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Cross-country Christmas storm likely to have severe impact on East Coast

ABC NewsBY: DAN MANZO, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — The potential of a cross-country Christmas week storm hitting the U.S. is increasing. The storm could cause numerous hazards, especially as it arrives on the East Coast on Christmas Eve. Its sharp cold front could bring Arctic blasts for Christmas. After a blast of cold air…read more »

Child abuse risk remains concern amid continued COVID financial, social strain

kieferpix/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — In April, a month after the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) reported that, for the first time, half of the victims receiving help from its National Sexual Assault Hotline were minors.Eight months later, the anti-sexual…read more »

Coronavirus live updates: Pelosi, Pence get Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine

narvikk/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, EMILY SHAPIRO, ERIN SCHUMAKER, IVAN PEREIRA and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 75.2 million people worldwide and killed over 1.6 million of them, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.Here’s…read more »