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‘All Our Opportunity Was Taken Away’: Sanctuary Family Slowly Restarts Life
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Laura Benshoff | May 13, 2021
Clive Thompson reads aloud the letter that means he and his wife, Oneita, no longer need to fear deportation. They are joined by their son, Timothy, 15.Emma Lee/WHYY After more than two years living in churches to avoid deportation to Jamaica, Clive and Oneita Thompson noticed some basic life skills ...
‘Hacks’: A Comedic Generational Divide Gets Bridged, (Jean) Smartly
ARTS
Glen Weldon | May 13, 2021
L to R: Legendary comic Deborah Vance (Jean Smart) performs while her reluctant assistant Ava (Hannah Einbinder) literally waits in the wings on Hacks.Jake Niles Getter | HBO Max There exists, in some alternate universe, a version of the new HBO Max series Hacks that is spikier, faster, meaner — ...
Ohio Wants To Make 5 People Millionaires — If They’re Vaccinated
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Jaclyn Diaz | May 13, 2021
In a bid to get more Ohioans vaccinated, Gov. Mike DeWine announced a $1 million lottery offer to adults who get at least one COVID-19 dose. Kids under 18 who get the vaccine will be entered into a lottery to get a scholarship.Phil Long | AP Amid dropping vaccine demand ...
2 Years Later, Former White House Counsel Don McGahn Agrees To Testify
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Jaclyn Diaz | May 13, 2021
Former White House counsel Don McGahn has agreed to testify to the House Judiciary Committee after a two year court battle with the panel.Alex Wong | Getty Images Former Trump White House counsel Don McGahn will testify before the House Judiciary Committee about his role in former special prosecutor Robert ...
Crash, Arrest Draw More Scrutiny Of Tesla Autopilot System
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The Associated Press | May 13, 2021
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal safety regulators are sending a team to California to investigate a fatal freeway crash involving a Tesla, just after authorities near Oakland arrested a man in another Tesla rolling down a freeway with no one behind the steering wheel. Experts say both cases raise pressure ...
Poll Finds Public Health Has A Trust Problem
HEALTH
Selena Simmons-Duffin | May 13, 2021
The headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.Ron Harris | AP "I don't trust them — I don't," says Sandra Wallace. She's 60 and owns a construction company in Arizona. To her, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's guidance has been inconsistent. "It's all over ...
Cracked Memphis Bridge Indefinitely Closed, Disrupting Supply Chain
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Vanessa Romo, Debbie Elliott | May 12, 2021
A crack in a steel beam on the Interstate 40 bridge, near Memphis, Tenn., caused authorities to order an emergency closure, disrupting road and Mississippi River traffic.Tennessee Department of Transportation via AP Traffic on and below a major bridge over the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tenn., could be halted for ...
Never Mind: Elon Musk Says Tesla Won’t Accept Bitcoin For Car Purchases Any More
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Camila Domonoske | May 12, 2021
Tesla CEO Elon Musk delivers his opening monologue on "Saturday Night Live" last week in an image released by NBC. Musk tweeted on Wednesday that Tesla would no longer accept cryptocurrency Bitcoin for car purchases.Will Heath | NBC via AP Tesla is executing a rapid U-turn on Bitcoin. Months after ...
Internet Subsidy Gives $50 A Month Discounts For Low-Income Americans
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Vanessa Romo | May 12, 2021
The pandemic has underscored the importance of having a reliable internet connection, with adults dependent on it for work and young people reliant on it for their education.Nam Y. Huh | AP Financially strapped American families are now eligible for an emergency discount on their internet service under a COVID-19 ...
In Wake Of Pipeline Hack, Biden Signs Executive Order On Cybersecurity
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Franco Ordoñez | May 12, 2021
President Biden alluded to the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack in his new executive order. Here, storage tanks at a Colonial Pipeline facility are seen Wednesday in Avenel, N.J.Mark Kauzlarich | Bloomberg via Getty Images Updated May 12, 2021 at 8:31 PM ET President Biden signed an executive order Wednesday boosting America's ...