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Acting National Park Service Director David Vela. – (ABC News)By STEPHANIE EBBS and DEVIN DWYER, ABC News (NEW YORK) — As millions of Americans escape home quarantine to the great outdoors this summer, they’ll venture into parks, campgrounds and forest lands that remain stubborn bastions of self-segregation. “The outdoors and public lands suffer from the […]

Chainarong Prasertthai/iStockBy ELLA TORRES, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Domestic violence has seen a dramatic increase during the novel coronavirus pandemic, with victims cooped up with their abusers under stay-at home orders and unable to access services they normally would utilize for support, according to officials. As resource centers face this new crisis, their services […]

Courtesy Erika EspinozaBY: ARIELLE MITROPOULOS AND NADINE SHUBAILAT,  ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — A great education “should not only be for students who are super rich,” asserts Graham Browne, executive director and founder of Forte Preparatory Academy, a tuition-free, public school alternative for fifth to eighth grade students. But with school closures across the country, […]

Davel5957/iStockBy ELLA TORRES, ABC News (COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Officials in Ohio have declared racism a public health crisis in the state’s most populated county. Commissioners in Franklin County passed a resolution Tuesday makes the declaration, as well as vows to support community efforts on racism and ensure that board commissioners will work under “antiracism principles.” […]

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