US Hits Grim Milestone in Battle Against COVID-19 Pandemic

July 29, 2020 11:30 PM
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The United States passed a somber milestone in its efforts to battle the coronavirus pandemic. The number of deaths toped 150,000 on Wednesday as the nation is among highest in deaths per capita globally.  The looming expiration of federal assistance tied to the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to cut a financial lifeline for tens of millions of Americans. With benefits set to expire on Friday, Republicans and Democrats reportedly remain far apart on a possible extension of benefits.