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Mar 16, 2021: Trump Plan to Privatize Medicare Still in Place


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TODAY'S HEADLINES:

A subtle policy left in place by the Trump administration could let private interests hack up Medicare even further unless the Biden Administration steps in.

Meanwhile, Europe’s wider vaccine rollout hits a major snag as new concerns over possible side-effects cause several nations to suspend use of the Astra Zeneca vaccine. Fortunately, the U.S...


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 2021-03-16  7m
 
 

Mar 15, 2021: ICE Dropping Off Covid+ Immigrants With No Warning


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TODAY'S HEADLINES:

The Washington Post reports that Immigrations and Customs Enforcement is dropping off asylum seekers who are positive for COVID-19 at bus stops with no prior warning to the activist groups who are trying to unite them with families or find them housing, while FEMA steps in to take over housing unaccompanied minors overwhelming facilities on the border...


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 2021-03-15  7m
 
 

Mar 12, 2021: Biden Accelerates Vaccination Schedule


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TODAY'S HEADLINES:

Joe Biden wanted you to know how much he’s accomplished in his first fifty days in office, so he gave a speech about it. He promised an accelerated coronavirus vaccination schedule, a new website to book appointments, and hope for normalcy by July 4th...


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 2021-03-12  8m
 
 

Mar 11, 2021: EU Denies 'Vaccine Nationalism'


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TODAY'S HEADLINES:

An international dispute highlights how little wealthy countries are contributing to the vaccination effort outside their borders. Poor nations could be waiting years to catch up.

Meanwhile, the feds are honing in on members of two extremist groups, the Oath Keepers and the Proud Boys, as they prosecute the Capitol insurrectionists...


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 2021-03-11  8m
 
 

Mar 10, 2021: Hate Crimes Target Asian-Americans


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TODAY'S HEADLINES:

Hate crimes were down overall last year across America, with a glaring exception. Asian-Americans were increasingly targeted for violence and abuse.

Meanwhile, a new study puts sobering numbers on a global problem: violence against women. There are new calls for men to step up and end it...


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 2021-03-10  8m
 
 

Mar 9, 2021 - Migrant Kids Jailed En Masse


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TODAY'S HEADLINES:

The number of migrant children detained at the U.S. border has tripled in the past two weeks, filling adult detention facilities as places in slightly-more-human shelters run out fast. If this is the new normal, it looks a lot like the old one...


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 2021-03-09  7m
 
 

Mar 8, 2021: Senate Passes Chopped-Up COVID Relief


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TODAY'S HEADLINES:

The Senate passed Joe Biden’s flagship Coronavirus aid package on Saturday, against unanimous Republican opposition, despite all of the concessions hacked out of it by centrists like Joe Manchin.

Meanwhile, The U.S...


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 2021-03-08  7m
 
 

Mar 5, 2021: Capitol Remains On Guard


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TODAY'S HEADLINES:

Washington, DC, will remain in fortress mode as the Pentagon considers a request to keep the National Guard deployed there. Perhaps because of the heightened security, a reported threat against the Capitol yesterday failed to materialize.

Meanwhile, in Silicon Valley, local officials swept a homeless encampment that sprung up near the Facebook campus...


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 2021-03-05  8m
 
 

Mar 4, 2021: Biden Cuts Stimulus Eligibility


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TODAY'S HEADLINES:

Centrist Democrats in the Senate have convinced Joe Biden to limit how many people will qualify for direct $1,400 payments in his pandemic relief bill. But progressive members of Congress are still pushing for expanded eligibility.

Meanwhile, a new study shows how hard the nonprofit sector has been hit by the economic fallout of the pandemic...


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 2021-03-04  8m
 
 

Mar 3, 2021: Vaccine For Every American By May Says Biden


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TODAY'S HEADLINES:

The Biden Administration announced that there will be enough available coronavirus vaccine for every adult in the country by May, though it will take a bit longer than that to actually get every shot in someone’s arm...


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 2021-03-03  7m