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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in 2019 in Iowa. The presidential candidate was in North Carolina Wednesday to talk raising the minimum wage and economic justice, particularly for Black Americans. (Image via Shutterstock)
Joe Biden Promises to Raise Minimum Wage and Invest in Schools

Joe Biden said in North Carolina Wednesday that he would improve the lives of Black Americans through economic and educational programs.

Kelli Midgley, center, an English teacher from Baltimore,  joins people gathered at the Supreme Court to honor the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. Ginsburg's death leaves a vacancy that could be filled by a more conservative justice by President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
With RBG Gone, the Affordable Care Act Faces Its Greatest Threat Yet.

The healthcare law is in front of the Supreme Court once again in November, so COURIER decided to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the ACA.

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Black, Latino Children Are Dying of COVID at Higher Rates. These Doctors Say Medicaid Expansion Can Help.

The overall number of children who have died from COVID is low, but 78% of the children who died were Hispanic, Black, or Indigenous.

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Half of American Adults Are Worried About Going Bankrupt Due to Medical Bills

The jump in people worried about medical bankruptcy was largely driven by young people and people of color.

The University of Alabama, in Tuscaloosa, is home to one of the largest college outbreaks of COVID-19 in the United States (Shutterstock/Travel_with_me).
Over 8,700 Positive COVID-19 Cases Reported on College Campuses in August, Creating Turmoil This Fall

Without a national coronavirus strategy, colleges face testing students and quarantining them on their own, creating havoc as schools attempt to reopen around the United States.

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CDC Suddenly Changes Guidance to Discourage Coronavirus Testing, Alarming Scientists

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quietly revised its coronavirus testing guidance to excluse asymptomatic people.

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GOP Lawmakers Want to Resume School Sports Despite What Health Experts Say

“We continue to experience outbreaks and community spread throughout Pennsylvania. This recommendation for no fall sports is not only based on data, but common sense.”