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EDITOR'S NOTE: Overwhelmed by the flood of news stories and commentary about the coronavirus pandemic? Who isn't?

Thanks to Liles Taylor for sending us this.

By MANDY McCLAREN

Sarah Jordan wants you to know her father’s name.

The American Bar Association had rated the new nominee, Judge Justin Walker, as unqualified, but he has strong conservative support

By KARL HULSE

EDITOR'S NOTE: The AFL-CIO has not endorsed anybody for president this year.

By MARC CAPUTO

First came the National Education Association. Then the United Food and Commercial Workers. The American Federation of Teachers came next, and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees followed.

By KENTUCKY HEALTH NEWS

We are posting the updates from Governor Beshear as a service to our readers, along with the full video of the press conference. The bullets come from the KY Health News site, and the video is straight from Facebook. The summary includes both points from the Beshear press conference and news items related to those bullets.

Read more here.

From Huffington Post: Bernie Sanders Spits Fire At GOP Senators For Holdup Over Unemployment Benefits

The Vermont senator dripped with sarcasm as he eviscerated Republicans for holding up the coronavirus relief package over unemployment benefits.

Thjanks to Jeff Wiggins for forwarding this to us.

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Kentucky Building Trades Affiliates,

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has issued an executive order giving details of business closings and industries that can remain open. Those on the list that may remain open are in the Housing, Building and Construction Industries. This executive order mirrors the US Department of Homeland Security federal guidelines. Details of both links are attached.

By JOAN McCARTER

With Senate Democrats and the White House about to forge an agreement on a coronavirus package, it's worth revisiting how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has wasted 10 critical days of Senate time—in the middle of a pandemic—playing a toxic, partisan game.