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The most effective way to give this holiday season

Nov 25, 2020
As we head into a holiday season like no other, what is the best way to help those in need?
Workers from the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank distribute boxes of fresh produce to people facing food insecurity in August. Donating cash to food banks allows them to supply produce to people in need more easily.
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Would canceling $10,000 in student debt really help that much?

Nov 23, 2020
Comprehensive policy is crucial in solving the student debt crisis, experts say, but $10,000 of debt forgiveness could actually do a lot to help the people who need it most right now.
President-elect Joe Biden expressed support for student debt forgiveness up to $10,000 at a press conference on Nov. 16 in Wilmington, Delaware.
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How the election certification process works, and why it matters

Nov 13, 2020
Election certification happens after every general election. This year, it’s looking to be costly.
Canvassers process mail-in ballots at a county board of elections headquarters in Glen Burnie, Maryland. Canvassing is part of the election certification process.
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What college seniors are losing in their last semester because of COVID-19

May 13, 2020
College seniors are faced with ending the biggest chapter of their lives so far and looking for a job during a global pandemic and record unemployment.
College seniors are graduating during an unprecedented time for the U.S. economy and job market.
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Is takeout food safe during COVID-19?

Apr 2, 2020
As more states issue restrictions on restaurants, here’s how to support local businesses while keeping you, your family and the restaurant workers safe and healthy during COVID-19.
An employee at a San Francisco restaurant hands a takeout order to a customer through a window on April 1.
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Ben Bernanke on COVID-19 downturn: "With help from the Federal Reserve and from the Treasury, I'm not really expecting a major financial crisis."

Mar 23, 2020
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the Fed has to do what it can to limit the damage caused by the coronavirus.
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the current downturn is "a different problem with different solutions."
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The "Last Great Race on Earth" requires a lot of cash and commitment

Mar 6, 2020
With an entry fee of $4,000 and a guaranteed win of $1,049, racing in the Iditarod requires a lot of cash and commitment.
The annual Iditarod is a 1,000-mile sled dog race in Alaska.
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In COVID-19 outbreak, IMF urges coordinated action

Mar 5, 2020
The IMF had a call with 189 member countries Tuesday to discuss a coordinated response to COVID-19.
IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva and World Bank Group President David Malpass bump elbows instead of shaking hands at a press briefing on COVID-19 in Washington, D.C., on March 4, 2020.
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Witchcraft goes mainstream, and becomes big business

Feb 14, 2020
As spellwork, crystals, tarot and psychic readings rise in popularity, they have spawned a $2 billion industry in the U.S.
The occult — like fortune telling — has become mainstream culture in the U.S.
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