Michael Nyenhuis, UNICEF USA’s president and CEO, said his agency will be investing $1 million this year on an initiative to help U.S. cities become more child-friendly. He said Houston, Minneapolis and San Francisco are the first cities to commit to the program, with Prince George’s County in Maryland expected to follow soon. … [Read more...] about Amid crises, UNICEF USA launches program to help kids in US
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She has broadly endorsed the Green New Deal, progressives’ most ambitious set of proposals to combat the climate crisis, but she didn’t make that an anchor of her presidential bid. Biden has moved left on his climate proposals during the 2020 campaign but has not fully embraced the Green New Deal. … [Read more...] about Biden, Harris to make unusual campaign debut in virus era
One of the most talked about Democratic proposals would establish a new single-payer government-run insurance program as outlined in Sen. Bernie Sanders' "Medicare for All" Act. Sanders' bill would make private insurance supplemental for those who choose to get it, while aiming to provide a basic level of care for all Americans paid for by taxes. A similar bill by the same name has also been introduced in the House. … [Read more...] about Where all the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates stand on health care
In a July 9 letter to Vice President Mike Pence and other members of the White House coronavirus task force, organizations that represent the nation's smaller and more independent labs outlined "obstacles" they continued to face, including receiving faulty swabs from the Strategic National Stockpile. They added that many labs weren't able to contact, or even identify, the individuals the federal government has assigned in each state to oversee the distribution of federally allocated supplies. … [Read more...] about High demand for COVID tests has pushed labs to their limit. Will they be ready for fall?
Five months after the first spikes in coronavirus cases in the U.S. led to the cancellation of the NCAA basketball tournament, the still raging pandemic has begun tearing down a sport that generates billions of dollars for the schools that compete in it. Despite pleas from players, coaches and President Donald Trump in recent days to play on, 40% of major college football teams have now decided to punt on a fall season. … [Read more...] about Big Ten, Pac-12 Pull Plug on Fall Football Amid Pandemic Fears