Day: June 18, 2020

Some DACA recipients rejoiced at Supreme Court ruling. Others are cautiously optimistic

Los Angeles DACA recipient Denea Joseph was born in Belize and came to the U.S. when she was 7. <span class="copyright">(Steve Saldivar / Los Angeles Times)</span>
Los Angeles DACA recipient Denea Joseph was born in Belize and came to the U.S. when she was 7. (Steve Saldivar / Los Angeles Times)

For years, Denea Joseph knew that her life as a Black woman without legal status in the U.S. was precarious. Born in Belize, the 26-year-old left her home on a visa when she was 7 years old to join her grandmother in South Los Angeles.

When her visa expired, she remained in the U.S. without legal status because she had no real pathway to legal residency. Even after she was granted immigration relief under a 2012 Obama-era policy that allowed her to live and work legally in the United States, Joseph felt the weight of uncertainty.

“I knew an executive order could be changed any day, at any moment,” said Joseph, one of an estimated 700,000 immigrants who are recipients of the Deferred Action for

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Roger Daltrey talks Teen Cancer America, ‘Tommy’ anniversary, and the ‘terrible loneliness’ of his teen years

For 30 years, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of the Who have supported the charity Teenage Cancer Trust, and in the past decade they’ve brought their campaign to this side of the pond as co-founders of Teen Cancer America. Now, in response to how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the entire planet, TCA has partnered with five other non-profit Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) cancer advocacy organizations — Stupid Cancer, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Cancer and Careers, Lacuna Loft, and CureSearch — to launch, an online COVID-19 resource for teen cancer patients, patient advocates, and medical specialists.

“What our organization does is one of the only age-specific things in the whole of that the hospital system for adolescents and young adults,” Daltrey tells Yahoo Entertainment via Zoom from his home in England. “That’s where we started 30 years ago in the U.K., recognizing that perhaps a 16-year-old boy

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Despite athletes’ pleas, USC board won’t consider renaming Thurmond building Friday

Despite pleas from some of the University of South Carolina’s most decorated athletes in recent memory, the USC board of trustees will not consider renaming a building named after Strom Thurmond at its June 19 meeting, a school spokesman confirmed Thursday.

The calls to rename the building came on social media from former women’s national player of the year A’ja Wilson, two-time Olympic gold medalist Natasha Hastings, former SEC men’s basketball player of the year Sindarius Thornwell, and a host of football stars including Marcus Lattimore, Alshon Jeffrey, Jadeveon Clowney, Gerald Dixon, Mike Davis, Damiere Byrd and more.

When Lattimore came across the message and the images, it clicked for him.

“That’s a no brainer,” Lattimore said. “It was a no brainer for me to support something like that. Because things like that are what hold us back and plague South Carolina. It’s a stain

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Expert shopping: Face masks for kids

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While some Americans are still reluctant to wear face masks, parents shopping for face masks face a unique set of circumstances. Helping your child adjust to the new realities of staying and playing at home while you work can be challenging — and convincing them to wear a

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6 Small Steps You Can Take Today to Get Organized for Good

The thought of getting (and staying) organized spurs a variety of reactions in different people. Some consider it a quick but necessary chore, while others see it as an insurmountable obstacle. However, organization isn’t just a way to get your physical belongings in order. It can also help build confidence, add fulfillment to your life, and foster a positive mindset (something many of us need these days more than ever).

When everything in your home has a place, it’s easier to solve everyday problems, even if it’s as simple as knowing where to find new batteries for the remote control. Being capable of fixing these small inconveniences also enhances your sense of control and fulfillment because you know exactly where to look. To help you achieve the mental health boost that comes with an organized home, Carrie Peeples, owner of Atlanta-based home organization company Neatsmart, shares some of her best-kept

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Rate Of New Coronavirus Cases Slows In MD, Governor Says

MARYLAND — Authorities said 260 people tested positive for the coronavirus in the past day in Maryland after more than 8,500 tests were conducted. The number of new cases is slowing as the state prepares for more businesses and venues to reopen, officials report.

“ICU beds have fallen to their lowest level since April 5, and the state is reporting its lowest number of new cases since March 31,” Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday morning. In March, coronavirus testing capacity and criteria were much more limited.

The state opened a high-volume testing site Wednesday at the Baltimore Convention Center. It will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, June 19, at 1 West Pratt Street in Baltimore.

“We are strongly encouraging anyone who wants to be tested for COVID-19, and anyone who has been in any large gathering, or who may have been exposed — especially those

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Domestic abusers use tech that connects as a weapon during coronavirus lockdowns

<span class="caption">Technology plays a major role in violence against women and girls.</span> <span class="attribution"><a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:AntonioGuillem/iStock via Getty Images">AntonioGuillem/iStock via Getty Images</a></span>
Technology plays a major role in violence against women and girls. AntonioGuillem/iStock via Getty Images

The coronavirus pandemic has driven much of daily life – work, school, socializing – online. Unfortunately, perpetrators of violence against women and girls are also increasingly turning to technology in response to the pandemic.

Globally, violence against women and girls is a problem of pandemic proportions, with one in three experiencing an act of physical or sexual violence in her lifetime. Most of these acts of violence are perpetrated by intimate partners and family. In the United States, women are at increased risk of violence from a current or former intimate partner, and they are more likely than men to suffer injuries, be treated in emergency rooms and be killed as a result of intimate partner violence.

Violence against women and girls is costly for victims and their families, communities and society. The problem is

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12 last-minute Father’s Day gifts that don’t require shipping

12 last-minute Father's Day gifts that don't require shipping
12 last-minute Father’s Day gifts that don’t require shipping

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Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 21—and if you haven’t yet gotten a gift for Dad, there’s still time. While it’s too late to order some of the most popular Father’s Day gifts to arrive by this weekend, there are a few that don’t require any shipping. You can wait until the very last minute and still show up to Father’s Day with a present in hand.

Below are 12 of the best last-minute gifts for Dad with no shipping, including a subscription to MasterClass, our favorite wine delivery service, and some of the most popular subscription boxes right now. Whether you print out your gift or have it delivered directly to your (or his) inbox, you’ll be able to show Dad

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Thirteen-day-old baby believed to be UK’s youngest coronavirus victim

Sheffield Children's Hospital
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A 13-day-old baby has died after becoming infected with coronavirus, NHS officials have revealed.

The infant, who is not known to have had any underlying health conditions, passed away on Monday at Sheffield Children’s Hospital having been rushed there after becoming unconscious.

Hospital bosses said they have not yet established the cause of death, but they confirmed the child tested positive for Covid-19.

If confirmed as the primary cause of death, it would make the baby the youngest UK victim of the pandemic so far. Previously, the youngest victim with no pre-existing health problems was thought to be Ismail Mohamed Abdulwahab, who died in March aged just 13.

In May two children, aged three days and six weeks, died with Covid-19, but both were found to have suffered from underlying conditions. Child health experts have stressed continuously that cases of severe

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With the Federal Health Megaphone Silent, States Struggle With a Shifting Pandemic

A restaurant in Austin, Tex., on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. (Ilana Panich-Linsman/The New York Times).
A restaurant in Austin, Tex., on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. (Ilana Panich-Linsman/The New York Times).

WASHINGTON — The federal government’s leadership in the coronavirus crisis has so faded that state and local health officials have been left to figure out on their own how to handle rising infections and to navigate conflicting signals from the White House.

About 800 Americans a day are still dying of COVID-19, a pace that, if sustained over the next few months, would yield more than 200,000 dead by the end of September. Arizona, Florida, Nevada, Oregon and Texas all reported their largest one-day increases in new cases on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, Oklahoma recorded 259 new cases, a single-day record for the second day in a row, and just three days before President Donald Trump is scheduled to hold an indoor campaign rally in Tulsa in defiance of his own administration’s guidelines for “phased reopening.”

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