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BALTIMORE — Entre las largas horas de sueño de él, la búsqueda de respuestas en línea de ella, las comidas forzadas que él que no le sabían a nada y la limpieza, el cocinar y el cuidar de él lo mejor que podía, había una preocupación constante e implacable, que los royó durante días mientras permanecían aislados en su apartamento de Baltimore, esperando que la respiración de él se debilitara. ...

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Para los hospitales, que están entre los negocios más grandes y competitivos del país, renunciar a cirugías lucrativas para dar paso a un exceso de pacientes de la competencia no es algo natural. Pero mientras el COVID-19 amenaza con abrumar el sistema de salud estadounidense, los hospitales están cooperando de maneras sin precedentes. Además de posponer las cirugías electivas y otros ...

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FILADELFIA — La temporada de esquí había terminado. Los campos de golf estaban cerrados. El béisbol fue puesto en pausa. Louie Beardell se sentía un poco aburrido, con su escuela en las vacaciones de primavera y sin la posibilidad de salir a hacer deporte con sus amigos. Decidió intentar salvar el mundo. O a una persona. O tal vez a 50. O a 100. "Mi objetivo es hacer mil", dijo Beardell, de 14 ...

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Los trabajadores del mundo se están tambaleando por la sacudida inicial de la recesión del coronavirus, con pérdidas de empleos y demandas de bienestar en todo el mundo que ya se elevan a millones esta semana. A medida que la Organización Internacional del Trabajo advierte de casi 25 millones de despidos si no se controla el virus, los recortes desde Austria hasta Estados Unidos reflejan la ...

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Durante años, el refugio Harbor House tuvo una rutina para alimentar y albergar a los cientos de personas sin hogar de Thousand Oaks, California, muchas de ellas ancianos. Cada noche, una de una docena de iglesias, templos y mezquitas locales organizaba una cena, y después, preparaba camas para que sus huéspedes tuvieran un lugar seguro para dormir. El COVID-19 ha puesto esa rutina patas ...

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The Supreme Court has decided, 7-2, that teachers in Catholic elementary schools are not covered by employment discrimination law. This is a highly important expansion of religious exemptions from government regulation. The Supreme Court had already given religious institutions an exemption for so-called "ministerial" employees. It has now gone substantially further, declaring that such ...

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Princeton University's president, Christopher L. Eisgruber, recently announced that Woodrow Wilson's name will be removed from the university's School of Public and International Affairs and from a residential college. No new facts prompted the decision, which was a reversal from Eisgruber's refusal just five years ago to remove Wilson's name from the program and buildings. Wilson's record as ...

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WASHINGTON - For weeks, the closest thing to drama on the Democratic side of the presidential campaign has been the Veepstakes: the mysterious process by which Joe Biden is choosing his candidate for vice president. Who's up? Who's down? Will it be Sen. Kamala Harris of California, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, Rep. Val Demings of Florida, or someone ...

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WASHINGTON – When Donald Trump was asked on Fox News about his priorities for a second term, he was unusually tongue-tied. He can't go with the economy – it's in free fall as a result of his bungled handling of the coronavirus pandemic, with the United States doing worse than any other country in controlling the virus. Three million Americans have the virus, 132,000 have died, testing is ...

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Let's get rid of cops, defund them, at least make them less active, deplete their ranks and agree they suffer from systemic racism bred into their modes of behavior, always acting as if to be Black is to be guilty. That's what some protesters and politicians are now saying in the wake of a horrible televised Minneapolis murder by a policeman because some seem to believe that being a cop, any ...

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To make sense of the Supreme Court's decision in the "faithless electors" case, it helps to remember something pretty basic: When you vote in a presidential election, you're not actually voting for your chosen candidate. When Americans vote in November, they're actually casting votes for a slate of electors selected by the political party of each presidential candidate. The electors of the ...

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KINGSTON, Wash. - On a visit to Tania Issa's farm, you won't find any pink-skinned pigs reared to produce the lean "other white meat" once touted in pork industry advertising campaigns. She raises Mangalitsas, an eastern European breed that sport startling coats of red, black and blonde wool. They yield richly colored meat marbled with a creamy white fat. They are free to ramble around much of ...

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We're only halfway through the year, but chances are good that the best TV of 2020 has already premiered. With production at a standstill, it's unlikely we'll see more new high-quality programs anytime soon. Fortunately, there are plenty of dynamite choices to keep you occupied and make this a year to remember - in a good way. 'Brockmire' Turning baseball's bad boy into a sober, doting father ...

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Protecting the Florida Keys from the future's stronger storms and rising seas involves retreating from the most dangerous spots. That process will be by choice, for now. Last week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a $5.5 billion plan to keep the island chain functioning after a devastating storm. It involves strengthening U.S. 1 in six places, elevating 7,300 houses, floodproofing ...

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Jean Smart, a veteran of "Designing Women," "24" and "Fargo" among many other projects, has most recently added HBO's "Watchmen" to her list of credits. The limited series, created by Damon Lindelof and based on a graphic novel, is set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes go after criminals decades after the actual Tulsa race massacre in 1921. Smart plays Laurie Blake, a reformed ...

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LOS ANGELES - Office leasing in Los Angeles County fell to its lowest point since the Great Recession in the second quarter as many businesses reeling from coronavirus restrictions and economic uncertainty halted their searches for new space. Leasing transactions were about 60% to 70% below normal for that time of year, according to real estate brokerage CBRE. Deals were put on hold or ...

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Take an origin myth befitting of a Catholic saint. Add one part telenovela actor. Marinate in the esoteric. Dress in an assortment of extravagant capes. Walter Mercado, the late television astrologer who turned the act of delivering daily horoscopes into a combination of high camp and high performance - not to mention a nightly broadcast event - lived a life ripe for documentary. There is the ...

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The share of nationwide apartment renters who can't make their payments is rising. As of this week, almost 23% of residents had missed all or part of their July rent payments, according to the National Multifamily Housing Council. That's down from early in the pandemic when fewer renters skipped their payments in the first week of April. In early April, almost 83% of renters had made their ...

SEATTLE - The decision couldn't be made in an instant or without some real thought and reflection. There needed to be discussion, even debate about what was best for his career and family. Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager knew he could handle the financial hit if he opted to follow the lead of a handful of other established veteran players and sit out the coronavirus-shortened 2020 season, ...

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In this time of national reckoning, a grassroots movement of scientists and academics is asking their colleagues to solve problems beyond their research: the scientific community's own issues with racial discrimination and bias. Scrolling through social media posts tagged #BlackInTheIvory illuminates just some of the experiences Black students, professors and researchers have encountered - and ...

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Half a year into the pandemic, it's well-accepted that coronavirus can be spread when an infected person expels respiratory droplets by coughing or sneezing. But can the virus be transmitted in microscopically small droplets that are released into the air by talking or just breathing? And if so, could you contract the virus from across a room, or after the infected person leaves the room? As ...

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PHILADELPHIA - On a scale of one to 10 - one being a nuisance, 10 being a full-blown disruption of his life - Adam Haseley sounded as though a four-day wait for COVID-19 test results that were lost in the mail last week registered about a three. "To my knowledge, mine was one of the only, if not the only one that was in this situation," the young center fielder said Tuesday, his first day in a ...

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Dear Mayo Clinic: My father has a history of kidney stones. He has changed his diet in the past year, which seemed to help. I'm concerned though, since I had heard kidney stones can increase during the summer. Is this true? If so, are there any tips for how he can further reduce his risk? Answer: As temperatures rise during the summer months, so does the risk of developing kidney stones, even ...

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Walnuts and basil flavor this simple chicken salad. It's a flavorful salad that is easy to put together. The only cooking is to toast the walnuts to enhance their flavor. So, it's perfect for a hot summer night. With using store-bought chicken, this dinner can be ready in less than 10 minutes. Helpful Hints: - Any type of cooked chicken can be used, such as chicken strips or rotisserie ...

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A hungry Eastern Tiger swallowtail butterfly gave The Garden Guy a lesson a couple of days ago and that is, everyone loves an orange smoothie in the summer. As you might suspect I am playing with you, but just a little. This year I planted daylilies for the first time in years. While I was the director of University of Georgia's Coastal Georgia Botanical Garden in Savannah, I was amazed to see ...

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The popularity of young adult graphic novels has exploded, along with their shelf space in bookstores and comic shops. Here are some of the latest: "Bluebeard" (Papercutz, $19.99) I vaguely remember this classic fairy tale from my youth as being creepy with lots of spooky foreshadowing and a dark, dark heart. Good news! This version not only keeps all of that, but does it very well! ...

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LOS ANGELES - Not long after billionaire Steve Ballmer purchased the Clippers in 2014, coach Doc Rivers still was getting to know his new boss. "What do you do now," Rivers asked the former chief executive of Microsoft, "other than own the Clippers?" "His answer was incredibly simple, but shocking," Rivers recently recalled. "He said, 'I give money away.' It made me sit up, like, well, pardon ...

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As her mother lay dying in a Southern California hospital in early May, Elishia Breed was home in Oregon, 800 miles away, separated not only by 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 ...

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DETROIT - Donna Stephens was working last month at home when the text came through from her lawyer. She read it and cried. "Aimee, we won," she said. But the place where her wife, Aimee Stephens, would have sat was empty. Aimee, 59, died in May at their Redford home due to kidney disease. Five weeks after the hospice nurses had left and Aimee was buried in North Carolina, the U.S. Supreme ...

BALTIMORE — Entre las largas horas de sueño de él, la búsqueda de respuestas en línea de ella, las comidas forzadas que él que no le sabían a nada y la limpieza, el cocinar y el cuidar de él lo mejor que podía, había una preocupación constante e implacable, que los royó durante días mientras permanecían aislados en su apartamento de Baltimore, esperando que la respiración de él se debilitara. ...

Para los hospitales, que están entre los negocios más grandes y competitivos del país, renunciar a cirugías lucrativas para dar paso a un exceso de pacientes de la competencia no es algo natural. Pero mientras el COVID-19 amenaza con abrumar el sistema de salud estadounidense, los hospitales están cooperando de maneras sin precedentes. Además de posponer las cirugías electivas y otros ...

FILADELFIA — La temporada de esquí había terminado. Los campos de golf estaban cerrados. El béisbol fue puesto en pausa. Louie Beardell se sentía un poco aburrido, con su escuela en las vacaciones de primavera y sin la posibilidad de salir a hacer deporte con sus amigos. Decidió intentar salvar el mundo. O a una persona. O tal vez a 50. O a 100. "Mi objetivo es hacer mil", dijo Beardell, de 14 ...

Los trabajadores del mundo se están tambaleando por la sacudida inicial de la recesión del coronavirus, con pérdidas de empleos y demandas de bienestar en todo el mundo que ya se elevan a millones esta semana. A medida que la Organización Internacional del Trabajo advierte de casi 25 millones de despidos si no se controla el virus, los recortes desde Austria hasta Estados Unidos reflejan la ...