The TAPS Daily - October 21, 2020


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Top 5 News Items

Today's Highlights

 

  1. Pelosi suggests coronavirus relief deal could slip past November elections
    Politico
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested Wednesday that a deal on a coronavirus relief package may not come together before the Nov. 3 elections.
  2. Army rules Specialist Vanessa Guillen's death was 'in the line of duty' entitling her family for benefits
    Connecting Vets
    The Army announced it decided Specialist Vanessa Guillén's death was "in the line of duty," qualifying the murdered soldier's family for benefits.
  3. Active coronavirus cases among VA patients up more than 70 percent in 30 days
    Military Times
    Active coronavirus cases among VA patients are up more than 70% in the last month and now sit at their highest level since early August, according to data released by the department this week.
  4. How to stay safe when hitting the polls this election season
    ABC News
    CDC issues health and safety guidelines for voters and poll workers, including preventive measures and voting options to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
  5. Pope calls for civil unions for same-sex couples, in major departure from Vatican doctrine
    NBC News
    Pope Francis called for the passage of civil union laws for same-sex couples in a major departure from the position held by the Vatican’s doctrinal office.
  6. Purdue Pharma pleads guilty to federal criminal charges related to opioid crisis
    CNN
    The maker of OxyContin, has agreed to plead guilty to federal criminal charges for its role in creating the nation's opioid crisis and will pay more than $8 billion and close down the company.
  7. Yom Kippur Zoom reunites Holocaust survivors 71 years later
    Stars & Stripes
    A chance mention of a name in a Zoom prayer service led to a reunion between two Holocaust survivors who hadn't seen each other since they were children.

 

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  • How to talk to kids about war
    We Are The Mighty
    No kid should live in a bubble, but when it comes to armed conflicts — messy, frightening events that they are — parents should tread carefully.

 

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