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Health Oct 23Regions throughout the U.S. in crisis as country nears high for COVID-19 cases
The United States is approaching a record for the number of new daily coronavirus cases in the latest ominous sign of the disease’s grip on the nation. The surge’s impact is being felt in every section of the country.
Politics Oct 14Racial justice movement a factor for 5 state ballot measures
The nationwide protests over police brutality and racial injustice are major factors in several states, including California and Mississippi, for ballot measures with distinctive racial themes.
Nation Oct 01Report finds flaws in Catholic Church abuse-prevention plans
A think tank has now completed a two-year investigation of the resulting policies adopted in all 32 archdioceses in the U.S. Its verdict: The policies are inconsistent and often worryingly incomplete.
Nation Jun 16LGBTQ activists see hard work ahead despite Supreme Court win
LGBTQ-rights activists are looking ahead as they celebrate a major victory in the Supreme Court regarding job discrimination. They hope Monday's decision spurs action against other forms of bias against their community and undermines the Trump administration’s near-total ban on…
Nation Jun 06Mourners hold memorial for Floyd as more protests gather
Mourners are holding a private memorial service in George Floyd’s North Carolina hometown while the nation’s capital prepares for what is expected to be the city’s largest demonstration against police brutality yet.
Nation May 19Pandemic will affect Communion rituals for U.S. Christians
Striking changes in Communion will take place at Catholic and Protestant churches across the United States over coming weeks as restrictions on large gatherings –- imposed because of the coronavirus outbreak –- are gradually eased.
Nation May 12As Trump urges reopening, thousands getting sick on the job
Recent figures show a surge of infections in meatpacking and poultry-processing plants.
Nation May 04With split delayed, United Methodists face a year in limbo
Had there been no coronavirus pandemic, America’s largest mainline Protestant denomination would be convening this week for a likely vote to break up over differences on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBTQ pastors.
Health Apr 23Virus pushes U.S. unemployment toward highest since Depression
Unemployment in the U.S. is swelling to levels last seen during the Great Depression, with 1 in 6 American workers thrown out of work by the coronavirus.
Health Mar 23Texas moves to ban most abortions during virus outbreak
Abortion-rights leaders nationwide decried the tactic, saying it was an affront to women grappling with difficult decisions amid the disruptions of the pandemic.