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    Seoul, South Korea (CNN)Eight employees of Russia's Embassy in Pyongyang and their families spent more than 34 hours trying to leave North Korea this week, a grueling trip that ended with at least one diplomat pushing his luggage and young children on a railway trolley into Russian territory. North Korea's borders have been effectively locked down for months as part of the Kim Jong Un regime's efforts to keep Covid-19 at bay, stranding the few diplomats operating inside Pyongyang. North Korean state-owned airline Air Koryo operates flights from Vladivostok in eastern Russia, but those flights have also been suspended for months. The labyrinthine journey was the only way the Russian diplomats and their families could leave the country, the Russian Embassy said on its verified Facebook page. The journey began by train. The Russians spent 32 hours traveling on North Korea's old, poorly maintained and notoriously slow rail system. They...
    OAKLAND (CBS SF/BCN) — The Oakland Unified School District joined the food delivery business this week as district officials announced Friday the district will bring meals to students learning from home. In addition, district staff are delivering produce twice a month and meals for adults. “If DoorDash and Uber Eats can take food to kids, then OUSD can do it, too,” said Irene Reynolds, executive director of OUSD’s Nutrition Services. Students can sign up for home delivery at www.ousd.org/covid-19studentmeals. Each delivery typically contains a week’s worth of food, consisting of seven breakfasts, seven lunches and five dinners for each student and each of their siblings. At least one child, who is 18 and younger, must be a OUSD student to qualify for the meals. Meals are also available to students in the school district’s young adult program. “We all gotta eat,” said LaTanya Robinson, who works...
    (CNN)The Biden administration will review the deportations of veterans and their family members, according to a White House official. The move is in line with a Department of Homeland Security memo released shortly after President Joe Biden took office outlining new agency enforcement priorities and kicking off agency reviews. According to the memo, national security, border security and public safety threats would be prioritized for enforcement -- a move reminiscent of the Obama-era's "felons, not families" deportation policy. ICE does not know how many veterans it has deported, watchdog finds "As a military parent, President Biden knows the sacrifices that our men and women in uniform make for our country each and every day. The administration's immigration enforcement will focus on those who are national security and public safety threats, not military families, service members or veterans," said White House spokesman Vedant Patel in a statement. "The federal government...
    The families of evicted Bigg Boss 14 contestant Jasmin Bhasin and her boyfriend and fellow housemate Aly Goni will discuss their marriage after the latter returns from the reality show. Jasmin informed about their wedding plans while chatting with fans on Twitter on Tuesday during an #AskJasmin session. Replying to a fan who asked whether she is planning to marry her boyfriend Aly Goni, Jasmin tweeted: “Marriage is a very big decision to be taken by two people. Our families and I are waiting for @AlyGoni to come back and we will discuss it as a family.” Bigg Boss 14: Aly Goni’s Sister Ilham Is Confident That Her Brother Will Win Salman Khan’s Reality Show for Jasmin Bhasin A fan asked Jasmin about the feelings she has for Aly and whether her parents have given consent to their marriage. To this, the actress replied: “It was a beautiful realisation we...
    A damning report has found tens of thousands of unmarried Irish mothers and their babies suffered emotional abuse at refuge homes throughout the 20th century. The Commission on Mother and Baby Homes said the blame 'rests mainly with the fathers of their children and their own immediate families,' in its inquiry published today. Nine thousand children died at the homes between 1922 and 1998, during which time 56,000 unmarried mothers and 57,000 children passed through the system. The women were forced to scrub floors on their hands and knees as the Catholic nuns called them 'fallen,' 'sinner', 'dirt' and 'spawn of Satan.'  But the Commission found that the homes had 'provided refuge' for the women when their families 'provided no refuge at all.' A woman and her daughter pay their respects at the Tuam graveyard today, where the bodies of 796 babies were uncovered at the site of a...
    It’s that time in the Bigg Boss 14 house when the families of all the housemates are all set to enter the show. While the episode is still to go air, the makers have shared a sneak-peek which sees the housemates getting all emotional. After the captaincy task, the family members of the contestants will be visiting them and indeed it’s going to be a visual treat. Right from Eijaz Khan, Aly Goni, Nikki Tamboli to Rubina Dilaik, all will be seen getting teary-eyed. An episode not to miss! Bigg Boss 14: Shilpa Shinde Gets Annoyed With Vikas Gupta for Dragging Her Name on the Reality Show. In the many promos shared, we see many emotions. Eijaz breaking down after meeting his brother, Rahul Vaidya’s mother confirms that they have already started his wedding preparation with Disha Parmar, Nikki Tamboli sobbing and much more. In a nutshell, the Bigg Boss...
    A new year, a new beginning! Happy New Year to one and all. No matter what all happened in the previous year, individuals still have the faith that 2021 will have better things in store. Each and every person still believes that this New Year will fix everything alright and get back things to normal, the way it was before the pandemic hit the world. Aishwarya Rai Bahchan, Priyanka Chopra Jonas and their respective families have extended love and happiness to all on this lovely New Year 2021. First Day of New Year 2021 Quotes, HNY GIFs, Captions, HD Images, Messages and Greetings to Wish Happy New Year to Your Loved Ones! The gorgeous and the successful ladies of the entertainment world, Aishwarya Rai Bahchan and Priyanka Chopra Jonas, have shared beautiful family pictures on their respective Instagram handles and shared heartfelt greetings. Aishwarya shared a series of fun-filled...
    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have supported a New Zealand social enterprise which crafts knitwear for families in need. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who spent Christmas in their new £11million ($15million) home in the Santa Barbara neighbourhood of Montecito with their son Archie, one, bought 100 hats from Make Give Live. According to the New Zealand Herald, Prince Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, reached out to the Auckland-based organisation - which works on a buy one, give one model - to buy the products in their son's name, allowing 200 hats to be distributed to families in need next winter. It's not the first time this year that the royal couple have supported Make Give Live since on New Year's day they shared a picture of baby Archie wearing a Cocobear hat from the label while being held by his father in Canada.  Prince Harry and Meghan Markle...
    Embattled New York City restaurants owners have a new message for Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo: 'If we can't feed our families, we won't feed yours.'  That's the slogan of thousands of owners who are threatening to ban the politicians from eating at their establishments in response to a blanket ban on indoor dining, according to Michael Quinn, whose family runs the famous Feltman hot dogs brand in Coney Island.   'These people need to survive and they spend thousands of dollars doing what they need to do. They're just not going to make it,' Quinn told Fox News.  'And it's not about politics at this point - whether you're left or right or conservative or Democrat. It's economic Darwinism at this point. It's survival of the fittest.'  Quinn argued that Cuomo's move to close indoor dining - which was already only at 25 percent capacity - earlier...
    In November, Asya Branch's dreams came true. The Bonneville, Mississippi-native took home the title of Miss USA. Now, crown in hand, Branch is trying to fulfill a much bigger dream of hers: establishing her outreach program Love Letters in as many correctional facilities as possible.  When she was 10, Branch's father was sent to prison for conspiracy to commit robbery and kidnapping, a sentence that changed her life forever. After realizing how important letters from her father were, she set out to establish a letter-writing program for inmates and their families. Love Letters donates stationery and stamps to inmates so they can continue conversations and relationships with their loved ones outside the prison walls.  Branch spoke to CBS News about her personal experience with incarceration, the difficulties of Christmas, and the positive impact letters can make in inmates' lives. This interview has been edited for clarity. CBS News: The...
    Tropicana has been forced to apologize following uproar over an ad campaign featuring Gabrielle Union, Jerry O'Connell and Molly Sims with a secret mimosa fridge in their homes. The campaign urged parents to #TakeAMimoment and pour themselves a drink as a mini break from their families. It was slammed by sobriety groups and activists who claimed the ad was tone deaf and dangerous by encouraging parents to drink in secret. Tropicana has since deleted the campaign and Union, O'Connell, and Sims have removed their posts.   Scroll down for video Tropicana was slammed for this campaign featuring secret refrigerators that encouraged parents to have a mimosa as a mini break from their families, as pictured above Social media users criticized the ad which featured Gabrielle Union, pictured The video for the campaign featured the celeb line-up talking about taking a break while they poured a drink from special booze-filled...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A local family tried to beat the holiday rush at the Post Office, but it didn’t matter. Their packages never arrived. As CBS 2’s Tara Molina reported Tuesday night, Christine and Bruce Merevick can’t see their family for Christmas – so they wanted to make sure to send some cheer their way. Weeks later, the Merevicks said that big box of cheer is just sitting in a distribution facility. The Merevicks are a fun-loving group that cherishes spending time and celebrating together. But this year, the holidays look different for them amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “The only place I can go to is the doctor for tests,” said Bruce Merevick. “I’m undergoing chemotherapy.” Because Bruce is sick and considered high-risk, it will be just he and Christine this Christmas. So trying to make the most of what they have, the Merevicks packed up Christmas in a box...
    Hong Kong (CNN)When they brought him his passport, Jeff Harper thought he was getting out. He stared at the document, its navy cover embossed with the United States seal, as it gradually dawned on him that the Chinese police officer, in his broken English, was describing something quite different."He said something about a residential surveillance house," Harper said. "I had no idea what that was."It was early January 2020. Harper, a 6-foot, 8-inch (203 centimeter) professional basketball player, had arrived in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, hoping to land a new contract after playing in Norway, Japan and a host of other countries. Harper had been in China for less than a week when everything went wrong. Walking back from a comedy show with a friend in the early hours of January 7, he said he saw a violent altercation between a man and a partially clad woman on the street and ran over to...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Several local organizations came together to help feed single mothers and their families all across Allegheny County. They called it “Mom’s Night Off” and it’s a free virtual dinner party and meal delivery service and provided gourmet food. “Sometimes when people think of free food, they think it’s something they don’t want to eat, maybe it just fills a need,” said Heather Hopson, the founder of Single Moms Defined. “This is the real deal, they are gourmet meals and they are made to order. Mom’s Night Off is designed to do just what the name says – give mom a night off to spend more time with their children.
    Packers announced that for the remainder of the 2020 regular season attendance at Lambeau Field will be limited to employees and their families amid pandemic. “While our community and state currently are seeing a promising trend in the infection rates, we made the decision, along with our healthcare and public health partners, to continue hosting only the group of employees and their families,” Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy shared in piece published Tuesday on the Packers‘ website. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Adam Schefter (@adamschefter) “As always, the health and safety of our community, players and fans is our top priority,” he added. “We appreciate the continued guidance from Bellin Health and the Brown County Public Health Department for advising us and, importantly, for the work they are doing to battle COVID.”  (RELATED:...
    Paul Kim had had enough of Santa Clara County’s strict COVID-19 policies for youth contact sports. In early September, he packed up his two soccer-loving daughters and relocated from San Jose to Phoenix. “There is a development window,” Kim said of youth soccer. “Once it is gone, it is gone. It doesn’t come back.” Will and Katherine Lowry of Palo Alto came to the same conclusion. Will Lowry moved Liam, 15, and Kaitlin, 13, to Utah in early September so his kids could continue their budding soccer careers. These Bay Area families represent the lengths Californians are going to help their children pursue sports they love at a time when Santa Clara County and the state have some of the country’s strictest COVID-19 measures. Parents from the Golden State have been taking their kids across state lines since government officials began prohibiting youth sports in the...
    (CNN)To keep the nation running during the coronavirus pandemic, a certain segment of the population has continued to go to work despite the health risks -- both to perform essential functions and to staff businesses that allow the rest of society to retain a sense of normalcy.That segment of the population is at greater risk of being exposed to Covid-19. And, in another example of the racial disparities highlighted by the Covid-19 crisis, it consists disproportionately of people of color.It's among the findings in a new report published Wednesday by the Urban Institute, an economic and social policy research think tank.Black, Hispanic and Native American workers are more likely than their White counterparts to have jobs that require them to work outside their homes and in proximity of others, putting them at greater risk of contracting and transmitting the virus, according to the report. These variables affect whether you live,...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Helping end homelessness for Veterans in Minnesota. That is MACV’s mission. And it’s not just vets they’re helping; it’s their families, too. Eric B. Williams is a single parent, and one of many veterans who turned to MACV at one of the darkest times in his life. For U.S. Army veteran Williams, sitting on the front stoop of the place he calls home with his 17-year-old son is what he’s dreamed about. He is thankful for this time knowing his life has not always been smiles and giggles. “It’s been a little bit of a fight,” he said. The fight to keep a roof over his family’s head was lost months ago when a fire forced renovations at his apartment, renovations that increased rent, pricing him out. Williams developed health issues and couldn’t work. With no work and no home he had no choice but to live...
    Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne and her lawyer husband Tom Girardi allegedly embezzled millions of dollars meant for families who lost loved ones in the 2018 Lion Air plane crash and their divorce is a 'sham' to protect their money, a new lawsuit claims.  A class action lawsuit filed by Edelson PC on Wednesday in Illinois accuses Erika and Tom of embezzling money meant for his law firm clients because he's 'on the verge of financial collapse' and needed to finance their lavish lifestyle.  It further claims that last month's announcement that Erika, 49, filed for divorce from Tom, 81, after 21 years of marriage is an act to protect their money from debt collectors. 'At the heart of this deception is Defendant Girardi and his need to fund outrageous lifestyles for himself and his soon-to-be ex-wife, Erika Jayne,' the complaint, obtained by DailyMail.com, says.  The complaint says...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Some people who have been cooking at home for months took a break this Thanksgiving, instead ordering from restaurants that could really use the business. As CBS 2’s Steven Graves found out this Thanksgiving Thursday, some people are not just ordering for themselves. Most people receive gifts on their birthday. But for Desi Smith, on her day this Thanksgiving, she said, “I just wanted to make people smile today, and just a little joy.” She looked to gift that joy to those on Chicago’s South Side – given her and many other people’s unusual circumstances. “I’m accustomed to having my house filled with people and we can’t do it because of COVID,” Smith said. So now, she is helping fill people’s stomachs – buying food from a caterer for the event. “You’ve got chicken, dressing, green beans – even dessert, And that’s something you don’t get too...
    Chris Varjabedian’s first stop after picking up his grandmother Zizi from her nursing facility was the salon. She hadn’t left the Mission Hills nursing home since March, before the COVID-19 pandemic erupted locally, and needed to get her hair and nails done if she was going to be home — finally — for the big holiday. “She was on Cloud Nine, like being in Disneyland,” said Varjabedian, 34. “She’s really happy and in good spirits, and grateful to spend Thanksgiving with her family.” Limited outdoor visits and calls from behind windows just hadn’t been enough for Varjabedian, who stops by Ararat Nursing Facility every Sunday to spend time with his grandmother — whom he got extra close with after his father’s death. So, after the better part of a year apart and a family decision that ensuring Zizi’s mental health was worth the risk of bringing her home, they did...
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — People are getting creative this Thanksgiving from to-go orders to dining outside. Many were in the holiday spirit Thursday, enjoying the breezy fall weather and the decorations in Old Sacramento before sitting down for a meal. The Majestic family decided to bring their Thanksgiving celebration to their front yard complete with a turkey boat for the kids to play in, a turkey cut out, and turkey chalk art. The family made sure their Thanksgiving was both fun and safe. “Being safe, being outside being comfortable in an uncomfortable situation,” Paul Majestic said. Their celebration would not be complete without football, so the family set up the big screen in their trunk of a friend’s SUV. “Everybody is just finding a way to be creative and work around it,” Majestic said. “We sacrificed time with family and friends in comfortable spaces.” READ ALSO: Thanksgiving Deliveries: Bonney Employees Give Back...
    (CNN)A soccer tournament featuring hundreds of players is a go in Phoenix -- in spite of Covid-19 restrictions and the mayor's disapproval.The Desert Super Cup is an annual youth soccer tournament taking place over Thanksgiving weekend. The games are being played as Covid-19 cases are on the rise in Phoenix.This year's tournament is set to feature 460 out-of-state teams and 40 in-state teams. Fauci says hes worried about what coronavirus case numbers will be 3 weeks after Thanksgiving "Absolutely fantastic news," said Phoenix City Council member Sal DiCiccio in a tweet. "The 800 kid soccer tournament will still be held in Phoenix this coming weekend. They are coming here because they had been banned everywhere else and we have amazing facilities. We welcome you and your families to our great city!" Games are also being played Scottsdale and Mesa. The total number of players in the tournament could not...
    Demonstrators hold a rally in the Little Village neighborhood calling for the elimination of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and an end to family detentions on June 29, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. More than two dozen children, a number of them currently detained at migrant family jails in Pennsylvania and Texas, are facing imminent deportation along with their parents, NBC News reports. All are families who were prevented from asking for protections under the Trump administration’s asylum ban and subsequently refused to be separated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  But while that cruel asylum ban was thrown out in the court, these families, some detained for over 400 days now, continue to face deportation. ICE doesn’t have to separate or continue jailing these families. ICE doesn’t have to deport these families either. ICE is choosing to make these 28 children and their families suffer.  “It would be fundamentally unfair to deport these children...
    Black Friday sales & deals 2020 Laura Rutledge on Parenting During a Pandemic, Hosting NFL Live and Missing SEC Tailgates Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Open Up About Their ‘Grief’ as They Announce New Charity Initiative © Provided by People Frazer Harrison/Getty Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are opening up about the grieving process after suffering their pregnancy loss and sharing how they are now helping others. Teigen first shared sad news of her pregnancy loss at 20 weeks on Instagram Sept. 30, posting a series of heartbreaking black-and-white photos of herself and Legend in the hospital with their late son, whom they named Jack. In their first TV interview since the loss on Tuesday, the couple virtually appeared on Good Morning America detailing their experience co-host Michael Strahan. The pair — who share daughter Luna Simone, 4½, and son Miles Theodore, 2 — also...
    Mexican authorities have arrested three individuals linked to the 2019 massacre of three Mexican-American mothers and six of their children who lived in a tight-knit Mormon community.  Chihuahua state public security chief Emilio García said that one of the men arrested, Roberto 'El 32' González, a former cop and alleged high-ranking leader of La Línea, a gang tied to the Juárez Cartel, was detained during an operation Monday in the municipality of Nuevo Casas Grandes. El 32 is also accused murdering two Madera municipal police officers in June 2017.   García said the mission only included members of Nuevo Casas Grandes police department, federal police and military out of fear that the information surrounding the attempt to arrest González would be leaked to the state police, González's old employer.  Authorities also arrested two other individuals identified as Eulalio and Julio. Their last names were not released to the press. At least 17 suspects...
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    Angel and Sandra Rubio laugh as Alexandra gives her dad a high-five in the courtroom following her adoption. Boston Globe/Getty Images American families adopt about 135,000 children each year.  On any given day there are an estimated 428,000 children in foster care.  In honor of National Adoption Day on November 21, we compiled 15 heartwarming pictures of children the moment their adoptions were finalized.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. About 135,000 children are adopted in the United States each year and the number is even higher internationally, according to 2013 data. Many more are still looking for families — on any given day, an estimated 428,000 children are in foster care. National Adoption Day, which falls on November 21, seeks to raise awareness for the thousands of children in foster care who are waiting for their permanent homes. We've rounded up some of the most heartwarming photos of...
    SANGER, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Linda Tutt High School in Sanger opened up a grocery store inside the school. It’s meant to help put extra food on the table for students and their families. But the store doesn’t accept money, just good deeds. “How often can a school say they have a grocery store inside their walls?” said principal Anthony Love. With the help of local partners like Texas Health, Albertsons and First Refuge Ministries, the school was able to complete the grocery store in an extra room. Linda Tutt High School grocery store (Nicole Nielsen – CBS 11) Students can shop using a point system. “A lot of our students, they come from low socioeconomic families.” Love said. “It’s a way for students to earn the ability to shop for their families. Through hard work you can earn points for positive office referrals. You can earn points for doing chores...
    4 SURPRISE surprise! Two weeks into an unprecedented and draconian second national lockdown within one calendar year, the government still has NO IDEA if it’s actually working or not. Surprise surprise! With just two weeks before said lockdown is lifted, the public still has NO IDEA what our lives are going to look like in the lead up to a depressingly depleted Christmas. 4The consensus over the lockdown in March – seen as necessary to protect the NHS – has been smashedCredit: AFP or licensors Once again, the divisions over lockdowns within the upper echelons of our leadership seem to have been publicly exposed. The eternally optimistic Prime Minister Boris Johnson – keeping a smile on his face despite a ridiculous two weeks of isolation within Downing Street – is reassuring backbenchers that current national measures will end on December 2, while providing no specifics of what system will...
    A South Dakota nurse who cares for COVID-19 patients says one of the hardest parts of her job is convincing a number of those who are critically ill that the deadly virus is actually real. After sharing a thread of her experiences to Twitter over the weekend, nurse Jodi Doering appeared on CNN’s New Day on Monday to describe how many of her patients are still in denial about coronavirus, willing to believe almost anything else has made them sick. ‘I think the hardest thing to watch is that people are still looking for something else and they want a magic answer, and they don't want to believe that COVID is real,’ she told the network. ‘People want it to be influenza, they want it to be pneumonia, we’ve even had people say, “I think it could be lung cancer.”’ She continued: ‘Even after the positive test results come back,...
    Lawyers cannot find the parents of 666 migrant children torn from their families at the US-Mexico border by the Trump administration, over 100 more than they previously thought.  The American Civil Liberties Union said in October that parents of 545 children had still not been located more than two years after being separated by Donald Trump's controversial 'zero tolerance' policy. But Steven Herzog, the attorney leading efforts to reunite the families, revealed the number of separated children for whom they have not been able to locate parents is even greater.   Herzog sent an email to Justice Department attorneys representing the Trump administration saying that 666 children - an additional 121 than previously reported - are still without their parents. Lawyers cannot find the parents of 666 migrant children torn from their families at the US-Mexico border by the Trump administration, over 100 more than they previously thought. Pictured children...
    (CNN)President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris addressed the nation for the first time Saturday night with their families by their side. After their victory celebration in Wilmington, Delaware, Biden's family -- including his wife, Jill, children Hunter and Ashley, their spouses and his six grandchildren -- joined him on stage, putting the tight-knit Biden family in the spotlight. Harris' family also took part in the celebrations, including her husband Doug Emhoff, sister Maya Harris, niece Meena Harris and grandnieces.Upon winning the 2020 race, Biden spent much of his day Saturday with his family. It was his grandchildren who informed him he had crossed the 270 electoral vote threshold to become the president-elect. Here's a look at who's who in Biden's and Harris' family:
    Advocates defend the DACA program outside the Supreme Court last year. Among the people anxiously watching election results trickle in Tuesday night was Luz Chavez in Gaithersburg, Maryland. While we all have a stake in who becomes the next president, it’s even higher for the 23-year-old Trinity Washington University student: both of her parents are undocumented, and she’s one of two children in her family protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  “Every single policy put in place by folks that people elect into office directly impact my family, my community, and directly impact me,” Chavez told BuzzFeed News. “There's so much at stake here.” Chavez’s family first shared their story in a digital ad from pro-immigrant group United We Dream Action (UWDA) PAC last month. Her little brother, 18-year old U.S. citizen Teddy, was set to cast a vote in an election for the very first time. Chavez told BuzzFeed News that the family was so...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- On this special edition of Here and Now, hear from families in our area, featured in the national ABC series "Our America: Living While Black."We'll introduce you to the Fordham University professor who shares his childhood memories of being homeless and living on the subway with his mother.Antoine Lovell is a college professor now, but at one point he and his mother called the 3 train home. But poverty wasn't the end of Lovell's story.Also we'll introduce the Mckissack twin sisters, CEOs of the oldest minority owned, design and construction firm in the nation, with a proud family history dating back five generations and rooted in slavery.From millions of children during this pandemic, online learning is not a choice.Many children are being left behind due to a lack of internet access.National Urban Technology Inc. is lending parents the support they need to bridge the gap between...
    Sign up here to get our daily updates on coronavirus in Minnesota delivered straight to your inbox each afternoon. And go here to see all of MinnPost’s COVID-19 coverage. This story comes from a partnership of Wisconsin Watch and WPR. Harper Marten donned a mask, gown, gloves, face shield and booties for a July 10 visit with her father, Warren Shore. She had not seen him in person since March. Inside the memory care unit at Parkview Gardens, a senior living community in Racine, Marten held her father’s hand. Marten told him she loved him and sang “My Funny Valentine,” a song Shore taught her when she was a child. Those would be her last 30 minutes with her father, who died the next day — five days after testing positive for COVID-19. Article continues after advertisement Marten, a school teacher from Wauwatosa, knew her father didn’t have many years...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Stillwater Prison is on medical lockdown after nearly half of the inmate population tested positive for COVID-19. At one point in October, 607 inmates had the virus, along with 62 staff members. Two inmates and one employee are hospitalized. The Department of Corrections says the rest have minor symptoms or none at all. From no cases in late September to Minnesota’s largest COVID-19 spread to date inside a prison, Corrections Commissioner Paul Schnell is looking closely at what has changed. “We are very concerned about the level of growth Stillwater has experienced,” said Schnell. “You start to ask how do you have this level of change this quickly, and that becomes one of the key factors.” A contractor is now focused on air flow inside the old facility, where bar doors – rather than steel – mean air circulation can’t be controlled as easily. Now, there is...
    The US soldiers jailed in Venezuela after a failed military coup are seen for the first time almost six months since their capture. The two men, both former Green Berets, appeared healthy and in 'great spirits' as they spoke with their families on a Zoom call. In exclusive images from the video call, obtained by DailyMail.com, Airan Berry, 41, and Luke Denman, 34, who have been locked up since May, appear in good shape despite their ordeal. The call came as a surprise to the families of the two men who haven't seen or heard from them since their capture. It was a particular highlight for Berry's family, as it came on the ninth birthday of one of his children. ‘We were just over the moon excited and so very happy to be able to speak with Airan,’ his wife Melanie told DailyMail.com from her home in Germany. ‘He looked...
    A prominent activist attorney appeared to make threats against Kansas City police officers during a megaphone tirade outside police headquarters Friday — a portion of which was shared on social media. What are the details?"We are seeking to revoke the peace officers' licenses," Stacy Shaw hollered while standing with a crowd of supporters. "We are going to start sharing things with your children's teachers." She added, "You don't think we don't know where your children go to school? Who the f*** do you think we are?" Shaw is leading a movement to get Kansas City Police Chief Rick Smith fired, among other demands, KCTV-TV reported. In her rant, she accused police of "terrorizing" citizens. "We are tired, and I don't make threats," she added in her megaphone rant. "I don't make threats, but we're going to start sharing this information so your children can see it." In the end, she...
            by Debra Heine  A radical lawyer and civil rights activist is under fire after threatening Kansas City police and their families in an speech addressing alleged police brutality last week. “You don’t think that we know where y’all live? You don’t think we don’t know where your children go to school?!” the attorney fumed in angry rant that was captured on video. Stacy Shaw is the attorney for a pregnant black woman who was arrested at a KC gas station late last month. For the past 10 days, Shaw has been leading an “occupation” of City Hall in Kansas City, Missouri to protest the arrest. “We are not being kind with you anymore,” said Shaw. “We have been courteous. We have been respectful, but we aren’t doing that anymore,” she warned. Shaw said she is seeking to have the licenses of the peace officers involved in...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City The clothing chain UNIQLO is donating thousands of masks to New York City residents. On Oct. 12, UNIQLO gave 25,000 AIRism face masks to District 75 (D75) in New York City. The masks will go to families and students with disabilities and their caretakers, as well as D75 teachers and faculty, as well as D75 students and staff who serve in school organizations throughout Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Brooklyn and the Bronx. “UNIQLO’s generosity is a testament to their commitment to our communities, and we thank them for being a strong ally,” said D75 Superintendent Ketler Louissaint. “We would also like to thank the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities and Commissioner Calise for their continued partnership and commitment to our District 75 community and all individuals with disabilities.” D75 provides...
    Though Denver Public Schools will be shut down until October 16, the Denver Public Library is just starting a soft reopening, and many workers for the City and County of Denver are doing their gigs from home, Halloween is still happening. The holiday comes as coronavirus cases rise nationally and President Donald Trump, who is dealing with COVID-19, mugs as though he's doing fine and encourages residents of the United States not to be scared. But plenty of people are, especially as they contemplate kids and trick-or-treat activities. And so the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment has released a set of guidelines regarding what people can do to reduce their risk of transmitting or catching the virus as they celebrate Halloween. The guidelines are based on the county's current status on the state's COVID-19 Dial Dashboard, where Denver falls somewhere in the middle, under Safer at Home, Level 2 Concern, with enough cases...
    Unlike other major purchases in life, families know little about what they will actually pay for a college education when they begin the search. Without clarity on the eventual price, families think more about the academic and social fit of campuses rather than the financial fit. They believe, often incorrectly, that they can figure out a way to pay the cost through a combination of scholarships, loans, and savings. After all, they’ve heard that every school offers a discount to entice you to enroll (hint: they don’t). As a result, emotions steer choices, and many wind up disappointed when the hoped-for financial aid doesn’t materialize. During the year I spent inside the admissions process, what I came to see, and prospective students and their families should too, is that colleges are either “buyers” or “sellers” of spots in the freshman class. Sellers are the “haves” of admissions....
    Chris Cuomo and Ted Cruz came to blows in a lengthy shouting match on CNN on Wednesday night where they traded insults about Trump, Cuomo's brother, New York Governor Andrew, Cruz's wife and COVID-19 testing.  The 20-minute bicker began when Cuomo asked why Cruz didn't stand up to the President and confront him over his controversial remarks about Proud Boys, an alt-right group, at Tuesday night's debate.  From there, it descended into Cuomo saying Cruz had watched from the side lines, 'stroking his beard like a wise man', while the country suffered from COVID-19, and reminding him that Trump once called his wife Heidi ugly. Texas Senator Cruz repeatedly bashed the CNN host's brother for his handling of the crisis in New York, and called him a hypocrite for criticizing the federal response to the pandemic while ignoring what had happened in New York nursing homes.  Chris Cuomo and...
    TALTY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Teachers in one North Texas school district are being praised for sending police to the home of two very young students Monday after they’d missed class and their parent, 71-year-old Connie Taylor, couldn’t be reached. Officers arrived to find their mother dead and the 5 and 7-year-old boys fending for themselves. Teachers in the Forney Independent School District called police reporting that the children hadn’t been in class since September 21. When officers went to their home, in the small town of Talty, both the boys opened the door and told them that ‘their mom had passed out’ and was laying on the floor. According to Talty Police Chief Bill Carmack, the kids had tried to use a cell phone to call for help, but didn’t have the password to unlock it. The boys said they didn’t know their neighbors and were scared to go...
    Cryobanks have a diversity problem: Many of their donors are white, which creates a dilemma for people of color seeking egg or sperm donors. Non-white parents-to-be have few options if they want children who look like themselves. The problem comes from both supply and demand: Black women are less likely to seek advice about fertility issues, and cryobanks struggle to reach potential donors. There’s also a longstanding communal wariness toward medical institutions because of some of their racist histories, experts told Insider. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. In 2017, I started buying sperm over the internet. I was 38 years old and in the very early stages of becoming a single mother by choice. The best way to start a family, I figured, was to use an anonymous sperm donor. My fertility specialist provided me a list of FDA-regulated cryobanks and wished me luck. Buying sperm online...
    THE black families starting their own town have been trolled and shockingly accused of "segregation with extra steps." The 19 Black Lives Matter families bought nearly 100 acres of land in Georgia to build what they say would be a new city that's safe for black people to live. 7The group is called 'The Freedom Georgia Initiative'Credit: Instagram 7The families bought nearly 100 acres of landCredit: Instagram The Freedom Georgia Initiative’s website states the group's "vision is to develop our vast resource-rich 96.71 acres of land in Toomsboro." The land is for the "establishment of an innovative community for environmentally sustainable-living, health & wellness, agricultural & economic development, arts & culture for generations to come," the group explains online. "Our aim is to be a premier recreational, educational, and cultural destination for Black families across the African diaspora. 7The families are starting their own townCredit: Instagram 7Their aim is to be a 'premier recreational,...
    Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden responded on Thursday night to troubling allegations from The Atlantic, which reported that President Donald Trump had made several shockingly disrespectful comments about American veterans, including dismissing those killed in action in World War I as “losers” and “suckers,” and slamming Sen. John McCain, who was brutally tortured as a POW in Vietnam as “a f*cking loser.” In a press release, Biden stated that “[i]f the revelations in today’s Atlantic article are true, then they are yet another marker of how deeply President Trump and I disagree about the role of the President of the United States.” Biden continued, saying that America has “one truly sacred obligation — to prepare and equip those we send into harm’s way, and to care for them and their families, both while they are deployed and after they return home.” Biden’s statement spoke of volunteer work helping military...
    What to Watch on Wednesday: Its (probably) Kaysars last stand on Big Brother All-Stars 5 things to know before the stock market opens Wednesday Patriot Golf Day a chance to honor fallen and disabled U.S. soldiers and their families Wesley Bauguess knows loss. Her husband, Army Major Larry Bauguess, was killed in action while serving with the 82nd Airborne Division in 2007 in Pakistan. © Provided by Golfweek She also knows she is not alone. That Larry’s sacrifice meant something that still matters. That people remember the loss. U.S. Air Force Reserve Lieutenant Colonel Dan Rooney and his staff at Folds of Honor make sure of that. Each year on Labor Day weekend, Folds of Honor conducts Patriot Golf Day to raise money that funds educational scholarships for the families of killed and disabled service members. The 501C-3 nonprofit organization, founded by the pilot Rooney in 2007, has provided...
    An Ecuadorian couple have proven they have withstood the test of time, almost eight decades after their disapproving families refused to be present for their wedding vows.  Julio César Mora and Waldramina Quintero have been recognized by Guinness World Records as the oldest married couple in the world, with a combined age of 214 years and 358 days. Mora is 110 years old, and was born before the Titanic sank, while wife Quinteros is 104. The couple met in 1934 and married in 1941 - and credit their longlasting relationship to the love and respect that they have held towards each other since their very first meeting.  'Family unity under the rules of love, mutual respect, honest work, and proper education based on family values are the keys to healthy coexistence,' said the couple, according to the record keeping site. Waldramina Quintero (left) and Julio César Mora (right) have been recognized by...
    POPULAR tourist hotspots in Scotland have been forced to turn families away due to being fully booked, with some resorting to sleeping in their cars - and others leaving poo and rubbish at beauty spots. Brits have been choosing UK staycations over holidays abroad following a number of last-minute travel restrictions enforced by the government, with tourists given just hours to get back from destinations including France, Spain and Croatia. 2Holidays in Scotland have boomed - but hotels are full and tourists have left rubbish and faeces on the roadsidesCredit: Getty Images - Getty This has resulted in record bookings, but also meant hotels, holiday parks and campsites have sold out during the peak season. Families who haven't booked ahead have been turned away, as rooms are fully booked for weeks. A couple were recently forced to sleep on the top of their car after their Lake District holiday booking...
    BEREAVED families have rejected claims a mystery serial killer slaughtered their elderly relatives and insist their deaths were murder-suicides. Relatives blame mental health for their loved ones' deaths after a coroner's report suggested couples were butchered by a killer targeting frail OAPs. 6Kenneth Martin, 77, and Eileen Martin, 76, were found dead in their Davyhulme home in November 2008 6Howard and Bea Ainsworth died in 1996 in Wilmslow, Cheshire in an apparent murder-suicide Stephanie Davies, senior coroner's officer for Cheshire, has published a 179-page report into the deaths of couples across North West England between 1996 and 2011. She claims similarities suggest a serial killer could be responsible for at least two cases. Three other murder-suicides, in 2000, 2008 and 2011, involving elderly couples have since been identified for further investigation. One couple, Eileen and Ken Martin, 76 and 77, were found dead in their Manchester home in 2008.  'HE...
    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have volunteered at a back-to-school charity event in what marks their first work engagement since stepping down as senior royals. Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 39, both wearing face coverings, distributed supplies, clothes and nappies at a drive-through run by Los Angeles charity Baby2Baby, which provides basic necessities for families in need. Pictures show the couple handing supplies in through the windows of vehicles at Dr Owen Lloyd Knox Elementary School in South LA on Wednesday. They are dressed casually for the outing, with Meghan sporting loose khaki shorts with a white shirt and trainers, and Harry going for a similar look plus a baseball cap. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex volunteered at a back-to-school charity event in Los Angeles on Wednesday A series of photos show the couple handing supplies in through the windows of vehicles at Dr Owen...
    Former first lady Michelle Obama claimed on Monday night that the Trump administration was taking children from their families and throwing them into cages but failed to mention that her husband, former President Barack Obama, was the one who built them. Michelle Obama claimed that “right now, kids in this country are” watching “in horror as children are torn from their families and thrown into cages.” Michelle’s remark was just one of many false or misleading statements that she made during her speech at the Democratic National Convention. The Associated Press said that Michelle Obama’s remarks were “a frequent and distorted point made widely by Democrats.” “But what she did not say is that the very same ‘cages’ were built and used in her husband’s administration, for the same purpose of holding migrant kids temporarily,” the AP reported. “Trump used facilities that were built during the Obama-Biden administration to house...
    LOW-income families that missed out on the $500 stimulus payments for their children are now able to still get the money due to a huge IRS reversal. Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, many families did not receive the $500 promises for dependents under the age of 17, the Washington Post reported. 2Families that missed the 48 hour deadline to claim stimulus money for dependents, now have until Sept. 30Credit: Alamy Live News At the time, the issue was blamed on glitches in the system so the Internal Revenue Service created a form for non-filers to help process payments and collect information about dependents. Those receiving federal benefits like Social Security and Railroad Retirement, also had to go online and use the extra tool to claim what they were promised for dependents. In April, the IRS announced that people had 48 hours to...
    CHICAGO looters smashed a Ronald McDonald House as terrified sick kids and their families were inside. Vandals broke several windows early Monday morning at the Ronald McDonald House at 211 E. Grand Ave in the Windy City. 7Vandals broke several windows early Monday morning at the Ronald McDonald House at 211 E. Grand Ave in the Windy CityCredit: CBSChicago 7The Ronald McDonald House in downtown Chicago remains open amid the coronavirus pandemic and despite the recent lootingCredit: CBSChicago More than 30 children and their families - who reside in the home because they receive treatment at the nearby Lurie Children’s Hospital - were inside the facility during the incident, according to ABC7. Ronald McDonald House Charities' Lisa Mitchell told ABC7: "[We were] very concerned there was a lot of activity right in front of the house, people making choices that could put them at risk and put our families at...
    Thousands of looters stormed the streets of downtown Chicago last weekend, burglarizing and destroying property at high-end retail shops, department stores — and even a charity house for sick children and their families. What are the details?Looters brazenly smashed the doors of the Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago, WLS-TV reported Monday. Ronald McDonald House Charities is a nonprofit organization that provides free housing to ill children and their families while they receive medical care. "[We were] very concerned, there was a lot of activity right in front of the house, people making choices that could put them at risk and put our families at risk so the staff was frightened," said Lisa Mitchell, a vice president at the charity. According to staff at the house, there were more than 30 families and their sick children inside when looters descended upon the building. "They're already in a...
    A New Jersey couple who were crowned homecoming king and queen in 1992 before going their separate ways, rekindled their romance and married in the same football stadium last weekend.  Greg Dabice and Janet Jaramillo met briefly when they were crowned Montclair State University royalty at the 50-yard line on the field on October 17, 1992. 'I caught eyes with him and he looked at me, and I was like, oh, he's so cute,' Jaramillo explained to WLNY.  Greg Dabice and Janet Jaramillo met briefly during Montclair State University's homecoming on October 17, 1992 On August 1, the pair got married after 28 years. The ceremony was held at the same 50-yard-line where the two were crowned  Dabice recalled: 'I do remember that there was a brief moment in the parade when we gave a little wave.'   The two went their separate ways after posing for photos, with...
    President Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos are endangering the health and lives of millions of children and their families by demanding schools around the country reopen for in-person classes as the coronavirus pandemic continues. In addition, Trump and DeVos are using the pandemic as an excuse to intensify their war on public schools, public school teachers and teacher unions. They want the American people to believe that public schools do a lousy job and that teacher unions are only interested in fattening teachers’ paychecks and protecting incompetents. The president and education secretary seem to believe the only way students can get a good education is to abandon public schools and enroll in charters or private schools. TRUMP WANTS $105B FOR SCHOOLS ADDED TO NEXT CORONAVIRUS STIMULUS BILL When he announced July 23 that he is asking Congress for $105 billion for schools as part of the next coronavirus stimulus...
    (CNN)Our nation is reckoning with its history of discrimination. Much of that conversation has rightly been focused on the systemic and institutional racism that has dictated our criminal justice and policing systems -- and the way those systems have upended the lives of families for centuries. Kirsten GillibrandAs the Covid-19 pandemic causes disproportionate harm to communities of color, it is further exposing and amplifying these issues, and others, that have always existed in our country and often hit children hardest of all. Many American families were already greatly hampered by the child care and early education crisis in our country, which also disproportionately affects children of color and children from low income communities. With many schools planning to operate remotely into the fall, children without the resources to connect to online classrooms are suffering. These children already start school far behind more privileged kids, and systemic issues, including funding and...
    Republicans in the House and Senate are pushing legislation aimed at denying visas to foreigners who have engaged in espionage or intellectual property theft against the United States Rep. Vicky Hartzler of Missouri and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas announced the Protecting America from Spies Act on Tuesday with a particular focus on China, a country against which the Trump administration is turning up the pressure on several fronts. Harztler introduced her version of the bill last month while Cruz dropped his in the evening on Tuesday. Their goal is to empower the State Department to ensure that any espionage and illicit tech-transfer activity makes one ineligible for entry into the U.S. To do so, the Republicans aim to update the Immigration and Naturalization Act because, under current law, spies from China or elsewhere who are expelled from the U.S. are still allowed to then reapply for visas...
    ABCSALAMANCA Updated: 07/24/2020 20: 48h Save The Salamanca City Council held this Friday an emotional tribute to the victims of COVID-19 in the San Carlos Borromeo cemetery in the city, which was attended by numerous authorities and family members. In the place where during the months of confinement a tent was set up to bid farewell to the deceased in privacy, a commemorative plaque was placed to remember the victims and their families, which will become from now on «A special place for your permanent memory and to keep alive the lessons learned», as noted by the mayor, Carlos García Carbayo, and collected Ical. Representing all these families, the prosecutor Juan José Pereña, expressed with emotion how the virus has left “a sad end for an unrepeatable generation” and how this lack “represents a huge void that only time will transform into memories of experiences with the loved...
    Ivanka Trump stopped by a child care center in Denver on Friday where she met with the staff and praised “child care providers and educators” for their work during the pandemic. “Every parent in America, myself included, respects the work of childcare providers and educators more than ever before,” the first daughter explained during a tour of the local center with Colorado Senator Cory Gardner in a clip posted on Twitter from the White House Speciality Media Director. (RELATED: Ivanka Turns Heads In Yellow And Black Floral Dress During Munich Trip) WATCH: “Every parent in America, myself included, respects the work of childcare providers and educators more than ever before” ⁦@IvankaTrump⁩ touring a local Denver childcare center with ⁦@SenCoryGardner⁩ pic.twitter.com/Y7TX5h2lB2 — Carolina Hurley (@CLH45) July 24, 2020 Earlier in the day, Ivanka tweeted about the visit and shared that, “Today in Denver, @CoryGardner and I will visit a childcare...
    The United States is gradually grinding to an educational collapse as the giant bureaucracies and extraordinarily powerful teachers’ unions ignore children and education in pursuit of power. Many of the wealthiest school systems have decided that they simply will not go back to school this fall. They will offer virtual classes even though the evidence is overwhelming that for younger children virtual classes are dramatically less effective than in-person instruction. Nearly every organization of pediatricians and children-oriented specialists have said it is vital for children to be back in school. SEATTLE, OTHER KING COUNTY SCHOOLS IN WASHINGTON STATE PLAN TO GO ONLINE-ONLY IN THE FALL However, to the teachers’ unions, the children don’t matter. Power matters. Children have been getting cheated at least since the 1983 “A Nation at Risk” report, which pointed out that if a foreign power damaged our children as much as our schools were, we would...
    SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is saluting those who serve by offering free admission to veterans and their families for the rest of the summer though its annual Waves of Honor program. In a promotion that began Wednesday and will run until Veteran's Day on November 11, U.S. military veterans, retirees and up to three family members or friends can visit SeaWorld Orlando, SeaWorld San Antonio, and Busch Gardens Tampa theme parks, free of charge, Fox 13 reports. Trained orcas jump out of the water during a show at the SeaWorld amusement park in Orlando, Fla. on June 11. (Zack Wittman/Bloomberg via Getty Images) VETERAN SAYS SERVICE DOG HELPED HIM ACCOMPLISH GOAL OF TAKING SON TO THEME PARK Military personnel can redeem the single-day tickets at Waves of Honor's website, verifying with military ID. Vets can also score up to four extra guest tickets for 50 percent off the...
    Nearly one-third of American families have been unable to make full housing payments for July, a new survey has revealed as the US economy struggles to bounce back from crushing coronavirus losses.   The survey by Apartment List, an online rental platform, found that 32 percent of US households did not make their full July payments on time.  It marked the fourth month in a row with a 'historically high' number of households that were unable to make the payments on time and in full - up from 30 percent in June and 24 percent in April.   About 19 percent of survey respondents said they may no payment at all during the first week of the month, and 13 percent paid only a portion of their rent or mortgage.  Nearly one-third of American families have been unable to make full housing payments for July, according to a new survey by...
    AUBURN GRESHAM — Belle McClandon was getting ready to go to bed around 9:30 p.m. Sunday night when she heard fireworks going off near the back porch of her Auburn Gresham home. Moments later, she discovered the drapes in the rear of her home at 8731 S. Bishop St. “I had taken my bath and was in my robe,” McClandon said. “My husband was getting ready to take a shower and all of a sudden heard some firecracker popping noises at the back of the house. He said, ‘What is that?’ I went to see what it was and heard the popping and then saw the inside drapes had started burning. That means the outside was burning for a little bit. We had to run out with just what we had on.” McClandon, her husband Charles McClandon and Michael Kirksey, Belle’s son who was in his basement bedroom, got...
    The United States of America observes its Independence Day on July 4. Every year there is large gathering for celebration of this wonderful day. This day is celebrated with fireworks, parades, carnivals, family reunions, political speeches, and much more. But owing to the ongoing crisis, this year many have avoided public gatherings and instead kept it as a low-key celebration with loved ones. Preity Zinta and Sunny Leone, who are currently in the US, have also celebrated this day with their families. Kim Kardashian’s Husband Kanye West Announces 2020 Presidential Run (View Tweet). Bollywood actresses Preity Zinta and Sunny Leone have shared pic and video, respectively, and shared a glimpse of their Fourth of July celebrations with their families. Preity has shared a pic that also features her husband Gene Goodenough and her mommy dearest. Requesting everyone to stay at home and be safe, the actress posted, “Fireworks are...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Elected officials joined members of 32BJ airport workers at a rally in Queens to demand that airlines and terminal operators pay medical benefits to their employees, especially following the COVID-19 outbreak in which workers became sick and some died. Some of those present not only contracted the contagion, but they also lost family members after they brought the coronavirus home. The elected officials, led by state Senators Michael Gianaris, John Liu and Alessandra Biaggi are seeking passage of the Healthy Terminals Act (S.6266/A.8142), which would provide access to quality, affordable insurance for tens of thousands of airport workers. “The Healthy Terminals Act will ensure every worker at New York’s airports has access to the quality healthcare they need and deserve,” Gianaris told the crowd. “Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, more than ever,...
    Editor’s note: This story is part of the annual Mosaic Journalism Workshop for Bay Area high school students, a two-week intensive course at journalism. Students in this year’s virtual program report and photograph real stories under the guidance of professional journalists. Before the pandemic, Maggie Oyamot and her family were uneasy about adopting a pet due to their swamped schedules. But now that the COVID-19 pandemic is leaving them with more time on their hands, they adopted Rocket, a 4-month-old pit bull Labrador mix, from the Humane Society Silicon Valley in late April. “We’ll take him on walks, try to play fetch, work on some training, and my favorite, cuddle with him while he’s napping,” Maggie said. The Oyamot family is one of many families who have adopted a pet during the pandemic. Each family has their own experience of why they decided to adopt a pet amid the global...
    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey ordered flags to fly at half-staff at all state buildings Tuesday to honor the elite firefighters from Prescott who died in 2013 while battling a wildfire northwest of Phoenix. The 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots were overcome after a change in wind direction pushed the flames back toward their position. Ducey called it was one of the most tragic days in state history. “The brave Yarnell 19 had their whole lives ahead of them," the governor said. “They had families, loved ones and friends who cared deeply about them. They knew the dangers of their job, but they did it anyway, with courage and an abiding sense of duty and commitment to our communities.” Ducey offered his prayers to the families of the firefighters and said the crew's sacrifices will be forever remembered and honored. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Many people stopped going to the doctor since the pandemic, and that has put many kids behind on their vaccines. The Ronald McDonald House Charities Mobile Care Unit is helping families by coming to their neighborhood with free vaccines and doctor’s visits, and it’s completely free for families. Dr. Elizabeth Miller, director of population health at UPMC Children’s Hospital, says they’ve seen over a 50 percent drop in the volume of their visits since the pandemic. “We have the potential of a massive public health crisis on top of what is already unprecedented in terms of this global pandemic,” Dr. Miller says. With kids missing vaccinations, they’re susceptible to getting preventable diseases like measles, pertussis or whooping cough. “Children can die in the context of getting these illnesses, and that is the urgency with which we need to communicate to families. If you missed those shots...
    As her mother lay dying in a Southern California hospital in early May, Elishia Breed was home in Oregon, 800 miles away, separated by not only the distance but also by the cruelty of the coronavirus. Because of the pandemic, it wasn’t safe to visit her mom, Patti Breed-Rabitoy, who had entered a hospital alone, days earlier, with a high fever and other symptoms that were confirmed to be caused by COVID-19. Breed-Rabitoy, 69, had suffered from lung and kidney disease for years but remained a vital, bubbly presence in the lives of her husband, Dan Rabitoy, and three grown children. She was a longtime church deacon and youth leader in Reseda, a fan of garage sales, bingo games and antique dolls. Then came COVID-19, probably contracted in late April following one of her thrice-weekly dialysis sessions. Now she lay sedated and on a ventilator, her life ebbing, with no...
    Democratic activists and legislators demanded this Saturday that the government of President Donald Trump not separate children from their parents Democratic activists and legislators demanded this Saturday from the government of the president Donald Trump than free also to parents of minors They must leave the family detention centers after the order issued late Friday by a federal judge. The magistrate Dolly Gee ordered that the minors are free before July 17 to try prevent them from spreading after the spread of coronavirus in several of these centers. He Roots group, who defends migrant families, said this Saturday that it is not a “good news”That the judge could not order ICE the release of minors with their parents. However, he made it clear that ICE has the “discretion” to release parents and children at the same time, although Raices recalled that the “record and lack of will” of the...
    WASHINGTON - Twenty-year-old Eileen Huang is an English major at Yale University. Growing up in a Chinese immigrant family in a small town in New Jersey, racism in the United States was a topic she rarely discussed with her parents.     But earlier this month, her open letter, "A Letter from a Yale student to the Chinese American Community” provoked a rare debate in the Chinese community in the U.S. and on Chinese social media.    Since George Floyd, a 46-year-old African American,  died in police custody in late May, protests against racism have spread across communities throughout the United States, changing attitudes among millions of Americans about the legacy of slavery and discrimination that still impacts Black Americans.    According to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center, nearly 70% of Americans now support the Black Lives Matter movement and 69% of respondents said they had spoken to others about...
    Pro-immigrant associations and Democratic congressmen on Saturday demanded that the government of President Donald Trump also release the parents of minors who must leave the detention centers for families due to a ruling issued by a federal judge. Magistrate Dolly Gee ordered last night that minors detained by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service (ICE) be released before July 17 to prevent them from catching the new coronavirus, following the detection of Covid-19 outbreaks. in several of these establishments. The ruling, which strongly criticizes the Trump government for its actions in this crisis, includes 124 children detained in three centers: one in Pennsylvania and two in Texas. The Raices group, which defends immigrant families, considered that it is not “good news” that the judge has not been able to order ICE the release of the minors along with their parents. So what can you do? Get LOUD. This should outrage...
    Citing new coronavirus cases at detention facilities for migrant families, the federal judge overseeing litigation surrounding protections for undocumented minors in U.S. custody on Friday ordered Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to release children the agency is holding with their parents or legal guardians. U.S. Judge Dolly Gee of the federal district court in Los Angeles gave ICE a July 17 deadline to release all minors who have been in the agency's custody for more than 20 days. Gee, who oversees the government's compliance with the Flores Settlement Agreement, which governs the care of minors in U.S. immigration custody, cited the first coronavirus cases among the migrant families ICE holds at its three Family Residential Centers, or FRCs. "Given the severity of the outbreak in the counties in which FRCs are located and the Independent Monitor and Dr. Wise's observations of non-compliance or spotty compliance with masking and social distancing rules,...
    IF you have watched Coronation Street this week you will have seen the heartbreak of Leanne Battersby and Steve McDonald as they come to terms with their son, Oliver’s diagnosis with the rare genetic condition, mitochondrial disease. It's a tragic storyline, particularly at this time when we are all are getting a taste of living with a deadly disease that currently has no cure. The fear and uncertainty that Leanne and Steve are facing is something we can all relate to on some level. 5Coronation Street's tragic storyline of mitochondrial disease will help shine a light on the rare genetic condition, says Liz CurtisCredit: ITV 5Liz Curtis founded The Lily Foundation in memory of her daughter Lily who died aged eight monthsCredit: Oliver Dixon - The Sun Our charity, The Lily Foundation, helped advise on the Corrie script, and as someone who's been through it myself, I can tell you...
    On the front lines of the war on COVID-19, there are many civilian heroes going out of their way, as volunteers and contributors. Also, many who are elected to serve are going the extra mile. In this column the Eagle hopes to give our readers an ongoing update on those fighting in the front lines. Thanks to the hard work of community food advocates, with support from the NYC Council Progressive Caucus, to win the fight for a universal free lunch in 2017, this summer, every NYC public school family will get a Pandemic EBT card with $420 per student to pay for groceries. In order to remove the stigma of school lunch, these funds will support families to buy food while students are not in the classroom, City Councilmember Brad Lander writes. The program has also arranged with several grocery stores in the district for people to use their...
    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – For months nursing homes have sounded the alarm about a lack of personal protective equipment. Then when the Federal Emergency Management Agency sent 15,000 nursing homes PPE earlier this month, some nursing homes said the supplies were ‘unusable’. Nursing home operators reported receiving from plastic gowns that look like trash bags, paper-thin masks, and gloves too small for most adult hands. This week FEMA began sending out a second round of PPE but nursing homes say it’s not nearly enough. This week nursing home operators and family members voiced their frustrations to U.S. lawmakers in a special House subcommittee hearing on nursing homes. Delia Satterwhite testified to lawmakers that the lack of PPE at her brother’s Austin-area nursing home is why he believes he died from COVID19 death. “I don’t blame the workers. They were doing their job. They should have been given the PPE to...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The Hollywood Bowl has been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the iconic amphitheatre is still being used to serve the community. Thousands of families lined up in the venue's parking lot to receive donated food items -- a necessity amid COVID-19.During their June 17 distribution, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank provided nearly 3,000 families with shelf-stable boxes, protein kits and fresh produce. Cars lined up in separate lanes and boxes of food were placed in their trunks, so people would not have to leave their vehicles."The fact that there are so many people willing to help out in a situation like this [by donating] for others is just an amazing thing," said Pamela Boudrot, one of the many people lined up to receive food boxes.Boudrot worked in tourism prior to the coronavirus outbreak and expects to be out of work for the foreseeable...
    New York Yankees: Some players are prioritizing health and will leave families behind during season By: Andres Chavez June 25, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesFor MLB players, baseball is a way of life. They only imagine themselves playing, and so far, it has been enough not only to have fun in the process, but also, to put food on their families’ table. They don’t want to do anything else other than play the game, but they also want to protect their loved ones. That’s why some New York Yankees‘ players will leave their families behind as they rejoin the team for the short season. After months of failed negotiations between the MLB and the players association, the league had to mandate a 60-game season that will start in late July. However, the common enemy...
    SANTIAGO – Her hand clad in a blue latex glove, her face masked by a perspex shield, the woman lovingly stroked her father’s gray curls, cradled his head and pressed her mouth as close to his cheek as she could manage. Doctors in the Chilean capital of Santiago fought for weeks to save 76-year-old Don Jaime from the clutches of the coronavirus pandemic, but last week recognized they would lose the battle and invited his family into the hospital to say goodbye. Around the world, a need to slow the spread of the highly-contagious virus in hospitals has been placed above providing patients with the comfort of being with their families at the end of their lives. One of the greatest cruelties of an illness that has killed almost half a million people worldwide is that many have died alone, lucky to bid a digital goodbye via a computer tablet...
    FAIR OAKS (CBS13) — Over the past few months, more people have turned to bikes for fun and relaxation. For families in the Fair Oaks area, Family FreeRide provides more opportunities for kids and families to hop on two wheels. Garrett McDermid started the nonprofit last year. “Any kid on a bike is going to be happy,” McDermid said. “We wanted to find a safer spot for the kids to ride, and here is the Fair Oaks Bike Park.” This bike-friendly space at Phoenix Park has been in the making for the last year. With a $30,000 contribution from Measure J funds, the park is being improved to add a dirt pump track. It’s like a BMX track but smaller and will be open to all ages. “This is going to give them and their parents an opportunity to ride and have fun together in a nice controlled environment so...
    LOGAN SQUARE — Continuing weeks of activism, demonstrators converged on Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s house in Logan Square on Tuesday night to protest police brutality. In the middle of it, staging their own peaceful sit-in, was a group of South Side families trying desperately to keep their daycare open. Little Angels Learning Center in Englewood is at risk of shutting down permanently in just a few days, director Nashone Greer-Adams said. The city is only funding Little Angels through June 30. The daycare was one of many community childcare centers across the city to lose funding last year. The stripped city dollars account for more than one-third of the daycare’s annual budget. Asked about Little Angels, a spokesperson for the city’s Department of Family and Support Services said the city extended funding for it and other child care centers until July 1, for several months beyond the end of their original...
    SANTIAGO – Her hand clad in a blue latex glove, her face masked by a perspex shield, the woman lovingly stroked her father’s gray curls, cradled his head and pressed her mouth as close to his cheek as she could manage. Doctors in the Chilean capital of Santiago fought for weeks to save 76-year-old Don Jaime from the clutches of the coronavirus pandemic, but last week recognized they would lose the battle and invited his family into the hospital to say goodbye. Around the world, a need to slow the spread of the highly-contagious virus in hospitals has been placed above providing patients with the comfort of being with their families at the end of their lives. One of the greatest cruelties of an illness that has killed almost half a million people worldwide is that many have died alone, lucky to bid a digital goodbye via a computer tablet...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The city of Hammond will have fireworks shows at four locations on the Fourth of July, and is asking people to stay home to watch with their families. Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott’s office said fireworks shows will be presented at four schools around 9:30 p.m. on July 4: Clark Middle/High School, Morton High School, Eggers Middle School, and Gavit Middle School/High School. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people will not be allowed to watch the fireworks at the schools, and are being urged to stay home to watch with their families and friends.
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A suburban cemetery is underwater. Family members coming to pay respects to their ancestors finding a dozen of their burial plots flooded. They turned to CBS 2 for answers. CBS 2’s Chris Tye has more from the Silverman and Weiss Cemetery in Forest Park. It’s happened for years, and still no fix. For those buried along the western edge of the cemetery, resting in peace doesn’t come easy. “I’m the the last one in my family,” Berstein said. “I’m the only one left now. My brothers, sisters and aunts and uncles are all gone. And there’s one grave there waiting for me.” They’re all buried at the 140-year-old Silverman and Weiss Cemetery. What’s waiting for any visitor to the cemetery now are ducks, floating not on a reflection pond, but on the lake several feet deep that’s formed over every one of Dorothy’s ancestors. “There are actually ducks...
    LONDON (AP) — The families of the three victims of a stabbing rampage in a English park paid tribute to their loved ones Tuesday, saying how their hearts have been broken at losing them in what is being treated as a terror attack. Police named the dead as James Furlong, David Wails and Joseph Ritchie-Bennett. The three friends were enjoying a warm Saturday evening when they were attacked at Forbury Gardens park in Reading, a town of 200,000 people some 40 miles (64 kilometers) west of London. A 25-year-old suspect is in custody but officials say the motive for the carnage is unclear. In a joint statement, the families each offered a reckoning of their grief. The parents of David Wails described him as a much-loved son, brother and uncle who never hurt anyone in his life. “We are broken-hearted at losing him and in such a terrible way,’’ his...
    LONDON (AP) — The families of the three victims of a stabbing rampage in a English park paid tribute to their loved ones Tuesday, saying how their hearts have been broken at losing them in what is being treated as a terror attack. Police named the dead as James Furlong, David Wails and Joseph Ritchie-Bennett. The three friends were enjoying a warm Saturday evening when they were attacked at Forbury Gardens park in Reading, a town of 200,000 people some 40 miles (64 kilometers) west of London. A 25-year-old suspect is in custody but officials say the motive for the carnage is unclear. In a joint statement, the families each offered a reckoning of their grief. The parents of David Wails described him as a much-loved son, brother and uncle who never hurt anyone in his life. “We are broken-hearted at losing him and in such a terrible way,’’ his...
    A PAIR of beautiful doppelgangers from different continents with a seven-year age gap have met up after discovering their uncanny likeness online. Bianca Mihai, 18, a singer from the Romanian city of Buzau, learned about Palestinian-Syrian model Lana Al Beik, 25, through a photographer pal who spotted they were the spitting image of each other.  6Bianca Mihai, right, and Lana Al Beik, left, after they met upCredit: Central European News 6The women's family's cannot even tell them apartCredit: Central European News Singer Bianca was told about model Lana, who lives in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), by friend Alexandra Danciu, could not believe her eyes and she showed the images to Bianca and her parents. Bianca said: "My parents showed the pictures to my grandmother who said 'wow, where did you take those images? Very beautiful Bianca, how stunning you are'." Coocindentally the Palestinian-Syrian model apparently stumbled across her...
    Families and attorneys for people detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) told Miami Herald that their loved ones and clients have essentially gone missing for weeks at a time while in custody, notified of their location only after the media outlet reported on their disappearances or pressed officials for information. Detainees, they eventually found out, had been hospitalized after becoming sick with COVID-19, with no notification to relatives or advocates. Maria Carolina Moros-Rodriguez told Miami Herald she had no idea about her dad’s location since May 30. “My phone just stopped ringing with calls from my dad. He just disappeared without a trace.” She found out he’d been hospitalized with pneumonia and COVID-19 only after the outlet pressed ICE this week. “I told [the employee] that ‘the only reason my father would ever not want us to know about his health is either because he is in a coma or dead, which one is it? Do I have to wait to be...
    Coronavirus — He Archbishop of Valencia, Antonio Cañizares, This Saturday expressed the “deep pain” of the entire diocese for “The many, we do not know how many, but thousands of deceased” because of the COVID-19, of which “we do not forget any, less God” and stressed that “The Cross is life and victory over death.” This has been stated in the funeral mass for those killed by the pandemic, held at the Parish Church of San Martín in Valencia this Saturday. The cardinal has assured that “We are all filled with deep pain and sadness for the great sufferings that the victims and their families have experienced, aggravated because many of them have not even been accompanied in their transit “and has reiterated that shares “the pain of families.” “We are very close to their prayers,” he added. “To all the families of the deceased we say that we...
    Minnesota’s efforts to protect its most vulnerable residents during the coronavirus pandemic is also having an unintended consequence — the isolation is killing some of them. “Families are literally watching as their loved ones die of loneliness,” said Kris Sundberg, executive director of Elder Voice Family Advocates. “We know full well, isolation has a significant impact on both physical and mental well-being.” Sundberg and other advocates for seniors and vulnerable adults say the recent guidance the state Department of Health released for window and outdoor visits doesn’t go far enough. After more than three months in isolation, long-term care residents desperately need contact with their loved ones, they said. “So many of our families are just desperate to see their people, especially those with memory issues,” Sundburg said. “We are seeing serious impacts. We need to figure this out. We need to help families get together.” Three Minnesotans, all in...
    (CNN)For the past decade, Sheldon Smith has been dedicated to helping young African American fathers better their lives and the lives of their children.Through his non-profit in Chicago, the Dovetail Project, he has taught hundreds of young fathers like himself parenting and life skills to become positive role models and responsible parents.And when Covid-19 hit, Smith mobilized to make sure they have the resources and support they need."When businesses were closing and doing layoffs, many of our young men lost employment," said Smith, a 2016 CNN Hero. "We wanted to just make sure that our fathers knew that we were there for them."Sheldon Smith and his team are providing essential supplies to young fathers during Covid-19.To keep program participants safe during Covid-19, the organization paused its weekly group classes, and Smith and his team started what they call the Fatherhood Relief Fund. They're providing necessities such as diapers, baby formula,...
    Many of our political conversations remain superficial, not considering the purposes behind the things that we argue over. What should the minimum wage be? Who should be married to whom and should there be a limit on how many spouses one has? Which substances that produce a mind-altering effect should we legalize? While important debates, these are secondary concerns to an understanding of human flourishing. Societies don’t exist because of freedom of conscience, freedom of choice, or even freedom of speech, that most cherished and beloved American right. Societies exist because families exist — families are societies. We are born into families and flourish (or not) within them. Without families there is no foundational structure upon which to build a unified and coherent vision of the future. Children without parents are statistically more likely to suffer from mental disorders, physical self-harm and substance abuse. It’s no coincidence that an alarming...
    Washington (CNN)The families of six US oil executives detained in Venezuela are pleading for their release as concerns mount over their health amid the global coronavirus pandemic.The "CITGO 6" -- Tomeu Vadell, Gustavo Cardenas, Jorge Toledo, Alirio Jose Zambrano, Jose Luis Zambrano and Jose Angel Pereira -- have been detained in Venezuela without trial since November 2017. As the virus threatens Venezuela's collapsing medical system and reports have emerged of cases within the prison facility where the men are held, family members say their loved ones are in "mortal danger." And despite calls from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to release the men, there are no indications that embattled President Nicolas Maduro -- with whom the US has severed diplomatic ties -- is any closer to ending their two-and-a-half-year plight.On Friday, US Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs Roger Carstens revealed that two of the men "now have flu symptoms...
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D), who has supported the right of protesters to flout the law without consequence and has done woefully little to stop looting during those protests, spoke out against Jewish families in Brooklyn on Tuesday, saying without a hint of irony, "We're not going to allow people to take the law into their own hands." De Blasio's comments occurred during an ongoing row regarding the usage of the Middleton Playground in a predominantly Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn. Jewish families, incensed that the protests inspired by the death of George Floyd have been allowed to occur regularly with the mayor's blessing despite social distancing guidelines, have repeatedly broken through chains on gates to the park to allow their children to play. Monday morning, New York City Parks Department employees literally welded the gates of the park shut to prevent Jewish children from...
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