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Is Race Being Injected into Dispensing of COVID-19 Vaccines?

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*(Via LA Times) – At the height of a pandemic that has torn through America’s communities of color with particular ferocity, health officials are engaged in a fraught exercise in fairness: how to nudge communities of color toward the front of the line for scarce vaccines while pretending that race and ethnicity have no influence on vaccine priority.

The country has been deeply divided over quotas and affirmative action since long before the current health crisis. Assigning vaccine priority on the basis of race or ethnic heritage would therefore invite debate, recriminations and legal challenges.

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When Squirrels Attack! Aggressive Rodents Terrorizing, Attacking NYC Residents: ‘Blood Everywhere’ – VIDEO

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*On top of the pandemic, folks who live in a Queens, NY neighborhood now have another problem: squirrels with bad attitudes. 

Denizens of the New York City borough’s Rego Park neighborhood

Residents say one particularly aggressive squirrel has jumped on them and bitten them in the past several weeks.

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Dictionary.com Names ‘Pandemic’ 2020 Word of the Year

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*OAKLAND, Calif. — Dictionary.com today announced it has named pandemic the 2020 Word of the Year. The choice encapsulates an unprecedented year in which the COVID-19 pandemic profoundly impacted every sector of society and defined the context for all the many other consequential events of the year, including racial injustice, an economic downturn, climate disaster, political division, and rampant disinformation. And just as the pandemic upended life in 2020, it also reshaped language, requiring a new vocabulary for a new reality. The event drove not only record searches for new or unfamiliar terms, but a record in the number of related additions made to Dictionary.com. 

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America’s Most Generous Cities of 2020

America - money - generous citiesa difficult year for everyone, it’s also brought out the generosity in Americans.

A recent report on charitable giving shows that more people in the U.S. this year are reaching into their pockets to help others in need.

In fact, “total donations made through June equaled 47.3 percent of total giving for all of 2019.”

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Is the Middle of A Pandemic the Right Time to Sell Your House?

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For months, the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on various industries.

Everything has been affected in some way. One big question for renters, newlyweds, and empty-nesters is if this is the right time to buy a house.

However, to answer that, another question needs an answer first. Is it the right time to sell a house?

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COVID-19’s Impact On Sports, Agriculture, and the Legal Sector

The world will never be the same after the COVID-19 pandemic has struck virtually every country, every industry, and every single person on the planet. Hopefully, the worst part of this virus is behind us and we can actually start working toward the future. But things are extremely difficult right now — for everybody.

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PHOTOS: Joyful Juneteenth marchers brave D.C rain as America enters a civil rights summer

 

After weeks of media coverage about rioters and looters who hijacked protests following George Floyd’s death, Washington D.C. held its breath as Juneteenth marches wound up their springs on Friday.

No one needed to worry. It was festive, not angry. People sold T-shirts. One woman led hundreds down Pennsylvania Avenue while belting Beyoncé’s “Freedom” anthem at the top of her lungs through a bullhorn.

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