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217 Today: Black Americans are less likely to receive palliative and hospice care than White Americans

Monday, November 21, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Some Illinois lawmakers are trying to close a loophole that allows pawn brokers to offer loans at triple-digit interest rates.
  • The electric automaker Rivian’s move to force arbitration in a sexual harassment case is raising eyebrows among advocates who worked on a new federal law banning that practice.
  • Illinois is channeling 25 percent of its cannabis taxes directly into communities harmed by past drug policy, including one in Decatur.
  • The deadly mass shooting at a Colorado nightclub over the weekend was on the minds of local churchgoers Sunday night.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll look at reasons Black Americans don’t receive palliative and hospice care at the same level as white people.

217 Today is produced by Sydney Wood. Reporting today contributed by Alex Degman, Ryan Denham, Emily Hays, Reginald Hardwick and Dan Gorenstein. 

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