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The State Theatre in Boyertown, Penn. photographed on Jan. 4, 2021. In April, the U.S. Small Business Administration had a troubled start to its Small Venue Operators Grant program. MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle vi/MediaNews Group via Getty Images hide caption

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Shuttered Venues Still Waiting For Government Aid Announced In December

The Small Business Administration experienced a rough launch for its grant program intended to help long-beleaguered venues. After so long without a lifeline, though, time is running thin.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey was met with boos from protestors in his city last summer after saying he didn't support abolishing the police. Stephen Maturen/Getty Images hide caption

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Minneapolis Mayor Says He Welcomes Justice Department Policing Investigation

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Jim Steinman speaks onstage at the Songwriters Hall of Fame induction and awards in 2012. Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Songwriters Hall of Fame hide caption

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Jim Steinman, Writer Of Operatic Rock Hits For Meat Loaf And Celine Dion, Dies At 73

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Most evidence points to the risks of coronavirus transmission outdoors as very low, according to Dr. Ashish Jha of Brown University's School of Public Health. Karen Ducey/Getty Images hide caption

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Masks Remain Extremely Effective Indoors, But Are They Necessary Outside?

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The State Theatre in Boyertown, Penn. photographed on Jan. 4, 2021. In April, the U.S. Small Business Administration had a troubled start to its Small Venue Operators Grant program. MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle vi/MediaNews Group via Getty Images hide caption

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Shuttered Venues Still Waiting For Government Aid Announced In December

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