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Dav Pilkey arrives at the premiere of "Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie"

‘Captain Underpants’ Spin-Off Pulled for ‘Passive Racism’

NEW YORK (AP) — A graphic novel for children that was a spin-off of the wildly ...
Baby held by their parent

Volvo Cars Family Bond Gives All Employees 24 Weeks Paid Parental Leave

MAHWAH, NJ (March 30, 2021) Volvo Cars is opting in its 40,000+ employees around the globe, ...
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson

Arkansas Governor Signs Medical Conscience Objections Law

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday signed into law legislation allowing ...
a homeschool lesson

Homeschooling Doubled from Pandemic’s Start to Last Fall

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The rate of households homeschooling their children doubled from the start of ...
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi

House Passes Bill to Expand Background Checks for Gun Sales

WASHINGTON (AP) — Emboldened by their majorities in the House and Senate, Democrats are making a ...
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Dementia May Be a Risk Factor for Infection but Not Death From COVID-19

People who have dementia are at much higher risk of becoming infected with COVID-19, but no ...
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves

Mississippi Gov Signs Bill Limiting Transgender Athletes

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves signed a bill Thursday to ban transgender ...
the Supreme Court

Court Raises Bar for Some Immigrants to Avoid Deportation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday made it harder for longtime immigrants who have ...
transgender sprinters

Lawmakers Can’t Cite Local Examples of Trans Girls in Sports

Legislators in more than 20 states have introduced bills this year that would ban transgender girls ...
First lady Jill Biden and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona

It’s Back to School for Jill Biden and New Education Chief

MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — Jill Biden, the teacher in the White House, along with new Education ...
Wind turbines

Biden Faces Steep Challenges to Reach Renewable Energy Goals

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — President Joe Biden wants to change the way the U.S. uses energy ...
"If I Ran the Zoo," By Dr. Seuss

6 Dr. Seuss Books Won’t Be Published for Racist Images

BOSTON (AP) — Six Dr. Seuss books — including "And to Think That I Saw It ...
the new Potato Head

Mr. Potato Head Drops the Mister, Sort of

NEW YORK (AP) — Is it Mr. Potato Head or not? ...
Family making pizza together

5 Ways Parents Can Help Kids Avoid Gender Stereotypes

(THE CONVERSATION) In the last century, significant progress has been made in advancing gender equity in ...
Utah Gov. Spencer J. Cox

Governor: Spending Time with Trans Kids ‘Changes Your Heart’

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's conservative Republican governor choked up Thursday as he spoke about ...
Floria Sarai Calix pushes her belongings

Desperation Grows in Battered Honduras, Fueling Migration

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — Nory Yamileth Hernández and her three teenage children have been ...
Bessie Burden, center, gets kisses from her daughters Theresa Burrough, left and Lashieka Mitchell

Nursing Home Protections Limit Families Who Want to Sue

In her room at a Georgia nursing home, Bessie Burden was so concerned about the coronavirus ...
President Joe Biden

Analysis: Child Poverty a Hidden Focus of Virus Relief Plan

BALTIMORE (AP) — Tucked inside President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan is a seemingly ...
Cheryl Bost

Maryland House Overrides Veto of Major Education Measure

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland House of Delegates voted Monday to override Gov. Larry Hogan's ...
Vice President Kamala Harris

Administration Pledges More Support for Minority Businesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration promised Black business executives on Friday that it planned to ...
Construction workers

Why US Hiring Could Rebound Faster Than You Might Expect

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring has weakened for six straight months. Nearly 10 million jobs remain lost ...
teachers set up their computers and materials for their virtual classes outside

Chicago Schools Extend Talks with Union Over In-Person Class

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools leaders extended remote learning Monday for two more days and ...
NFL football game

Super Bowl Week Helps ‘Shine a Light’ on Human Trafficking

One night when Kirk Cousins was 16, as he listened to a presentation at his family's ...
students

Push to Reopen Schools Could Leave Out Millions of Students

President Joe Biden says he wants most schools serving kindergarten through eighth grade to reopen by ...
COVID-19 vaccine

‘Simple is Beautiful’: One-Shot Vaccine Proves Effective

The first one-shot COVID-19 vaccine provides good protection against the illness, Johnson & Johnson reported in ...
President Joe Biden

Biden Taking ‘Creative Steps’ to Push for $1.9T Aid Plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers are balking at the cost of President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion ...
People in hospital beds

Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine Works, But Less so Against Variants

Novavax Inc. said Thursday that its COVID-19 vaccine appears 89% effective based on early findings from ...
South Carolina Sen. Katrina Shealey

South Carolina Senate Passes Bill Outlawing Most Abortions

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Senate on Thursday passed a bill that would outlaw ...
"our children deserve better safe choice now"

In CDC’s Backyard, School Reopening Debate Divides Experts

Just down the road from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in a community ...
A group of LGBTQ advocates

House Republicans Revive Bill Decried by Transgender Groups

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Republican lawmakers on Tuesday revived a proposed law that would ...
Dr. John Corman

Vaccine Appointments Canceled Amid Confusion Over Supply

An increasing number of COVID-19 vaccination sites around the U.S. are canceling appointments because of vaccine ...
Cardinal Joseph Tobin

Group of US Catholic Bishops Urges Support for LGBT Youth

NEW YORK (AP) — Declaring "God is on your side," a Roman Catholic cardinal, an archbishop ...
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill

Democrats Start Reining in Expectations for Immigration Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's taken only days for Democrats gauging how far President Joe Biden's bold ...
farm worker receives the Pfizer-BioNTech

Language Barriers, Wariness Make Vaccinating Immigrants Hard

MECCA, Calif. (AP) — Migrant workers lined up by the hundreds during a break from picking ...
Tran-girl runner

Transgender Youth Bills in US States Reflect Deep Divisions

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Transgender kids would be banned from playing on school sports teams for ...
Former Gov. Rick Snyder

Judge Gives Preliminary OK to $641M Flint Water Deal

DETROIT (AP) — A judge granted preliminary approval Thursday to a $641 million deal that would ...
Joe Biden

Biden’s Aid Plan Could Revamp Economy, Prompt GOP Resistance

BALTIMORE (AP) — The $1.9 trillion rescue plan unveiled by President-elect Joe Biden offers the chance ...
Dr. Michael Roach

California Counties Beg for Vaccine as Eligibility Expands

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California counties begged for more coronavirus vaccine as the state added a ...
Vehicles drive through downtown Flint, Mich

Flint Families Welcome Water Crisis Charges, Seek Healing

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Flint mother Ariana Hawk struggled to find words. Bittersweet came to mind, ...
Marybeth Hearn

Teacher Trained 56 Guide Dogs, Passed Legacy to Students

After years of treating President Donald Trump's inflammatory rhetoric with a light touch, Facebook and Instagram ...