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Huge Drop In Federal Aid For The Poorest Is Blamed On Closed Social Security Offices

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| It's estimated that more than 120,000 low-income Americans have missed out on payments.

New Zealand Will Offer Free Sanitary Products At Schools To Fight Period Poverty

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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Thursday the government will work with suppliers to get free period products into schools in June, building off a pilot program started last year.

'Confusion' Hampered Chicago Police Response To Summer Protests, Watchdog Report Says

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Chicago's inspector general said Thursday that the department showed "confusion and lack of coordination" in the face of the Black Lives Matter protests sparked by the death of George Floyd.

Biden Tries To Rein In ICE: New Rules Limit Who Immigration Agents Target for Arrest

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After four years of stepped-up enforcement, the Biden administration is announcing new guidelines that sharply limit who can be arrested and deported by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.

Hospitals In Austin Are Running Out Of Water, Forcing Some To Transfer Patients

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Patients and families at a children's hospital are being asked to not take showers, KUT reports. They were also told the toilets can't flush, and staff are changing linens only as needed.

Texas Rolling Blackouts Are Anything But, Mayor Says

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Amid gripping cold, millions in Texas are in the dark. "When you've not had power for 3 1/2 days ... you begin to question whether [blackouts] are rolling at all," says Mansfield Mayor Michael Evans.

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Florida Governor Accused Of 'Playing Politics' With COVID-19 Vaccine

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At a COVID-19 vaccination event near an upscale retirement community, Gov. Ron DeSantis had to answer questions about whether he's favoring some communities over others.

What Will Tesla's New German Gigafactory Mean For Germany's Auto Industry?

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The electric automaker plans to start building cars outside Berlin this summer, threatening to upend Germany's traditional combustion engine car culture. It's Tesla's first European production site.

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Amy Cooper, White Woman Who Called Police On Black Bird-Watcher, Has Charge Dismissed

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Amy Cooper had been facing a charge of falsely reporting an incident to police, after she told them Christian Cooper, who is not related to her, threatened her in a New York City park. He did not.