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Video online of Kamala Harris calling young people ‘stupid’ is missing context

The claim: Vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris called young voters “stupid”

The 2020 election season is in full swing and Joe Biden has selected his running mate. His choice of Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., may have been in part due her potential appeal to women, people of color and young voters.

An Aug. 12 Reuters poll found Harris was popular with 62% of voters under age 35. (Biden’s standing with the same group was at 60% of those voters in the same survey).

But an Aug 12. Facebook post by conservative political organization ForAmerica insinuates Harris might not be an asset for the Biden campaign with young voters after all.

“What do we know about this population, 18-24? They are stupid,” Harris tells a laughing audience in the video clip posted to the social network. “That is why we put them in dormitories and they have a resident assistant. They

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Summer jobs for young people are vanishing with the pandemic

Sara Buie lined up a summer lifeguard job to help pay for a new laptop, textbooks and a backpack for her freshman year at Virginia’s James Madison University. But the coronavirus pandemic closed her community pool.

She tried offering online tutoring to middle school and high school students. But only one parent responded before disappearing.

“Having that money would be saving me from even more future stress,” said Buie, 18, who lives in northern Virginia. “I didn’t want to take out more student loans than I had to.”

The iconic summer job for high school and college students has been on the wane for nearly 20 years. But the pandemic is squeezing even more young people out of the workforce.

Some are borrowing more money. Others have turned to pick-up jobs like Instacart, only to compete with older people who are similarly sidelined.

“They’re at the very bottom of the

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Young people struggle with finding mental health support amid COVID-19 pandemic

Kathryn Boit feels “guilty for struggling so much” these past few months. 

As president of the Harvard Student Mental Health Liaisons, she has “college friends, acquaintances and strangers reach out to me for resources and advice,” she said. “I don’t know the answers anymore.”

It’s no wonder Boit, a Harvard sophomore, feels overwhelmed. Prevalence of depression among college students increased since the pandemic closed campuses this spring compared with fall 2019, according to a survey of 18,000 college students published by the Healthy Minds Network on July 9. And of the nearly 42% of students who sought mental health care during the pandemic, 60% said it was either much more or somewhat more difficult to access care.

Mental health among young people has been worsening for years. A 2019 analysis of teens reported 13% of U.S. teens ages 12 to 17 (or 3.2 million) said in 2017 that they had

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Young people struggle with finding mental health support amid COVID pandemic

Kathryn Boit feels “guilty for struggling so much” these past few months. 

As the president of the Harvard Student Mental Health Liaisons, she has “college friends, acquaintances, and strangers reach out to me for resources and advice,” she said. “I don’t know the answers anymore.”

It’s no wonder Boit, a Harvard sophomore, feels overwhelmed. Prevalence of depression among college students increased since the pandemic caused the closure of campuses this spring compared to fall 2019, according to a survey of 18,000 college students published by the Healthy Minds Network on July 9. And of the nearly 42% of students who sought mental health care during the pandemic, 60% said it was either much more or somewhat more difficult to access care.

Mental health among young people has been worsening for years. A 2019 analysis of teens reported 13% of U.S. teens ages 12 to 17 (or 3.2 million) said in

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Covid puts financial stress on young people

<span>Photograph: Yurkevych Liliia/Alamy</span>
Photograph: Yurkevych Liliia/Alamy

Raymond Christie is having sleepless nights. The 18-year-old is worrying about how difficult it will be to find work opportunities as he anticipates an upcoming recession. Christie left school at 16 with no qualifications and went into training on a construction scheme that went into administration during the pandemic. Since then, he has had to rely on his family for financial support.

“My mental health has never been as bad as it has been over the last few months since my mid-teens,” he says. “Losing my place in something that I really enjoyed doing and the overwhelming feeling of uncertainty has made me struggle with deep moods of depression and boredom. Most days, I don’t want to do anything or get up from my bed and I find it hard to motivate myself with nothing to do.”

Christie is not alone in being so worried. The debt

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Some members of multilevel-marketing company Young Living are making questionable claims about ‘essential oils’ curing cancer and coronavirus

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  • Some sellers of Young Living products are using social media to claim that essential oils are “tested and shown effective against corona viruses.”

  • That isn’t true. The $1.5 billion multilevel-marketing company has a long history of making unsupported medical claims. In 2014, it received a warning letter from the US Food and Drug Administration.

  • Insider interviewed more than 80 people connected to Young Living and reviewed thousands of pages of FDA and court records in its investigation of the company.

  • We found that Young Living members dispensed medical advice without scientific basis, and its members have repeatedly placed themselves at risk by following what sources say is the company’s advice.

  • For some, Young Living’s oils may have caused serious harm, from rashes and burns to a medically induced coma.

  • “Young Living is determined to prevent misleading claims relating to the COVID-19 pandemic,”

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Death of young actor fuels debate on nepotism in Bollywood

NEW DELHI (AP) — The entertainment capital of India may be reeling under the coronavirus onslaught, but its celebrity inhabitants are being roiled by troubles of another kind.

The suicide last month of a young and popular movie actor in Mumbai has fueled a reckoning over the privileges of the Bollywood elite, laying bare the simmering fault lines between the haves and have-nots of the Hindi-language movie industry.

“Dil Bechara,” or “Helpless Heart,” Sushant Singh Rajput’s final movie, was released Friday on the Disney+ Hotstar streaming platform, six weeks after the 34-year-old was found dead in his apartment.

Directed by Mukesh Chhabra, the film is a Hindi-language remake of the teen romance “The Fault in Our Stars,” based on John Green’s bestseller that was adapted into a 2014 Hollywood movie.

“We are going to love and celebrate you my friend. I can visualise you with your beautiful smile blessing us

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Young musicians can perform on virtual stages when schools are closed

<span class="caption">Students at Long Branch Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia, used tech to perform an 'Aristocats' number.</span> <span class="attribution"><a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="https://vimeo.com/423566957" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:William Heim/Arlington Public Schools">William Heim/Arlington Public Schools</a>, <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:CC BY-NC-SA">CC BY-NC-SA</a></span>
Students at Long Branch Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia, used tech to perform an ‘Aristocats’ number. William Heim/Arlington Public Schools, CC BY-NC-SA

Live performances ceased across the U.S. and around the world in early 2020 as governments everywhere barred large gatherings to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

New York City’s Times Square resembled a ghost town by mid-March. The Metropolitan Opera of Los Angeles went dark. Nashville converted its Music City Center into a regional hospital for COVID-19 patients.

But the music didn’t stop.

Everyone from The Roots, the hip-hop ensemble that serves as talk show host Jimmy Fallon’s house band, to the eclectic jazz YouTuber Carlos Eiene filled the void through their innovative use of online media. A wide array of prominent musicians, including Celine Dion, Andrea Bocelli, Lady Gaga, Lang Lang and John Legend, gazed into cameras often set up in their own homes to deliver entertainment

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Young People Will Be The Pandemic’s Long-Term Economic Victims

The coronavirus pandemic has caused unprecedented economic damage.

In the United States, President Donald Trump has claimed that the economy is “roaring back.” Yet more Americans are currently unemployed than at any point since World War II.

The surging number of coronavirus cases in many parts of the country will likely cause millions more to lose their jobs, as states move to reimplement lockdown restrictions and businesses are forced to close. And the labor market will not return to pre-pandemic levels for at least the next decade, according to a forecast from the Congressional Budget Office.

Globally, too, the fallout from the pandemic has been dire. In contrast to the United States, many European countries have adopted large-scale economic relief programs designed to prevent mass unemployment. But as countries begin to emerge from lockdown, governments are beginning to wind down those job-retention schemes — a situation that could

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