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Florida took thousands of kids from families, then failed to keep them safe.
In a matter of months, the foster care system found itself drowning in hundreds of new cases. By 2017, the state needed space for 6,000 additional foster children – an influx equivalent to the size of the entire foster population of the state of New Jersey.
But lawmakers, child welfare leaders and Scott did not hire more caseworkers or increase the money paid to foster families to make more homes available. And they failed to tackle the root problems driving most of the removals: lack of access to drug treatment, mental health care and domestic violence services for parents.
Instead, they stood by as foster care agencies packed children into overcrowded homes and sent nearly 200 boys and girls to foster parents previously accused of abusing or neglecting the children in their care, a USA TODAY investigation found.
Florida took thousands of kids from families, then failed to keep them safe.
10-Month-Old Is Allegedly Beaten to Death by Football Coach Dad, Who Googled 'Baby Isn't Breathing'
Barry Bennell sentenced to fifth jail term for sexual offences against boys
The 50 Richest Americans Are Worth as Much as the Poorest 165 Million
The 50 richest Americans now hold almost as much wealth as half of the U.S., as Covid-19 transforms the economy in ways that have disproportionately rewarded a small class of billionaires.
New data from the U.S. Federal Reserve, a comprehensive look at U.S. wealth through the first half of 2020, show stark disparities by race, age and class. While the top 1% of Americans have a combined net worth of $34.2 trillion, the poorest 50% — about 165 million people — hold just $2.08 trillion, or 1.9% of all household wealth.
The 50 richest people in the country, meanwhile, are worth almost $2 trillion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, up $339 billion from the beginning of 2020.
Covid-19 has exacerbated inequality in the U.S., with job losses falling heavily on low-wage service workers and the virus disproportionately infecting and killing people of color. Meanwhile, many upper-middle class professionals are working from home, watching their retirement accounts rise in value after the U.S. Treasury and Fed pumped stimulus into the economy and markets.
The 50 Richest Americans Are Worth as Much as the Poorest 165 Million
People of color won't be required to wear masks in an Oregon county
People of color are exempt from an Oregon county's mask mandate over concerns about racial profiling.
Lincoln County, Oregon, requires most residents to wear face coverings in public settings, indoors or outdoors. The overwhelmingly White county will not require non-White residents to wear them if they fear harassment, the county said this month.
It's one of the first counties in the US to exempt people of color from wearing masks to prevent racial profiling.
Angry residents erupt at meeting over new mask rule
Oregon county rescinds racial profiling mask exception
My friends are acting like this pandemic is over — how do I deal?
Los Angeles County Now Has Highest Number Of Coronavirus Cases In U.S.
CDC tracks cluster of coronavirus cases in rural Arkansas to church, raising alarm on religious gatherings
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tracked a cluster of coronavirus cases in rural Arkansas back to a church pastor and his wife, indicating that faith-based organizations and events could be sources of Covid-19 transmission, according to a new study published Tuesday.
“This outbreak highlights the potential for widespread transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, both at group gatherings during church events and within the broader community,” the researchers wrote. “Faith-based organizations that are operating or planning to resume in-person operations, including regular services, funerals, or other events, should be aware of the potential for high rates of transmission of SARS-CoV-2.”
Possible coronavirus-linked inflammatory illness in kids identified in Virginia for first time: officials
Texas church cancels masses following death of a possibly Covid-19 positive priest
NYPD shuts down a Yeshiva school in session in Brooklyn
Governor Ron DeSantis Calls Florida ‘God’s Waiting Room’ For Retirees
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Sunday characterized his state as “God’s waiting room” for seniors during an update on COVID-19.
“Florida is ground zero for the nursing home; I mean we’re God’s waiting room,” DeSantis said at a news briefing in Orlando. “We have a huge number of facilities, a huge number of residents.”
“God’s waiting room” is a decades-old derogatory phrase about the large number of retirees in the state, noted WPLG Local 10 TV.
DeSantis commented on Florida’s vulnerable nursing home population while discussing plans to reopen the state for business. As of Sunday, Florida had recorded 31,500 cases of COVID-19 and 1,074 deaths. However, DeSantis said that parts of the state were now on “the other side” of the coronavirus outbreak.
The number of daily new cases in Florida in the last week peaked last week at 1,232, but the tally appeared to be climbing again Saturday with 823 cases, up significantly from the previous day.
Japanese mayor says men should grocery shop during pandemic as women 'take a longer time'
The mayor of Japan's third-largest city is facing a public backlash after he suggested men are better suited to grocery shopping during the coronavirus pandemic, because women take too long and contribute to overcrowding at supermarkets.
The number of confirmed cases of the virus in Japan has spiked in recent weeks -- dashing hopes that the government's initial virus response had succeeded in controlling its spread. As of Thursday, Japan had 11,950 confirmed cases, including 299 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. On March 1, the country had 243 cases.
That spike has seen a raft of new restrictions put in place nationwide. On Thursday, Osaka mayor Ichiro Matsui implied male grocery shoppers would reduce the potential spread of the virus as they would spend less time in stores.
"Women take a longer time grocery shopping because they browse through different products and weigh out which option is best," Matsui told reporters at a coronavirus press conference in Osaka on Thursday.
Cuomo urges the NYPD to be 'more aggressive' in breaking up funerals, large gatherings and people 'playing Frisbee in the park' as he raises fines to $1,000 for people who flout social distancing rules
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is urging the NYPD to be more aggressive in breaking up large gatherings, including funerals, as people continue to flout social distancing guidance rules.
On Monday, he announced he was increasing fines for individuals caught breaking the rules from $500 to $1,000 and said it was 'everyone's responsibility' not to be reckless.
New York is seeing its curve flatten - the death rate is slowing for the first time in weeks and while the number of cases and infections is still growing, it means social distancing has been effective until now.
Cuomo has extended the state-wide lockdown on non-essential businesses until the end of April and is telling people not to become 'over confident' because of the new figures.
Louisiana pastor cited for defying coronavirus order hosts hundreds on Palm Sunday
'Welcome to Nazi Germany': Cops get earful of 'fuck the police' while shutting down NJ house concert — with middle-aged attendees in lawn chairs
Police Break Up Hasidic Jewish Funerals in NYC: 'These Gatherings Must Cease' amid Pandemic
Anti-abortion activists in North Carolina are suing because they can't get together to protest
Tybee Island mayor fights Georgia governor's re-opening of city's beaches
Coronavirus: South African bride and groom arrested over lockdown wedding
Fox News Is Preparing to Be Sued Over Coronavirus Misinformation
Ongoing religious services spark debate over faith verses safety
Hobby Lobby closes all stores and furloughs most employees after initially resisting coronavirus shutdown orders
Bronx Zoo tiger tests positive for coronavirus
The coronavirus is infecting New Yorkers of all stripes.
A 4-year-old Malayan tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the COVID-19 bug after developing a dry cough, the Wildlife Conservation Society said in a statement Sunday.
“Nadia, a 4-year-old female Malayan tiger at the Bronx Zoo, has tested positive for COVID-19. She, her sister Azul, two Amur tigers, and three African lions had developed a dry cough and all are expected to recover,” the statement read.
The diagnosis was confirmed by USDA’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Iowa “out of an abundance of caution,” the society said.
The big cats are on the mend, the WCS said.
Here’s What Wild Animal Experts Want You To Know About ‘Tiger King’
TV writer says doctors have ‘no doubt’ he had coronavirus despite negative tests
Patrick Jones Wanted a Second Chance. He Got Coronavirus.
South Dakota lawmaker dies of coronavirus
Yet another attendee to the infamous Miami beach Winter Party – this time a gay nurse – is seriously ill from coronavirus
Neil Young’s Fireside Sessions Delayed After Daryl Hannah Falls Ill
‘Shoot them dead,’ Philippine’s Duterte warns coronavirus lockdown violators
In a televised address, Duterte said it was vital everyone cooperates and follows home quarantine measures, as authorities try to slow the coronavirus contagion and spare the country's fragile health system from being overwhelmed.
The Philippines has recorded 96 coronavirus deaths and 2,311 confirmed cases, all but three in the past three weeks, with infections now being reported in the hundreds every day.
"It is getting worse. So once again I'm telling you the seriousness of the problem and that you must listen," Duterte said late on Wednesday.
"My orders to the police and military ... if there is trouble and there's an occasion that they fight back and your lives are in danger, shoot them dead."
"Is that understood? Dead. Instead of causing trouble, I will bury you."
New York City murders rise from one to five in a week and burglaries increase 18% as overall crime drops during the coronavirus lockdown and residents report more minor incidents
Here's a look at what states are exempting religious gatherings from stay at home orders
MAN JAILED FOR SIX MONTHS AFTER STEALING MASKS AND HAND SANITIZER FROM AMBULANCE
Gay personal trainer epically shuts down guys on Grindr who’re begging to use his gym during coronavirus crisis
99-year-old in New Jersey charged after attending party during state ban on gatherings
Staff Said The Free Mask Kits At Jo-Ann Fabrics Are Just Scraps From The Clearance Bin
Trisha Paytas spreads more misinformation about the coronavirus in a new video, saying it's just 'the flu' and young people can't catch it
Regina police chief promotes new tip line for public health order violations
Church that thinks homosexuality is ‘destructive’ stays open during coronavirus because it’s a ‘divine institution’
The Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland has announced that it is “not of the view” that services need to stop to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
This statement was issued two days ago, in the wake of UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s March 16 briefing that said everyone must avoid both “mass gatherings” and “pubs, clubs, theatres and other such social venues”.
The Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland said: “Although many have interpreted UK government advice and remarks [about coronavirus] as meaning that all services in church buildings should cease, and have stopped meeting, the Church Interests Committee is not of that view.”
Extremist pastor claims the death of an LGBT+ lawyer from coronavirus was ‘God’s judgement’
Churchgoers all over world ignore physical distancing advice
Trump wants 'packed churches' on Easter. Pastors expect their doors to be shut.
At least 40,000 quarantined in India after single priest spread coronavirus
Blaze engulfs historic Baltimore church, topples its steeple
Bishop hits out at 'selfish' parishioners putting pressure on priests to hold mass
Evangelist who mocked coronavirus response as anti-Trump “mass hysteria” dies from COVID-19
The People Ignoring Social Distancing
As the coronavirus pandemic has spread in the United States, public-health experts have lately been urging people—especially young people, many of whom may not show symptoms, and spread the virus unknowingly—to limit their physical contacts with others, but Andrew described a raucous scene that seems out of step with this moment of worldwide panic and caution. “They knew what was going on and they didn’t care—they were going to keep hugging and high-fiving,” he said. “Personally, I probably was in contact with, like, a thousand people over Friday and Saturday night, and I can only wash my hands so many times.” (Andrew asked to have his last name and the name of his workplace omitted from this article, so that he wouldn’t suffer any negative repercussions.)
TikTok User Films Herself Licking Airplane Toilet Seat in Attempt to Go Viral amid Coronavirus
Ugandan politician announces country has a miracle cure for coronavirus. It’s hand sanitizer.
Indonesian official says sperm can impregnate women in pools
An Indonesian official has been ridiculed after she warned women that they could get pregnant from swimming in the same pool where men with “very strong” sperm ejaculate, according to reports.
Sitti Hikmawatty, a senior child protection official, made the unscientific claim in an interview last week with the local Tribunnews.com, according to Agence France-Presse.
“In a swimming pool, there’s a certain kind of sperm that is very strong,” Sitti told the news outlet during a video interview about teen pregnancies.
“If a person is aroused and ejaculates (in the pool) a pregnancy can happen even though there is no sexual penetration,” she said.
Jair Bolsonaro: 'Poop every other day' to protect the environment
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has suggested people should "poop every other day" as a way to save the planet.
His comment came in answer to a journalist who asked him how to combine agricultural development and protecting the environment.
Mr Bolsonaro recently came under fire after official data showed an increase in deforestation in the Amazon.
He then sacked the head of the agency that reported the increase, accusing it of lying about the problem's scale.
New Campaign Highlights Major Companies Backing Antigay Politicians
A new campaign wants corporations like AT&T and Amazon to stop giving money to anti-LGBTQ politicians. Until that happens, the organization suggests consumers stop putting dollars in those companies’ accounts.
The political arm for CREDO Mobile, a mobile virtual network directing revenue to progressive causes, launched a petition campaign today targeting AT&T, T-Mobile, Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Dell. Officials say those companies alone have donated more than $5 million to homophobic politicians, all while providing corporate sponsorship to Pride events and marketing to LGBTQ consumers.
"It is unacceptable for corporations to co-opt the pride flag in order to make a profit off the LGBTQ community while simultaneously giving millions to some of the most hateful, homophobic members of Congress,” said Campaign Manager Thaís Marques. of CREDO Action.
Michelle Obama's advice to 1st-gen college students: 'You are faster, quicker, smarter, sharper'
Former first lady Michelle Obama has a message for students who are the first in their family to attend college.
"It’s going to be okay as long as you don’t quit," Obama told students Wednesday at her annual #BeatingtheOdds Summit for first-generation college students. "There are lesser people than you who have gone further."
Obama described being at "probably every powerful table there is to be at."
"Let me tell you," she told the students, "they’re not smarter than you. I’ve met these people."
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