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THE STRANGE FILES — By Alexander Strange

Feds Exclude Thousands of Viable Businesses from Pandemic Relief

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The Small Business Administration refuses to give pandemic relief loans to people who have filed for bankruptcy, even if their businesses can survive. By Lydia DePillis ProPublica Like every other storefront in downtown Lincoln, Nebraska, the Coffee House — a cavernous student hangout slinging espresso and decadent pastries since 1987 — saw its revenue dry up almost overnight last spring […]

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Why We Can’t Make Vaccine Doses Any Faster

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President Biden has promised enough doses for all American adults by this summer. There’s not much even the Defense Production Act can do to deliver doses before then. by Isaac Arnsdorf and Ryan Gabrielson Pro Publica President Joe Biden has ordered enough vaccines to immunize every American against COVID-19, and his administration says it’s using the full force of the federal government to get the […]

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Florida Man Smiles, Waves at Camera as He Loots U.S. Capitol

Adam Johnson

Less than 24 hours after a failed coup attempt at the U.S. Capitol, the FBI and other police agencies have launched a massive manhunt for the rioters who disrupted the Electoral College vote certification at the urging of President Donald Trump. A handful of insurrectionists were arrested on the spot. Others have been identified through social media posts. Yep, that’s […]

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God, Space Aliens and Demons Make Their Debut in Presidential Race

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By Alexander Strange They say politics makes strange bedfellows. And it’s hard to imagine, with less than ninety days until the election, that it could get weirder than this. But there’s another cliché to consider: In politics, a week is an eternity and three months is even longer. This week’s political news of the weird features space alien DNA, accusations […]

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