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Human trafficking victims persevere through pandemic, celebrate survival

The struggles of 2020 are a challenge to all.
But if anyone were equipped to overcome such obstacles, it’s two women who’ve endured years of unimaginable strife to graduate this fall from an innovative specialized court docket.
The unprecedented hardships brought about by the coronavirus pandemic weren’t en ... (full story)

Ohio State study: It helps when your friends are pals

A new study that looked at the individual support networks of participants found that people generally feel like those networks are even stronger when friends, family and coworkers are interconnected themselves.
“The more cohesive, the more dense this network you have, the more you feel you can rely on them for support,&rd ... (full story)

High court won't hear Tennessee challenge of refugee program

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear a failed challenge of the federal refugee resettlement program by Tennessee's Republican-led Legislature.
The court filed its denial early last week, letting a lower court ruling stand.
The Legislature asked the court to consider its challenge, which claimed ... (full story)

Black officers break from unions over Trump endorsements

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police unions nationwide have largely supported President Donald Trump's reelection, amid mass demonstrations over police brutality and accusations of systemic racism — but a number of Black law enforcement officers are speaking out against these endorsements, saying their concerns over entering the 2 ... (full story)

Virus imperils AA co-founder's birthplace, a virtual shrine

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EAST DORSET, Vt. (AP) — The shrinelike birthplace of one of the two Vermont natives who founded Alcoholics Anonymous is in danger of closing, another victim of the restrictions made necessary by the coronavirus pandemic.
The shutdown from March until midsummer meant no people could stay in rooms in the hotel where AA co-fo ... (full story)