Midday News To Use: 12.21.2020

Winter and a Wonder
Winter is here…no seriously…it happened today at 5:02 AM. Today marks the winter solstice, the official start of the season and the shortest day of the year. This year, it also coincides with a special event in the night sky. Jupiter and Saturn come closer in view than they have in centuries.
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‘Help is on the way’ for Republican Senators in Georgia
For months, Mitch McConell has held up any pandemic relief. Now that the two Republican senators involved in the runoff in Georgia are “getting hammered.” referring to the polls, McConell is pushing a bill to help turn the tide for the two Rebuplican senators in Georgia. The deal itself will help individuals, but not restaurants. Although congress put together a separate second bailout for the airline industry. Even though restaurants employ more people.
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Virus Mutation
Canada becomes the latest as more countries are banning travelers from the UK in an effort to contain a mutated variant of Covid-19 that could spread even faster. Scientists have looked at the mutation and it does look like the current vaccinations can stop it.
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Tampa Bay Times
With many behind in rent because of the pandemic, Contemporary Housing Alternatives of Florida has a novel way to give its tenants a chance to lower their debts. A “Back on Track” program that forgives $100 of overdue rent for every hour a tenant volunteers for a recognized nonprofit charity. The offer applies only to renters who have lost income because of the pandemic.
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Would You if You Could?
A little good news for you $5,600. That’s how much tip a customer at a restaurant in Ohio left for the entire staff to split. Each employee got a surprise Christmas gift of $200. The big spender wishes to remain anonymous. Not all superheros wear capes, but this one wears a mask.
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