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Senate Republicans unveil a stimulus plan that implements $300 weekly federal unemployment benefits but leaves out direct payments

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Republican John Cornyn of Texas are working on a bill that would shield employers from coronavirus-tied lawsuits.
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Senate Republicans rolled out a new slimmed-down stimulus plan on Tuesday.
It includes a $300 federal unemployment benefit through December, $257 billion in small business aid, and no additional assistance for cash-strapped states.
It leaves out a second round of $1,200 stimulus checks, which helped people make ends meet at the peak of the lockdown in April and May.
Democrats are likely...
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Trump is angry that Twitter won't remove a crudely edited 'Moscow Mitch' meme poking fun at McConnell

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In a tweet Tuesday, President Donald Trump pressured Twitter to remove a meme poking fun at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
The meme, shared by a user with less than 200 followers, depicts McConnell's face photoshopped onto a Soviet Union soldier with the caption "Moscow Mitch."
Trump said lawmakers should repeal Section 230, a law that shields social networks from being held liable for users' posts as long as they remove illegal content.
Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Twitter's policies ban content that's explicitly...
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