Another 1.3 million workers seek jobless benefits

Atlanta’s mayor signed an order mandating masks in the city, defying the governor who said masks are “encouraged” not required.
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ABC's Kara Phillips is in Washington with the latest headlines good afternoon Kara. Any great to see you we begin with the new job numbers that are just out one point three million workers seeking jobless benefits last week. As layoffs remain historically high today's numbers. Are in line with expectations as the job market is struggling to sustain gains amid the new surgeon reported Covert infections. And the deadly storms sweeping across the midwest. More than two dozen reported tornadoes that have destroyed homes and property in Minnesota Colorado Nebraska and Illinois. We are also seeing injuries and at least one fatality were storm struck in northwestern Minnesota. And the hunt for glee star night air Rivera officials in California say the 33 year old is believed to have drowned. After finding her four year old son floating alone in a rented boat on a lake northwest of Los Angeles. That search and rescue effort started when the boat wasn't returned. She are apparently are recovering from corona virus and now we Atlanta's mayor is defined the governor when it comes to masks. Mayor quiche a Lance bottom signing an executive order making masks mandatory. And Georgia's largest city. While governor Brian camp says masks are strongly encouraged. Not required. And the new first coming to TV screens actress JVC at Leisle taking over the title role in the CW series bat woman. Should be the first black actress to play bat woman in a live action television. Or film production. And eighty. I'm told that Leslie is also saying in a statement that as a bisexual woman she's honored to join what she calls a ground breaking show. Which is been a TrailBlazer. For the LG BTQ plus community that show expected to return. Early 20/20 one were told yes so many fans excited about accurate thank you for bringing it to us.

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