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Florida and Texas Bypass CDC Distribution Order, Begin to Vaccinate People 65 and Older

Florida and Texas have begun to vaccinate people 65 and older ahead of frontline essential workers, following state governors' orders.

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This Woman Came to the US for a Better Life. She Says ICE’s Abuse Awaited Her Instead.

Elizabeth was detained when her baby was just 4 months old. She is part of a class-action petition and complaint that includes 14 women who claim they suffered medical abuse while in immigration custody.

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Bye Bye, Betsy! Puerto Rican Dr. Miguel Cardona Is Poised to Be the Next Education Secretary.

When appointed, Dr. Miguel Cardona would be the second Latino to serve as US Secretary of Education.

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73-Year-Old COVID Survivor Delivers 800 Tamales to Hospital Staff That Saved Her

"They are the heroes, and they deserve the best tamales in the world, which are my mom's tamales," the daughter of Margarita Montañez said.

Healthcare worker Daisie Esseie receives a Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine from nurse practitioner Hari Leon Joseph at the Research Centers of America in Hollywood, Florida on Dec. 18, 2020. Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images; Graphic by Rebecca Russ/COURIER.
Two COVID-19 Vaccines Have Arrived in Florida. Who’s Next in Line to Get Vaccinated?

Thousands of Floridian healthcare workers have been vaccinated. Long-term care staff and residents started getting the vaccine Dec. 18

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Latina Doctors Got the COVID-19 Vaccine to Inspire Others to Do the Same

Two Duke University doctors say that getting the vaccine is safer for Latinos than getting infected with COVID.

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SNAP Applications Are Spiking. Advocates Say Congress Needs to Expand the Program Now.

Florida counties are seeing a surge of food insecurity. In Miami-Dade County, it has increased from 11.8% to 15.9%. In Bradford County, it has jumped to 19.1%, and in Marion County, it's at 17.9%.