Severe child abuse cases increase at Texas hospital amid coronavirus quarantine

A child carries home a meal given out as part of Stamford Public Schools' "Grab and Go Meals for Kids" program, which is part of the city's response to the coronavirus pandemic on March 17, 2020 in Stamford, Connecticut
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Severe child abuse cases increase at Texas hospital amid coronavirus quarantine

A Texas hospital that usually sees about eight child abuse cases a month reported six cases last week alone during the coronavirus pandemic and resulting school closures and self-quarantines, according to NBC DFW. All the affected children were 6-years-old or younger, and the incidents were reported by the Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth, which is located […]

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Amber Johnston, a Georgia home educator, instructs her daughters.
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Your complete guide to surviving coronavirus self-quarantine with kids

Schools are closed. Businesses are locking their doors earlier, and health experts are recommending families self-quarantine as the coronavirus pandemic quickly spreads throughout the United States. Locking yourself indoors, however, can have some particularly stressful implications for parents, many of whom have been forced to balance work from home and childcare.  Educators offering tips online […]

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387961 03: Low emission coal is collected and moved on a conveyer belt April 15, 2001 at the Black Butte Coal mine near Rawlins, WY. The value of Wyoming coal has doubled since December and local producers hope prices hold until the summer and fall when long-term contracts are negotiated. (Photo by Michael Smith/Newsmakers)
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Saturday snippets: Oglalas legalize pot; Va. going 100% clean; slave graves complicate plastics plan

Saturday snippets is a regular weekend feature at Daily Kos.  • The plunge in the economic viability of coal means investors stand to lose more than half a trillion dollars of the money they put into new projects: Coal investments are for the long haul, with projectssd built to last 40-50 years, with the capital […]

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PEMBROKE, NC - MARCH 03: Volunteers check in a voter at a polling place on March 3, 2020 in Pembroke, North Carolina. 1,357 Democratic delegates are at stake as voters cast their ballots in 14 states and American Samoa on what is known as Super Tuesday. (Photo by Melissa Sue Gerrits/Getty Images)
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Live Coverage: March 10, 2020 primaries

The (smaller) sequel to Super Tuesday is here, with six states hosting presidential primaries. Of those states, only Mississippi will also be holding primaries for downballot races. Resources: Primary guide | Poll closing times  Results: Map • ID | MI | MO | MS | ND | WA Wednesday, Mar 11, 2020 · 2:58:25 AM […]

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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 07: Sen. Ron Johnson  (R-WI) leaves a meeting with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Republican National Senatorial Committee on July 7, 2016 in Washington, DC. Mr. Trump and the senators met in an attempt to unify ahead of the upcoming Republican national convention.  (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)
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Amid fears of global pandemic, Republicans hot on the trail of Trump's Burisma hoax

A disaster is unfolding before their very eyes, focusing the minds and steeling the hearts of Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill. No, not that disaster, you nitwits! Pandemic-shmandemic. Joe Biden’s back in the presidential hunt, and it’s time to crank up the GOP disinformation machine. To wit, there are only eight months left until the election. […]

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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 08: U.S. Secretary of Interior David Bernhardt (L) speaks as President Donald Trump (R) looks on during an East Room event on the environment July 7, 2019 at the White House in Washington, DC. President Trump delivered remarks on “his Administration’s environmental accomplishments of cleaner air and cleaner water, including helping communities across the Nation reduce air pollution and meet our air quality standards, as well as modernize outdated infrastructure and improve water quality while at the same time growing a strong economy for all Americans.”  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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A Trump-elevated skeptic has been ordering Interior scientists to muddy department climate reports

Indur Goklany is a longtime Interior Department staffer who was elevated by Team Trump into a top climate policy role soon after the great orange buffoon Donald took office. The reasons for choosing him seem evident enough: Goklany is a climate “skeptic” who won minor acclaim with conservative climate change denial groups such as the […]

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Daily Kos Elections releases initial Senate race ratings for 2020

Daily Kos Elections is pleased to announce our first set of Senate race ratings for the 2020 election cycle. Republicans currently hold the Senate by a 53-47 margin, meaning Democrats would need to pick up a net of three seats to gain control of the chamber if they also retake the White House (since a […]

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Cattle Call 2020: So much for Bloomberg, can anyone beat Sanders?
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Cattle Call 2020: So much for Bloomberg, can anyone beat Sanders?

Last week Mike Bloomberg seemed poised to take control of the party’s center lane, creating a potential face-off with Bernie Sanders, fresh off having consolidated the bulk of the party’s left flank. Then the debate happened and oh well. Back to the drawing board for anti-Sanders forces. Real Clear Politics poll aggregate, last three months. […]

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NASHVILLE, TN - FEBRUARY 12:  Democratic presidential candidate former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg delivers remarks during a campaign rally on February 12, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. Bloomberg is holding the rally to mark the beginning of early voting in Tennessee ahead of the Super Tuesday primary on March 3rd.  (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
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Democratic debate promises to pull Super Mike back down to earth among us mortals

Up until Wednesday night’s debate, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg has let his money do the talking—gobs upon gobs of it, to the tune of $300 million in ad buys. He hasn’t faced the scrutiny of a press corps, he hasn’t done selfie lines or attended fish fries, he hasn’t faced incoming from […]

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Travelers and commuters arrive at the Chicago Transit Authority's Rosemont station and head towards shuttle busses after a train derailment shut down the CTA's O'Hare International Airport station on March 24, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.
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Chicago Transit scolded after failing to realize Black History Month should recognize black people

Here’s a general word of advice for the businesses and government agencies that seem to need it: pick someone black to honor when the goal is a public nod to Black History Month. The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) faced well-earned backlash after posting photos of a man in an Abraham Lincoln costume on Wednesday. The tweet […]

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