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Trump removes inspector general tapped for $2T virus rescue oversight

President Donald Trump speaks as Vice President Mike Pence, left, and FEMA Administrator Peter Gaynor look on, during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House, Sunday, March 22, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has removed the inspector general tapped to chair a special oversight board for the $2.2 trillion economic relief package on the coronavirus, the latest in a series of steps Trump has taken to confront government ...

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University of Maryland raises more than $162k for Student Crisis Fund

A survey of state university campuses, including the University of Maryland, College Park, found that student demand for mental health services is outstripping available resources. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

In a time of crisis, the University of Maryland community—alumni, faculty, staff and more—came together to lend a helping hand to students struggling financially as a result of the unprecedented hit from COVID-19, raising more than $162,000 since launching a ...

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Kaiser Permanente gives $1M, provides first injection of investigational vaccine

IRVINE, CAUSA - February 9, 2019 - Kaiser Permanente logo on hospital facility building. Kaiser Permanente is a medical care provider based in Oakland, California, United States.

Kaiser Permanente is contributing $1 million to 10 leading public health organizations and collaborating with CDC Foundation to strengthen the United States’ public health infrastructure and response systems to stop the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. In ...

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M&T contributes $100K to Baltimore City Public Schools’ fund

M&T Flag, Blue Sky Background

M&T Bank, which operates more than 150 branches in Maryland, is contributing $100,000 to Baltimore City Public Schools’ Fund for Educational Excellence to help feed the city’s students and their family members directly or indirectly affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. ...

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CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield to start volunteer program for coronavirus response and relief

The Carefirst Building in Owings Mills. MF-D 3/14/02.

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Friday announced a volunteer program available for the company’s licensed clinicians in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This initiative offers CareFirst employees, who are licensed nurses and behavioral health practitioners, the opportunity to volunteer their time, ...

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Md. School for the Blind to operate free day care for first responders, essential personnel

Founded in 1853, the Maryland School for the Blind serves approximately 56 percent  (967 of 1,714) of students in Maryland who are blind or visually impaired, ranging in ages from infants to 21 years old.  Approximately 200 students are served on the Baltimore campus, with the remaining receiving instruction and assistance through outreach services. (Photo courtesy of the Maryland School for the Blind)

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, The Maryland School for the Blind (MSB) will open a day care center to provide child care services to Maryland’s first responders and essential personnel beginning March 30. MSB’s Pre-School and Early Learning Center, at ...

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CareFirst announces financial flexibility options during COVID-19 pandemic

The Carefirst Building in Owings Mills. MF-D 3/14/02.

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) Friday announced financial flexibility for members and groups that are experiencing economic hardship. Customers can request a deferral of up to two months of premium with due amounts carried forward with no interest or penalty. The ...

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