simon

Editor in chief

Latest Articles

New kind of ‘barber shop talk’: Mississippi barbers get mental health training to aid Black communities

Visitors flocked to Utah's Sand Hollow State Park and barber shops in Georgia after some states reopened some public places. USA TODAY JACKSON, Miss. The barbers chair may be the new therapy couch …

What went wrong during the Northeast’s first COVID-19 spike and is the region ready for another?

Pressure to create a coronavirus vaccine is increasing by the day, but for a safe vaccine to enter the market, it takes time. USA TODAY In early March, Dr. Jeffrey Shaman watched from his New York …

In John Lewis’ footsteps: Four House candidates from a new generation to watch

Congressman John Lewis, who helped lead the civil rights marches from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965, says he hopes the new movie "Selma" can inspire a new generation to embrace non-violent civ…

We are worried that hospital COVID-19 data no longer goes to the apolitical CDC: Doctors

COVID data should be reported to CDC and HHS. That complies with the new rule and preserves accuracy and access. It's worth it even if it costs more. The Trump administration issued a new rule this …

‘I love you, brother.’ Lawmakers remember Rep. John Lewis’ friendship and advice

Activists who started the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and members of Congress discuss John Lewis's impact on civil and voting rights. USA TODAY WASHINGTON  Lawmakers of both parties s…

Bodies of mother, 2 infants found in car submerged in Georgia pond

Georgia State Promo  (Photo: Shane Music) AUGUSTA, Ga. The bodies of a mother and her 10-month old twin boys were found inside a submerged car in Augusta on Friday. Richmond County Sheriffs Office…

College student visa: Trump admin bars new foreign students taking online classes in US

An international student at Indiana University waits for a bus on March 20, after the campus shut down due to the pandemic. The student said he was stuck in the U.S. as the coronavirus shut down trav…

Portland protesters worry violence is taking away from Black Lives Matter message

PORTLAND, Oregon Federal law enforcement agents clashed repeatedly with protesters early Friday morning, pushing through the streets to disperse crowds approaching the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courth…