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Back to School?, Grocery Prices Rise & Facebook Avatars (+ Mental Health w/ Kati Morton)- Thursday, May 14th, 2020

19 minutes

The news to know for Thursday, May 14th, 2020!

We’re talking about President Trump’s push to get kids back to school and the reason a top public health expert says not to rush it.

Also, prices at the grocery store are going up. We’ll tell you why, and by how much.

Plus, take part in a COVID-19 genetic study, create your avatar on Facebook, and go to some of America’s most popular parks as they start to reopen.

Those stories and more in less than 10 minutes!

Then, hang out after the news for the Thing to Know Thursday bonus interview about our mental health during a pandemic. Licensed therapist and well-known YouTuber Kati Morton shares her take on the current crisis and how to deal with it.    

Head to to read more about our guest or any of the stories mentioned.

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Americans Leave Home Again: NY Times, Cuebiq

Trump Presses Schools to Reopen: AP, Reuters, Politico, CDC

Kids COVID-related Illness: CNBC, CBS News, Axios

Wisconsin Stay-at-Home Order Overturned: NPR, CNN, NY Times, Twitter

China Hacking COVID-19 Research: USA Today, NBC News, Newsweek

Fed Chair Urges More Relief: NY Times, Axios, WSJ, CNBC

Groceries are Getting More Expensive: CNBC, CNN, USA Today, Labor Dept.

23andMe Genetics Research: Stat, MIT Tech Review, 23andMe, Ancestry

Amazon Requests Price Gouging Law: The Verge, TechCrunch, Amazon

Facebook Customizable Avatars: The Verge, Engadget, Facebook

Universal Orlando Limited Reopening: AP, FOX Business, Universal

Yellowstone and Grand Canyon to Partially Reopen: CNN, USA Today

Mental Health During a Pandemic: Washington Post, STAT News, Axios, YouTube: Kati Morton 

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