The TAPS Daily - September 24, 2020


Welcome to The TAPS Daily - your source for some of the latest news, resources, and thought pieces from across the military and veteran community during the COVID-19 response.


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Today's Highlights

 

  1. 'Desperation And Fear' For Millions With Congress Deadlocked Over Pandemic Assistance
    (NPR)
    Congress has not worked out a deal on another pandemic relief package and as economists warn that the lack of additional assistance could make the pandemic recession much worse.
  2. U.S. closes in on 7M COVID cases, 2 governors call response worst in world
    (NBC News)
    Researchers whose dire predictions early on in the pandemic were met with scorn and derision were taking no pleasure in being proven right.
  3. Lawmakers touring Fort Hood found 'toxic culture of fear, intimidation, harassment, indifference'
    (Task & Purpose)
    Fort Hood soldiers told congressional delegation suicides are treated as an inconvenience, they aren't provided resources to live safely and victims who report sexual assaults are harassed.
  4. General Becomes First Black Superintendent of U.S. Air Force Academy
    (Military.com)
    Lt. Gen. Richard Clark received a first-of-its-kind homecoming Wednesday when he took command as the Air Force Academy's superintendent.
  5. Election 2020: Republicans, Democrats less divided on worker support
    (USA Today)
    Most Americans, regardless of party affiliation, support proposals to raise the minimum wage; make childcare more affordable; and provide anti-discrimination policies.
  6. Missouri Governor And Wife Test Positive For The Coronavirus
    (NPR)
    Missouri Governor Mike Parson, whose mask-wearing habits have been publicly inconsistent, has tested positive for the coronavirus.
  7. Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a hero to these girls wearing super costumes
    (USA Today)
    RBG is still inspiring young girls to be a 'superhero,' dream big. These photos prove it.
  8. Americans splurging on Halloween candy
    (The Hill)
    Americans are purchasing more Halloween candy at this point this year than they did in 2019 in either a sign of optimism or preparation to eat our feelings.

 

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