$2 trillion rescue package passes US Senate, heads to House

Washington (AFP) – The US Senate unanimously passed the nation’s largest-ever rescue package late Wednesday, a $2 trillion lifeline to suffering Americans, critically depleted hospitals and an economy ravaged by a rapidly spreading coronavirus crisis.The measure cleared the Senate 96-0 after days of tumultuous, sometimes bitter negotiations and debate, as the US death toll for the pandemic soared past 1,000, with 68,000 confirmed infections.Outbreaks have grown nationwide, but with particular fear that New York could be the next epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic.”Let us tell them tonight t…

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