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Pro-Trump counties continue to suffer far higher COVID death tolls

Even with widely available vaccines and newly effective treatments, residents of counties that went heavily for Donald Trump in the last presidential election are more than twice as likely to die from COVID-19 than those that live in areas that went for President Biden. That's according to a newly-updated analysis from NPR, examining... go to Article >

Rebuild or leave? In a flood-prone Tennessee town, one family must decide

155 Days ago News Source: Npr.org

Two weeks after the flood, after the water smashed through apartment buildings down the road, after it wrecked the local supermarket and two schools, and carried off cars like bathtub toys, Gretchen Turner sat in a chair on her porch taking... read more

2022/08/16 19:00 GMT

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California becomes the first state to break down Black employee data by lineage

0 Days ago News Source: Npr.org

California is the first state to require its agencies to present a separate demographic category for descendants of enslaved people when collecting state employee data. According to a recently signed law, the State Controller's Office and the... read more

Millions of Americans will soon be able to buy hearing aids without a prescription

0 Days ago News Source: Npr.org

Adults with perceived mild to moderate hearing impairment will be able to buy hearing aids directly from stores, pharmacies and online retailers — no prescription or doctor's appointment required — as soon as mid-October. That's thanks to a final... read more

A new study says Americans should exercise twice as much. But who's got the time?

0 Days ago News Source: Wbur.org

Exercise. You know you probably should do it more. But who’s got the time? “Sometimes I could be at work 16, 18 hours, sometimes a full 24 hours. It all depends on what was on the agenda for that day,” Flagumy Valcourt, officer with the NYPD’s... read more

A new study says you might need to exercise twice as much. But who's got the time?

0 Days ago News Source: Wbur.org

A new study finds that the standard recommendation of two-and-a-half hours a week of exercise may not be enough. You might need twice as much exercise to live a long, healthy life. read more

Water usage cuts anticipated for 7 Western states amid drought

0 Days ago News Source: Wbur.org

Big cuts to water use are coming to seven Western states. In June, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation told Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming to devise plans to reduce their water consumption by 15% amid a worsening... read more

2022/08/16 17:00 GMT

0 Days ago News Source: Bbc.co.uk

The latest five minute news bulletin from BBC World Service. read more

Despite commission's ruling, Kenya election appears to be far from over

0 Days ago News Source: Wbur.org

On Monday, the head of Kenya’s election commission declared that the current deputy president, William Ruto, narrowly defeated his challenger. Despite the announcement, the election appears to be far from over, with accusations of vote tampering... read more

Dearth of salmon in the Yukon River makes it hard for Indigenous residents to feed their families

0 Days ago News Source: Wbur.org

On Alaska’s Yukon River, residents usually depend on catching salmon to eat all year. This year, a disruption in the supply of fish in addition to inflation is galvanizing a food crisis. KYUK’s Olivia Ebertz reports. This article was originally... read more

Generational Politics: 30s and 40s

0 Days ago News Source: Wnyc.org

This week, The Brian Lehrer Show wants to hear from listeners across generations call in with their top political concerns ahead of the midterm elections. Today, people in their 30s and 40s call in to share their top issues. read more