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House to vote on changes to small business pandemic aid program

The House is scheduled to vote Thursday on bipartisan legislation to make changes to the Paycheck Protection Program set up to help struggling small businesses with emergency loans during the pandemic, the latest effort on Capitol Hill to address economic fallout from the Covid-19 crisis. The legislation — titled the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act…MORE

Healthy eating for kids: How to talk to them about good food habits

Healthy eating for kids: How to talk to them about good food habits

“Finish your plate and you can …” Eat dessert. Get a toy. Go out and play. Or just excuse yourself and get away from these horrific adults talking about their boring jobs. Bribing kids to finish all of their lima beans and broccoli is a parenting crutch with deep roots. What many don’t know, though,…MORE

Practice sun safety to stay healthy outside during the pandemic

Practice sun safety to stay healthy outside during the pandemic

As we welcome sunshine and warmer weather after being hunkered down for weeks, many of us will be more excited than ever to spend time outside. But whether you are simply looking for some fresh air during a walk or hoping to get an extra dose of the “sunshine vitamin” — that is, immunity-supporting vitamin…MORE

Confused by the science behind Covid-19? You’re not alone

Confused by the science behind Covid-19? You’re not alone

Try out this riddle: If you could double over a piece of normal notebook paper 42 times, how thick would it be? The answer, though fanciful, illustrates just how hard it can be to understand exponential growth and doubling, two pieces of math that explain the spread of viruses like Covid-19. Because by the time…MORE

Judge in rape case removed after asking accuser if she ‘closed her legs’

Judge in rape case removed after asking accuser if she ‘closed her legs’

A New Jersey Superior Court judge was removed from his position after several misconduct claims, including because he asked an alleged rape victim how she tried to stop an assault. Judge John F. Russo Jr. was ordered removed from his position by the New Jersey Supreme Court, according to Chief Justice Stuart Rabner in a…MORE

Fox News looks the other way as US passes grim 100,000 death milestone

A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. You can sign up for free right here. To begin her program on Wednesday night, Rachel Maddow walked viewers through the front pages of the nation’s top news organizations. Maddow pointed out that the top headlines across the board were about the United…MORE

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