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How you can help children in poverty during the pandemic without leaving home

April 30, 2020

BPT While most of the world has hit pause on daily life, kindness and giving can be considered essential services. Socio-economic consequences of the COVID-19 health pandemic are challenging families across the globe, as schools have closed, after-school meal programs have paused, businesses have shut down, and families are feeling greater strain on finances. Children…

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Top tips to deep clean this spring

April 30, 2020

BPT This year spring cleaning is more than ever about the deep clean. Spring typically inspires a little more time dedicated to cleaning, in fact, a recent survey commissioned by Bona and conducted by Harris Poll found that more than half of U.S. adults say that the start of spring triggers extra cleaning in the…

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Many states fall short of mandate to track virus exposure

April 30, 2020

By Christina A. Cassidy And Jason Dearen ASSOCIATED PRESS  ATLANTA  — As more states push to reopen their economies, many are falling short on one of the federal government’s essential criteria for doing so — having an efficient system to track people who have been physically near a person infected with the coronavirus. An Associated…

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Four ways to help nurses during the coronavirus pandemic

April 24, 2020

Family Features America’s nurses are on the front lines of the fight against coronavirus, providing safe, quality, compassionate and nondiscriminatory care to those they serve, many of whom are doing so at significant risk to their own well-being.  The American Nurses Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Nurses Association, created the Coronavirus Response Fund…

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Tribes sue over distribution of coronavirus relief funding

April 24, 2020

By Felicia Fonseca FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Several Native American tribes sued the federal government Friday, seeking to keep any of the $8 billion in federal coronavirus relief for tribes kept out of the hands of for-profit Alaska Native corporations. The U.S. Treasury Department is tasked with doling out the money by April 26 to…

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Scant testing in US migration system risks spreading virus

April 24, 2020

By Sonia Perez D., Nomaan Merchant, Ben Fox and Michael Weissenstein ASSOCIATED PRESS  GUATEMALA CITY  — The Trump administration’s failure to test all but a small percentage of detained immigrants for the novel coronavirus may be helping it spread through the United States’ sprawling system of detention centers and then to Central America and elsewhere…

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Racial toll of virus on African Americans grows even starker as more data emerges

April 24, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Registered medical assistant Elaine Lomax handles a nasal swab specimen after it was collected at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site Thursday, April 16, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) By Kat Stafford, Meghan Hoyer And Aaron Morrison ASSOCIATED PRESS  As a clearer picture emerges of COVID-19’s decidedly deadly toll on Black Americans,…

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Senators urge anti-bias police training over mask fears

April 24, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this April 7, 2020, photo, a subway rider wears a mask and a bandana to protect himself against COVID-19 in New York. As the coronavirus tightened its grip across the country, it is cutting a particularly devastating swath through an already vulnerable population, black Americans. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) By Aaron Morrison ASSOCIATED…

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