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Texas storm victims are facing a now-familiar battle: Covid

Texas storm victims are facing a now-familiar battle: Covid

While most Texans had more than enough to worry about in last week’s icy storm that led to power outages and water problems, some, like Tania Delacruz, had an added woe: Covid-19. For Delacruz, it started with body aches before the storm. Then, on the coldest night in south Texas, Delacruz’ oxygen levels dropped as…

The Florida official who set up a vaccine site for affluent ZIP codes and created a VIP list is under investigation, sheriff’s office says

The Florida official who set up a vaccine site for affluent ZIP codes and created a VIP list is under investigation, sheriff’s office says

A Florida sheriff’s office is investigating whether a Manatee County official broke the law when she organized a Covid-19 vaccine drive limited to two of the county’s most affluent ZIP codes. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office said it has launched the investigation after a citizen watchdog filed a complaint regarding County Commissioner Vanessa Baugh, who…

Lloyd Austin Fast Facts

Here’s a look at the life of US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. Personal Birth date: August 8, 1953 Birth place: Mobile, Alabama Birth name: Lloyd James Austin III Father: Lloyd James Austin Jr., postal worker Mother: Aletia Taylor Austin, homemaker Marriage: Charlene Denise (Banner) Austin (early 1980s-present) Children: Reginald Hill (stepson); Christopher Hill (stepson)…

More Americans are identifying as LGBTQ than ever before, poll finds

More Americans are identifying as LGBTQ than ever before, poll finds

A new poll shows that an unprecedented number of US adults identify as LGBTQ — and that young people, especially Generation Z, are driving the increase. Gallup reported a jump from 4.5% to 5.6% of Americans who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer since its last poll in 2017. The finding proves a…

More than 160 Confederate symbols came down in 2020, SPLC says

More than 160 Confederate symbols came down in 2020, SPLC says

More than 160 Confederate symbols came down last year after the killing of George Floyd prompted a nationwide reckoning with racism. That count comes from the Southern Poverty Law Center, which released new figures Tuesday as part of an update to a report that tracks public symbols associated with the Confederacy across the nation. The…

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Did You Know Peanuts Played a BIG Roll in Mars Landing?

Did You Know Peanuts Played a BIG Roll in Mars Landing?

  NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover has been sharing lots of exciting discoveries, from the first sounds to the first color photos. We cannot get enough! We learned today that peanuts played a very important roll in this mission!! Did you miss the Mars landing? Get the videos, pictures, and updates – plus see all the…

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