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Clinics on wheels bring doctors and dentists to health care deserts

Fri, 03/17/2023 - 11:11

Health care vans that provided COVID testing and vaccines in the pandemic are now providing a range of health services in hard-to-reach communities. New access to federal funds could expand the trend.

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The third season of 'Ted Lasso' basks in the glow of its quirky characters

Fri, 03/17/2023 - 11:00

Jason Sudeikis' Ted Lasso returns as folksy as ever, but one wonders if there is enough ah shucks personality to carry the series to a compelling end.

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Robert Smith of The Cure convinces Ticketmaster to give partial refunds, lower fees

Fri, 03/17/2023 - 09:41

The announcement came a day after Smith shared his frustrations with Ticketmaster, saying he was "as sickened as you all are" by the company's fees.

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Russia awards pilots involved in confrontation with a U.S. drone over Black Sea

Fri, 03/17/2023 - 08:21

The United States accused Russia of an "unsafe" and "unprofessional" intercept of its MQ-9 Reaper surveillance drone that forced it to be brought down over the Black Sea this week

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China's leader Xi Jinping will meet with Russia's Vladimir Putin in Moscow next week

Fri, 03/17/2023 - 07:30

Moscow said the long-anticipated visit is coming at the invitation of President Vladimir Putin. The talks are expected to focus on the war in Ukraine, though it wasn't mentioned explicitly.

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Michigan Democrats are getting their way for the first time in nearly 40 years

Fri, 03/17/2023 - 05:15

For the first time in decades, Democrats run the show in Michigan, passing legislative priorities they've been after for years: repealing a 1931 abortion law, repealing right-to-work and more.

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'Poverty, By America' shows how the rest of us benefit by keeping others poor

Fri, 03/17/2023 - 05:15

Pulitzer winner for Evicted Matthew Desmond examines why the U.S. has more poverty than other rich nations. He finds it spends big on social programs, but gives the most to those who need it least.

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Volcanic activity on Venus spotted in radar images, scientists say

Fri, 03/17/2023 - 05:05

Data from an old NASA spacecraft reveals a volcano erupted on the surface of Venus in 1991, a new study in Science says.

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Biden has big ideas for fixing child care. For now a small workaround will have to do

Fri, 03/17/2023 - 05:00

The administration is turning to semiconductors in the hopes of expanding affordable child care.

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'Back to one meal a day': SNAP benefits drop as food prices climb

Fri, 03/17/2023 - 05:00

A lot of people don't think twice about buying milk, says Teresa Calderez. "But there are lots of us out here who can't buy a gallon of milk when we need it."

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New Zealand lawmakers banned from TikTok amid data use fears

Fri, 03/17/2023 - 03:23

New Zealand lawmakers and other workers inside the nation's Parliament will be banned from having the TikTok app on their government phones, officials said Friday.

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Trains derail in Arizona and Washington, with oil spilled on Puget Sound tribal land

Fri, 03/17/2023 - 03:10

The derailment in Washington state occurred on a berm along Padilla Bay, on the Swinomish tribal reservation near Anacortes. Most of 5,000 gallons of spilled diesel fuel leaked on the land.

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Jim Gordon, a famed session drummer who killed mother, dies

Fri, 03/17/2023 - 01:31

Jim Gordon, the famed session drummer who backed Eric Clapton and The Beach Boys before being diagnosed with schizophrenia and going to prison for killing his mother, has died. He was 77.

How the slam dunk became this director's metaphor for the Asian American experience

Thu, 03/16/2023 - 17:27

When is a dunk more than a dunk? When it's wrapped up in proving yourself to your entire high school.

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A $3.5 billion accounting error puts the South Carolina comptroller's job on the line

Thu, 03/16/2023 - 17:26

State lawmakers angry over the accounting blunder by Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom began efforts to oust him, a day after demanding he quit or be fired. He has signaled he won't resign.

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Denver donates 35 bison to Native American tribes

Thu, 03/16/2023 - 17:25

The transfers marked another example of Indigenous people reclaiming stewardship over the land and animals that their ancestors managed for thousands of years.

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Child care demand outpaces supply. In rural U.S., there may be no supply

Thu, 03/16/2023 - 16:28

For many families, its extremely difficult to find child care — especially in rural areas where the need far outweighs any available options.

Yellen tries to reassure Americans that bank collapse fallout will be contained

Thu, 03/16/2023 - 16:28

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says bank depositors can feel confident their money is safe. Yellen promised a thorough review of what went wrong at two regional banks that failed in the past week.

California storms are taking a toll on farmworkers like those in the town of Pajaro

Thu, 03/16/2023 - 16:28

In the area, berry fields have become small lakes, leaving workers without jobs, food and, in some cases, housing.

Activists spread misleading information to fight solar

Thu, 03/16/2023 - 16:28

Citizens for Responsible Solar is part of a growing backlash against renewable energy in rural communities across the United States.