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The Delta variant for the 1st time accounts for more than half of all US COVID-19 cases, CDC says

The CDC now estimates that the Delta variant makes a majority of COVID-19 cases in the US. The variant is most common in Midwestern states like Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska. It is least prevalent along the eastern seaboard around Virginia and Pennsylvania. See more stories on Insider's business page. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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A map shows the 12 states most at risk from COVID-19, all with high levels of Delta and below-average vaccination rates

The 12 US states at most risk from COVID-19 include Arkansas, Nevada, and Missouri, according to Covid Act Now. The organization uses CDC data and is partnered with Stanford, Harvard and Georgetown Universities. The highest risk states include those with lower vaccination rates and more cases of the highly infectious Delta variant. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US states most at risk from COVID-19 include those with below-average vaccination rates and high levels of the infectious Delta variant, according to data from an influential non-profit that's partnered with Stanford, Harvard and Georgetown Universities. ...
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Unemployment declining faster in states that are cutting off $300 enhanced federal benefits, according to WSJ

Unemployment is declining faster in states ending weekly $300 federal benefits, per the WSJ. Missouri ended enhanced federal benefits for unemployed state residents as of June 12. The state's unemployment rate sits below the national average, but many continue to struggle. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
25 GOP-led states and one Democratic state are cutting $300 weekly federal unemployment benefits. Here are the 26 states making the cut this summer.
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25 GOP-led states and one Democratic state are cutting $300 weekly federal unemployment benefits. Here are the 26 states making the cut this summer.

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Missouri man pleads guilty to threatening to lynch two congressmen

Kenneth Hubert pleaded guilty to two counts of threatening to lynch a Black representative and a Jewish representative.  Hubert, from Missouri, faces a maximum penalty of six years in prison and a $250,000 fine per count. Hubert admitted to calling the offices of Reps. Emanuel Cleaver and Steve Cohen and threatening the lawmakers in conversations with their staffers. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Missouri man pleaded guilty to threatening to lynch two sitting lawmakers, according to court documents filed in the US District Court for the Western District of Missouri. Kenneth R. Hubert, 63, threatened to lynch Rep. E...