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Jun 15, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
In Thursday’s paper:
- New climate change front line: Insurance
- Trump’s deja vu all over again
- Alaska’s grim Army suicide rate receding An image of the front page ... Smoke descended on New York City, oceans are rising, arctic ice is melting. But one of the most significant and undeniable ways Americans will be impacted by climate change is far less dramatic: Insurance.…
Jun 14, 2023 5 tweets 2 min read
Students are misbehaving more now than they did before the pandemic, according to 70% of 1,000 educators in a recent national survey. And many educators said they had no idea how to handle the rise in disruptions this year.… Teachers are under pressure to help students make up for what they haven’t learned, and kids feel their stress. The combination has led to a pronounced rise in students expressing anger or sadness by lashing out and being disruptive at school.
Jun 13, 2023 5 tweets 2 min read
Kids are missing a lot of school.

Student attendance nationwide is nowhere close to pre-pandemic levels amid parents’ ongoing concerns about students’ health, shifting mindsets about the importance of classroom time and the expectations of school.… Chronic absenteeism can significantly reduce a child’s academic performance and odds of graduation. But since the pandemic hit, the problem has reached new proportions, despite the widespread return to classrooms and standard school routines. A third grader at Cora Kell...
Jun 13, 2023 5 tweets 2 min read
In Tuesday’s paper:
- Silicon Valley’s Black pioneers
- Trump prepare for court hearing
- Poll: Age, legal woes drag Biden, Trump
- Taurine supplement extends life in animals An image of the front page ... At the time, the world wasn’t welcoming to Black professionals. Roy Clay Sr. hoped the Bay Area would be “a place for new beginnings.”

It was.…
Jun 12, 2023 6 tweets 2 min read
More than three years after the COVID outbreak began, many children are severely behind in school. They miss class, struggle to read or do math and can hardly sit still after years of shape-shifting school days.… After a day full of math and reading lessons, third grader Ashley Soto struggles to concentrate during a writing exercise. She’s supposed to be crafting an essay, but instead she wanders around the classroom.

“My brain is about to explode!” she exclaims. Ashley Soto, a third grader...
Jun 4, 2023 5 tweets 2 min read
In the year since the Supreme Court dismantled Roe v. Wade, the quiet college town of Carbondale, Illinois, came to symbolize the shifting map of U.S. abortion access. Carbondale transformed into an important abortion destination for women across the Midwest and South, states where abortion bans and restrictions have spread. Text on graphic reads: &quo...
Mar 27, 2023 8 tweets 2 min read
Multiple people injured in school shooting in Nashville, officials say. Suspected shooter is dead, police say.… UPDATE: Three children were confirmed dead after a shooter opened fire at a small private Christian school in Nashville early Monday, a hospital official said.
Mar 27, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
In Monday’s paper:
- Women of the Year: Grace Young rallies to save Chinatowns
- More kids shot dead at home than class
- South picks up pieces after deadly tornadoes An image of the front page of the USA TODAY paper on Monday, Grace Young is still surprising herself. The cookbook author has spent her life in pursuit of perfection in the kitchen. But the past few years have allowed her to use her platform in a different way: saving America’s China­ towns.…
Dec 11, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
Katelyn Haruko Schmisseur was 16 when she first arrived at a wilderness therapy program in Utah. Her parents sent her there after she began drinking and sneaking out. She also struggled with bulimia. Katelyn Haruko Schmisseur was 16 and struggling with bulimia Because of her eating disorder, a staff member was with her at all times, even while she used the outdoor bathroom.

“I was terrified,” Katelyn, now 21, recalls. QUOTE: It really broke me down to the smallest I've ever bee
Dec 11, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
At least 1 in 5 Americans live with chronic pain. Some experts put the figure at 100 million. And nearly 1 in 10 are disabled by it.

USA TODAY spoke with 50 pain experts – and people who experience chronic pain for a five-part series launching today. 1 in 5 Americans suffer chronic pain. And nearly 1 in 10 are America in Pain is a five-part USA TODAY series exploring chronic pain, the challenges treatment and scientific advances offering hope for the future.
In part one, learn about some of the causes of chronic pain and the complex issues around its treatment:…
Dec 9, 2022 4 tweets 3 min read
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema said Friday she is leaving the Democratic Party and will formally become an independent.

Sinema maintained she doesn’t plan to change her voting habits.… Sinema indicated her party switch to independent won't change the balance of power much.

On the other hand, it shakes up Washington and weakens the Democrats' newly acquired outright majority. What this could mean for the Senate:…
Dec 9, 2022 4 tweets 3 min read
On today’s 5 Things podcast:
1️⃣ Brittney Griner free
2️⃣ Is Iran’s ‘morality police’ actually closing?
3️⃣ Trump will not appeal end to special master review
4️⃣ House committee slams Commanders owner
5️⃣ Housing market slowdown
Listen to the full episode ⤵️… Brittney Griner has been freed from a Russian penal colony. @usatodaysports reporter @BOOMbaca and producer @Atltwil have more:…
Dec 9, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
In this weekend’s paper:
- 'We never forgot' her: Brittney Griner is free
- Same-sex marriage bill passes in House An image of the front page ... There's a singular beautiful moment, which followed so many ugly, terrifying moments in the wrongful detention of Olympian and WNBA star Brittney Griner in Russia.…
Nov 22, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
In Tuesday's paper:
- Shooting survivors grieving again
- Iranian players’ courage puts other nations to shame
- Pair of turkeys win presidential pardon An image of the front page ... When Christine Leinonen woke up to texts from loved ones who said they were thinking of her, she was initially confused.

But once she turned on her television to news of a mass shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs, she put the pieces together quickly.…
Nov 21, 2022 4 tweets 3 min read
On today’s 5 Things podcast:
1️⃣ Type 1 diabetes treatment could be 'game-changer'
2️⃣ Biden turns 80. How healthy is he?
3️⃣ 5 dead in LGBTQ club shooting
4️⃣ FDA says lab-grown meat safe to eat
5️⃣ Taylor Swift rolls at AMAs
Listen to the full episode ⤵️… The FDA has approved a treatment that delays Type 1 diabetes, but it won’t be cheap. Producer @PJElliottRadio spoke to health reporter @AdriannaUSAT to find out what makes this new drug a "game changer":…
Nov 21, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
In Monday's paper:
- 'Attack on a family': 5 are killed, 25 injured in shooting at LGBTQ nightclub
- Title IX: Flawed system not aiding survivors
- As Biden turns 80, some doubt acuity An image of the front page of the USA TODAY paper on Monday, A gunman opened fire at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs just before midnight Saturday, leaving five people dead and 25 injured, police said Sunday.…
Nov 20, 2022 5 tweets 1 min read
At least 5 people are dead and more than a dozen wounded in a shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs… Police have identified the 22-year-old suspect who opened fire using a “long rifle” after entering Club Q late Saturday night.

Authorities have not determined a motive for the shooting but are investigating whether it was a hate crime.
Nov 19, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
Collectively, the U.S. consumes 5.95 billion pounds of pasta per year. Do you have a favorite shape?… Which type of pasta you should use depends on what type of sauce or dish you want to prepare. Illustration of a handful of straight spaghetti pasta. Text
Nov 18, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
In this weekend's paper:
- 'A troublemaker with a gavel'
- Trump's presidential bid not a legal shield
- Buffalo knows snowstorms, but this one could be epic An image of the front page ... Nancy Pelosi made history in 2007 for getting the job, for becoming the first female speaker of the House and the highest-ranking woman in American history.

There is no debating the impact of her groundbreaking tenure.…
Nov 15, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
In Tuesday's paper:
- Biden: US ‘stands ready’ to work with China
- 3 football players slain in Virginia university shooting
- 82 schools across US have had names erased
- Another court blocks Biden’s plan to forgive student loans An image of the front page ... President Joe Biden said after his meeting Monday with Chinese President Xi Jinping that he is confident China is not preparing to attack Taiwan.…
Nov 14, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
In Monday's paper:
- Election 2024: Disappointing midterm scrambles GOP contest
- Biden hopeful for talks with Xi at G­-20
- Trans youths’ care in crosshairs An image of the front page ... After Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis cruised to a blockbuster reelection win last week, some supporters cheered for him to start planning another campaign: a 2024 Republican presidential bid against Donald Trump.…