Pandemic fueled more domestic violence calls in 2020

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Calls to domestic violence hotlines increased by 20 percent last year in Southern Nevada, but fewer residents filed reports with Las Vegas police. Advocates are blaming the COVID-19 pandemic. “It wasn’t like domestic violence was not happening,” said SafeNest CEO Liz Ortenburger. “We’re walking around with large percentage of people […]

Meghan Markle Calls Royals Racist – OZY

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Good morning! The women in our lives deserve to be celebrated all the time, but if there’s one day that captures both the struggle and the leadership of women, it’s International Women’s Day. Drink today to female scientists who‘re saving the world while we catch you up on unlikely champions […]

USDA Food Guideline Calls to “Make Every Bite Count”

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–News Direct– The USDA’s 2020-2025 food guidelines highlight the need for Americans to eat more nutrient-dense foods to promote better health and fight the risk of chronic disease. Pocono Organics founder and president, Ashley Walsh, knows the power of using food as medicine from her personal health journey with gastroparesis […]

Black-ish Friday: Bell health official calls traditional holiday shopping ‘a terrible, terrible, terrible idea’ | News

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Thanksgiving dinner was not the only aspect of the long holiday weekend health officials say should change this year as the coronavirus infects more people. So should residents’ annual Black Friday shopping spree. Amanda Robison-Chadwell, the Bell County Public Health District director, said this week she advised against in-person shopping […]

China calls for ‘global firewall’ to halt spread of COVID-19

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JAKARTA/BEIJING — Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed to strengthen his country’s cooperation with other countries on COVID-19, stressing the need for a “global firewall” to reopen trade and to make vaccines available to all during a virtual summit of leaders from the world’s 20 biggest economies. “First, build a global firewall against COVID-19. We […]

‘Squad’ members continue resisting calls for moderation, blast Biden’s consideration of ex-Obama official

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The “Squad” of progressive Democrats continued to flout the party’s establishment on Friday when members indicated it should take a more aggressive approach on racial issues. In a lengthy Twitter thread, Omar contended that pushing racial justice and standing behind “Black Lives Matter,” whose activists have advocated “defunding” the police, was a boon to the […]

Union calls for universities to move teaching online

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A union has called on universities to move more teaching online amid England’s lockdown (Getty Images) A leading union has called on universities to push teaching online amid England’s new lockdown. The University and College Union has written to vice-chancellors to ask them to stop all non-essential in-person activities, and […]