The TAPS Daily - September 29, 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.


Top 5 News Items

Today's Highlights

 

  1. More Than 1 Million People Have Died From COVID-19 Worldwide
    (NPR)
    The world just hit 1 Million coronavirus cases. Here’s how five nations are driving the pandemic.
  2. Service Member COVID-19 Deaths Surpass Dependents
    (Connecting Vets)
    The number of troops killed by COVID-19 has surpassed that of dependents killed by the virus.
  3. Pelosi cites 'positive' talk with White House on coronavirus aid, but clock is ticking
    (The Hill)
    The Speaker of the House said recent talks with the White House over emergency coronavirus relief have been "positive" and she remains hopeful the sides can strike a deal.
  4. Ginsburg buried in Arlington National Cemetery
    (The Hill)
    The late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery alongside her husband, Martin, in a ceremony on Tuesday.
  5. Deaths, violence cast shadows over Fort Hood
    (Task & Purpose)
    Like many military mothers, Patricia Troyan always feared her son could die on the battlefield. She never imagined her bright, courageous child would die by his own hands at Fort Hood.
  6. U.S. judge orders stop to Postal Service cuts, echoing others
    (Stars & Stripes)
    A federal judge in Philadelphia joined others in ordering the U.S. Postal Service to halt recent cuts critics say are causing mail delays and threatening the integrity of the presidential election.
  7. Thank You, Volunteers! | Baltimore Orioles
    (MLB.com)
    For Fan Appreciation Week, the Orioles are recognizing volunteers helping others in need. Among those recognized are TAPS Good Grief Camp Mentor, Master Sergeant Shawn Hagen. The Orioles are a partner of TAPS through teams4taps and recognized TAPS President and Founder, Bonnie Carroll, as a Birdland Community Hero in 2018.
  8. Sheikh Sabah, ruler of U.S. ally Kuwait, dies at age 91
    (Military Times)
    Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, the ruler of Kuwait who pushed for closer ties to Iraq after the 1990 Gulf War and solutions to other regional crises, died Tuesday. He was 91.
  9. There's a new weapon against COVID-19. And it's dogs
    (Fast Company)
    One airport has hired a team of dogs, trained to sniff out COVID-19, to screen passengers.

 

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