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Parkland Survivor Speaks Up After Gun Violence Claims Another Student Life
After a student was killed at a school bus stop in Louisville, Kentucky, Parkland survivor Aalayah Eastmond is again speaking out about ways to curb gun violence in the nation. She says local governments need to partner with “violence interrupters” and local groups if we want a future without gun violence.
Meet Shaina, the Kicker For Her High School Football Team
Shaina Clorfeine could play soccer, but one day, her dad asked her to try kicking a football through the uprights…and she made a field goal from 30 yards. Now Clorfeine is the kicker on the varsity football team at her school in La Cañada Flintridge, California. She spoke with LX News host Ashley Holt about making the team, and finding...
What You Need to Know After CDC Approves COVID Vaccine Boosters
In a dramatic overruling, the CDC’s top official approved the recommendation of booster shots for Americans who have already received 2 doses of the Pfizer vaccine. NBC News medical contributor Dr. Kavita Patel says her practice is ready to administer a 3rd shot to those who want it – between 6 to 9 months after receiving their 2nd dose.
We Can't Solve Climate Change Without Solar Power — But Where to Put the Panels?
Solar farms are key to the future of green energy, but they come with a problem — how to build solar farms without doing more environmental harm. But fourteen miles of sustainable highway in west Georgia is proving that roadside solar on the interstate system makes good environmental and financial sense. NBCLX storyteller Chase Cain reports from Georgia.
Is There a Place For Women in Taliban-Controlled Afghanistan?
In the past 20 years women in Afghanistan made progress in education and politics, but international critics are skeptical that the Taliban will keep promises to respect the rights of women and girls. Recently, the Taliban announced it would be opening high schools – but only for boys. We hear from Rina Amiri, a former Obama administration adviser for Afghanistan...
How 3 Women Overcame the Latina Pay Gap
The Latina pay gap is real – Latinas earn, on average, 55 cents for every dollar earned by non-Hispanic white men. During Hispanic Heritage Month (and 1 month ahead of Latina Equal Pay Day), LX News host Ashley Holt spoke with 3 women who had to learn a lot about money on their own – they shared their stories and...
Parents Kicked Out of Restaurant For Wearing Masks Stick Up For Son
Natalie Wester and Jose Lopez-Guerrero were asked to leave a Texas restaurant after wearing masks at their table on a rare night out. The parents tell LX News they were just trying to be cautious to protect their 4-month-old son, who has cystic fibrosis. “They have a hard time fighting off just a common illness. So we just have to...
A Decade of Crises Led to Displacement in Haiti
In the past 10 years, Haiti has had to deal with two earthquakes, a Chikungunya virus outbreak, a cholera outbreak, COVID-19, and the assassination of President Jovenel Moise. When all that happens, some people will decide to migrate, says Haiti’s former Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe. He says the nation needs investment to fix systemic issues around its infrastructure and public...
Could Bioprinted Organs Be the Solution to an Organ Donor Shortage?
A shortage in organ donors is leading to a public health crisis. Could bioprinted organs be the answer? Scientists at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine think so. They hand-build organs using their patients’ own tissue and stem cells, but now 3D bioprinting technology is offering hope that they can reach even more patients, as well as those who...
COVID Hits Record Death Toll as Leaders Plead for Americans to Get Vaccinated
The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 is now over 675,000, surpassing the 1918 flu as the deadliest pandemic in the nation’s history. The record comes as leaders are pleading with unvaccinated adults to get their shots, while already vaccinated adults are wondering about booster shots to boost their immune response. Dr. Alok Patel weighs in.