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US unemployment drops unexpectedly to a still-high 13.3%

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)

WASHINGTON — The U.S. unemployment rate fell unexpectedly in May to 13.3% — still on par with what the nation witnessed during the Great Depression — as states loosened their coronavirus lockdowns and businesses began recalling workers. The government said ...

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Md. Sen. Smith proposes bills to expand police accountability rules

Police officers receive ‘extra due process’ under LEOBR, says Sen. William C. ‘Will’ Smith Jr., chair of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee and a proponent of changing he law to permit greater public oversight. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

The chair of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee said he will propose a package of legislation in the coming 2021 session meant to reform law enforcement practices and accountability in the wake the death of George Floyd, a Minnesota man ...

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