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April 16, 2021

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‘Do I Really Belong Here?’: Korean Americans in the N.B.A. Wonder

New York Times
Seth Berkman Early this season, Evan Scott was officiating an N.B.A. game in Portland when a member of the Trail Blazers’ coaching staff approached him during a timeout. As a second-year referee in the league, Scott is accustomed to coaches complaining about calls during timeouts. Jon Yim had sought him......

As Biden Pulls Out of Afghanistan, How Much Do Americans Care?

New York Times
When President Biden announced on Wednesday that he would pull American troops out of Afghanistan by Sept. 11, he was following through on a pledge that he’d made on the campaign trail — and perhaps just as important, he was making good on a promise to himself. Biden has long......

Top health officials urge Americans to get vaccinated but barely address the J.&J. dose pause.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Three top federal health officials appeared on Capitol Hill on Thursday and implored Americans to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, but said little about the investigation into whether the Johnson & Johnson vaccine may be linked to a......

Pentagon Chief Orders New Review of Attack That Killed 3 Americans in Kenya

New York Times
WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III has ordered a high-level review of an initial military investigation into an attack on a Kenyan base by Islamic extremists in January 2020 that left three Americans dead, the Pentagon said on Monday. The brazen assault by about a dozen Shabab fighters......

Americans released from Iran reunite with families

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Americans released from Iran reunite with families – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Two of the five Americans who were freed from Iran over the weekend were reunited with their families on Monday in Germany. Elizabeth Palmer has more......

Daunte Wright, Caron Nazario incidents stoke fears in Black Americans

USA Today
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY National columnist Suzette Hackney is in Minneapolis for the trial of Derek Chauvin, reporting on the people, the scene and the mood. MINNEAPOLIS – It’s been overcast and rainy here for almost a week. Showers are relentless and inconvenient.......

White House using new methods to reach vaccine-hesitant Americans: NASCAR, CMT and ‘Deadliest Catch’

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki holds a press briefing in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC on April 12, 2021. Brendan Smialowski | AFP | Getty Images The White House is using alternative methods......

The third round of stimulus checks helped, but millions of Americans are still struggling

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here While the number of Americans struggling to put food on the table and pay bills fell last month, new data shows that millions are still feeling the financial effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.  The third round of stimulus payments started......

Unlike Biden, Americans don’t see new infrastructure as a priority

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Numerous polls have asked Americans about their priorities and infrastructure comes out low. Just 32% said improving the country’s roads, bridges and public transportation systems should be a top priority for Biden and Congress, according to a January Pew......

Here’s how much weight Americans gained during Covid, and here’s how they’re losing it

CNBC Real Estate
The economy is reopening at a fast pace. Restaurants, sports arenas and even offices are filling up again as pandemic restrictions lift. And that means many folks who have been sequestered in their homes for the past year are venturing forth, even if they don’t exactly look the same. The......

The IRS has no plans to bring back a tool that helped low-income Americans get their stimulus checks. Here’s what to do instead

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Early in the pandemic, the IRS created a simple online form to allow low-income people who aren’t usually required to file tax returns to provide their contact information to the agency. But that tool has remained offline since November,......

50 Times People Just Had To Take A Screenshot Of Americans Being Unbelievably Clueless

IA
We all make fools out of ourselves every now and then. Nobody is safe from that unwelcome sense of anxiety once you realized the thing you just said makes zero sense. But things that leave your mouth, whether IRL or online, do stay there, oftentimes forever. And there’s a whole......

30 Of The Dumbest Points People Saw Americans Make Against Canceling Student Debt

IA
There are 45 million Americans who collectively owe $1.71 trillion in student loans. And it’s no secret that the financial burden of it negatively affects the lives of many former students with education finished and unfinished, in profound ways. From mental health to home-buying, student loans are somewhat of an......

The Bidens encourage Americans to get vaccinated in Easter message

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “We share the sentiments of Pope Francis who said that getting vaccinated is a moral obligation, one that can save your life and the lives of others,” the President said in a video posted on his Twitter account. “By......

Beaches top dream vacation wish lists for Americans as travel takes off

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Drazen_ | E+ | Getty Images Now that spring has sprung and it looks as if an end to the pandemic might be in sight, many Americans are again planning vacations — and they’re booking beach destinations in a big......

Vaccinated Americans are free to travel but should still take precautions, the C.D.C. says.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Americans who are fully vaccinated can travel “at low risk to themselves,” both within the United States and internationally, but they must continue to take precautions like wearing a mask in public, avoiding crowds, maintaining social distancing and......

Americans view on economy rises after coronavirus relief law: poll

TheHill
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Lexi Lonas Americans view of the economy has improved since the passage of the coronavirus relief law, according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs poll. The poll released Wednesday found that 46 percent of Americans believe the economy is good,......

White House says Americans deserve ‘better information’ as allies criticize WHO coronavirus report

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “I think he believes the American people, the global community, the medical experts, the doctors — all of the people who have been working to save lives, the families who have lost loved ones — all deserve greater transparency,”......

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