Tag: Special interest groups

Letter: Prison shouldn’t shackle women who just had babies

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ATLANTA — Women at a Georgia prison who have given birth just days or weeks earlier are improperly and inhumanely shackled and placed in...

EXPLAINER: What Biden’s new $100B plan for broadband means

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The problems with U.S. broadband networks have been obvious for years. Service costs more than in many other rich nations, it still doesn't reach...

Young professionals cut ahead of older Italians for vaccine

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ROME — Octogenarians in Tuscany watched in disbelief and indignation as lawyers, magistrates, professors and other younger professionals got vaccinated against COVID-19 before them,...

Big effort aims to elect candidates with science backgrounds

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RALEIGH, N.C. — An advocacy group plans to spend millions next year to elect more doctors, scientists and other professionals to office, arguing the...

Tennessee GOP pushes gun bill over law enforcement concerns

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — When Tennessee lawmakers pushed last summer to increase penalties against demonstrators demanding police reform, they did so in the name of...

EXPLAINER: Why Georgia attack spurs fears in Asian Americans

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Chicago — The shootings at three Georgia massage parlors and spas that left eight people dead, six of them women of Asian descent, come...

Sex abuse allegations pile up against Israeli rescue chief

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JERUSALEM — For decades, Yehuda Meshi-Zahav was one of Israel's most recognizable faces, widely respected for founding an ultra-Orthodox rescue service that cared for...

Biden EPA to reconsider Trump rule on lead in drinking water

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The Biden administration said Wednesday it was delaying the effective date of a policy intended to prevent lead pollution of...

Lawsuit: Paraplegic inmate denied shower for five months

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ST. LOUIS — A paraplegic inmate at a St. Louis jail hasn't been able to shower for more than five months because the facility...

Clinics wait to vaccinate farmworkers: ‘Our hands are tied’

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With Georgia's sweet onion harvest approaching and COVID-19 vaccine arriving in increasing quantities from the federal government, migrant health centers around the state want...