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Michigan bet big on mass vaccine events for COVID-19. It didn’t work out as hoped

Michigan and Minnesota both had ample opportunities to push out vaccines through professional health care settings and into the arms of patients. They have essentially the same numbers of hospitals, rural clinics and doctors per capita. But in the race to put shots in arms, Michigan lost. Its vaccination rate lagged Minnesota’s, exacerbating a late-pandemic […]

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These Wisconsin homeowners were told to take down their Pride flag. Their clever loophole became Internet famous

When a neighborhood association told Racine homeowners that their Pride flag had to be taken down, they found a clever loophole — one that took the Pride message to new heights and simultaneously made their house Internet famous. Memo Fachino and his husband, Lance Mier, replaced the flag with a rainbow display of flood lights, […]

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Netflix’s Sweet Tooth Advertorial in USA Today Was Beyond Irresponsible

In Netflix’s new live-action adaptation of Jeff Lemire’s DC Comics series Sweet Tooth, the sudden appearance of half-human/half-animal hybrids during a pandemic prompts many “regular” humans to begin hunting and murdering the hybrids out of fear and, quite literally, open speciesism. Timed with Sweet Tooth’s premiere, the June 4 weekend edition of USA Today hit […]

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2022 World Cup Qualifiers: Sunil Chhetri becomes first Indian international to score a goal in three different decades

Scoring goals and setting records for the Indian national team is something that is not new to skipper Sunil Chhetri. The Indian skipper, on Monday, surpassed UAE’s Ali Mabkhout and Argentine superstar Lionel Messi to become the second highest active international goalscorer (74) by scoring a brace in India’s 2022 World Cup and 2023 Asian […]

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Supreme Court: Immigrant who entered country illegally can’t get a green card because of TPS program

A unanimous Supreme Court curbed a 30-year-old immigration program for foreign nationals whose countries are ravaged by war or natural disaster, ruling its temporary protection from deportation doesn’t guarantee a more permanent stay. About 400,000 people, most of them from El Salvador, live in the U.S. with Temporary Protected Status, which permits them to remain […]

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‘Absolutely critical to both countries’: US, UK airlines urge lifting of travel restrictions

Summer vacation season is underway without a key element this year: packed flights between the United States and London due to COVID travel restrictions. Airline and airport executives on both sides of the Atlantic say the lifting of restrictions is overdue given high COVID vaccination rates and what they call low risk of COVID transmission […]

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More children than ever could be in classrooms this summer; new infections reach pre-‘pandemic’ levels: Latest COVID-19 updates

More children than ever could be in classrooms for summer school this year to make up for lost learning after U.S. school districts struggled to develop online learning programs during the pandemic. School districts nationwide are expanding their summer programs and offering bonuses to get teachers to take part. Under the most recent federal pandemic […]