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How Buffalo is ensuring the black community isn't left behind after mass supermarket shooting |  CNN

How Buffalo is ensuring the black community isn’t left behind after mass supermarket shooting | CNN

Buffalo, New York CNN — The day after Buffalo suffered the largest mass shooting in its history, teams of emergency volunteers and mental health counselors arrived on the scene, offering emotional support and distributing food. The response was robust and quick, but there was one big problem. “The community didn’t feel comfortable going up the …

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The Gates Foundation encourages the UN and honors inspiration as goalkeepers

The Gates Foundation encourages the UN and honors inspiration as goalkeepers

By THALIA BEATY – Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates combined characteristic optimism with sobering questions about persistent gender inequality and hunger at an event focused on achieving the global development goals that the Gateses Foundation organized on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. Bill Gates again …

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Car insurance costs more, but 'several million people' may not have enough, expert says

Car insurance costs more, but ‘several million people’ may not have enough, expert says

Thanks to inflation, you’re probably paying more for just about everything these days, and auto insurance is no exception. Insurers have raised rates an average of 4.9% so far this year, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, and costs to consumers are likely to continue to rise, analysts at Bankrate said. For insurers, …

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Increased Venezuelan migration is felt across the United States

Increased Venezuelan migration is felt across the United States

By ACACIA CORONADO and GISELA SALOMON – Associated Press EAGLE PASS, Texas (AP) — It cost Nerio two months and everything he had to get from Venezuela to the United States, traveling mostly on foot and watching exhausted fellow travelers being mugged or left for dead. Like a growing number of Venezuelans, Nerio embarked on …

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Feds: Minnesota Diet Stole $250 Million;  47 people charged

Feds: Minnesota Diet Stole $250 Million; 47 people charged

By AMY FORLITI – Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal authorities on Tuesday charged 47 people in Minnesota with conspiracy and other charges in what they called the biggest fraud scheme to profit from the COVID-19 pandemic by stealing $250 million to a federal program that provides low-income meals for children. Prosecutors say the defendants …

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Influential health group says US doctors should screen more adults for anxiety

Influential health group says US doctors should screen more adults for anxiety

US doctors should routinely screen all adults under 65 for anxiety, an influential health guidelines group proposed on Tuesday. This is the first time the US Task Force on Preventive Services has recommended screening for anxiety in primary care for adults without symptoms. The proposal is open for public comment until October 17, but the …

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Student Involvement in New Class Medical School Admissions

Student Involvement in New Class Medical School Admissions

At my medical school, students play a central role in selecting the incoming class. Trained student volunteers conduct interviews and regularly attend admissions committee meetings to provide feedback on applicants. The medical school admissions process is highly competitive, and this level of involvement may seem unconventional to those unfamiliar with the admissions process, as most …

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US officials: border crossings soar among Venezuelans

US officials: border crossings soar among Venezuelans

By ELLIOT SPAGAT – Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — The number of Venezuelans arrested at the U.S. border with Mexico soared in August, while fewer migrants from Mexico and some Central American countries were apprehended, officials said Monday. responsible. Venezuelans have overtaken Guatemalans and Hondurans to become the second nationality after Mexicans among migrants …

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