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New Federal Estimates Put Coronavirus Death Toll at 100-240,000

For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.Here’s the latest projection of the US death toll from the coronavirus pandemic: The top government scientists battling the coronavirus estimated Tuesday that the deadly pathogen could kill between 100,000 and 240,000 Americans, in spite of the social distancing measures that have…

“People Were Sobbing, People Were Begging for Us to See Them Anyway”: Texas’ Abortion Ban Is Cruel

Activists stand with signs at an abortion-rights rally at Supreme Court in Washington to protest new state bans on abortion services on Tuesday May 21, 2019.Congressional Quarterly/Newscom/ZUMA For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.Leave it to anti-abortion politicians in Texas to not let a crisis go to waste.…

Expanded Unemployment Benefits Will Start This Week

For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.We have good news and bad news on the unemployment benefit front: The federal government will this week release funds from a coronavirus stimulus package to boost jobless benefits, but how quickly those payments reach laid-off workers depends on overburdened state unemployment…