Heat wave scorches U.S., India; Siberia experiences record highs


Smokey Bear wears a protective face mask as he warns of High Fire Danger at the Riverside Drive and Los Feliz Blvd entrance to Griffith Park in Los Angeles Tuesday, May 26, 2020 as the Southland’s latest heat wave will send the mercury soaring into triple-digit territory raising the risk of heat-related illnesses.

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Parts of the U.S. are under excessive heat warnings as a heat wave threatens to send temperatures into the triple digits over the next few days. 

Some states in the Northeast are already boiling, including Burlington, Vermont, which

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Expanded unemployment benefits may bump people from welfare, other aid


Reading, PA – May 8: Major Joy Mudge, left, and Kristy Kushner, right the Director of Social Services, helps to organize boxes ready for distribution. During a food distribution at the Salvation Army location on South 5th Street in Reading, PA Friday afternoon May 8, 2020. (Photo by Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images)

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Expanded unemployment benefits have been a lifeline for millions of Americans who lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic.

That lifeline, however, may reduce or eliminate the financial aid some get through other safety net programs such as

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How businesses are trying to protect against coronavirus lawsuits


Guests wearing face masks visit the Universal Orlando’s CityWalk as sections of the entertainment and retail district opened today for limited hours for the first time since Universal Orlando closed on March 15, 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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More than a century ago, judges in Missouri and Minnesota came to the same conclusion: if you attend a baseball game, you acknowledge the risk that you could get hit by a baseball.

In 2020, the baseball game is any public place and the baseball is coronavirus.

As businesses seek to reopen their

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Morgan Stanley is bringing traders back to NY headquarters next month


Signage is displayed outside Morgan Stanley & Co. headquarters in the Times Square neighborhood of New York.

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Morgan Stanley is planning to kick off the return of trading personnel to its New York headquarters in mid to late June, according to people with knowledge of the situation.

The firm expects that, at least at first, only a small number of traders and workers in other departments will make use of the option, said the people, who declined to be identified speaking about the bank’s internal goals.

Morgan Stanley’s plans make it one of

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