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Children’s hospitals are pitching in to help with the flood of adult Covid-19 patients.

Children’s hospitals are pitching in to help with the flood of adult Covid-19 patients.

Children’s hospitals are pitching in to help with the flood of adult Covid-19 patients. Children’s hospitals are pitching in to help with the flood of adult Covid-19 patients. With a rising tide of Covid-19 patients threatening to overwhelm hospitals, public health officials across the United States are reaching for a safety valve that the Northeast used in the spring: borrowing …

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Big Oil Is in Trouble. Its Plan: Flood Africa With Plastic.

Big Oil Is in Trouble. Its Plan: Flood Africa With Plastic.

Big Oil Is in Trouble. Its Plan: Flood Africa With Plastic. Big Oil Is in Trouble. Its Plan: Flood Africa With Plastic. As a university student walking to class, Mr. Wakibia, now 37, used to pass a noxious landfill in Nakuru, Kenya’s fourth-largest urban area. The stench and the plastic debris that spilled into the street, he said, prompted him …

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U.S. Flood Strategy Shifts to ‘Unavoidable’ Relocation of Entire Neighborhoods

U.S. Flood Strategy Shifts to ‘Unavoidable’ Relocation of Entire Neighborhoods

U.S. Flood Strategy Shifts to ‘Unavoidable’ Relocation of Entire Neighborhoods U.S. Flood Strategy Shifts to ‘Unavoidable’ Relocation of Entire Neighborhoods This week’s one-two punch of Hurricane Laura and Tropical Storm Marco may be extraordinary, but the storms are just two of nine to strike Texas and Louisiana since 2017 alone, helping to drive a major federal change in how the …

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NJ Flood Dragged Her Into a Tunnel. Miraculously, She Survived.

NJ Flood Dragged Her Into a Tunnel. Miraculously, She Survived.

NJ Flood Dragged Her Into a Tunnel. Miraculously, She Survived. NJ Flood Dragged Her Into a Tunnel. Miraculously, She Survived. Nathalia Bruno was making a food delivery on Monday night in Passaic, N.J., and it was raining heavily. Turning a corner, she was suddenly immersed in a flash flood far too deep to escape. With water pouring into the Toyota …

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U.S. Ruling Could Mean a Flood of New Claims Against Volkswagen

U.S. Ruling Could Mean a Flood of New Claims Against Volkswagen

U.S. Ruling Could Mean a Flood of New Claims Against Volkswagen U.S. Ruling Could Mean a Flood of New Claims Against Volkswagen Volkswagen, the German automaker that admitted to a decade-long scheme to cheat on diesel emissions tests in the United States and elsewhere, could face a “staggering” volume of claims from local governments after a federal appeals court ruled …

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As Trump feuds with Michigan over mail-in voting, governor seeks flood help

As Trump feuds with Michigan over mail-in voting, governor seeks flood help

As Trump feuds with Michigan over mail-in voting, governor seeks flood help As Trump feuds with Michigan over mail-in voting, governor seeks flood help Amid a mostly one-sided feud over mail-in voting, Michigan‘s Democratic governor is pleading with Donald Trump to send federal assistance to help her state deal with serious flooding. The president drove the Wednesday news cycle after …

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Bankers Scold S.B.A. as Loan System Crashes in Flood of Applications

Bankers Scold S.B.A. as Loan System Crashes in Flood of Applications

Bankers Scold S.B.A. as Loan System Crashes in Flood of Applications Bankers Scold S.B.A. as Loan System Crashes in Flood of Applications Minutes after a $310 billion aid program for small companies opened for business on Monday, the online portal for submitting applications crashed. And it kept crashing all day, much to the frustration of bankers around the country who …

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‘Pure Hell for Victims’ as Stimulus Programs Draw a Flood of Scammers

‘Pure Hell for Victims’ as Stimulus Programs Draw a Flood of Scammers

‘Pure Hell for Victims’ as Stimulus Programs Draw a Flood of Scammers ‘Pure Hell for Victims’ as Stimulus Programs Draw a Flood of Scammers The federal government’s stimulus checks were meant to help people exactly like Krystle Phelps of Owasso, Okla. She and her husband, Christopher, who have two children, recently lost their incomes after Oklahoma shut down the bars …

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Cities Widely Ignore Federal Flood Protection Rules, With Few Penalties

Cities Widely Ignore Federal Flood Protection Rules, With Few Penalties

Other places have faced no consequences. In many cases, local officials reported having never even been told by FEMA that they were doing something wrong. In Chesapeake, Va., which, according to FEMA’s data, has 650 structures built below the flood level, permit director Jay Tate said he didn’t know which homes were in violation of the rules. He said the …

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