News Brief: Raucous Debate, Early Voting Trends, COVID-19 Spike

A woman recovering from fever linked to COVID-19 checks medications in her home in Mineola, N.Y., this spring.

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A woman recovering from fever linked to COVID-19 checks medications in her home in Mineola, N.Y., this spring.

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COVID-19 has caused widespread damage to the economy — so wide that it can be easy to overlook how unevenly households are suffering. But new polling data out this month reveal households that either have had someone with COVID-19 or include someone who has a disability or special needs are much more likely to also be hurting financially.

That was the case for a young mother named Elizabeth who was waiting for her kindergartener to get out of school in Smyrna, Tenn., when we spoke with her. Her family is still recovering from its bout with COVID-19.

“We had to be

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Health Behavior Science and Why It’s Important for Health Coaches

A woman recovering from fever linked to COVID-19 checks medications in her home in Mineola, N.Y., this spring.

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A woman recovering from fever linked to COVID-19 checks medications in her home in Mineola, N.Y., this spring.

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COVID-19 has caused widespread damage to the economy — so wide that it can be easy to overlook how unevenly households are suffering. But new polling data out this month reveal households that either have had someone with COVID-19 or include someone who has a disability or special needs are much more likely to also be hurting financially.

That was the case for a young mother named Elizabeth who was waiting for her kindergartener to get out of school in Smyrna, Tenn., when we spoke with her. Her family is still recovering from its bout with COVID-19.

“We had to be

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When a Prison Abolitionist Is a Victim of Sexual Assault

A woman recovering from fever linked to COVID-19 checks medications in her home in Mineola, N.Y., this spring.

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A woman recovering from fever linked to COVID-19 checks medications in her home in Mineola, N.Y., this spring.

John Moore/Getty Images

COVID-19 has caused widespread damage to the economy — so wide that it can be easy to overlook how unevenly households are suffering. But new polling data out this month reveal households that either have had someone with COVID-19 or include someone who has a disability or special needs are much more likely to also be hurting financially.

That was the case for a young mother named Elizabeth who was waiting for her kindergartener to get out of school in Smyrna, Tenn., when we spoke with her. Her family is still recovering from its bout with COVID-19.

“We had to be

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Most U.S. Households Struck By COVID-19 Suffer Financially, Too : Shots

A woman recovering from fever linked to COVID-19 checks medications in her home in Mineola, N.Y., this spring.

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A woman recovering from fever linked to COVID-19 checks medications in her home in Mineola, N.Y., this spring.

John Moore/Getty Images

COVID-19 has caused widespread damage to the economy — so wide that it can be easy to overlook how unevenly households are suffering. But new polling data out this month reveal households that either have had someone with COVID-19 or include someone who has a disability or special needs are much more likely to also be hurting financially.

That was the case for a young mother named Elizabeth who was waiting for her kindergartener to get out of school in Smyrna, Tenn., when we spoke with her. Her family is still recovering from its bout with COVID-19.

“We had to be

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Posted on 2 days ago

When a Prison Abolitionist Is a Victim of Sexual Assault

He was the first stranger to enter our house in 105 days. It was 4:13 a.m. on a Friday, and my husband, who works at night in an office in our backyard, was listening to music with headphones. He didn’t hear the stranger pass through the gate, walk up the back steps, and enter through the back door of our house.

I woke when the man switched on the bedroom light. For an instant, I was simply confused, befuddled by sleep. The stranger was standing by the side of my bed. His wide, protuberant eyes stared down at me, and there seemed to be something like a smile on his face. I asked the obvious questions. I can’t remember my exact words, but they were the questions of someone whose bewilderment was turning rapidly to terror. Who are you? What are you doing? The stranger told me he had permission

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Most U.S. Households Struck By COVID-19 Suffer Financially, Too : Shots

A woman recovering from fever linked to COVID-19 checks medications in her home in Mineola, N.Y., this spring.

John Moore/Getty Images


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A woman recovering from fever linked to COVID-19 checks medications in her home in Mineola, N.Y., this spring.

John Moore/Getty Images

COVID-19 has caused widespread damage to the economy — so wide that it can be easy to overlook how unevenly households are suffering. But new polling data out this month reveal households that either have had someone with COVID-19 or include someone who has a disability or special needs are much more likely to also be hurting financially.

That was the case for a young mother named Elizabeth who was waiting for her kindergartener to get out of school in Smyrna, Tenn., when we spoke with her. Her family is still recovering from its bout with COVID-19.

“We had to be

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Distance

Twenty thousand bees pursue
a Mitsubishi,
their queen trapped inside.

For one dollar at a yard sale:
a shoebox diorama of the moon
where the astronauts are built from foil.

My mother empties half of her sleeping pills
into Tupperware, slides them to me
from across the table.

I should be done now, done with it,
the life I wanted before I wanted
it simple.

Olivia refuses to live in a yellow house,
says she’s saving the color
for her forever home.

Blood circles the drain.
I search my body for the source
but can’t find it.… Read More