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    1. US News Best Hospital ranking includes first health equity analysis

      US News Best Hospital ranking includes first health equity analysis

      Most U.S. hospitals are still disproportionately treating white patients for common services, a report published Tuesday shows, despite serving racially and ethnically diverse communities. A U.S. News & World Report analysis of federal data from 2015 through 2019 compared more than 1,400 hospitals to the racial or ethnic makeup of each hospital’s surrounding community.

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    2. In California: Disneyland to reopen Friday; some state residents struggle to get a COVID vaccine

      In California: Disneyland to reopen Friday; some state residents struggle to get a COVID vaccine

      Winston Gieseke USA TODAY Plus: Long Beach book drive leads to false story about Kamala Harris, another police video draws fire, and will California adults be able to add parents to health insurance plans? I'm Winston Gieseke, philanthropy and special sections editor for The Desert Sun in Palm Springs, wishing you a happy hump day during this final week in April. Here are some of the latest headlines from here in the Golden State.

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    3. You can lower your tax bill by contributing to your IRA for 2020

      You can lower your tax bill by contributing to your IRA for 2020

      What if I told you there's a legal way to shield more of your hard-earned cash from the IRS, and the government might actually reward you for taking advantage of it? Well, there is. If you have a little extra cash you won't need anytime soon, you can make a prior-year traditional IRA contribution and reap the benefits now and in retirement. Here's a closer look at how it works and what kind of a difference it can make for your taxes.

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    4. Consider 2021 financial goals and budget in light of COVID-19 pandemic

      Consider 2021 financial goals and budget in light of COVID-19 pandemic

      Drawing up a list of financial resolutions for the new year isn't the routine exercise it once was. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed that, as it has altered so many other behaviors. It's not just a matter of plotting the usual ways to save more money, cut debt or re-evaluate your spending patterns – this year's three most popular money resolutions , according to Fidelity Investments' 2021 New Year Financial Resolutions survey.

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    5. Social Security, care, savings: Retirement milestones to reach by 50

      Social Security, care, savings: Retirement milestones to reach by 50

      Saving for retirement takes decades, and it's important to check on your progress every so often to make sure you're still on track. If you reach retirement age and suddenly realize you can't afford to retire, there's not much you can do at that point. By the time you reach age 50, you should be well on your way to achieving your retirement goals. And there are a few milestones to keep in mind that can help you head into your senior years better prepared.

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    6. Economic inequality can be fixed, but we need political will to do it.

      Economic inequality can be fixed, but we need political will to do it.

      Economic inequality in the United States is real and deeply damaging to the living standards of the vast majority of families. But it’s eminently fixable so long as we’re willing to make a pronounced break with policies of the past to make income growth a genuine political priority. The roots of inequality’s rise after 1979 are in U.S. labor markets, particularly in the failure of paychecks for most workers to rise in line with broader measures of economic growth .

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    7. Flu shot during COVID-19: What to know about the 2020-2021 season

      Flu shot during COVID-19: What to know about the 2020-2021 season

      The message to vaccinate is not lost on Americans calling their doctors and pharmacists to schedule a flu shot appointment before the start of the 2020-2021 season. 

      Experts said it's crucial to get vaccinated this year because the coronavirus pandemic has overwhelmed hospitals in parts of the country and taken the lives of more than 176,000 people in the USA, according to Johns Hopkins data.

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    8. Workers face depression or mental health issues with COVID-19: Ask HR

      Workers face depression or mental health issues with COVID-19: Ask HR

      Johnny C. Taylor Jr., a human resources expert, is tackling your questions as part of a series for USA TODAY. Taylor is president and CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management, the world's largest HR professional society. The questions are submitted by readers, and Taylor's answers below have been edited for length and clarity. Have a question? Do you have an HR or work-related question you’d like me to answer? Submit it here . Question: My company is preparing to reopen the office.

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    9. Pope Francis prays to empty Vatican, St. Peter's Square

      Pope Francis prays to empty Vatican, St. Peter's Square

      As Easter approaches , images from an empty St. Peter's Square during a prayer Friday paint a stark portrait of the Vatican, which, along with surrounding Italy, has been afflicted by coronavirus. During the Urbi and Orbi prayer, Pope Francis stood underneath a canopy as he spoke to an empty St. Peter's Square. The Pope likened the coronavirus pandemic to an "unexpected, turbulent storm" that brings us on "the same boat."

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    10. Medicare fraud, identity theft: Genetic testing scams target seniors

      Medicare fraud, identity theft: Genetic testing scams target seniors

      Scammers are persuading seniors to hand over cheek swabs with their DNA, not knowing it may lead to identity theft and Medicare fraud. A genetic-testing scam is targeting seniors and ripping off Medicare Scammers are persuading seniors to hand over cheek swabs with their DNA, not knowing it may lead to identity theft and Medicare fraud.

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    11. Dreaming of an early retirement? Here’s what it takes

      Dreaming of an early retirement? Here’s what it takes

      Once considered a pipe dream for most, early retirement now seems to be a trend. The movement has a growing number of blogs devoted to it and a name that, while catchy, illustrates what happens when you come up with the acronym first: FIRE, or “financially independent retire early.” Recent research from the online broker TD Ameritrade found that, on average, millennials expect to retire when they are 56.

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    12. Millennials taking risk when tapping 401(k) to fund a home purchase

      Millennials taking risk when tapping 401(k) to fund a home purchase

      Many millennials are stretching financially to buy homes. 
      Members of this younger generation are exhibiting risky behavior when coming up with a down payment to buy a home, with about 1 in 3 (29 percent) saying they raided their 401(k) or IRA or borrowed against their retirement accounts, a move personal finance pros say could hurt their financial well-being, according to a new survey from Bank of the West.

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    13. 2 armed citizens kill shooter at restaurant in Lake Hefner, Oklahoma

      2 armed citizens kill shooter at restaurant in Lake Hefner, Oklahoma

      A gunman opened fire inside an Oklahoma City restaurant, leading to two bystanders shooting him dead in the parking lot. 

      Oklahoma City Police said gunman Alexander Tilghman, who walked into Louie's Grill & Bar on the east side of Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City around 6:30 p.m. local time Thursday, shot three people: mom Natalie Giles, 39; her 12-year-old daughter, and another child. Another person fell and broke his arm during the incident, police said. 

      'A bystander with a pistol confronted the shooter outside the restaurant and fatally shot him,' Oklahoma police tweeted Thursday night. 

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    14. 5 myths about your 2017 tax refund and 2018 tax reform

      5 myths about your 2017 tax refund and 2018 tax reform

      The timing of tax refunds plus the confusion about tax reform are generating a long list of myths this filing season.The false notions raise questions such as: Will all refunds be delayed? Isn't there a secret way to uncover your refund date? Why do I even need to worry about digging up receipts to claim charitable deductions on my 2017 return? Aren't all deductions eliminated with tax reform?

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    15. Xerox: Fujifilm to take over partner

      Xerox: Fujifilm to take over partner

      Fujifilm Holdings Corp. and Xerox Corp. announced Wednesday that they expect to merge Xerox with their longtime Fuji Xerox joint venture, with Fujifilm becoming sole owner of the iconic document services company.

      The new company will be led by current Xerox CEO Jeff Jacobson and is expected to generate at least $1.7 billion in cost savings by 2020, according to a news release announcing the merger.

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