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$500 billion in aid to small businesses: How much did it help?

As Democrats and Republicans spent months last fall arguing over how to rescue the economy, one provision drew widespread support from lawmakers: reviving the Paycheck Protection Program, the government’s marquee effort to help small businesses weather the pandemic. The Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, called the lending program “a bipartisan slam dunk.” House […]

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US Won’t Make Immigration Arrests At Virus Vaccination Sites

WASHINGTON: The U.S. government says it wont be making routine immigration enforcement arrests at COVID-19 vaccination sites. Vaccination sites will be considered sensitive locations and generally off limits for enforcement actions, the Department of Homeland Security said in a statement Monday. It says arrests would only be carried out under the most extraordinary of circumstances. […]