Munich scored eight times against Barcelona as the German side inflicted a record defeat on the Catalans in an astonishing 8-2 win in the Champions League quarterfinals. On a humiliating night in Portugal for Barcelona, Bayern became the first team to score eight goals in a Champions League knockout match, while Barca conceded eight…MORE

Chicago’s new strategy to combat looting includes social media monitoring and ‘robust legal action’

Chicago’s new strategy to combat looting includes social media monitoring and ‘robust legal action’

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has announced a five-point strategy to combat looting in the city’s business district that includes social media monitoring, speeding up police response and “robust” prosecution. The new plan comes days after looters hit several downtown businesses on the Magnificent Mile shopping area, stealing property and causing extensive damage. More than 100…MORE

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