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My guess is you don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the roof over your head. You simply want it to be free of leaks, and if it can look good at the same time, that’s a big plus.

After mass shootings killed and wounded people grocery shopping, going to church and simply living their lives, the nation marked a milestone of 1 million deaths from COVID-19. The number was once unthinkable. Now it’s a pedestrian reality in the United States, just as is the reality of the continuing epidemic of gun violence that kills tens of thousands of people annually. Americans have always tolerated high rates of death among certain segments of society. But the sheer numbers of what should be preventable deaths, and the apparent acceptance that there’s no policy change coming has people wondering: Is mass death now acceptable in America?

After mass shootings killed and wounded people grocery shopping, going to church and simply living their lives, the nation marked a milestone of 1 million deaths from COVID-19. The number was once unthinkable. Now it's a pedestrian reality in the United States, just as is the reality of the continuing epidemic of gun violence that kills tens of thousands of people annually. Americans have always tolerated high rates of death among certain segments of society. But the sheer numbers of what should be preventable deaths, and the apparent acceptance that there’s no policy change coming has people wondering: Is mass death now acceptable in America?

The opposition Labor Party appears more likely than Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s coalition to form government after Australia’s election which could result in a rare hung parliament. Analysts say center-left Labor could still form a majority government, after early vote counting on Saturday. But the coalition’s only hope was to form a minority administration in a hung parliament. The government is  seeking a fourth three-year term. Minor parties and independents appear to be taking votes from the major parties, increasing the likelihood of a hung parliament and a minority government. Australia most recent hung parliaments were from 2010-13 and during World War II. A record proportion of postal votes because of the pandemic adds to the uncertainty in early counting.

Ukraine's ambassador to neighboring Poland says his country is grateful for the welcome that Poles have given to millions of Ukrainians, but hopes the European Union will soon release billions of euros to Poland so that helping those fleeing the war does not come “at the cost of the Polish people.” Ambassador Andrii Deshchytsia said that while there have been no real social tensions in the three months since Ukrainians began crossing into Poland seeking safety, he worries they could appear in the future given how much Poland has done. The government has extended free medical care, education and other social services to the Ukrainians, while more than 80% of them are being housed in private Polish homes.

If you’ve never tried fregula, the ingredient @simply_alessandraa describes as Italian couscous, you need to add it to your next salad. This recipe incorporates peas and radishes to highlight fresh spring produce.

TikTok creator @onefoolbite made this colorful spring salad with arugula, strawberries, red onion, toasted almonds, and a homemade lemon and honey dressing. We can’t wait to make this simple salad all season.

Misinformation in the pet food market abounds. To help determine fact from fiction, ManyPets researched 10 of the most common misconceptions around pet food.

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