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Parents struggle as schools reopen amid coronavirus surge

August 3, 2020, 7:50am Health

DALLAS, Ga. — Putting your child on the bus for the first day of school is always a leap of faith for a parent. Now, on top of the usual worries about youngsters adjusting to new teachers and classmates, there’s COVID-19. Read story

‘It’s apparent that they’re failing’: As Florida inmate deaths soar, families feel dread

August 3, 2020, 6:10am Nation & World

MIAMI — Over the span of the past 72 hours, the inmate death toll related to COVID-19 in Florida’s prisons increased by nearly 28%, raising the total number of inmate deaths from 36 to 46 over the weekend. Read story

Silenced No More: Mechanic dreamed of joining the Coast Guard. Then his wife was groped by his superior

August 2, 2020, 3:00pm Nation & World

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — Sean Persinger dreamed of being a crewman on the daring rescues performed by the H-60 Jayhawk helicopter units, lowering baskets in rough weather to haul up distressed mariners from raging seas. Read story

Everywhere and nowhere: The many layers of ‘cancel culture’

August 2, 2020, 2:45pm Nation & World

NEW YORK — So you’ve probably read a lot about “cancel culture.” Or know about a new poll that shows a plurality of Americans disapproving of it. Or you may have heard about a letter in Harper’s Magazine condemning censorship and intolerance. Read story

Virus-linked hunger tied to 10,000 child deaths each month

August 2, 2020, 2:41pm Nation & World

HOUNDE, Burkina Faso — The lean season is coming for Burkina Faso’s children. And this time, the long wait for the harvest is bringing a hunger more ferocious than most have ever known. Read story

Advocates rally to tear down highways that bulldozed Black neighborhoods

August 2, 2020, 2:41pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON — As protesters in cities from Richmond, Virginia, to San Francisco toppled statues last month, urban planner Amy Stelly allowed herself to hope that New Orleans might soon fell its own worst “racist monument.” Read story

Putting focus on the ever-receding hood ornament

August 2, 2020, 2:12pm Nation & World

Many of us grew up watching hood ornaments bob somewhere near the horizon on the fronts of our parents’ cars. The winged motometer on my dad’s Model T and chrome star on my grandma’s Mercedes were two of my favorites. For decades, hood ornaments identified the beginning of a car and the height of an automaker’s branding. They’ve receded considerably since, reflecting the changing definitions of luxury. Read story

Number of households with hungry children nearing 14 million, study finds

August 2, 2020, 2:10pm Nation & World

While the coronavirus isn’t hitting children as hard as adults, the economic effects of COVID-19 appear to be having a disproportionate effect on young people in one vital area: hunger. Read story

U.S. officials seek limits on ‘habitat’ for imperiled species

August 1, 2020, 7:30pm Nation & World

BILLINGS, Mont. — The Trump administration is moving to restrict what land and water areas can be declared as “habitat” for imperiled plants and animals — potentially excluding locations that species could use in the future as climate change upends ecosystems. Read story

First launched SpaceX astronauts coming home

August 1, 2020, 7:22pm Nation & World

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The first astronauts launched by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company departed the International Space Station on Saturday night for the final and most important part of their test flight: returning to Earth with a rare splashdown. Read story