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Each of these failures compounded and led to the current US death toll — and local and state governments, as hard as some tried, simply don’t have the resources to fight a pandemic on their own as the federal government flails.Trump says US Covid-19 deaths would be low if you excluded blue states. That’s wrong.|German Lopez|September 17, 2020|Vox
As recently as 2017, the federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement issued a report outlining continuing failures by the state to police water pollution by coal companies.This Billionaire Governor’s Coal Company Might Get a Big Break From His Own Regulators|by Ken Ward Jr.|September 17, 2020|ProPublica
I wish I would have gotten that memo or a fax perhaps in the ’90s, but on the other side of it, I don’t even know how many hours, hundreds of hours, of therapy and public failures later.
But, I mean, if I worked at Netflix, I might think, “Well, maybe I will get fired if it’s a big enough failure, if I actually screw up enough.”What if Your Company Had No Rules? (Bonus Episode)|Maria Konnikova|September 12, 2020|Freakonomics
The heart can recover from myocarditis, but in rare cases, the condition can damage the heart muscle enough to lead to heart failure.College athletes show signs of possible heart injury after COVID-19|Aimee Cunningham|September 11, 2020|Science News
“I think it is important to say it is too soon to judge success or failure,” said Col. Steven Warren, a Pentagon spokesman.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War|Nancy A. Youssef|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In doing so he exposed the failure of other airlines in the region to see the huge pent-up demand for cheap travel.Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501|Clive Irving|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Meanwhile, the Anti-Defamation League issued a statement deploring the state GOP for its failure to censure Duke.
In short, we found ways to couch messages of failure or inadequacy.Random Hook-Ups or Dry Spells: Why Millennials Flunk College Dating|Ellie Schaack|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Failure to bond to their parents was the prominent reason children were being given away.
His fort was destroyed, his men were killed, his settlement was a failure.The True Story of Christopher Columbus|Elbridge S. Brooks
What does well enough on the target at home is often quite a failure in the wear and tear of the African wilderness.Life of Frederick Courtenay Selous, D.S.O.|J.G. Millais
To which Ingeborg, absorbed in the failure of her effort to find help and comfort, answered droopingly "No."The Pastor's Wife|Elizabeth von Arnim
However, he found not a little comfort for his failure as a student in his popularity as a storyteller and kind-hearted comrade.Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 6|Charles H. Sylvester
But there never would have been a parson among them but for the failure of the company in which Mr. Tudor's money was invested.Uncle Max|Rosa Nouchette Carey