Strange Currents, Mister Manners Win Awards

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The Florida Writers Association, the state’s largest and most prestigious literary organization, has announced that two novels by J.C. Bruce —  Strange Currents and Mister Manners — have won both gold and silver medals in the 2021 Royal Palm Literary Awards. Strange Currents won first place in the category honoring the best published mysteries in Florida. Strange Currents is the fourth […]

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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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