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Steel box houses, split trailers, ‘junk’ cars highlight county’s lack of power | News

Gene Auerbach was shocked by what he saw when he was given a tour of some of the neighborhoods served by the Rancho Brazos Community Centers. The nonprofit was established years ago to serve families in the Rancho Brazos community, but has grown to serve areas throughout Hood County. Auerbach, a member of the Kiwanis …

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Opinion: Change the Affordable Care Act to mandate backup health insurance

Universal health coverage in the US – once considered a hopeless goal without the imposition of a single-payer plan – is surprisingly achievable. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act and increased subsidies in the 2021 American Rescue Plan, more than 91% of Americans now have health insurance. Closing the gap would be a win-win for …

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Health experts alarmed by President Biden’s view that pandemic is over: ‘Hell no – not even close’

Health experts reacted with dismay Monday to President Joe Biden’s claim that the pandemic is over in an interview with “60 Minutes” that aired Sunday. “We still have a problem with COVID. We are still working on it a lot. … But the pandemic is over,” Biden told CBS News correspondent Scott Pelley. “If you …

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Why deleting something from the internet is ‘almost impossible’

CNN Business — Most people can live their digital lives with the assumption that they can delete their posts, messages and personal data from the services whenever they want. But a technical hearing this week called that basic assumption into question. Peter “Mudge” Zatko, Twitter’s former security chief, told a Senate committee on Tuesday that …

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Nell Nolan: Vanderbilt Party, UVA Send Off Party, Ducks Unlimited | Entertainment/Life

End of summer Commodore Fellowship The Windsor Court Hotel was the venue for the Commodore’s talks as Vanderbilt University’s annual commencement party brought together the VU family in the Greater New Orleans area, home to approximately 400 alumni. Special honorees in the area were the recruits, Class of 2026 and their parents. The first-years and …

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Overlapping emergencies are straining the nation’s public health workforce and threatening critical vaccination campaigns

CNN — This fall, the nation’s health will depend heavily on vaccines. Health officials are banking on vaccinations to contain monkeypox and polio before they become a permanent threat in the United States. They rely on updated boosters to restore waning immunity against Covid-19. With the flu expected to hit the U.S. again this fall, …

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