Stimulus payments sent to 1.1M deceased

President Donald Trump's name is seen on a stimulus check issued by the IRS to help combat the adverse economic effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

WASHINGTON — The federal government sent coronavirus stimulus payments to almost 1.1 million dead people totaling nearly $1.4 billion, Congress’ independent watchdog reported Thursday. The Washington Post previously reported that the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service disbursed some payments ...

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House passes sweeping police overhaul after Floyd’s death

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., joined by House Democrats spaced for social distancing, speaks during a news conference on the House East Front Steps on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 25, 2020, ahead of the House vote on the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

WASHINGTON — The House approved a far-reaching police overhaul from Democrats on Thursday, a vote heavy with emotion and symbolism as a divided Congress struggles to address the global outcry over the deaths of George Floyd and other Black Americans. ...

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New Md. jobless claims jump up to almost 48,000

In this photo taken Thursday, June 4, 2020, a customer walks out of a U.S. Post Office branch and under a banner advertising a job opening, in Seattle.  The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 13.3% in May, and 2.5 million jobs were added — a surprisingly positive reading in the midst of a recession that has paralyzed the economy and depressed the job market in the wake of the viral pandemic (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Almost 48,000 Maryland residents filed for unemployment benefits last week, an increase of nearly 6,000 from the previous week, according to the Maryland Department of Labor. The 47,801 claims for the week ending June 20 brings to 843,052 the number of ...

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Maryland senators recommend ways to avoid election problems

Sen. Bill Ferguson speaks in an interview Jan. 2, 2020 in his office in Annapolis. (The Daily Record / Jason Whong)

Two leading Maryland senators urged the state on Tuesday to prepare for a “hybrid mail-in preferred" November election in which voters can cast ballots by mail or in person with early voting, bidding to avoid the problems that arose in this month's primary.

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