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How Louisiana Schools Are Doing After Hurricane Laura

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Hurricane Laura hit Louisiana last month, leaving a long trail of devastation. Public schools closed after the storm, but reopen this week with many buildings still damaged or destroyed.

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'Learning Hubs' Offer Free Child Care And Learning — But Only For A Lucky Few

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Small groups of students, organized at the local level, may offer a more equitable alternative to "pandemic pods." But they're far from universally accessible.

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Communities Are Trying To Help Working Parents Who Face A Child Care Gap

Monday, August 31, 2020

With many schools opening up either part-time or remotely, working parents face a childcare gap. Districts and nonprofits are partnering to provide accessible childcare and remote learning options.

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Lake Charles, Louisiana Begins Recovery Process After Hurricane Laura

Saturday, August 29, 2020

One of hardest hit parts of Louisiana during Hurricane Laura was Lake Charles. The 150 mph winds shredded buildings, signs and blew out windows. Now the lengthy process of rebuilding is underway.

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Notre Dame Basketball Coach Muffet McGraw Wants To See More Women Coaching

Friday, April 24, 2020

After 33 years and two women's basketball championships at Notre Dame, Muffet McGraw retired this week. She's been outspoken about having more women leaders in sports.

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How Runners Can Keep Themselves And Others Safe During The Pandemic

Monday, April 13, 2020

As coronavirus-related restrictions take hold, the number of runners hitting roads and trails outside is surging. Here are some ideas for how to minimize your risks as you log your miles.

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'The Wuhan I Know': A Comic About The City Behind The Coronavirus Headlines

Saturday, April 04, 2020

Laura Gao is a native of Wuhan, China — where the coronavirus outbreak began. As the virus spread, Wuhan captured the world's attention. Her comic offers a personal look at the city she loves.

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Apple's New Tool Lets You Screen Yourself For COVID-19

Saturday, March 28, 2020

A new COVID-19 website and app will then offer recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on what to do next.

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Trump Issues Travel Advisory, Not Quarantine, For New York, New Jersey, Connecticut

Saturday, March 28, 2020

The president's decision came hours after floating the possibility that he would issue quarantines for the hard-hit states. The CDC later advised residents against non-essential travel for 14 days.

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More Than 2,000 Americans Have Now Died From The Coronavirus

Saturday, March 28, 2020

The U.S. hit the grim milestone on Saturday night after the number of coronavirus-related deaths doubled in two days.

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Twitter Vows That As Disinformation Tactics Change, Its Policies Will Keep Pace

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Twitter's new policy attempts to flag and provide greater context for content that the platform believes to have been "significantly and deceptively altered or fabricated."

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44 Americans On The Diamond Princess Cruise Ship Diagnosed With Coronavirus

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Not all of the Americans on board the vessel, which is currently quarantined in Japan, are sick. Those who are will remain in Japan for treatment.

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As Esports Take Off, High School Leagues Get In The Game

Friday, January 24, 2020

Today, more than 170 colleges and universities offer esports. And there's money on the table — more than $16 million in college scholarships. Naturally, high schools have followed suit.

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As Esports Take Off, High School Leagues Get In The Game

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Esports is a booming business — and schools are taking note. As competitive video gaming has grown from a niche community to a mainstream industry, states are creating high school leagues.

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Iran's Only Female Olympic Medalist Says She Has Defected

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Kimia Alizadeh, who won a bronze medal for taekwondo at the 2016 summer Olympics, described her decision to leave Iran as difficult, but necessary.

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Queen Elizabeth II Calls A Family Meeting To Determine Meghan and Harry's Next Steps

Sunday, January 12, 2020

The queen will reportedly host Prince Harry, Prince Charles and Prince William at her country estate on Monday to discuss the couple's plans to "step back as 'senior' members of the Royal Family."

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Musician To Musician: Our 5th Annual Thanksgiving Chain Of Gratitude

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Ari Shapiro names The New Pornographers as a musical act he's thankful for in 2019. That gratitude is passed forward to nêhiyawak, then Leikeli47 and finally to Chick Corea.

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When Nationals Visit The White House, Sports And Politics Will Intersect Once Again

Saturday, November 02, 2019

The Washington Nationals will meet President Trump at the White House on Monday to celebrate their World Series win. At least one player has declined to attend.

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Lauren Groff's Literary Mission: Recovering A Lost Short Story Master

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Nancy Hale won multiple literary prizes, and her writing shaped the early identity of The New Yorker. Now, she's mostly forgotten, but that may change with the release of a new edition of her work.

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Instagram Now Lets You Control Your Bully's Comments

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Blocking a bully on social media doesn't always bring an end to online abuse. To try to address this, Instagram has a new anti-bullying feature called Restrict.

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