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Biden campaign turns speech on nation’s unrest into battleground digital ad

Joe Biden’s campaign has turned the former vice president’s speech on civil unrest across the nation into a digital ad released Wednesday in battleground states. The ad, “Build the Future,” plays footage of the presumptive Democratic nominee’s speech and overlays it with images and video of the chaotic clash between protesters and federal law enforcement…MORE

Obama to discuss George Floyd death and policing in virtual town hall Wednesday

Former President Barack Obama plans to address in a virtual town hall Wednesday night the death of George Floyd, stressing the importance of “ensuring that this moment becomes one for real change” and that the protests around the country lead to new policies, according to an Obama aide. Those comments will mark Obama’s first time…MORE

Obama to discuss George Floyd death and policing in virtual town hall Wednesday

Former President Barack Obama plans to address in a virtual town hall Wednesday night the death of George Floyd, stressing the importance of “ensuring that this moment becomes one for real change” and that the protests around the country lead to new policies, according to an Obama aide. Those comments will mark Obama’s first time…MORE

Coronavirus cases rise in US south and west as crowded protests spark worries

Coronavirus cases rise in US south and west as crowded protests spark worries

Coronavirus cases continued to spread in parts of the American south and west in the past week as experts warn that packed protests could exacerbate the pandemic. The early parts of the American coronavirus outbreak struck hardest in the dense metropolitan areas on the coasts, such as New York, New Jersey, Boston, and California. But…MORE

European unemployment is half that of America. Here’s why

European unemployment is half that of America. Here’s why

Unemployment in the European Union ticked up in April as job losses tied to the coronavirus pandemic mounted. But short-time work programs — which are far more common than in the United States — helped cushion the blow. The EU unemployment rate rose to 6.6% in April from 6.4% in March, Eurostat, the statistical office…MORE

The pandemic is saving soup sales as people stock up and eat at home

The pandemic is saving soup sales as people stock up and eat at home

As people stocked up for an unknown future and sheltered in place because of the coronavirus pandemic, they reached for soup — and helped spark a turnaround for Campbell. The company reported a 35% increase in US soup sales in retail for the three months ending on April 26. “Now more than ever, consumers are…MORE

Police accountability and immunity could get a closer look by the Supreme Court

The protests and clashes unfolding across the country in response to the killing of George Floyd have upheld a resonant message for courts to consider: Law enforcement accountability is missing in the justice system. The Supreme Court could decide soon whether it will take a closer look at a legal doctrine it created nearly 40…MORE