Watchdog: Nursing home deaths up 32% in 2020 amid pandemic


WASHINGTON (June 22, 2021) — Deaths among Medicare patients in nursing homes soared by 32% last year, with two devastating spikes eight months apart, a government watchdog reported Tuesday in the most comprehensive look yet at the ravages of COVID-19 among its most vulnerable victims. The report from the inspector general of…

Readout: President Biden’s Meeting with Lead Financial Regulators


CITY OF WASHINGTON, (June 22, 2021)--President met with top financial regulators to discuss how to build on the rapid economic turnaround since his inauguration and ensure there is sustainable and equitable growth that benefits every American family. The regulators reported that the financial system is in strong condition. They further…

Education under Threat: Urgent Call for Reform to Address Lebanon’s Declining Education Outcomes and Build Forward Better


Beirut, June 22, 2021 – Lebanon needs to urgently embark on a comprehensive reform agenda that puts students at the center of the education sector and prioritizes quality of education for all, according to a new World Bank report released today. Low levels of learning and skills mismatch in the…

Weather: Tropical Wave Moving West Toward The Windward Islands Between the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean


FLORIDA (June 22, 2021)---Forecasters are tracking a tropical wave moving west toward the Windward Islands, which form the southeastern boundary between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The wave emerged Monday about 1,000 miles east-southeast of the Windward Islands in the West Indies, according to the National Hurricane Center.…