Missouri’s governor wants the state attorney general to take over prosecutions for uncharged homicides in St. Louis.
The limited findings raise doubts about the effectiveness of neck gaiters and bandanas in preventing the spread of the coronavirus.
COMMENTARY | Racial and socioeconomic inequities continue to be exacerbated during the Covid-19 pandemic. Community leaders must engage residents who are most vulnerable to identify equitable response measures.
Despite the outsize toll the pandemic has taken on Native American communities, the federal government said that schools on reservations should reopen in September.
The deaths of 18 residents of a New York nursing home highlight the continuing controversy over the Cuomo administration’s decision not to count deaths in hospitals as nursing home deaths. The home denies the allegations.
A virus has brought the world’s most powerful country to its knees.
At least 49 state and local public health leaders have resigned, retired or been fired since April across 23 states.
As Congress debates liability protections, states step up.
California enacted a law in 2018 that creates a huge roadblock for cities that want to tax soda and other sugary beverages. That statute now faces a challenge in court.
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The social media giant must more aggressively enforce rules that it already has in place, they said.
Asking states to chip in to cover 25% of the enhanced unemployment benefits at a time they are facing significant budget shortfalls is “laughable,” said New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
The new numbers come as back-to-school season begins in some places.
The coronavirus could accelerate adoption of automation technologies as businesses look to minimize human contact.
COMMENTARY | Reopening universities will accomplish little and endanger many.
Skeptics say the lack of enforceable federal safety standards geared toward the coronavirus allows these employers to prioritize the harvest over worker safety.
In a space dominated by Democratic groups, the LBJ Women’s Campaign School highlights its nonpartisan approach in trying to help more women get elected to office. It’s not that simple.
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A study also found that health care workers are three times more likely than people in the general public to test positive.
COMMENTARY | The Trump administration’s decision to create doubt about the validity of U visas that protect crime survivors hurts already vulnerable immigrant populations.
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