The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by the Air Line Pilots Association – Key 48 hours loom as negotiators push for relief deal

➔ International: Lebanon’s Health Ministry said on Wednesday that deadly blasts at Beirut’s port on Tuesday killed 135 people and injured about 5,000 others. Investigators have focused on possible negligence in the storage for six years of 2,750 tons of a highly explosive ammonium nitrate fertilizer inside a waterfront warehouse. The government ordered the house […]

Coronavirus live updates: Unemployment eases, but data glitch clouds state infection counts

12:01 p.m. Santa Clara County health chief says data glitch leaves county ‘feeling blind’: The statewide technical glitch that’s producing massive coronavirus case undercounts has severely affected the ability to track the virus’ spread, Dr. Sara Cody, Santa Clara County health director, said Wednesday. The ongoing glitch appears to be in “the juncture between where […]

Coronavirus live updates: Jobless claims fall, 16 million still collecting unemployment

8:34 a.m. Census reverses on needing more time due to pandemic: The Census Bureau said late on Monday that it would finish collecting data next month and work to deliver population tallies to President Trump that meet his constitutionally questionable order to exclude undocumented immigrants for the purpose of congressional apportionment, Politico reports. The agency […]