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PBS documentary offers revealing look at public housing in America

The story of the transformation of East Lake Meadows in Atlanta from a distressed, crime-ridden public housing community into a viable, thriving neighborhood has been told before, but not with the depth and spirit of Sarah Burns’ and David McMahon’s new PBS documentary that airs on Tuesday night. “East Lake Meadow: A Public Housing Story” […]

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Lori Vallow saw her now-missing kids Joshua and Tylee as ‘zombies,’ court docs claim

Lori Vallow, who is in jail in connection to the monthslong disappearance of two of her children, thought the two had been possessed and were zombies, according to newly filed court documents. The claims were made in documents filed last week in an Arizona court by Vallow’s niece’s ex-husband, who has also said his former […]

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2020 census: What LGBTQ Americans should know

As households across the United States start to receive their 2020 census packets, LGBTQ advocacy groups are ramping up efforts to ensure lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people living in the country are counted and understand what’s at stake when it comes to the decennial survey. “We want LGBTQ folks to know that census […]

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Coronavirus: Liberty University’s Jerry Falwell Jr. welcomes students back amid pandemic

Liberty University in Virginia welcomed students back to campus Monday amid criticism of its president, Jerry Falwell Jr., for the decision during the coronavirus pandemic. More than 1,100 students returned Monday following spring break, according to Scott Lamb, a spokesman for the university in Lynchburg. Falwell said he met with many of them. “They were […]

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Terrence McNally, award-winning playwright, dies from coronavirus complications

Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally died Tuesday from complications due to coronavirus at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Florida, according to a representative. He was 81. McNally, who was a lung cancer survivor with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, was frequently described as the “bard of American theater.” His first original work, “And Things That Go Bump in […]

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FDA will allow doctors to treat critically ill coronavirus patients with blood from survivors

The Food and Drug Administration will allow doctors across the country to begin using plasma donated by coronavirus survivors to treat patients who are critically ill with the virus under new emergency protocols approved Tuesday. The FDA’s decision comes a day after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the state’s health department planned to […]

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‘Lives are on the line’: Science matters in finding coronavirus treatments

In Nebraska, researchers are studying whether an experimental drug, remdesivir, can treat COVID-19, the illness that results from coronavirus infection. In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that the state would begin trials looking at the drug combination hydroxychloroquine and Zithromax. All told, more than 100 clinical trials of dozens of potential treatments have […]