The latest figure from the Labor Department marks the 11th straight weekly decline in applications since they peaked at nearly 7 million in March.
Mike Bloomberg is transferring $18 million from his presidential campaign to the Democratic National Committee in the largest single such transfer ever.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has the Senate votes to proceed with setting the ground rules for President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.
Trump's decision to pull American troops out of northern Syria — triggering a deadly Turkish invasion targeting the U.S.'s erstwhile Syrian Kurdish allies — has unmuzzled GOP lawmakers in a manner seldom seen since Trump entered the White House.
Even GOP lawmakers are slamming President Trump for pulling American troops out of northern Syria, triggering Turkey to invade and target Syrian Kurds.