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Planned Parenthood Elevates Interim CEO Alexis McGill Johnson To Permanent Status

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| McGill Johnson has been the group's interim leader for almost a year, taking up the position after the abrupt removal of its former president, Leana Wen.

After Ahmaud Arbery's Killing, Georgia Governor Signs Hate Crimes Legislation


The killing of Ahmaud Arbery prompted calls for the state to pass a hate crimes law. Until Friday, Georgia had been one of just four states without one on the books.

Report On Deadly COVID-19 Outbreak At Holyoke Soldiers' Home: 'Gut-Wrenching'


Since mid-March, at least 76 veterans in the 247-bed home have died from coronavirus. It is one of the deadliest examples of how the pandemic has devastated long-term care facilities.

Why Were Some Nursing Homes Spared The Devastation of COVID-19? Depends Who You Ask


Researchers want answers to help combat the spread and prevent more infections. But conflicting opinions make that more challenging.

Florida Smashes Coronavirus Case Record: Nearly 9,000 Positive Cases On Thursday


Florida suspends consumption of alcohol at bars as the state's daily count of coronavirus infections reaches nearly 9,000 — smashing the earlier record set on Wednesday of 5,000.

Texas Gov. Orders Bars To Close, Reduces Restaurant Seating As COVID-19 Cases Surge


Gov. Greg Abbott imposes the state's first significant rollback on reopening yet in an executive order issued Friday morning. The day before, Texas reported a record 5,996 new coronavirus cases.

NYPD Officer Is Charged With Strangulation In Alleged Chokehold


An NYPD officer has pleaded not guilty after allegedly using a chokehold Sunday on a man in Rockaway, Queens.

Illinois Cautiously Reopens Zoos, Fitness Centers And Movie Theaters Friday


But state officials say the threat of COVID-19 remains strong and they need to continue wearing facemasks and social distancing.

NASA Names Headquarters After Mary Jackson, Its First Black Female Engineer


The agency will name its Washington, D.C., headquarters after the pioneering scientist whose Space Race-era contributions gained recognition in the 2016 film Hidden Figures.