Jan 16, 2021

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Biden to unveil trillion-dollar stimulus plan in Thursday night speech

By Tim Darnell
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Joe Biden is set to unveil a massive economic stimulus plan Thursday night, a plan the Democratic President-elect has said will be “in the trillions of dollars” and is needed to provide another round of coronavirus relief to the nation. Biden plans to announce the plan’s details during a 7:15 p.m. ET speech from Wilmington, Delaware. Biden’s plan will be announced on the same day new figures released by the Labor Department showed jobless claims remain at levels never seen until the coronavirus struck. Before the pandemic, weekly applications typically numbered around 225,000. Last spring, after nationwide shutdowns […]Read more >
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Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez to participate in Biden inauguration

By Melissa Ruggieri
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Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez add to the marquee names scheduled to participate in the Jan. 20 inauguration ceremonies of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris. Lady Gaga will sing the national anthem, while Lopez is scheduled for a “musical performance” during the swearing-in process, which will take place on the West front of the U.S. Capitol. The inauguration ceremony will also feature a poetry reading from 2017 National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman and the pledge of allegiance by Andrea Hall, president of the International Association of Firefighters Local 3920 and the first Black woman to be […]Read more >
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Gwinnett Library reverts to curbside pick-up

By Tyler Wilkins
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Readers can now check out and return books without stepping foot inside the Gwinnett County Public Library branches, as it reverted to using curbside pick-up due to the COVID-19 surge. The branches will remain closed off to the public until further notice, but customers may request library books and other materials online or by phone. Library staff members will meet customers at their branch’s main entrance to deliver their orders from a contact-free table, according to a news release. The change took effect on Jan. 11. As of Jan. 11, Gwinnett had 57,288 confirmed COVID-19 cases, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. […]Read more >