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Hairstyle and school dress code: Some students see signs of racism

Hairstyle and school dress code: Some students see signs of racism

Ever since schools have had hairstyles as part of the dress code, some students have seen the rules as attempts to deny their cultural and religious identity. Nowhere have school hair rules been a bigger flashpoint than in Texas, where court trial this week is to determine whether high school administrators can continue to punish …

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Mother of 11-year-old girl who disappeared after being abandoned at bus stop in Texas says she’s ‘broken and mad’

Mother of 11-year-old girl who disappeared after being abandoned at bus stop in Texas says she’s ‘broken and mad’

Eleven-year-old Audrey Cunningham disappeared in Texas on her way to school, prompting her desperate mother Cassie Matthews to plead for her safe return Audrii went missing after being dropped off at a bus stop in Livingston and has not been seen since Thursday morning, although her backpack was found The mother of an 11-year-old Texas …

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Southern lawmakers rethink opposition to Medicaid expansion |  Health news for the healthiest communities

Southern lawmakers rethink opposition to Medicaid expansion | Health news for the healthiest communities

By Daniel Chang and Andy Miller | KFF Health News As a part-time customer service representative, Jolene Dybas earns less than $15,000 a year, which is below the federal poverty level and too low to qualify for subsidized health insurance in the Obamacare marketplace. Dibas, 53, is also ineligible for Medicaid in her home state …

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Baby Texas gorilla Jamila, born at the Fort Worth Zoo by C-section

Baby Texas gorilla Jamila, born at the Fort Worth Zoo by C-section

She is a monkey – absolutely adorable. The Fort Worth Zoo celebrated the historic birth of a baby gorilla last month — made even more emotional after the endangered newborn and mother survived a difficult and life-threatening birth. Baby Jamila was born between four to five weeks early on Jan. 5 by “emergency C-section,” the …

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Morgan Health: ‘Serious inconsistencies’ exist in employer-sponsored insurance

Morgan Health: ‘Serious inconsistencies’ exist in employer-sponsored insurance

Although employers have made significant investments in the health care of their employees, there are still “clear disparities” when it comes to access and outcomes, according to a recent report from Morgan Healtha JPMorgan business unit focused on employer-sponsored insurance. The report is based on 2021 data from three nationally representative surveys: the National Health …

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Greg Abbott and the Gang of GOP Guvs are stomping their feet on the border for Biden

Greg Abbott and the Gang of GOP Guvs are stomping their feet on the border for Biden

Flanked by 13 Republican governors on Sunday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott asserted his control of a stretch of the southern US border and vowed to expand that zone, part of a growing feud between the outspoken GOP leader and President Joe Biden’s administration. Abbott spoke, accompanied by his fellow Republican governors, at a news conference …

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Talkspace, a cycling health partner to support patients with opiate use disorder

Talkspace, a cycling health partner to support patients with opiate use disorder

regarding 7.7 million adults have a co-occurring substance use disorder and mental health condition, but more than half receive no treatment. A new digital health partnership is launching to support this population. Telemental Health Provider Space for conversations merges with Bike healthopiate use disorder virtual provider the companies announced Tuesday. New York-based Talkspace offers therapy, …

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How employers can manage rising insurance costs

How employers can manage rising insurance costs

Employer-provided insurance costs are projected to rise 7 percent in 2024. And the consequences are dire. By 2022, about half of US adults report having difficulty paying for health care. Whether you’re an employer paying your employees’ premiums or a patient about to hit your out-of-pocket maximum, chances are you’re feeling the burden. There’s no …

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“Patriots” gather at a mass rally on the Texas border

“Patriots” gather at a mass rally on the Texas border

DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas — Sarah Palin told a crowd of more than 1,000 “patriots” gathered on the southern Texas border Thursday that they will “take our country back” as the state’s National Guard wrested control of the country’s border from federal agents . “The eyes of the world are on Texas right now,” Palin, 59, …

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