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Marisa Kwiatkowski

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Recent articles by Marisa:

A sex offender tricked cheerleading officials by having a relative register her gym. Then, she got away with it again.

The U.S. All Star Federation declined to answer questions about why it allowed a cheerleading gym it had banned to regain membership. → Read More

‘Cheer’ star Jerry Harris was warned before child porn arrest by the owner of a gym featured on ‘AGT,’ lawsuit claims

Cheer Athletics co-owner Angela Rogers warned 'Cheer' star Jerry Harris about a possible investigation into his conduct, according to a lawsuit. → Read More

'A significant danger': Jerry Harris from 'Cheer' will remain behind bars while awaiting trial on child pornography charge

A federal judge said Jerry Harris lacks control over his urges and poses "a significant danger to the community." → Read More

Trump claims he got COVID-19 from Gold Star event; evidence shows he probably was already sick by then

President Trump implied he caught the coronavirus at a ceremony for fallen soldiers. It’s more likely he exposed the military families to the virus. → Read More

Cheerleading has a list of people banned from the sport. It was missing 74 convicted sex offenders.

A USA TODAY investigation uncovered examples of people who continued working in cheer after being accused or convicted of crimes involving minors. → Read More

Jerry Harris from ‘Cheer’ charged with producing child pornography

Jerry Harris has been under investigation by the FBI for soliciting photos and sex from minors, multiple sources told USA TODAY. → Read More

Jerry Harris from ‘Cheer’ under FBI investigation for allegedly soliciting sex from minors

Cheerleader Jerry Harris, who was featured in Netflix’s “Cheer,” is under FBI investigation and a search warrant has been executed. → Read More

$1,200 coronavirus 'Control Chamber': Eldercare homes levy steep fees amid pandemic

In at least eight states, attorneys general or long-term care ombudsman have received complaints about unfair billing practices by facilities. → Read More

$1,200 coronavirus 'Control Chamber': Eldercare homes levy steep fees amid pandemic

In at least eight states, attorneys general or long-term care ombudsman have received complaints about unfair billing practices by facilities. → Read More

More than 40,000 coronavirus deaths tied to US nursing homes

The Feb. 29 death of a Washington state nursing home resident signaled a warning to long-term care facilities throughout the country. The coronavirus was no longer a specter; it was here and it could sweep through a vulnerable population, leaving a trail of grief.Yet facilities and government leaders were still unprepared for the onslaught of COVID-19 cases and deaths. Dozens more would die at… → Read More

More than 40,000 coronavirus deaths tied to US nursing homes

The Feb. 29 death of a Washington state nursing home resident signaled a warning to long-term care facilities throughout the country. The coronavirus was no longer a specter; it was here and it could sweep through a vulnerable population, leaving a trail of grief.Yet facilities and government leaders were still unprepared for the onslaught of COVID-19 cases and deaths. Dozens more would die at… → Read More

'It makes no sense': Feds consider relaxing infection control in U.S. nursing homes

A rule proposed by the U.S. government would change the time an infection preventionist must devote to a facility, from part-time to sufficient time. → Read More

‘Our patients are dropping like flies’: 16,000 dead from COVID-19 in U.S. nursing homes

USA TODAY has created a database of nursing homes and long-term care facilities with COVID-19, as more states name facilities with outbreaks. → Read More

At least 2,300 nursing homes have coronavirus cases — and the reality is likely much worse

The new coronavirus is racing through America's nursing homes, and the impact has been far greater than the federal government has said. At least 2,300 → Read More

At least 2,300 nursing homes have coronavirus cases — and the reality is likely much worse

The new coronavirus is racing through America's nursing homes, and the impact has been far greater than the federal government has said. At least 2,300 long-term care facilities in 37 states have reported positive cases of COVID-19, according to data USA TODAY obtained from state agencies. More than 3,000 residents have died. The numbers eclipse those previously disclosed by the Centers for… → Read More

At least 2,300 nursing homes have coronavirus cases — and the reality is likely much worse

The new coronavirus is racing through America's nursing homes, and the impact has been far greater than the federal government has said. At least 2,300 long-term care facilities in 37 states have reported positive cases of COVID-19, according to data USA TODAY obtained from state agencies. More than 3,000 residents have died. The numbers eclipse those previously disclosed by the Centers for… → Read More

At least 2,300 nursing homes have coronavirus cases — and the reality is likely much worse

The new coronavirus is racing through America's nursing homes, and the impact has been far greater than the federal government has said. At least 2,300 long-term care facilities in 37 states have reported positive cases of COVID-19, according to data USA TODAY obtained from state agencies. More than 3,000 residents have died. The numbers eclipse those previously disclosed by the Centers for… → Read More

At least 2,300 nursing homes have coronavirus cases — and the reality is likely much worse

The new coronavirus is racing through America's nursing homes, and the impact has been far greater than the federal government has said. At least 2,300 long-term care facilities in 37 states have reported positive cases of COVID-19, according to data USA TODAY obtained from state agencies. More than 3,000 residents have died. The numbers eclipse those previously disclosed by the Centers for… → Read More

At least 2,300 nursing homes have coronavirus cases — and the reality is likely much worse

The new coronavirus is racing through America's nursing homes, and the impact has been far greater than the federal government has said. At least 2,300 long-term care facilities in 37 states have reported positive cases of COVID-19, according to data USA TODAY obtained from state agencies. More than 3,000 residents have died. The numbers eclipse those previously disclosed by the Centers for… → Read More

At least 2,300 nursing homes have coronavirus cases — and the reality is likely much worse

The new coronavirus is racing through America's nursing homes, and the impact has been far greater than the federal government has said. At least 2, → Read More