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Beyer Says Unemployment Lapse Inevitable — “We are out of time to extend enhanced unemployment benefits that tens of millions of Americans are depending on. Senate Republicans and the White House still can’t even start negotiating a compromise because they’re arguing with each other. A lapse looks unavoidable now. Ugh.” [Twitter]

COVID-19 Cases Increase by 21 — “The latest update from the City on COVID-19: Positive tests up 21 to 2,639 in the City; 7-day Positivity Rate is 6.7%; 0 new hospitalizations. Still safer at home, wash hands, wear masks and support our essential workers.” [Twitter]

Woodbine Tot Lot Renovated by Make-A-Wish Foundation — “Whitaker selflessly wanted one wish: the renovation of the Woodbine Tot Lot in his ‘hood.‬ ‪With leadership from Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic, partnership from the City and donations from individuals and business, it happened!” [Facebook]

AMC Hoffman Theater Reopening Delayed — “The company previously set its reopening date for July 15 and then delayed it to July 30. The theater chain now plans to open locations in “mid to late August,” according to multiple reports.” [Patch]

Alexandria Summer Camps Go Virtual — “For many families, instead of lathering up with sunscreen and packing a lunch, getting ready for summer camp is as easy as turning on a computer.” [AlexTimes]

Today’s Weather in Alexandria — Scattered thunderstorms likely throughout the day and cloudy — “[Weather.com]

New Job: Grocery Shopper — “Shipt is a membership-based marketplace that helps people get the things they need, like fresh produce and household essentials, from stores they trust. Help people save time and have fun while you’re at it – there’s never been a better time to join Shipt.” [Indeed]

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