5 things to know Tuesday

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A $ 2,000 stimulus verification increase could go to the Senate

A measure to increase stimulus checks from $ 600 to $ 2,000 for most Americans as part of the COVID-19 relief package It can be brought into the Republican-controlled Senate on Tuesday. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he would force the chamber to take the action after it was approved Monday in the House of Representatives. With only one senator needing to veto the bill being prevented from being passed, the future of the measure remains unclear. Republicans have stressed for months on increased government spending and are likely to oppose the measure, despite President Donald Trump’s pressure to increase checks to $ 2,000 per adult. A vote on the measure will force Conservative lawmakers to take an uncomfortable stance: either overlook their longstanding objections or ignore a key demand of the president in the final weeks of his term.

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New COVID-19 Relief: More Stimulus Checks and Unemployment Benefits

Lawmakers have struck a nearly $ 900 billion relief deal from COVID-19, including another round of stimulus checks and unemployment benefits for struggling Americans.

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American Airlines will put the 737 MAX back into the air

A Boeing 737 Max, which has been out of service for 20 months after two international accidents, has been set Return to heaven by paying passengers on Tuesday. American Airlines Flight 718, the first commercial flight of 737 for a major US airline since re-certification on November 18, will depart from Miami at around 10:30 AM ET and arrive in New York LaGuardia at 1:30 PM ET. Other airlines plan to follow suit: United expects to resume MAX flights again on February 11th, and Southwest has not announced a date for their return, although its CEO speculates it won’t be until spring. All MAX aircraft were grounded worldwide in 2019 after two fatal accidents that together killed 346 people. In November, the Federal Aviation Administration approved changes – particularly in flight control programs – that allowed airlines to resume flying on board. But it is unclear whether the flying public would accept or shun the plane.

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American Airlines 737 MAX returns to the sky

American Airlines is taking long-range Boeing 737 MAX jets from storage, updating major flight control software, and flying planes in preparation for their maiden flights with a passenger push later this month. (3 December)

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Kamala Harris gets a COVID-19 vaccine

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband Douglas Imhoff They are due to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on TuesdayRelocation officials said. CNN reported that Harris is expected to be vaccinated live in front of the camera. Harris will join an increasing number of high-level officials who have been vaccinated against COVID-19, including President-elect Joe Biden, Vice President Mike Pence, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Dr. Anthony Fauci. Experts say it is important that senior government officials be among the first to receive doses of the vaccine in order to boost trust among the American people. Vaccinating them is also part of a plan to ensure government continuity.

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President-elect Joe Biden receives the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

President-elect Biden receives the first two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and is urging Americans to do the same.

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Investigators are looking for motive in the Nashville bombing

The investigators are still on Tuesday Searching for the motive behind the Christmas Day bombing in Nashville, Tn. President-elect Joe Biden attended a national security briefing on Monday, then told reporters that the authorities “are working around the clock to obtain more information on motive and intent,” and there must be “constant vigilance in all areas” against domestic attacks. Officials say they are still not sure what prompted 63-year-old Anthony Quinn Warner, who was killed in the blast, to detonate an RV in the city center on Christmas morning, causing massive damage to 41 buildings. Residents near their apartments have been evacuated. No one was killed in the explosion. The authorities are expected to continue their investigations in the coming days to determine the type of explosives used in the explosion and the motive.

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The Nashville bombing was captured by police camera

The Nashville Metro Police Department released footage from the moment the Christmas Day bombing shook the city.

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The California Stay Home Order will likely be extended

This California Home Stay Order is going to happen It will likely be extended another three weeksGovernor Gavin Newsom announced Monday. The official speech will come Tuesday from State Secretary of Health and Human Services Mark Galley. On Christmas Eve, California became the first state to have 2 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. Although residents were under strict orders to stay at home, hospitals were inundated with the largest number of cases since the pandemic began. If extended, the closure order will continue to prevent residents from gathering; The core business should continue to operate at much lower capacity; Bars, wineries, salons and restaurants will remain closed, and hotels can only be opened to support vital infrastructure. Newsom said the country should prepare for a “inevitable increase on top of an increase” as the holiday season continues.

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