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World's Biggest Vaccine Maker 'Very Stressed' As India Sees Record Spike In COVID-19

Wed, 04/07/2021 - 05:14

India has recorded its biggest jump in new coronavirus infections since the pandemic began. Authorities are trying to balance curbs on movement with voting in state elections.

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A Brief History Of How Racism Shaped Interstate Highways

Wed, 04/07/2021 - 05:02

Part of President Biden's infrastructure plan aims to promote racial equity. Professor Deborah Archer says highway planners in the mid-20th century sometimes purposefully destroyed Black communities.

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Derek Chauvin Trial Breaks 'Blue Wall Of Silence,' But Will It Transform Policing?

Wed, 04/07/2021 - 05:02

Nekima Levy Armstrong, a civil rights attorney and activist, says it's "amazing" the Minneapolis police chief and others testified against Chauvin. But she's unsure if the trial will bring reforms.

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Texas Courts Open Eviction Floodgates: 'We Just Stepped Off A Cliff'

Wed, 04/07/2021 - 05:01

Judges in Texas are being told it's not their job to enforce a CDC order aimed at stopping evictions. Housing groups fear that a wave of unnecessary evictions will leave thousands homeless.

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The Military Confronts Extremism, One Conversation At A Time

Wed, 04/07/2021 - 05:01

Every unit is holding a "stand down" to talk about extremism in the ranks. But the armed forces are still grappling with fundamental questions of how to define, identify and best deal with it.

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Fact Check: How Colorado, Georgia Voting Laws Differ Despite Conservatives' Claims

Wed, 04/07/2021 - 05:00

Major League Baseball's All-Star Game is headed to Denver in protest of Georgia's new voting law, including changes to who can vote by mail. Georgia's governor called the move "hypocritical."

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San Francisco School Board Rescinds Controversial School Renaming Plan

Wed, 04/07/2021 - 02:07

The project involved 44 schools, the names of which a panel had decided honored figures linked to racism or oppression.

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Toronto Suspends In Person Class As Cases Surge In Canada's Most-Populous Province

Wed, 04/07/2021 - 01:07

All elementary and secondary school students in Toronto will return to remote learning Wednesday and will remain home until at least April 18.

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Toronto Suspends In-Person Classes As Cases Surge In Canada's Most-Populous Province

Wed, 04/07/2021 - 01:07

All elementary and secondary school students in Toronto will return to remote learning Wednesday and will remain home until at least April 18.

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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson On Transgender Health Care Bill: 'Step Way Too Far'

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 19:36

"My own personal view that this is too extreme, it was too broad and did not grandfather in those young people who are currently under hormone treatment," he said, before apologizing.

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Governor Aims To Reopen California By Mid-June, Contingent On Public Health Metrics

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 16:42

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a tentative statewide reopening date of June 15, provided vaccine availability increases and hospitalizations remain low.

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Police Expert On Medical Support Testifies In Trial Of Derek Chauvin

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 16:24

"Just because [someone is] speaking does not mean they are breathing adequately," Minneapolis Police medical support coordinator Nicole Mackenzie testified.

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The Border Patrol's New Migrant Child Care Cadre

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 16:08

An overwhelmed Border Patrol realized it did not have enough officers trained to care for vulnerable detainees in its custody, so it created a new position: Processing Coordinator.

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MLB Moves All-Star Game To Colorado Amid Uproar Over Georgia Voting Law

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 14:13

The change came in response to Georgia's controversial new voting law, which the MLB says are against its values.

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Poet Hanif Abdurraqib On The Intersection Of Black Excellence, Joy And Pain

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 13:58

What do Soul Train and Whitney Houston tell us about race in America? In his book, A Little Devil in America, the culture critic traces the history of Black performance through moments in pop culture.

Longtime Florida Congressman Alcee Hastings Dies At 84

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 13:45

Hastings became Florida's first black federal judge, but was later impeached and removed from office. He went on to win a seat in Congress, where he was known as the "Dean of the Florida Delegation."

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As Biden Pushes Major Rail Investments, Amtrak's 2035 Map Has People Talking

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 13:44

"You and your family could travel coast to coast without a single tank of gas onboard a high-speed train," President Biden said. The map shows 30 new routes across the U.S. that funding could create.

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Rising Tide: Powerful U.S. Growth Set To Lift Global Economy, IMF Says

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 13:32

The International Monetary Fund predicts the U.S. economy will grow at its fastest pace in decades this year, lifting the outlook for worldwide economic growth.

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Scientists Race To Develop Next Generation Of COVID Vaccines

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 13:14

The three vaccines available in the U.S. are safe and effective, but not ideal. Now, work is underway to create more convenient and potent vaccines, including a tablet and nasal spray.

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The Mapmaker Who's Saving Lives In Panama's Pandemic

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 13:13

When COVID-19 hit, cartographer Carlos Doviaza wanted to help his "brothers" in Panama — members of the indigenous community. He decided to help by doing what he does best: making maps.

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