Month: March 2020

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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