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Biden pushes to reopen schools within 100 days

President Joe Biden is pledging to reopen most K-12 schools within 100 days — an ambitious goal as Covid cases surge and teachers across the country fight some plans to reopen. Teachers’ union leaders say they are pleased with Biden’s sense of urgency and focus, but they warn that the 100-day pledge may need to…MORE

There was one winning ticket in $730 million Powerball lottery

There is a single winner of the Powerball lottery on Wednesday. “A single ticket sold in Maryland matched all six numbers in the Wednesday night Powerball drawing to win the fourth-largest jackpot in Powerball history,” according to an early Thursday morning release from Powerball. The winning numbers were: 40, 53, 60, 68, 69, plus Powerball…MORE

Loss of smell drives Covid-19 survivors to get creative in the kitchen

Emergency physician Dr. Alex Yeats had just whipped up what seemed like an appetizing dinner option when his wife let him know she wasn’t having anything to do with it. “It was black bean pasta with almonds and turmeric chunks and I was like ‘I’m not eating that, it’s disgusting,’” said Sarah Yeats, 31, an…MORE

Couples struggle with sleep problems in the Covid-19 pandemic

Dave Russell is a light sleeper, but he never had any issues sharing a bed with his girlfriend, Izzy James, before the pandemic. Things began to change in March. Lockdown significantly altered Russell’s daily life. Like many people, he started working from home and limiting his contact with others, and he began to struggle to…MORE

CDC forecasts up to 100,000 more Covid-19 deaths in the next few weeks

The United States could face as many as 100,000 more Covid-19 deaths in less than a month, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The nation reported more than 4,000 Covid-19 deaths Wednesday, only the third day ever to cross that threshold, bringing the death toll to at least 406,001 people, according…MORE

Divisive policies and actions from Trump-era that Biden could decide to alter

President Joe Biden assumed the office intent on healing a deeply fractured country and reversing former President Donald Trump’s divisive legacy. “A cry for survival comes from the planet itself. A cry that can’t be any more desperate or any more clear, and now arise political extremism, White supremacy, domestic terrorism that we must confront…MORE

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