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A healthcare worker who was hospitalized for a month with COVID-19 says she now has nearly $1 million in medical bills

Shenita Russie was put in a medically-induced coma. THV11 Shenita Russie caught COVID-19 while working in Boston as a mobile respiratory therapist, Newsweek reported. She became so unwell that she was put in a medically-induced coma. Russie has racked up an eye-watering amount in medical bills. "Close to a million dollars," she told THV11. See more stories on Insider's business page. A healthcare worker from Arkansas has said that she has racked up medical bills of close to $1 million after she was hospitalized from COVID-19, she told THV11. Shenita Russie, 42, caught the virus while working as a mobile respiratory therapist for COVID-19 patients in Boston at the start of the pandemic, Newsweek reported. She was hospitalized for a month and was placed in a medically-induced coma, accor...

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Basketball Fans Gave Team USA Its Second L Of The Day After It Got Beat By France At The Olympics

Getty Image The United States men’s basketball team lost its first Olympic game since 2004 on Sunday morning. Despite taking an eight-point lead into the locker room at the half, the U.S. was ice cold out of the break, opening a door for the French to pick up an 83-76 win that will invariably bring up questions about whether the Americans will be able to pull off a four-peat. There were already some doubts about what this team could accomplish based on their struggles in the lead-up to the tournament, but the thought was that by the time the lights got bright, the United States — which did not have three players participating in the NBA Finals during those pre-Olympic exhibitions — would elevate its game to another level. Instead, a 28-point outing by Evan Fournier, along with big games

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Nancy Pelosi: I ‘Plan’ to Name Adam Kinzinger to Jan. 6 Committee

ABC NewsSpeaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced on Sunday morning that she intends to name another Republican to the House select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, saying her “plan” was to choose Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL). Last week, Pelosi made the unprecedented move of rejecting two of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s appointments to the committee, claiming the inclusion of Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Jim Banks (R-IN) was “ridiculous.” Both congressmen have been vocal supporters of former President Donald Trump’s “Big Lie” that the 2020 election was stolen and objected to Congress’ certification of President Joe Biden’s election victory. at The Daily Beast. ...read more Source:: The Daily Beast...

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This natural health doctor has published over 600 articles claiming coronavirus vaccines are a fraud – he’s part of the ‘disinformation dozen’ responsible for the vast majority of COVID-19 misinformation on Facebook

A report from the CCDH found that 12 people are responsible for the majority of online COVID disinformation. Roberto Serra - Iguana Press/Getty Images 12 people are responsible for the majority of COVID-19 disinformation being spread online, a CCDH study found. Number one is Joseph Mercola, a natural health doctor who publishes anti-vaxx claims to a following of 3.6 million on social media. One of Mercola's articles, "Could Hydrogen Peroxide Treat Coronavirus?", was shared nearly 5,000 times on Facebook. See more stories on Insider's business page. A March report from the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) found that most COVID-19 disinformation online is being spread by just 12 people. A Facebook analysis found that 73% of 689,000 anti-coronavirus vaccinations posts shared betw

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Big 12 on the brink: Texas’ cash grab, the Pac-12’s next move, the CFP’s future and ESPN’s master plan

It has been four days since the thunderous news from the Southern Plains. Texas and Oklahoma appear SEC-bound sooner than later; the Big 12 churns toward liquefaction; and the Pac-12 is open for business — “We’d be foolish not to listen if schools call us,” commissioner George Kliavkoff said — but seemingly without any A-level options. What does it mean? Here we go … — While jumping to the SEC makes perfect sense for Oklahoma, it would be very un-Texas for Texas. The Longhorns are better suited politically, culturally, academically and competitively for the ACC, Big Ten and Pac-12 than they are for the SEC. But in this case, money doesn’t talk; it screams. Yes, the Longhorns could bask in a similar jackpot by joining the Big Ten. But that doesn’t suit ESPN’s master plan, and ESPN is the ke

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Finding your people on the rooftop of a Frank Gehry building in Venice Beach

Pieces of rooftop conversations hung like floating paragraphs in the midsummer night: “I love it when an idea swims up to you and says jump in,” said a voice. There was a whole lot of jumping in with ideas as writers, artists and musicians gathered in Venice Beach to celebrating the success of TELEPHONE, an International Arts Game created by poet and musician Nathan Langston. All of us had participated in TELEPHONE, and, although we had never met in person we were old friends waiting to happen. From another conversation: “An explosion of creative energy that rains down promise.” Possibility whispered from almost nooks and not quite crannies in the tri-level art space designed by famed architect Frank Gehry. From the built-in sleeping pods to the Picasso image on the shower curtain, the oce

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Women’s gymnastics: Team USA struggles, Chusovitina waves goodbye at Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO — Simone Biles and Team USA continued to make history Sunday. It just wasn’t the type of history the Americans or the world expected. For the first time since the 2010 World Championships, Team USA left the building at major international competition not atop the leader board. Undone by a series of missteps and falls, the U.S., winners of every Olympic or Worlds team title available since 2011, finished second in the Olympic Games qualifying at Ariake Gymnastics Centre in what they hope was a wake-up call heading into Tuesday’s team final. “This might be a great awakening for us,” U.S. national team director Tom Forster said, “and we’ll take advantage of it.” Russia posted the highest score in the qualifying round at 171.629 followed by the U.S. at 170.562 then China 166.863. “We hop

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Team USA Lost Its First Olympic Game Since 2004 In Its Opener Against France

NBC It turns out the myriad of issues the United States men’s basketball team displayed during its tune-up for the Tokyo Olympics were not solved by three players flying over immediately after playing in the NBA Finals. The Americans took to the hardwood for their tournament opener on Sunday against France, and by the time the dust settled, Team USA suffered a 83-76 loss, its first Olympic defeat since the infamous 2004 Games. The Americans looked like they were going to cruise to a win, taking a 45-37 lead into the half. But then, the team’s offense fell apart out of the break. The team scored 11 total points in the third quarter, while France, powered by the backcourt of Evan Fournier and Nando de Colo, got into quite the rhythm. By the time the frame ended, the French found themselves

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Black Chicagoans flock to Bisa Butler, Obama portrait exhibits as museums rise to racial reckoning

Bisa Butler. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 2019. Minneapolis Institute of Art | © Bisa Butler/Photo by Margaret FoxTwo exhibits at the Art Institute of Chicago, “Bisa Butler: Portraits” and “The Obama Portraits,” are drawing a sea of Black Chicagoans excited to view reflections of the Black experience. I finally braved weariness over Covid-19’s uptick to check them out, late to a party that speaks to a racial reckoning occurring at museums nationwide. Since March, the magnetic swaths of color that are the acclaimed quilted portraits of artist Bisa Butler have filled my social media, as Black friends far and wide converge on The Art Institute of Chicago for the “Bisa Butler: Portraits” exhibit. Those same friends began filling social feeds last month with photos of the Art Institute’s ne

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Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese Among Directors Fighting to Save BBC’s Radio 4 Film Program

More than 100 filmmakers and actors are calling upon the BBC to reverse its decision to ax Radio 4’s “The Film Programme.” In a letter published in the Observer signed by Martin Scorsese, Christopher Nolan, Steve McQueen, Ken Loach, Amma Asante, Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo, Liam Neeson, Benedict Cumberbatch, and many more, they are asking to keep the 17-year-old half-hour show on the air in the face of corporate shake-ups with programming at BBC. “‘The Film Programme’ has always been an exemplary blend of coverage of current cinema and the film canon and an active champion of independent film. Interested in all roles in film — on screen and off — from the mainstream to more challenging or obscure work that would otherwise be completely ignored by broadcasters,” the letter reads. While th

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Oakland laid out its terms for an A’s waterfront ballpark plan, so what happens now?

OAKLAND — Five days after the City Council voted to resume negotiating with the Oakland A’s over each party’s financial obligations in producing a $12 billion waterfront ballpark and village at Howard Terminal, team officials have not yet indicated whether they intend to participate. It’s a big decision, but not the only thing that needs to happen to keep the team in Oakland. A’s President Dave Kaval said after Tuesday’s council meeting the team needs to vet Oakland’s latest proposal before deciding whether to return to the negotiating table or just focus on finding a new home, such as leading contender Las Vegas. When the A’s issued their “term sheet” in April laying out what kind of financial help they expect from the city, Kaval delivered the now-infamous ultimatum “Howard Terminal or B

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TV this week: ‘Jeopardy!’ welcomes LeVar Burton to the podium

Chuck Barney’s TV and streaming picks for July 25-31 DON’T MISS: “Jeopardy!” — Aaron Rodgers has had his shot. So has Ken Jennings, Mayim Bialik, Robin Roberts, Anderson Cooper and a number of other familiar faces. This week, the popular game show continues moving through a revolving door of guest hosts and it’s finally go time for LeVar Burton, who has actively campaigned to become Alex Trebek’s permanent replacement. A groundswell of support from fans helped Burton, who grew up in Sacramento, win one of the exclusive guest-hosting slots. Now, it’s up to him to prove he belongs. (No pressure, though!). After Burton, the 37th season of “Jeopardy!” winds down with David Faber and Joe Buck taking turns at the podium. A decision on a permanent host is expected soon thereafter. (Monday — check

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My Pandemic Pup and I Are Going Back to Normal Thanks to This

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Scouted/AmazonScouting Report: Furbo is more than just a camera. It allows me to ensure my puppy is behaving herself and give her treats via an app if she is. It also allows me to capture videos and sends me alerts if I need to check in on things back at home. Getting a puppy halfway through the pandemic was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I love my dog, and it has been great to have some company throughout this difficult time. But now that things are headed back to normalcy, and my eventual return to the office is approaching, it’s time to go back to a life she isn’t used to: being alone. I’ve been going out to dinner more, working in coffee shops, and just leaving her alone at home more, and I’ve been anxious to do so. I worried she’d ha...

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Kevin Love’s Departure From Team USA Confirms the Cleveland Cavaliers Have a $60.2 Million Problem

USA Basketball’s men’s national team is in Tokyo. One player expected to go to the 2020 Tokyo Games will not be there, however. Kevin Love withdrew after spending 10 days in the USA Basketball camp in Las Vegas. Love was one of the last players named to the 12-man roster in a widely criticized decision. Denver Nuggets backup center JaVale McGee took his spot. Is it the end of the world that Kevin Love won’t be playing in his second Olympic Games? No. But it raises a lot more questions than it answers. Kevin Love hasn’t exactly been Mr. Dependable of late Agent Jeff Schwartz of @excelbasketball has confirmed news to ESPN and shared statement from Love: "I am incredibly disappointed to not be heading to Tokyo with Team USA, but you need to be at absolute peak performance to compet

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