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OSU Study: Hispanic COVID-19 Deaths Disproportionately High

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click to enlarge Courtesy University Hospitals An OSU study found racial disparities in Covid-19 deaths A study done by Ohio State University researchers showed the COVID-19 pandemic had a particularly fatal impact on the Hispanic community. Using CDC death counts separated by racial/ethnic group, the study showed that Hispanics constituted......

High School Teacher creates a marathon to raise money for STEM department

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here High School Teacher creates a marathon to raise money for STEM department – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Last year, the Boston Marathon was canceled, foiling a Chicago high school teacher’s plans to run the race and raise funds......

Kabul on high alert amid ‘deadline’ for U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

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An Afghan National Army soldier sits on a back of an army vehicle at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan April 21, 2021. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail Kabul security was ramped up on Saturday as the city braced for reaction from the insurgent Taliban as U.S. troops still present under......

Don’t blame the test for the small number of minorities at elite NYC high schools

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Seth Barron The class of ninth-graders that in September will enter the city’s eight “specialized high schools” — entry to which is determined solely by doing well on a standardized test — will be substantially less black and Latino than before. Per Department of Education data, black and Latino kids,......

Jim Cramer’s week ahead: ‘This earnings season has very high standards’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here CNBC’S Jim Cramer said Friday that investors are getting an opportunity to buy shares of high-quality companies after a tough day of trading on Wall Street to close out the month. The major averages all fell less than 1% in......

World shares near record high, euro upbeat on Fed, earnings

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World stocks held near a record high and the euro was on course for its best month in nine as strong U.S. data and corporate earnings plus the Federal Reserve’s commitment to support the economy fuelled investors’ appetite for risk. MSCI’s broadest gauge of world stocks covering 50 markets (.MIWD00000PUS)......

World shares near record high on Fed, earnings, but Asia slips

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A man stands in front of a screen displaying Nikkei share average and the world’s stock indexes outside a brokerage, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tokyo, Japan December 30, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo World stocks held near a record high as strong U.S. economic data, robust corporate earnings......

Alphabet pushes S&P 500 to record high, props up Nasdaq

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A man walks by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York Building in New York City, U.S., April 26, 2021. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton A surge in shares of Alphabet following strong earnings drove the S&P 500 to a record high and bolstered the Nasdaq index, while investors hoped that the Federal......

Indian shares hit near 3-week high after strong earnings reports

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The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building is pictured next to a police van in Mumbai, India, August 24, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/File Photo Indian shares rose for a third straight session on Wednesday, touching their highest level in nearly three weeks, as finance and automaker stocks gained after strong quarterly results.......

Shaken U.S. Capitol on high alert for Biden’s first address to Congress

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Security fences, erected following the January 6th attack, are seen surrounding the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Barria President Joe Biden’s first address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday will take place in a U.S. Capitol on high alert, with memories fresh of the......

UK’s Boris Johnson provokes fury over alleged ‘let bodies pile high’ Covid comments

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he campaigns in Llandudno, north Wales on April 26, 2021. PHIL NOBLE | AFP | Getty Images British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing mounting controversy this week over comments he allegedly made......

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