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The News Roundup — Domestic

A member of the cleaning crew cleans the podium at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC.
A member of the cleaning crew cleans the podium at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC.

Late Wednesday night, the Senate approved a $2 trillion aid package for those affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

If the House moves it forward and the president signs it, the bill will add billions into unemployment insurance programs, mail checks to Americans in need and create loan programs for struggling businesses across the country.

Amid the crisis, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s political star is rising as he works to keep New Yorkers informed on his government’s efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

Meanwhile, a 31-year old in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody is the first to test positive for COVID-19.

And if you’re bored at home, maybe you’re getting into video games.

The popularity of online gaming has risen as more Americans are being instructed to remain inside. This week, gaming platform Steam broke its record for concurrent users. However, the increased strain on gaming infrastructure has led to slow loading times and lag for many users.

We cover the biggest headlines from around the nation on the News Roundup.

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