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Navy Exonerates Black Sailors Unfairly Convicted After World War II Disaster

On July 17, 1944, hundreds of sailors were loading ammunition onto two cargo ships in Port Chicago, Calif., not far from San Francisco, when an explosion powerful enough to be felt 50 miles away killed 320 of the men, most of them Black.

Can Democrats Find the Courage to Tell Biden the Truth?

Before I get to President Biden, let me tell you about my love for a different presidential candidate. In 1972, when I was 13 years old, I knocked on doors to canvass for George McGovern, the Democratic senator who wanted to end the Vietnam War.

California Becomes the First State to Ban Student Gender Notification Policies

A year after school boards in California emerged as unlikely culture war battlegrounds, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday signed the nation’s first law prohibiting policies that force educators to tell parents if their children ask to use a different name or pronouns.

President Joe Biden tests positive for COVID-19 while campaigning in Las Vegas, has ‘mild symptoms’

President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 while traveling Wednesday in Las Vegas and is experiencing “mild symptoms” including “general malaise” from the infection, the White House said.

Anthony Fauci Receives Public Health’s Highest Honor

Anthony Fauci was awarded the Frank A. Calderone Prize, the most prestigious honor in public health, at an April 27 ceremony in Alumni Auditorium on the Columbia University Irving Medical Center campus.

CMS Roundup (Mar. 10, 2023)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is providing an at-a-glance summary of news from around the agency:

Coronavirus Files: Seniors bear the brunt of brewing surge; misinformation runs rampant

The CDC is distributing almost $4 billion in public health grants, but community organizations that work in underserved areas say they’re being left out, despite their contributions to fighting the pandemic in the past, report Elizabeth Cohen and Lauren Mascarenhas at CNN Health.

US plans end to mpox public health emergency in January

The federal government plans to end in January the public health emergency it declared earlier this year after an outbreak of mpox infected more than 29,000 people across the U.S.

Consortium to Examine Ways to Bolster Public Health Workforce

The COVID-19 pandemic overwhelmed a public health infrastructure already underfunded and understaffed—the field has lost up to 20 percent of its practitioners since 2008.

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Can Democrats Find the Courage to Tell Biden the Truth?

Before I get to President Biden, let me tell you about my love for a different presidential candidate. In 1972, when I was 13 years old, I knocked on doors to canvass for George McGovern, the Democratic senator who wanted to end the Vietnam War.

California Becomes the First State to Ban Student Gender Notification Policies

A year after school boards in California emerged as unlikely culture war battlegrounds, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday signed the nation’s first law prohibiting policies that force educators to tell parents if their children ask to use a different name or pronouns.

President Joe Biden tests positive for COVID-19 while campaigning in Las Vegas, has ‘mild symptoms’

President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 while traveling Wednesday in Las Vegas and is experiencing “mild symptoms” including “general malaise” from the infection, the White House said.

Shut out of Riverside’s Mission Inn, docents now give tours from sidewalk

The storied Mission Inn reopened in 1992 and once again became Riverside’s biggest tourist attraction. (Or at least the largest: The hotel, opened in 1902 and expanded in stages, occupies an entire city block.)
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