After Trying Remote Therapy, Some May Never Go Back to In-Person Sessions

Back in March, only 2 or 3 percent of Americans got mental health treatment online. Thanks to COVID-19, that number is now 100 percent. Millions of people have transitioned from in-person therapy to remote therapy—therapy by Zoom, Doxy, FaceTime, or other video platforms. Many of us were skeptical at best. How could teletherapy be anywhere […]

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Biden Supporters Are More Worried About the Health Risks of Voting

ImageAt a voting center in San Francisco on primary day in California in March. Covid-19 is likely to be a factor in turnout and the use of absentee ballots in November.Credit…Jim Wilson/The New York Times Identifying likely voters is a challenge for pollsters in every election. This year, the coronavirus, mail voting and a surge […]

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WNBA’s Maya Moore shares video of wrongly convicted Missouri man’s release from prison

In this March 9, 2020, file photo, Jefferson City, Mo., native and WNBA star Maya Moore, right, calls Jonathan Irons as supporters react in Jefferson City after Cole County Judge Dan Green overturned Irons’ convictions in a burglary and assault case. | Jeff Haldiman/The Jefferson City News-Tribune via AP Beginning in 2016, she began to […]

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Brooklyn eatery, shuttered by COVID-19 just 8 days after opening, bounces back

On March 7, Romeo and Milka Regalli hosted a grand opening for Ras, their new Ethiopian restaurant in Crown Heights. Just eight days later, they had a not-so-grand closing. The husband-and-wife pair, who already operate three Awash Ethiopian restaurants in Manhattan and Brooklyn, had been plotting Ras for four years. The couple dreamed of serving […]

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Ticketing and booting reprieve ending for Chicago motorists

Mayor Lori Lightfoot had announced in March that Chicago would — for awhile — stop ticketing, booting and towing illegally parked vehicles except for public safety reasons. | Sun-Times file On Wednesday, ticketing enforcement resumed for illegal parking on street-sweeping routes. Monday, booting makes a comeback. And on July 16, the city resumes ticketing for […]

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As Major League Soccer Expands, Teams Are Getting New Homes

CINCINNATI — In March, the steel bones of a $250 million Major League Soccer stadium were starting to soar over Cincinnati’s West End, an unmistakable emblem of the growth of the professional sport across the country. The stadium, home to the F.C. Cincinnati soccer club, is one of seven under construction in the league’s building […]

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Take that asterisk and shove it — Cubs skipper David Ross wants a trophy and a parade

Ross met with media Monday for the first time since March. | Photo by David Banks/Getty Images Think a 60-game regular season is illegitimate? Ross isn’t buying it. “If they’re passing out a trophy, I want it,” he said. David Ross is ready to kick some asterisks. Right to the curb. Think a 60-game regular […]

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Nico Young, Paige Sommers are Gatorade state athletes of the year in track and field

The 2020 high school track and field season was suspended in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but two Ventura County athletes still rose up to distinguish themselves and earn recognition as the best in California. On Monday, it was announced that distance runner Nico Young of Newbury Park had been honored as the Gatorade […]

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Understanding Antifa: What do antifascists in Chicago want?

Black bloc protesters prepare for the start of a March in Grant Park during the NATO Summit in 2012. | Al Podgorski/Sun-Times President Trump has declared that members of Antifa are terrorists. Local members say nothing could be further from the truth. While the nation reeled from a wave of rioting and violence sparked during […]

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In Norway, Gymgoers Avoid Infections as Virus Recedes

Like many countries, Norway ordered all gyms to close in March to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. But unlike any other nation, Norway also funded a rigorous study to determine whether the closings were really necessary. It is apparently the first and only randomized trial to test whether people who work out at gyms […]

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Virtual Pride 2020: NYC marches on with Janelle Monáe, Billy Porter and Dan Levy

The march will go on. A big LGBTQ Pride parade wasn’t part of NYC’s coronavirus Phase 2 reopening this week. But this Sunday two organizations will still recognize — one virtually, the other with an in-person gathering — the first Christopher Street Liberation Day March on June 28, 1970. In lieu of a march through […]

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‘Antebellum’ brings racial justice call to reopened theaters

Back in March, filmmakers Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz gathered their artist friends and a few journalists at Manhattan’s members-only social club, Soho House, for a screening of their first feature-length project, “Antebellum.” They wanted a constructively critical reaction ahead of the planned spring release of the film — a psychological thriller about a Black […]

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Chicago teachers demonstrate downtown to pull cops from schools

A rally and march Wednesday organized by the Chicago Teachers Union aimed at pressuring city leaders to take police officers out of Chicago Public Schools. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times CTU Vice President Stacy Davis Gates said the money should instead be spent on school counselors, psychologists, nurses and social workers. About 500 demonstrators who want […]

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Health concerns will be front and center for NBA players like JaVale McGee

When the Lakers announced in March that two of their players had tested positive for COVID-19, many people worried about center JaVale McGee. People he knew shared their concern with him. People he didn’t know speculated about him on Twitter. Their apprehension stemmed from the fact McGee has asthma, a respiratory condition that could make […]

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Health concerns front and center for NBA players like JaVale McGee

When the Lakers announced in March that two of their players had tested positive for COVID-19, many people worried about center JaVale McGee. People he knew shared their concern with him. People he didn’t know speculated about him on Twitter. Their apprehension stemmed from the fact McGee has asthma, a respiratory condition that could make […]

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Justin Bieber Denies Sexual Assault Accusations | E! News

The singer produces receipts and details his whereabouts on March 9, 2014, when the alleged sexual assault took place. Get the details. Full Story: https://www.eonline.com/news/1163446/justin-bieber-denies-sexual-assault-accusations #JustinBieber #ENews #CelebrityNews Subscribe: http://bit.ly/enewssub About E! News: The E! News team brings you the latest breaking entertainment, fashion and Pop Culture news. Featuring exclusive segments, celebrity highlights, trend reports […]

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Trump looks to reset campaign amid pandemic with Tulsa rally

President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally on March 2, 2020 in Charlotte, North Carolina. | Brian Blanco/Getty Images It’s been more than three months since the nation last saw a Trump rally. WASHINGTON — Pressing ahead in a pandemic, President Donald Trump looked to reverse a decline in his political fortunes Saturday […]

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County Board advances resolution to defund police ‘to take a bold step forward to break the systemic cycle of oppression’

Protesters march outside the Cook County Jail to protest funding of the Chicago Police Department on Thursday. | Anthony Vazquez/Sun-Times “The critical issue is implementation,” Board President Toni Preckwinkle said. “I hope that in the committee, there’ll be a healthy discussion about how we want to redirect resources, and I look forward to that discussion […]

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Britney Spears Goes On A Romantic Bike Ride With Boyfriend Sam Asghari After Fleeing Quarantine — See Pic

For the first time since quarantine began in March, Britney Spears has been spotted outside of her home, having fun in public. She rode bikes and played in a park with her BF Sam Asghari. Britney Spears looked free as can be during a rare public outing on June 18. Even before the COVID-19 quarantine, […]

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Watchdogs, White House at odds over scrutiny of pandemic aid

By Chris Prentice WASHINGTON(Reuters) – When Congress approved $2 trillion pandemic aid in March, many Democratic and Republican lawmakers agreed on safeguards against fraud and abuse to ensure that companies receiving the money use it to save American jobs. But the Trump administration has advised agencies that they can largely ignore reporting requirements in the […]

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Congressional Watchdog Questions If Fed Should Stop Bond Buying

© Bloomberg. The Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve building stands in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. The Trump administration is backing sending direct payments of $1,000 or more to Americans within two weeks as part of an $850 billion plan to blunt some of the economic impact of the widening coronavirus outbreak. […]

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Poor People’s Campaign eyes ‘virtual march’ in poverty fight

Clergy and religious leaders are preparing to hold a virtual march Saturday to highlight the plight of Americans struggling with poverty — people like Madelyn “Maddie” Brace and her boyfriend, Luciano Benavidez. For weeks, Brace and her 4-month-old daughter have stretched Benavidez’s shrinking paychecks, as his hours declined to 22 a week. In their small […]

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Chicago Police arrested more people for protesting than looting in early days of unrest, contradicting city claims

A protest march over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis made its way through downtown Chicago on May 29, eventually closing off Ida B. Wells Parkway near the beginning of the Eisenhower Expressway. | Maudlyne Ihejirika/Sun-Times Just 20% of arrests during the first few days of unrest were for looting-related crimes, contradicting earlier statements […]

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