With heated debate over mail delays, the House approved legislation in a rare session that would reverse recent changes in US Postal Service operations and send $25 billion to shore up the agency ahead of the November election.
Following weeks of national protests since the police killing of unarmed black man George Floyd, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on policing that he said would encourage better police practices.
The order is expected to seek the use of financial incentives to encourage police departments to adhere to best practices following nationwide protests against police brutality and racism.
The number of global coronavirus infections has surged past 4.5 million, with over 306,000 deaths and 1.7 million recoveries. Here are more coronavirus-related developments for May 15:
Prominent experts believe that the world’s richest country’s response to the deadly pandemic amounts to that expected of a 'third-world' country.
The US Senate unanimously passed a $2-trillion bill aimed at helping unemployed workers and industries hurt by the coronavirus pandemic, as well as providing billions of dollars to buy urgently needed medical equipment.
Little to no signs were seen that Democrat arguments had changed any minds among Republican senators who control the chamber.
US President Trump lashes out at his accusers in the Senate, says he wouldn't attend any of the impeachment trial, but adds, "I'd sort of love to sit right there front row, and stare at their corrupt faces."
Instead of McConnell's original rules, 24 hours of opening arguments for each side will be spread over three days, giving Democrats momentum as they push to break the standoff over calling new witnesses.
The agreement includes tougher rules on labour and automotive content but leaves $1.2 trillion in annual US-Mexico-Canada trade flows largely unchanged.
US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Senate should begin impeachment trial of President Donald Trump even though it has not resolved a dispute over whether top White House aides will be called as witnesses.
Top Democrat Chuck Schumer is negotiating with his Republican counterpart Mitch McConnell to establish a fair trial.
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