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The checks are coming 💰
Some of you might receive a sweet gift from the government tomorrow: $$$. More than 80 million Americans are expected to receive coronavirus stimulus checks of up to $1,200 in their bank accounts Wednesday, according to the Treasury Department. The one-time payments are part of a $2 trillion recovery package designed to help us (and our poor, struggling economy) bounce back from the chaos caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The bad news: Some of you won’t get a check at all. If you earn more than $99,000 a year, sorry, you’re out of luck. Many students aren’t eligible for a stimulus check, either. Neither are some elderly and disabled people.
Today's reader question: Is that money in my account my stimulus check?
Some people in Michigan who checked their bank accounts online in the past few days have already spotted their $1,200. Interestingly: The wording used on bank statements is "IRS Treas 310, so don't look for words such as "stimulus checks" or "economic impact payment." Read more reader questions here.
When will you get your stimulus cash? Here's a new way to find out.
We won't all receive a coronavirus check. Will you get one?
Behind on child support? You may not get a stimulus check.
Every US state has been marred by COVID-19
The USA has reached another dark milestone in the coronavirus crisis: All 50 states have reported at least one COVID-19 death. After nearly two weeks as the only state without a fatality, Wyoming reported its first death Monday.
Thousands of health care workers sickened by the coronavirus
More than 9,000 health care workers across the USA have contracted COVID-19 as of last week, and at least 27 have died, according to a CDC report. That's probably an underestimate.
New saliva test could revolutionize COVID-19 testing
A new coronavirus saliva test that could dramatically accelerate the rate of collections and limit exposure to health care workers could be rolled out as soon as Wednesday. Saliva tests are far less invasive than methods that require you to shove a long swab pretty far up your nose.
Give it to me straight
U.S. coronavirus deaths and confirmed cases have edged lower for the third consecutive day (🙌). Monday's U.S. death toll was 1,509, down 48 from the previous day.
What everyone’s talking about
You heard it here: The WWE has been deemed "essential business" in Florida.
Here's what the Constitution's 10th Amendment says about Trump's claim to have total authority over states.
An ER doctor lost custody of her 4-year-old daughter over coronavirus fears.
Paul Manafort asked to serve his sentence from home during the coronavirus.
The loneliest road trip: He drove across the country during coronavirus. Here's what he saw.
The Obama-Biden bromance is going strong
Former President Barack Obama, who remained neutral for the entirety of the 2020 Democratic primary, endorsed his former vice president, Joe Biden, on Tuesday. "I’m so proud to endorse Joe Biden for president of the United States," Obama said in a video statement. "Choosing Joe to be my vice president was one of the best decisions I ever made, and he became a close friend. And I believe Joe has all the qualities we need in a president right now."
Joe Biden leads Donald Trump in the presidential race by 8 points in a new poll.
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Ryan Reynolds trolled Hugh Jackman with a wedding anniversary shot: "Hang in there, Deb."
It's been one year since the massive fire at Notre Dame cathedral. Here's a look at the cathedral one year later.
Gideon McKean, the great-grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, died of drowning complicated by hypothermia.
The Upper Mississippi River is the nation's "most endangered river" of 2020.
Gwen Stefani gave Blake Shelton a quarantine haircut on "The Tonight Show."
Chip Ganassi Racing fired driver Kyle Larson after his use of a racial slur.
Yankees co-owner Hank Steinbrenner dies
New York Yankees co-owner Hank Steinbrenner died Tuesday after a lengthy illness. He was 63. The eldest son of former Yankees owner George Steinbrenner and his brother Hal assumed co-ownership of the team in 2010 after the death of their father, who had essentially given the duo control of the team years when his health declined.
A break from the news
🍷 No gym? No problem. You can use wine bottles as light weights.
🍞 Yeast for breadmaking is selling out – here's where you can buy it.
🏏 10 fun toys your kids will love using outside this spring.
This is a compilation of stories from across the USA TODAY Network.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Coronavirus stimulus checks, Biden, Hank Steinbrenner: Tuesday's news