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Daily Archives: April 21, 2020

You Can Now Watch Netflix Documentaries for Free on YouTube

MakeUseOf: “Netflix has uploaded some of its best documentaries to YouTube. This means they’re available for anyone to watch for free, with or without a Netflix subscription. The documentaries on offer include Our Planet, as narrated by David Attenborough. For several years, Netflix has allowed teachers to screen its documentaries in their classrooms. However, with schools around the world closed due to COVID-19, Netflix has uploaded a selection of documentaries for children (and adults) to watch at home instead. The documentaries are all available on the Netflix YouTube channel. The streaming media giant has even put them all in a playlist to ensure they’re easily accessible. They’re all available in English, with subtitles in other languages being added later this week…”

Where to donate your stimulus check to help people affected by coronavirus

Digital Trends: “Millions of Americans have received stimulus checks from the IRS as part of the government’s relief program for the economic fallout caused by COVID-19, also known as coronavirus. If you got your stimulus money but don’t feel like you need it, there’s never been a better time to donate your stimulus check to… Continue Reading

Presidential Appointments to Full-Time Positions on Regulatory and Other Collegial Boards and Commissions, 115th Congress

CRS Report – Presidential Appointments to Full-Time Positions on Regulatory and Other Collegial Boards and Commissions, 115th Congress, April 20, 2020: “The President makes appointments to certain positions within the federal government, either using authorities granted to the President alone or with the advice and consent of the Senate. There are some151full-time leadership positions on… Continue Reading

Domestic Public Health Response to COVID-19: Current Status

Domestic Public Health Response to COVID-19: Current Status Updated April 20, 2020: “The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting communities throughout the United States, with case counts changing daily. Over 760,000 cases have been reported in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, with over 35,000… Continue Reading

2020 World Press Freedom Index

Entering a decisive decade for journalism, exacerbated by coronavirus: “The 2020 World Press Freedom Index, compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), shows that the coming decade will be decisive for the future of journalism, with the Covid-19 pandemic highlighting and amplifying the many crises that threaten the right to freely reported, independent, diverse and reliable… Continue Reading

Interim coronavirus deal legislative text

April 21, 2020, Senate, 116th Congress 2nd Session – the Paycheck Protection and Program and Health Care Enhancement Act – encompassing and additional $484 billion – “To increase amounts authorized and appropriated for commitments for the Paycheck Protection Program authorized under Section 7(a) of the Small Business Act, economic injury disaster loans and emergency grants… Continue Reading

Shopping for Food During the COVID-19 Pandemic

US FDA Information for Consumers – note / this is guide with recommendations – “As grocery shopping remains a necessity during this pandemic, many people have questions about how to shop safely. We want to reassure consumers that there is currently no evidence of human or animal food or food packaging being associated with transmission… Continue Reading

Coronavirus: The Latest Court Closures And Restrictions

Law360 UPDATED April 21, 2020, 2:42 PM EDT | “As courts across the country take measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, some are restricting access and altering their procedures. Here is a roundup of changes. This list will be updated with new information as it becomes available. Latest updates include Arizona, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho,… Continue Reading

Coronavirus: How Law Firms Are Handling The Downturn

Law360 — UPDATED April 21, 2020, 1:30 PM EDT | “The spreading coronavirus pandemic has upended the legal industry, forcing firms to cut salaries, lay off attorneys and make changes to summer associate programs. Here is a roundup of how law firms are responding.  Click firms below for more details. This list will be updated with… Continue Reading

Positive Economic Views Plummet; Support for Government Aid Crosses Party Lines

Pew – Most expect problems from COVID-19 to last six months or longer – “Amid record unemployment claims and the disruption of commercial activity caused by the novel coronavirus outbreak, the public’s assessments of the U.S. economy have deteriorated with extraordinary speed and severity. Just 23% of Americans now rate economic conditions in the country… Continue Reading