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Battle hardened Illinois health official is shaken by latest Covid-19 surge

Battle hardened Illinois health official is shaken by latest Covid-19 surge

The scale of the Covid-19 pandemic is exposing the battle scars of the country’s most hardened public health officials. Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike began to cry and paused her remarks — her back to the podium — during a Friday briefing in which she reported new coronavirus deaths and thousands…MORE

Louisiana state officials monitor tropical system near the Gulf

Louisiana state officials monitor tropical system near the Gulf

Still reeling from deadly Hurricane Delta, Louisiana is watching a system develop that probably will become a tropical depression within the next day, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Saturday. Fast Facts: 2020 Hurricane Season “We are monitoring this system and you should be too. It’s too soon to know what will form or where it…MORE

54 million Americans are going hungry. Here’s how you can make sure you eat

54 million Americans are going hungry. Here’s how you can make sure you eat

The economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic is driving up food insecurity across America. “What we’ve seen, has been, unfortunately, a steady level of greatly, significantly increased need, since the pandemic started,” said Katie Fitzgerald, Chief Operating Officer of Feeding America. Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization, says more than 54 million people in…MORE

Antonio Brown has reached an agreement with Tampa Bay Buccaneers, ESPN report says

Antonio Brown has reached an agreement with Tampa Bay Buccaneers, ESPN report says

Wide receiver Antonio Brown has reached an agreement on a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, who cited unnamed sources. The agreement’s language still needs to be finalized and Covid-19 protocols would need to be passed, according to ESPN’s Schefter. CNN has reached out to Brown’s agent for comment.…MORE

Meet the country’s most heroic canine, a Chihuahua that weighs only 4 pounds

Meet the country’s most heroic canine, a Chihuahua that weighs only 4 pounds

Sometimes, the smallest things can make the biggest impact. A 4-pound Chihuahua named MacKenzie proved that to be the case after beating more than 400 dogs to win the title of “the country’s most heroic canine,” according to the non-profit organization American Humane. MacKenzie was presented the award at the annual American Humane Hero Dog…MORE

Nebraska man hits jackpot twice in one year

Nebraska man hits jackpot twice in one year

The chances of winning the lottery are slim to none, but one man’s luck has defied the odds. Michael Christiansen of Norfolk, Nebraska, hit the jackpot for a second time this year. Earlier this month, Christiansen won $100,000 after purchasing a 20X The Money Scratch ticket. He collected his winnings on October 15 at the…MORE