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People pass a COVID-19 testing site on a Manhattan street

The White House says it’s running out of money to cover COVID tests and vaccines

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Next week, the White House says it will start to wind down a COVID-19 program that pays to test, treat and vaccinate people who don’t have health insurance. It’s one of several immediate impacts after Congress declined to add $22.5 billion in funding to a broad government spending bill passed last… Read More

Vaccine mandate opponents pray over Republican Rep. Jennifer Gross at Ohio Statehouse

Opponents of vaccine mandates in Ohio say they are not giving up after the latest rejection

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Attorney General Dave Yost has rejected the latest petition summary submitted by the group that wants a ban on mandatory vaccines – either enacted by lawmakers or, if they don’t pass it, by voters. This is the fourth time Yost has rejected the group’s language. He issued this statement… Read More

Dolly Parton arrives at the ACM Awards red carpet

Dolly Parton removes herself from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominations

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Country music legend Dolly Parton announced Monday she is bowing out of this year’s nominations for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. In a statement posted to her social media accounts, the award-winning singer said that while she was grateful to be nominated for this year’s class, she didn’t think… Read More

Some of the pizza on display in the cafeteria.

With child nutrition waivers expiring, school leaders fear kids will go hungry

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Ohio Valley ReSource · With child nutrition waivers expiring, school leaders fear kids will go hungry MAYFIELD, Ky. (OVR) — Pizza is on the menu at Mayfield High School, a favorite among the 200 students that pour into the western Kentucky cafeteria, grabbing red trays and finding their place in line during the lunch rush…. Read More

Students play at recess on an outdoor court at Yung Wing School P.S. 124 on March 07, 2022 in New York City.

Two years ago schools shut down around the world. These are the biggest impacts

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Two years ago this month, schools closed their doors in 185 countries. According to UNESCO, roughly 9 out of 10 schoolchildren worldwide were out of school. It would soon be the biggest, longest interruption in schooling since formal education became the norm in wealthier countries in the late 19th century. At… Read More