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For Kids With Special Needs, Online Schooling Divides Haves and Have-Nots

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). ALHAMBRA, Calif. — It’s Tuesday morning, and teacher Tamya Daly has her online class playing an alphabet game. The students are writing quickly and intently, with occasional whoops of excitement, on the little whiteboards she dropped off at their homes the day before along […]

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Article on U.S. as World’s Banking Policeman (8/29/20)

I refer readers to this article in Q&A format from the Washington Post, Henry Farrell, The U.S. has become the world’s banking policeman. How did it happen? (WAPO 8/27/20), here.   The Q&A is with Pierre-Hugues Verdier is the John A. Ewald Jr. Research Professor of Law at the University of Virgnia School of Law, here, […]

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COVID + Influenza: éste es un buen año para vacunarse, aconsejan expertos

SOBRE NOTICIAS EN ESPAÑOL Noticias en español es una sección de Kaiser Health News que contiene traducciones de artículos de gran interés para la comunidad hispanohablante, y contenido original enfocado en la población hispana que vive en los Estados Unidos. Use Nuestro Contenido Este contenido puede usarse de manera gratuita (detalles). La temporada de influenza […]

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Republican Convention, Day 4: Fireworks … and Shining a Light on Trump’s Claims

This story was produced in partnership with PolitiFact. This story can be republished for free (details). President Donald Trump accepted the Republican Party’s nomination for president in a 70-minute speech from the South Lawn of the White House on Thursday night. Speaking to a friendly crowd that didn’t appear to be observing social distancing conventions, […]

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COVID + Influenza: This Is a Good Year to Get a Flu Shot, Experts Advise

This story also ran on CNN. This story can be republished for free (details). Flu season will look different this year, as the country grapples with a coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 172,000 people. Many Americans are reluctant to visit a doctor’s office and public health officials worry people will shy away from […]

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Another COVID Mystery: Patients Survive Ventilator, But Linger in a Coma

This story is part of a partnership that includes WBUR, NPR and KHN. This story can be republished for free (details). Leslie Cutitta said yes, twice, when clinicians from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston called asking whether she wanted them to take — and then continue — extreme measures to keep her husband, Frank Cutitta, alive. […]

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District Court Sustains Tax Convictions but Grants Acquittal on Wire Fraud Convictions Because No Fraud (8/26/20)

In United States v. Barringer (W.D. VA Dkt No. 1:19CR00051 Order Dated 8/21/20), CL here, Barringer “convicted by a jury of three counts of willfully failing to pay over payroll taxes, two counts of wire fraud, and three counts of making false statements to federal agents.”  Broadly speaking, the gravamen of the conduct charged was […]

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Trump Again Claims He’s Bringing Down Drug Prices, But Details of How Are Skimpy

This story was produced in partnership with PolitiFact. This story can be republished for free (details). President Donald Trump has long considered lowering the high cost of prescription drugs to be one of his signature issues, and it is likely to be a talking point he relies on throughout the upcoming campaign. During his afternoon […]

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Wildfires Provide Another Reason to Mask Up

About Asking Never Hurts A series of columns addressing the challenges consumers face in California’s health care landscape. Send questions to bwolfson@kff.org. Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). If you have declined to wear a face mask during the COVID-19 crisis, you might want to reconsider, as the smoke from over […]

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Report that Prominent Billionaires Are Subject to Criminal Investigation (8/24/20)

This is a fascinating report of a tax investigation in process against two very prominent billionaires, Robert Brockman and David Smith.  David Voreacos & Neil Weinberg, Billionaire Robert Smith Fighting U.S. Criminal Tax Inquiry (1) (BloombergLaw 8/21/20), here.  This is an ongoing investigation, so charges may never be brought and, if they are, the  shape […]