‘These findings boggle my mind’: Audit rips apart Florida program

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Investigating Florida’s NICA Program

Case managers at Florida’s $1.5 billion compensation program for catastrophically brain-damaged children didn’t consult specialists to determine whether medications, therapy, medical supplies and surgical procedures were “medically necessary” to the health of children in the plan.
They relied on Google instead.

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Second Opinion: Want to visualize the realities of a warmer planet? Give this online tool a try

The Clark Fork River drains much of western Montana, bringing water from the Crown of the Continent to the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean. My daily commute via bicycle crosses the Clark Fork most days and has allowed me to discern a rhythm and tempo in how the seasons come and go — a composition of daily weather-like notes in a musical score that is the climate of Missoula, Mont.
Our global climate is changing. This is not ambiguous or uncertain. It is our reality. And with it, the need to communicate the importance of climate in our daily lives has never been more acute.

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Op-Ed: Rampant online cheating is the dark side of remote learning

Since there seems to be an app for everything, it may come as no surprise that there is an app for cheating. But it isn’t just one app. It’s hundreds of companies and apps that actually can be used to complete students’ homework, tests, writing assignments and even dissertations and exams.
But what surprised me most as an educator playing this cat-and-mouse game for decades is that cheating is now scaled and outsourced internationally and powered by venture capitalists, Wall Street investors and billion-dollar companies.

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Finding comfort, and a home, in 64 square feet

Surrounding by his belongings, Samuel Galstyan plays with his puppy, Yogi, in his tiny home at the Alexandria Park site in North Hollywood.
(Morgan Lieberman)

Each tiny house is 64 square feet and comes with heat, air conditioning and built-in beds. Each resident is someone who was once a member of the unhoused community. Each village — and there are six in Los Angeles neighborhoods — is designed to help residents take a first step out of homelessness by giving them a home to live in for three to six months.

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Editorial: Rachael Rollins is a model U.S. attorney appointment. That’s why the GOP wants to stop her

Boston is one of the few major cities in the U.S. in which violent crime dropped in 2021, and the decline was dramatic. The most startling statistic was the decrease in homicide, which fell by nearly a third.
These numbers are extremely inconvenient for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, who is trying to block the appointment of Rachael Rollins as U.S. attorney for Massachusetts. Rollins is currently the district attorney of Suffolk County, Mass., which is dominated by Boston and includes three smaller cities.

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The Revolutionary Black Media Companies Shattering the Glass Ceiling

Last month, Telfar announced that its first duffle bag would be exclusively available through a QR code on its new 24/7 on-demand television service, Telfar TV. A satellite beaming the product over cellphones across the country—the QR code will flash for 60 seconds—allowed Telfar not only to introduce the new service, but also to reduce an exploitative secondhand market that could bot its way to dozens of bags and thousands of dollars with the tap of a key.
However, the move to 24/7 TV is still a curious one for Telfar Clemens’ Brooklyn-based genderless clothing company.

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The Revolutionary Black Media Companies Shattering the Glass Ceiling

Last month, Telfar announced that its first duffle bag would be exclusively available through a QR code on its new 24/7 on-demand television service, Telfar TV. A satellite beaming the product over cellphones across the country—the QR code will flash for 60 seconds—allowed Telfar not only to introduce the new service, but also to reduce an exploitative secondhand market that could bot its way to dozens of bags and thousands of dollars with the tap of a key.
However, the move to 24/7 TV is still a curious one for Telfar Clemens’ Brooklyn-based genderless clothing company.

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Granderson: Condi Rice wants to ‘move on’ from Jan. 6. What does that even mean?

“This Institution supports the Constitution of the United States, its Bill of Rights and its method of representative government.”
That’s the statement President Hoover presented to the Board of Trustees of Stanford University on the purpose of the think tank that bears his name.
Condoleezza Rice, the former secretary of state, is now the director of the Hoover Institution.

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Op-Ed: The anguish of unintentional killing — and how Alec Baldwin can learn to cope with it

Even as he is surrounded by loving friends and family, actor Alec Baldwin may well feel all alone in the world. In a split second, he learned how capricious life can be, and how we have far less control over ourselves and our world than we like to believe.
By his own account, Baldwin is traumatized, in the grip of shock, grief and guilt after firing a prop gun Thursday on the New Mexico set of the film “Rust,” killing the film’s cinematographer and injuring the director. The actor had been assured the gun did not contain live ammunition, law enforcement officials said.

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Help! I Got Pregnant From a Vacation Fling. My Family’s Reaction Has Stunned Me.

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Dear Prudence,
I got accidentally pregnant after a brief fling on vacation. He was a man from another country.  We used protection, and I was on birth control, but life finds a way. I went to the doctor thinking I had the flu and while it was a shock, I was excited. I am in my mid-thirties, financially secure, and have always wanted to be a mother someday. I thought my family would be happy for me.

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All the congratulations are tinted with their “questions” and “concerns.

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