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The economic rescue package passed by the Senate this week would let gig workers and other self-employed people seek unemployment benefits they wouldn't normally qualify for. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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The Coronavirus Crisis

Gig Workers Would Get Unemployment Safety Net In Rescue Package

Uber drivers, Airbnb hosts and other gig workers who have lost their livelihoods because of the coronavirus pandemic would get some relief under the proposed new $2 trillion federal rescue package.

Greenery Sarah, the Illstrumentalist
Multidimensional Sarah, the Illstrumentalist
The Cradle Federico Albanese
By the Deep Sea Federico Albanese
Chirizakura Geoffrey Keezer

Sen. Bernie Sanders talks about his plan to deal with the coronavirus pandemic during a virtual round table with supporters on March 17. berniesanders.com via Getty Images hide caption

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Bernie Sanders On His Campaign: 'It's Going To Be A Very Steep Road'

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The streets of Jordan's capital of Amman are seen empty after the start of a nationwide curfew on Saturday amid concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. Raad Adayleh/AP hide caption

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Jordan Keeps Coronavirus In Check With One Of The World's Strictest Lockdowns

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Reel Life (Evolution II) The Cinematic Orchestra
All Things The Cinematic Orchestra
Empty Space Lapa
Talk to the Bass Lapa

Alicia Keys performs during the filming of the Graham Norton Show at BBC Studioworks in London. Isabel Infantes/PA Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Alicia Keys Reflects On How Life Experiences Gave Her Permission To Be 'More Myself'

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Underdog Alicia Keys
Karma Alicia Keys

The economic rescue package passed by the Senate this week would let gig workers and other self-employed people seek unemployment benefits they wouldn't normally qualify for. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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Gig Workers Would Get Unemployment Safety Net In Rescue Package

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Unshield Arms and Sleepers
Kanada Vintage Arms and Sleepers

Lillan Bloodworth (left) with her late husband John Bloodworth, at their home in Gulf Breeze, Fla. Lillian, now 92, donated 23 gallons of blood over five decades. Courtesy of the Bloodworth family hide caption

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StoryCorps

By Age 85, She'd Given 23 Gallons Of Blood: 'Because I Can'

By Age 85, She'd Given 23 Gallons Of Blood: 'Because I Can'

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