1. Fed Funds on the Way to State and Local Governments

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Following what some officials consider as a disappointing April jobs report, the federal Treasury Department is hoping to boost the economy. Treasury is set to distribute $350 billion to local and state governments.

2. ‘Do or Die’ Voting Rights Legislation Takes Center Stage

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Voting rights legislation will be front and center this week as a comprehensive voting rights and election overhaul bill faces the Senate Rules Committee returns from recess today, May 11.

3. Coronavirus Update: Woman Mistakenly Given Six Vaccine Doses at Once

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A 23-year-old woman in an Italian hospital was mistakenly given six doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine all at once.

4. White Republican Lawmaker Calls Colleague’ Buckwheat’

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Republican Representative Richard Holtorf made a racial slur during a debate on a civics education bill in Colorado. The state lawmaker apologized after calling a fellow legislator “Buckwheat,” causing fury among the Black members of the chamber.

5. Done Deal: What Square’s $302 Million TIDAL Acquisition Means For Its Music Industry Ambitions

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Jay Z no longer has “99 Problems” since TIDAL’s $302 million Square acquisition finally closed.


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