Rachel Lynn Aldrich

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Children die from mystery illness in New York

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/11/20, 11:35 am

A condition that may be related to COVID-19 has claimed the lives of two young children and a teenager in New York. Physicians in the state have diagnosed at least 73 children with an inflammatory illness similar to Kawasaki disease and toxic shock syndrome, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday. Most of the patients are toddlers or school-age children who develop swollen blood vessels and heart problems.

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Feds to examine police work in Georgia shooting

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/11/20, 11:26 am

Georgia’s attorney general on Sunday asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate how Glynn County, Ga., law enforcement officials handled the shooting of a 25-year-old African American man on Feb. 23. Authorities on Thursday arrested a father and son and charged them with murder in the death of Ahmaud Arbery.

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Unemployment rate skyrockets

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/08/20, 11:45 am

The U.S. unemployment rate hit 14.7 percent in April, the highest it has been since the Great Depression. Last month saw 20.5 million jobs lost, the worst on record, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report released on Friday. The unemployment rate does not count people who lost their jobs in April but didn’t look for new work, the report noted.

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