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How the pandemic killed a record number of rural hospitals
Holly Crenshaw

How the pandemic killed a record number of rural hospitals

A couple dozen nurses stood together on the hospital lawn in rural Randolph County, Georgia. They wore black T-shirts that read “Patterson Hospital 1948-2020” over their hearts. The phrase “We Gave All” was written across a broken heart on their tired backs. Many had spent their entire careers at the 25-bed critical care hospital, built…MORE

TikTok star wounded in movie theater shooting has died from his injuries
Corona Police Department

TikTok star wounded in movie theater shooting has died from his injuries

A well-known TikTok user has died of his injuries after being wounded in a shooting at a California movie theater Monday night that left another woman dead, police said. Anthony Barajas, 19, died early Saturday morning, the Corona Police Department said in a news release. “We extend our thoughts and condolences to his family and…MORE

House Democrat slams lawmakers ‘on vacations’ as eviction moratorium set to end
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House Democrat slams lawmakers ‘on vacations’ as eviction moratorium set to end

Rep. Cori Bush slammed her House colleagues for adjourning for August recess without passing an extension of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s eviction moratorium for renters, which is set to expire Saturday night. “The House is at recess. People are on vacations. How are we on vacation when we have millions of…MORE

Bee swarm attack kills Arizona man and injures five people
Northwest Fire District

Bee swarm attack kills Arizona man and injures five people

A man is dead and at least five people were injured after a bee swarm attack in an Arizona neighborhood on Thursday. The man, whose identity has not been released, died after he was among three people “believed to have been stung hundreds of times” by the bee swarm in Marana, the Northwest Fire District…MORE

US vaccination rates are rising, even in least-vaccinated Southern states
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US vaccination rates are rising, even in least-vaccinated Southern states

The pace of Covid-19 vaccinations in the US has risen steadily over the past three weeks, particularly in several Southern states with poor vaccination rates and strong hesitancy against the shot, according to a CNN analysis of data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With the recent increase of Covid-19 infections and…MORE

Van conversion businesses can’t keep up with #vanlife demand
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Van conversion businesses can’t keep up with #vanlife demand

The once-tiny cottage industry of van conversion companies has found itself in the center of a distinctively pandemic-era dilemma: ravenous demand and monthslong backorders on virtually all supplies. The #vanlife movement was already in full swing before the pandemic, fueled by envy-inducing posts on Instagram and DIY van conversion videos on YouTube. But as the…MORE

‘The animals are on fire,’ say devastated farmers as wildfires sweep Turkey
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‘The animals are on fire,’ say devastated farmers as wildfires sweep Turkey

In the small village of Kacarlar, on Turkey’s southern coast, farmers are facing apocalyptic scenes as wildfires continue to sweep the country. “The animals are on fire,” 56-year-old resident, Muzeyyan Kacar, told CNN. “Everything is going to burn. Our land, our animals and our house. What else do we have anyway?” At least six people…MORE

Massive comet discovery dwarfs all others
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Massive comet discovery dwarfs all others

Messengers from the past are all around us. In our solar system, comets are the icy leftovers from when the sun and planets formed. They hold the mysteries of that primordial soup. The murky beginning of life on Earth is thought to be trapped within the deepest, oldest rocks, but scientists wonder whether everything made…MORE

Question of the Day

July 30

Q: Out of the people who have tattoos…about 15-percent say they have a tattoo of this… A: Their pet

July 29

Q: About 25% of people say they have been annoyed by a neighbor doing this… A: Playing an instrument

July 27

Q: 2% of people say they never ever wash this… A: Pillow cases