Monthly Stimulus Checks On The Way, Mass Shooting At Indianapolis FedEx Facility, And Cop Signs Book Deal About Breonna Taylor

Families To Begin Receiving Monthly Stimulus Checks

As a part of President Joe Biden’s COVID relief bill, working families can expect to receive monthly stimulus checks, according to Yahoo Finance. The monthly payments will be distributed beginning in July and ending in December. All families with children between the ages of 0 and 17 who qualified for the latest $1,400 stimulus check will receive the monthly payments, which are being distributed as a result of the temporary expansion of the child tax credit.

Families headed by a couple earning under $150,000 or an individual earning under $75,000 with children ages 6 to 17 will receive $250 per month. Families who fall beneath the same umbrella with children under 6 will receive $300 per month. In total, these families will receive a sum of $3,000 or $3,600 by the end of 2021. The other half of the credit for the 2021 year will be provided as a tax refund next year when you file for 2021.

Simon & Schuster Passes On Cop’s Breonna Taylor Book

It was announced Friday that Louisville Police Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, one of the police officers involved in the raid that resulted in the death of Breonna Taylor recently signed a deal to write a book about the incident with Post Hill Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. A spokesperson for the publisher has since come forward to say that they will not be distributing the book.

“Like much of the American public, earlier today Simon & Schuster learned of plans by distribution client Post Hill Press to publish a book by Jonathan Mattingly,” the spokesperson said in an email, according to The Washington Post. “We have subsequently decided not [to] be involved in the distribution of this book.”

Eight Dead Following Mass Shooting At FedEx Facility

Eight people are dead following a deadly shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis. According to CNN, the gunman began shooting inside and outside of a FedEx Ground facility near an Indianapolis airport Thursday night. In addition to the eight who were killed, several others were wounded before the gunman took his own life. The motive for the shooting was not immediately disclosed.

CNN Correspondent Rene Marsh Loses Toddler To Brain Cancer

CNN correspondent Rene Marsh has lost her son, Blake, to brain cancer.

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“In your 25 months on earth, you taught me how much strength I had stored up in reserve that I didn’t know I had,” Marsh wrote in an Instagram tribute. “You taught me endurance. You taught me a depth of love I have never experienced. You inspired me to keep going when I wanted to give up. You helped me prioritize what is truly important in this life.”

Blake, who recently celebrated his second birthday, was diagnosed in 2019. Although he went into remission, the cancer later returned and spread.

George Floyd Trial: Closing Arguments To Begin Monday

Closing arguments in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minnesota police officer charged in the death of George Floyd, are expected to begin Monday. After arguments are presented, the jury will be sequestered as they deliberate and work towards a verdict.

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