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Summer solstice 2023 brings druids, pagans and thousands of curious people to Stonehenge - fox29.com - Britain - county Stone
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Summer solstice 2023 brings druids, pagans and thousands of curious people to Stonehenge
STONEHENGE, England - All hail the rising sun.Around 8,000 revellers gathered around a prehistoric stone circle on a plain in southern England to express their devotion to the sun, or to have some communal fun.Druids, pagans, hippies, local residents and tourists, many clad in an array of colorful costumes and even antlers, stayed and celebrated at Stonehenge for the night and greeted sunrise on Wednesday, which is the longest day in the Northern Hemisphere.At dawn, the sun rose behind what is known as the Heel Stone in the northeast part of the horizon and the first rays shone into the heart of Stonehenge, one of the world’s most famous prehistoric monuments and a World Heritage Site.A sun-filled dawn followed a slightly misty sunrise, which was greeted with drumming, chanting and cheering."Stonehenge continues to captivate and to bring people together to celebrate the seasons, just as it has done for thousands of years," said Nichola Tasker, director of Stonehenge at English Heritage, a charity that manages hundreds of historic sites."There was a wonderful atmosphere from sunset to sunrise, and everybody enjoyed a very atmospheric morning," she added.FILE - Revellers celebrate the Summer Solstice as the sun rises at Stonehenge, near Amesbury, in Wiltshire, southern England on June 21, 2023, in a festival, which dates back thousands of years, celebrating the longest day of the year when the sun is In addition to the 8,000 people present, English Heritage said that approximately 154,000 people tuned in from around the world to watch the sunset and sunrise on the charity’s livestream.All over the U.K., optimism will reign supreme as summer officially starts.
Medicaid: More than 1M dropped as states start post-pandemic purge of rolls - fox29.com - state West Virginia - state Florida - San Francisco - state Nevada - state Arkansas - state New Hampshire - state Utah - state Kansas - state Oklahoma - city San Jose - state South Dakota - state Idaho
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Medicaid: More than 1M dropped as states start post-pandemic purge of rolls
FILE - A patient is taken from the dialysis unit after recieving treatment at Regional Medical Center in San Jose, Calif., on July 22, 2020. (Photo By Carlos Avila Gonzalez/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images) More than 1 million people have been dropped from Medicaid in the past couple months as some states moved swiftly to halt health care coverage following the end of the coronavirus pandemic.Most got dropped for not filling out paperwork.Though the eligibility review is required by the federal government, President’s Joe Biden’s administration isn’t too pleased at how efficiently some other states are accomplishing the task."Pushing through things and rushing it will lead to eligible people — kids and families — losing coverage for some period of time," Daniel Tsai, a top federal Medicaid official recently told reporters.RELATED: Veozah, a new menopause drug for hot flashes, gets FDA approvalAlready, about 1.5 million people have been removed from Medicaid in more than two dozen states that started the process in April or May, according to publicly available reports and data obtained by The Associated Press.Florida has dropped several hundred thousand people, by far the most among states.

A pandemic is a disease epidemic that has spread across a large region, for instance multiple continents, or worldwide. A widespread endemic disease with a stable number of infected people is not a pandemic. Further, flu pandemics generally exclude recurrences of seasonal flu. Throughout history, there have been a number of pandemics of diseases such as smallpox and tuberculosis. One of the most devastating pandemics was the Black Death, which killed an estimated 75–200 million people in the 14th century.

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