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When he lost his dad at the age of 13, Michael Rodriguez looked for ways to fill the void.

He turned to the neighborhood gang for support, and he had already begun experimenting with drugs a short time after. He was selling drugs just to get by.

“Once my dad died when I was 13, I wanted that love,” said Rodriguez, 25, of Stanton. “They all showed me love. I felt loved after my dad died, and I started hanging around with the wrong people, started using drugs, tried heroin after he died.

“I tried it a few times. I wasn’t addicted to it, but I liked the feeling. It kept me away from reality … about losing my dad.”

One thing led to another. By 14, Rodriguez was intermittently homeless. By 17, Rodriguez found a drug he had promised his dad he would never do in methamphetamine.

“I just

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Hope Hicks returned to the White House to pull Trump across the finish line. Then coronavirus hit.

Two days later, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a national pandemic.

Since then, the virus has claimed more than 212,000 American lives, tanked the economy and forced millions out of their jobs or school, imperiling the president’s reelection prospects. But it may never have been more palpable for Trump than the moment last week when Hicks took ill — closely foreshadowing his own sickness.

Hicks is rarely seen — her disdain for the spotlight is matched by her loyalty to the man who loves nothing more. But for the president she is ever-present. Whatever her title, her unspoken job description has been to prevent reality from intruding on him. She has managed his moods and counseled him on nearly everything, from the most substantive to the trivial. Until last week, she spent more time with him than almost anyone else outside his family.

“She is trusted because she

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The Pap Corps Unveils Vision for ‘Garden of Hope’ and Brick Campaign – Press Release

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., Oct 07, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Pap Corps Champions for Cancer Research will unveil the vision for its eagerly awaited “Garden of Hope” project at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center in Deerfield Beach, during a free, virtual event October 15, 2020, beginning at 6 p.m. The Zoom webinar, co-hosted by Sylvester Director, Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., will showcase beautiful renderings of the garden, which is designed to be a place of peaceful reflection, and will feature bricks, benches and plaques honoring loved ones, physicians, and volunteers.

Members and non-members of The Pap Corps are welcome to participate in the event and support cancer research through the brick campaign. To learn more and register for the event, visit

“We are delighted to announce that construction will commence on the ‘Garden of Hope’ this fall,” said Susan Dinter, chair of The Pap Corps. “The garden will offer a

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Hope Hicks tests positive for COVID-19, Trump and first lady follow


President Donald Trump said early Friday that he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus. (Oct. 2)

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WASHINGTON — White House adviser Hope Hicks tested positive for the coronavirus, prompting quarantine for President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, who announced they also tested positive later Thursday night.

Hicks tested positive for the coronavirus after she traveled with Trump in the last few days, according to a person familiar with Hicks’ situation.

Trump tweeted that he and the first lady “will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately.”

Hicks is frequently in contact with the president and was with Trump as he traveled to and from the first presidential debate in Cleveland on Tuesday. 

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Trump held indoor fundraiser after WH knew Hope Hicks had COVID-19

  • President Donald Trump attended an indoor fundraiser in New Jersey after White House officials learned his adviser, Hope Hicks, had tested positive for COVID-19, multiple reports said.
  • According to CBS News, a small group of officials knew on Wednesday evening that Hicks had tested positive.
  • Trump attended the indoor fundraiser at his golf club around 1 p.m. EDT on Thursday.
  • It’s unclear when Trump himself learned that Hicks had tested positive and if he knew of her test result before traveling to the fundraiser.
  • The president told Fox News around 9 p.m. EDT Thursday that he got tested for the virus and was awaiting results. Bloomberg News broke the news about Hicks’ diagnosis about an hour earlier.
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President Donald Trump attended an indoor fundraiser with his supporters on Thursday even after White House officials knew that his adviser, Hope Hicks, had tested

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Trump will quarantine after Hope Hicks tests positive for COVID-19


President Donald Trump and Joe Biden clashed over COVID-19, crime and election integrity during the first presidential debate.


WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced he and the first lady are beginning to quarantine after White House adviser Hope Hicks tested positive for the coronavirus.

Hicks tested positive for the coronavirus after she traveled with Trump in the last few days, according to a person familiar with Hicks’ situation.

Trump said he and Melania Trump took coronavirus tests and were awaiting results.

She is frequently in contact with the president and was with Trump as he traveled to and from the first presidential debate in Cleveland on Tuesday. 

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Coronavirus live updates: Hope Hicks tests positive for coronavirus

A woman with a skull base defect was found to have a spinal fluid leak after getting a nasal swab test for the coronavirus, according to a new study, in what researchers say is the first such case.

After getting a coronavirus test before an elective hernia surgery, a woman in her 40s started experiencing a headache, nausea, light sensitivity and drainage of clear fluid from one side of her nose, Christopher Blake Sullivan, a physician at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, told The Washington Post.

“We were able to identify that she had a spinal fluid leak, called a cerebrospinal fluid leak,” said Sullivan, the study’s lead author.

“What is the likely reason that happened is she had nasopharyngeal swab testing done for covid,” he said, referring to coronavirus tests done with a long nasal swab.

Jarrett Walsh, an assistant professor at the University of Iowa and

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White House Adviser Hope Hicks Tests Positive for COVID-19 After Traveling With Trump

Hope Hicks, one of President Trump’s closest confidantes, has tested positive for COVID-19. She traveled with the commander in chief to campaign rallies in Minnesota and Ohio this week, as well as to Tuesday’s presidential debate, and she was seen in photos both with and without a face covering.

The president confirmed the news late Thursday after it was first reported by Bloomberg. “So she did test positive,” Trump told Fox News’ Sean Hannity. He said he and the First Lady were tested for the virus but won’t get the results until later Thursday or Friday.

“Whether we quarantine or whether we have it, I don’t know,” he said.

“We’ll see what happens. Who knows,” Trump said. “I spend a lot of time with Hope. So does the First Lady.”

A White House spokesman said safety protocols were in place to protect the president despite members of his circle contracting

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2020 Election Live Updates: Hope Hicks,Top Trump Adviser, Has Virus and Is Quarantined

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Hope Hicks, one of President Trump’s most senior advisers, has tested positive for the coronavirus, three people familiar with the matter said Thursday night.

Ms. Hicks is the closest person to the president known to have contracted the virus. She traveled with Mr. Trump to the presidential debate in Ohio on Tuesday and accompanied him aboard Air Force One to Minnesota for a campaign rally on Wednesday night.

Officials at the White House have known since Wednesday evening that she had the virus. Her condition was first reported by Bloomberg News, which also said that she had been quarantined on the flight home. It was unclear when she took the test that resulted in a positive diagnosis.


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Neglected Allison Hill garden will grow food and nurture neighborhood again, organizers hope

Harrisburg residents will get a preview Friday of a soon-to-be restored garden in the Allison Hill neighborhood.

“Our effort is to restore the entire area and return the whole thing into a functional use,” said Chris Nafe, the city’s sustainability coordinator. “We’re working on gathering resources to make it happen.”

Members of the Greenhouse Working Group have been spending hours preparing the land, raising funds, and educating nearby neighbors on their efforts to bring back the urban garden and eventually a new greenhouse to provide an option for healthy living in the city. The entire plot of land is about half an acre.

A virtual town hall on the “Greenhouse Transformation Project” is scheduled at noon Friday. It will be streamed to the city’s Facebook page, where residents’ input is welcomed. Some parts of the garden’s plans will start to take shape on Friday.

Planners said there’s an urgency to

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