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    Updated on Jul 15, 2020. Posted on Jul 14, 2020

    Listen: The Eviction Crisis Is Here Just As The Pandemic Is Getting Worse

    “A lot of states now are ending eviction moratoriums, meaning that families either need to pay back rent that’s owed or they need to move out.”

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    A woman wearing a face mask walks past a wall that's been graffitied with "Forgive our rent" in Los Angeles, May 1.

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    On today's episode of News O'Clock, we discuss:

    1. A listener tipped us off that the Gen Z anthem on TikTok is actually a Fall Out Boy song?!

    2. More than 5 million Americans have lost their health insurance along with their jobs in the first months of the pandemic.

    3. The Trump administration carried out the first federal execution of an inmate in 17 years after a last-minute hold was denied by the Supreme Court.

    4. A federal judge rejected a proposed settlement between Harvey Weinstein and his alleged victims.

    5. Sir Ian McKellen gave Sir Patrick Stewart the sweetest birthday present.

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    Ian McKellen (left) and Patrick Stewart (right) attend the UK premiere of X-Men: Days of Future Past in London, May 12, 2014.

    6. Grant Imahara, one of the hosts of Mythbusters, died yesterday. He was 49.

    7. Our dogs are ANXIOUS when we aren’t around now, and it’s only getting worse.

    And we talked with Zachary Neumann, cofounder of Colorado’s COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project, about the nationwide avalanche of evictions that has begun.

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    House keys sitting on an eviction notice received in the mail.

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