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Better together: The united effect of the Veterans United Foundation

In early March, as everyone started to prepare for a virus that they knew so little about, the Veterans United Foundation’s Erik Morse was working with other leaders in the community on what would eventually become the beginning strategy for how Central Missouri would battle the COVID-19 pandemic. As board president for the Veterans United…

How to Host ‘Watch Together’ Viewing Parties on Facebook Messenger

Facebook’s new “Watch Together” feature supports up to eight people in Facebook Messenger, or up to 50 people using Messenger Rooms. However you decide to structure your digital party, it’s a convenient way to get everyone watching (and commenting) on the same videos at the same time.Group watching isn’t a unique feature these days. However,…

Can playing together help us live together?

Displaced Iraqis play soccer. Christian players' prejudice decreased toward Muslim teammates but not toward Muslim strangers.PHOTO: SPENCER PLATT/GETTY IMAGESThe contact hypothesis in psychology predicts that prejudice can be reduced when rival groups come together under optimal circumstances of cooperation and equal status. To date, the weight of real-world evidence for this hypothesis comes from self-reported…

Standing together

On June 2, one week after the killing of George Floyd, the MIT community came together for an online vigil. I would like to share with you my remarks from that gathering. But I know that mine is not the voice that is most needed right now. As we intensify our work to combat systemic…

Drew Holden puts together side-by-side compilation of media tweets about President Trump’s speech vs. the actual text

Drew Holden can always be counted on to bring the receipts, and in this epic thread, he does it again, putting side-by-side excerpts of President Trump’s Independence Day speech (delivered a day early) with tweets from the media and left-wingers who must have been listening to something else. According to the media, Trump’s speech was…

When Will It Be Safe to Sing Together Again?

Choirs have been linked to several coronavirus outbreaks. And some scientists are skeptical about efforts to bring them back with protective measures.Members of the boys’ choir at Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim spaced out at least five feet apart to perform in May. Since then, Norway has reduced the required distance to three feet.Credit...Nidarosdomens GuttekorJune 9,…

Together, Alone: The Car as Shelter in the Pandemic

The role of the automobile has been reinvented in the coronavirus era. Once just a way of getting from one place to another, the car has been turned into a mini-shelter on wheels, safe from contamination, a cocoon that allows its occupants to be inside and outside at the same time.It took a pandemic to…

‘Graduate Together’: Obama, Jonas Brothers Salute High School Seniors: Coronavirus Live Updates

With live ceremonies canceled across the U.S., former President Barack Obama gives graduating seniors a virtual commencement address during "Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020" on Saturday. Getty Images for EIF & XQ hide caption toggle caption Getty Images for EIF & XQ With live ceremonies canceled across the U.S., former…

They did whatever together, till completion: A mom and daughter’s coronavirus fight

Glenda Johnson sat on her mother’s hospital bed, took her hand and told her it was OK to go.But Linda Hopkins, her face tensed against the smothering pain of coronavirus-related pneumonia, was not ready.“I don’t want to die,” Linda, 83, replied, tubes feeding oxygen into her nostrils, her daughter later recalled. “It just hurts so…

They were together for 73 years and died 6 hours apart –

(CNN)Mary Kepler and her husband, Wilford, died hours apart after a lifetime together. The pair was in a Wisconsin hospital after contracting coronavirus, according to CNN affiliate WTMJ. Family members are unsure how the two were infected, the affiliate reported.But because they both had the disease, they were able to stay together in their last…

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Where Trump and Biden Base On Diplomacy

This article is part of a Wall Street Journal guide comparing President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden on issues from climate change to health care and jobs. WASHINGTON—President Trump and Democratic opponent Joe Biden have profound differences in key areas of U.S. foreign policy, but hold similar views about some major goals,…

Shinzo Abe Checks Out Tokyo War Shrine Linked to Militarist Past

TOKYO—Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday visited a Tokyo shrine linked to Japan’s militarist past, waiting only three days after his departure from office to resume a longstanding practice that had angered Asian neighbors. Mr. Abe visited the Yasukuni Shrine on Dec. 26, 2013, a year after taking office, prompting a rare rift…

Trump States Kuwait, Other Countries Ready to Join Middle East Offer

WASHINGTON—President Trump met briefly on Friday with the Kuwaiti ruler’s son and afterward said the small Gulf Arab state would soon become the next country to normalize relations with Israel. Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Kuwaiti emir’s eldest son, didn’t speak to reporters, and the Kuwaiti Embassy in Washington didn’t immediately respond to a request…

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¿Regalo para Florida? Trump aprobaría pronto importación de medicamentos de Canadá

A pesar de las objeciones de las farmacéuticas, se espera que la administración Trump finalice, en pocas semanas, el plan que permitiría a los estados importar de Canadá algunos medicamentos de venta bajo receta. Seis estados —Colorado, Florida, Maine, New Hampshire, New México y Vermont— tienen leyes que les permiten solicitar la aprobación federal para…

Cory Gardner’s Costs Has as Much to Do With Politics as Preexisting Conditions

Sen. Cory Gardner, a Republican running in a tight race for reelection in Colorado, says he wants to protect people with medical conditions. In a mid-September tweet released by his campaign, he promoted legislation he introduced in August that he says will do just that. “People like my mother who battle chronic diseases are heroes,”…

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: It’s Scandal Week

September 17, 2020 We encourage organizations to republish our content, free of charge. Here’s what we ask: You must credit us as the original publisher, with a hyperlink to our khn.org site. If possible, please include the original author(s) and “Kaiser Health News” in the byline. Please preserve the hyperlinks in the story. It’s important…