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President Biden announces COVID-19 strategy, states stumble in ensuring health equity in vaccine distribution, mutations spur worries about vaccine efficacy
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U.S. Rep. Robert C. Scott, D-Virginia.
The school district shares student data with the Sheriff’s Office, which uses it to identify potential future criminals.
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It took Kilroy Watkins several months to get transitional housing in order to be released from an Illinois prison.
It can be hard for people returning from a prison sentence to secure the housing they need to successfully reenter communities. And the COVID-19 pandemic has made it even harder.
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In the future, pediatricians may turn to biomarkers to flag dangerous levels of stress in children.
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Sarai Camarillo (right) shares headphones with her sister, Isamari Lucero, 13, as she learns remotely from their Little Village
The virus has already devastated Camarillo’s family, killing her father and destabilizing the entire family. They say they can’t take any more.
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The CZU Lightning Complex fires not only destroyed hundreds of homes, but also damaged water systems operated by the San Lorenzo
Over the past five years, hundreds of California drinking water systems have suffered damage or destruction amid the state’s increasingly intense climate-driven wildfires.
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DonnaMarie Woodson, a two-time cancer survivor, spoke powerfully about how her access to health insurance saved her life.
It’s one thing to report about disparities in health outcomes. It’s another to hear DonnaMarie Woodson’s story.
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Tanya Gan Lim teaches a “newcomer class” in Maryland’s Prince George’s County school district.
How are school systems coping with large influxes of immigrant children? A reporter reflects on lessons learned.
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Health & Media Opportunities: The Conversation US is looking for an assistant health and medical editor
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Biden's $1.9 trillion pandemic plan, contagious variant to overtake U.S., Los Angeles County hit hard
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Why journalists need to do more to prevent the spread of disinformation by calling out the sources and the spreaders.
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Domestic violence affects tens of millions of Americans every year. Yet media outlets mostly treat incidents as "cops" items, if they cover them at all, as opposed to treating domestic violence as a public health problem. Our free two-day symposium will help journalists understand the root causes and promising prevention, intervention and treatment approaches.  Plus participants will be able to apply for grants to report California-focused projects.

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