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Through interviews with children and other relatives, we learn about a warm and loving person who was fully accepted on her own terms by a wife and kids that stayed loyal despite an unstable and often dire lifestyle.
‘THE LADY AND THE DALE’ EXPLORES TRANSPHOBIA IN 1970S AMERICAJOHN PAUL KINGFEBRUARY 10, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
The commission predicted that the future would be bleaker and that there would be dire consequences for the state’s economy if sweeping changes were not made.
LAWMAKERS LAUNCH OVERRIDE OF HOGAN VETOES OF SCHOOLS OVERHAUL, DIGITAL AD TAXOVETTA WIGGINS, ERIN COXFEBRUARY 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
If we don’t have clear and convincing answers to those questions, then the bill creates potentially dire consequences for the internet we know and love.
HOW A DEMOCRATIC PLAN TO REFORM SECTION 230 COULD BACKFIREBOBBIE JOHNSONFEBRUARY 8, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Salsman allegedly told her the situation was dire — she might face jail time — but he could still represent her in exchange for sex, according to state prosecutors.
A DISTRICT ATTORNEY SEXUALLY ASSAULTED ABUSE VICTIMS ON HIS OFFICE DESK, AUTHORITIES SAID. THEN HE ALLEGEDLY PRESSURED THEM TO LIE ABOUT IT.KATIE SHEPHERDFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The president faces many dire challenges, but in one way, he has it easier than Obama did.
THE RETURN OF THE REGULATORSBY JESSE EISINGERFEBRUARY 2, 2021PROPUBLICA
The pandemic’s burden on women has also been quantified nationally, and the data are dire.
WHY WORKING MOMS DESERVE A TANTRUM (AND HOW TO SURVIVE THE REMAINDER OF THE PANDEMIC)CHRISTINE KOHFEBRUARY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The result has been a patchwork of problems for rural hospitals, which were already at far greater risk of closure than other health care facilities and in dire need of help, The Frontier and ProPublica found.
HOW THE CARES ACT FORGOT AMERICA’S MOST VULNERABLE HOSPITALSBY BRIANNA BAILEY, THE FRONTIERJANUARY 26, 2021PROPUBLICA
In short, the United States must rearrange its priorities and spend more money on the most dire and most likely threats.
DEFEATING TODAY’S TOP THREATS REQUIRES RETHINKING OUR IDEA OF NATIONAL SECURITYMELVYN LEFFLERJANUARY 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Officials ordered Liu to accept 50 patients within hours of her arrival, despite a dire shortage of medicine, PPE and ventilators.
CHINA MARKS THE WUHAN LOCKDOWN ANNIVERSARY AMID SPIRALING COVID-19 CASES AND WITH RISKY HOLIDAY TRAVEL LOOMINGCHARLIE CAMPBELL / CHANGSHA AND WUHANJANUARY 22, 2021TIME
She first tried to gather DNA from La Brea’s dire wolves years ago.
DIRE WOLVES ARE ACTUALLY ICE AGE MEGA-FOXESSARA KILEY WATSONJANUARY 21, 2021POPULAR SCIENCE

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