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Vinessa Kirkwood, who lives in northwestern Indiana, said she's had to cancel appointments at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis for her 20-month-old son, Donte, because she can't afford to pay for lodging. CREDIT: Christina Kirkwood

Families With Sick Kids On Medicaid Seek Easier Access To Out-of-State Hospitals

An out-of-state hospital is often the closest, most convenient option for patients and their families and can ensure patients get state-of-the-art care, since only a limited number of hospitals and physicians in the country have the skills and experience to best treat children with certain conditions. Continue Reading Families With Sick Kids On Medicaid Seek Easier Access To Out-of-State Hospitals

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Gonzaga guard Jalen Suggs (1) celebrates making the game winning basket against UCLA during overtime in a men's Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament semifinal game, April 3, 2021, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Gonzaga won 93-90 in overtime. CREDIT: Michael Conroy/AP

To The Bank! Gonzaga Beats UCLA In Buzzer Beater, Advances To Men’s NCAA Final

Jalen Suggs took the inbounds pass and saw nothing but clear sailing. Three dribbles. Past the half-court line. A little stutter-step. And straight into history. The Gonzaga freshman banked in a shot at the buzzer from near the Final Four logo for a 93-90 overtime win over UCLA on Saturday night that vaulted the Bulldogs to within one win of an undefeated season and the national title. Continue Reading To The Bank! Gonzaga Beats UCLA In Buzzer Beater, Advances To Men’s NCAA Final

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Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, pictured in January, on Friday said the organization unwaveringly supports "fair access to voting." Kevin D. Liles/AP

MLB Moves All-Star Game From Atlanta Over Georgia’s New Voting Law

This summer’s Major League Baseball Draft and the All-Star Game won’t be held in Atlanta, MLB officials announced Friday. The withdrawal of the two events from the city in July is in response to Georgia’s recently enacted voting restrictions, which critics, including President Biden, have denounced as “Jim Crow in the 21st century” because they say the legislation will disproportionately affect communities of color. Continue Reading MLB Moves All-Star Game From Atlanta Over Georgia’s New Voting Law

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A group of migrants from El Salvador arrives in Roma, Texas, after crossing the Rio Grande on March 30, 2021 in Roma, Texas. CREDIT: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

More Than 170,000 Migrants Taken Into Custody At Southwest Border In March, Highest In 15 Years

More than 170,000 migrants were taken into custody at the Southwest border in March, the highest monthly total since at least 2006, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials who have been briefed on the preliminary numbers but are not authorized to speak publicly. Continue Reading More Than 170,000 Migrants Taken Into Custody At Southwest Border In March, Highest In 15 Years

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The FDA said Wednesday that Abbott's BinaxNow test and Quidel's QuickVue can now be sold without a prescription for consumers to test themselves at home. CREDIT: Ted S. Warren/AP

FDA Authorizes 2 Rapid, At-Home Coronavirus Tests

Experts believe that the availability of at-home coronavirus tests could help slow the continued spread of the virus, which is contagious even when people are asymptomatic. Abbott’s test will be available on grocery and drugstore shelves in the “coming weeks,” according to a press release from the company. Quidel did not include a timeline in its release. Continue Reading FDA Authorizes 2 Rapid, At-Home Coronavirus Tests

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Empty Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine vials are collected in a tray to be destroyed to prevent them from being resold or refilled, at a vaccination center in the Victor Jara Stadium in Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, March 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine Shows ‘100% Efficacy’ In Adolescents

New clinical trials showed that Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine elicits “100% efficacy and robust antibody responses” in adolescents from 12 to 15 years old, the drug company announced Wednesday. The trial included 2,260 participants; the results are even better than earlier responses from participants ages 16 to 25. Continue Reading Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine Shows ‘100% Efficacy’ In Adolescents

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Supreme Court Weighs Whether NCAA Is Illegally ‘Fixing’ Athlete Compensation

As March Madness heads into its final days, college athletes are playing on a different kind of court: the Supreme Court. On Wednesday the justices heard arguments in a case testing whether the NCAA’s limits on compensation for student athletes violate the nation’s antitrust laws. Continue Reading Supreme Court Weighs Whether NCAA Is Illegally ‘Fixing’ Athlete Compensation

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