Know thy tenant: Philadelphia's eviction diversion model keeps tenants in their homes. Landlords get paid, too.

USA Today - Fri, 09/24/2021 - 10:23

After Philadelphia passed sweeping reforms mandating landlords apply for rental relief and participate in diversion programs, 92% of evictions were resolved.

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She helped integrate higher education in the South. And her classmates wanted her dead.

USA Today - Wed, 09/22/2021 - 16:14

Charlayne Hunter-Gault's fight to integrate higher education at the University of Georgia helped propel the civil rights movement.

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This is America: 1961, the year young activists helped change the course of American history

USA Today - Wed, 09/22/2021 - 12:38

The year 1961 is a masterclass in how vulnerable Black Americans and their allies dared to challenge unjust laws and change U.S. history.

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Everyone's talking about Gabby Petito. But they're having the wrong conversation, experts say.

USA Today - Wed, 09/22/2021 - 03:41

Violence against women is common. Over half of female homicide victims are killed by a current or ex-male partner. Women of color are most at risk.

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More companies say goodbye to the office as COVID-19 rages and remote work gains acceptance

USA Today - Tue, 09/21/2021 - 12:34

Some companies have shuttered some or all of their offices amid COVID-19 and the shift to remote work. The trend could reshape the office market.

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'He's dying': A teen called 911 for her dad with COVID-19 and watched her life turn upside down

USA Today - Sun, 09/19/2021 - 13:47

A year ago, Mallory Dunlap and her dad were planning her college softball career. Then their COVID-19-safe bubble burst, and her 'role changed overnight.'

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Alex Murdaugh visual timeline: What happened? When? Where? Who's involved?

USA Today - Sat, 09/18/2021 - 07:16

Alex Murdaugh, a member of a well-known legal family, is the subject of multiple investigations and civil lawsuits after a cascading series of events.

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Rising seas, sinking land: Life on this Hurricane Ida-battered Louisiana barrier island may never be the same

USA Today - Sat, 09/18/2021 - 03:00

Experts say the choices faced by residents and leaders of Grand Isle after Hurricane Ida mirror what other communities will deal with as oceans rise.

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Vegan birth control: What is it and does it work?

USA Today - Thu, 09/16/2021 - 11:46

Is your birth control vegan? Probably not, experts say, but there are many vegan alternatives growing in popularity.

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A conversation on civil rights: Join USA TODAY to discuss community leaders' roles in helping fight systemic racism

USA Today - Thu, 09/16/2021 - 04:11

USA TODAY is hosting a free event titled, "Freedom Now: How Institutions of Power Fuel and Stall Change."

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Long COVID-19 amplifies chronic health care challenges in rural America

USA Today - Wed, 09/15/2021 - 03:17

Challenges lie ahead in underserved pockets of the country as more people report lingering COVID-19 symptoms.

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Most kids who suffer crippling long COVID symptoms get better. Doctors worry about those who don't.

USA Today - Tue, 09/14/2021 - 11:24

Experts say a small percentage of kids infected with COVID suffer symptoms that stretch for weeks or months with no explanation and no clear end date.

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More exercise, fewer calories? Weight loss is more complicated than that.

USA Today - Mon, 09/13/2021 - 07:39

Nutrition experts agree America has a dangerous obesity problem. But they haven't figured out a solution yet — especially one they can all agree on.

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History curriculum, books were written by and for white people. What about kids of color?

USA Today - Sun, 09/12/2021 - 04:30

The critical race theory debate has brought new scrutiny to history textbooks and curriculum. Why don't kids of color learn about their history?

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'Breaking stereotypes': How 9/11 shaped a generation of Muslim Americans

USA Today - Thu, 09/09/2021 - 12:33

Eight influential Muslim Americans discuss how 9/11 and Islamophobia affected life in the U.S. over two decades.

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'Don't stop the siren': Newly unearthed scanner audio reveals early hours of Attica prison riot

USA Today - Wed, 09/08/2021 - 10:07

Reel-to-reel tapes, which likely have not been publicly available before, were kept in storage by Deanne Quinn Miller after surfacing in Batavia, NY.

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The microchip shortage is not going away soon, and it's affecting way more than cars

USA Today - Wed, 09/08/2021 - 06:20

The microchip shortage extends to everyday household and recreational items causing most small business owners to take a hit.

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For Gen Z, Sept. 11 is history. Here's how they've come to understand the attacks.

USA Today - Tue, 09/07/2021 - 10:03

Many Gen Zers either weren't alive or have no memory of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. To many, it's just history.

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From the archives | 'Clear the skies': Behind the unprecedented call to stop air travel on 9/11

USA Today - Tue, 09/07/2021 - 09:47

On Sept. 11, officials made the unprecedented decision to stop all air travel. Here's how the four most critical hours in aviation history unfolded.

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Vote for your favorite social media influencers

USA Today - Fri, 09/03/2021 - 13:06

After nearly 550,000 nominations, the finalists are here. Vote for the biggest influencers in beauty, fashion, fitness and lifestyle.

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