Heather Wilcox-Nicholls lost her job with Mattress Firm during the pandemic. She had been with the company for about five years and was about to take on a new store as a manager.
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A harvester works through a field of corn near Santa Rosa, Calif. This corn has been genetically modified, and contains bacterial genes that kill certain insects, but the genes have become less effective.
A child bride, age 14, participated in wedding rituals in a Hindu temple in India's Madhya Pradesh state in 2017. An estimated 1.5 million underage girls marry each year in India, according to the United Nations. The pandemic appears to be causing a spike in numbers.