States Burn Through Cash for Unemployment Payments
U.S.

New York has asked the federal government for a $4 billion no-interest loan to cover unemployment payments for people put out of work by the pandemic as states burn through funds set aside for jobless claims.182

Isolated Americans Welcome Calls From Phone Banks
U.S.

A homebound nation is turning to the telephone to connect with the outside world amid the coronavirus pandemic. For customer-service agents and others who work by phone, that has added new tension and emotion to normally routine calls.16

Facebook Puts Limits on Protest Organizers
Tech

The social media giant is allowing users to voice support for lockdown protests but not advocate violating social-distancing rules—a policy that injects Facebook into an increasingly polarized national debate.106

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