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Aug 30 2021
The Education Department announced Monday that it is investigating five Republican-led states blocking local school districts from requiring masks to protect against the coronavirus , claiming the policies discriminate against students with health conditions and disabilities.
The DOE's Office for Civil Rights sent letters to education chiefs in Iowa , Oklahoma , South Carolina ,Washington Examiner
Jul 20 2020
In the midst of fighting misinformation about COVID-19, some fact-checkers have begun the process of analyzing their work to this point.
In Europe, fact-checking organizations Maldita.es, Full Fact, Pagella Politica/Facta, Correctiv, and Agence France-Presse collaborated to study the themes and spread of misinformation across the continent. The report found similar types ofPoynter
Jul 20 2020
(The Center Square) – Gov. Tom Wolf said his resistance to signing a bill that requires access to public records during emergencies isn’t a rebuke of government transparency – it’s about protecting residents’ personal information, critical infrastructure and corporate trade secrets.
Lyndsay Kensinger, Wolf’s spokesperson, said the governor will veto House Bill 2463 later this week overThe Center Square - Michigan
Jul 24 2021
They are two sisters in two states. Both are dedicated health care professionals who watched in horror as COVID-19 swept through the nation’s nursing homes, killing a staggering number of residents and staff alike.
One sister is now vaccinated. The other is not.
“Dude. Get vaccinated!” Heidi Lucas texted her sister Ashley in May from her home in Jefferson City, Missouri.
Aug 12 2021
Arguably the most important factor in the 2022 midterm elections will be congressional redistricting. Where will each party gain power? Lose power? And will the new districts even be drawn in time for next year’s primaries? Right now, though, the redistricting process is behind schedule due to delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The Census Bureau has now released the block-level dataFiveThirtyEight
Jul 16 2020
First-time applications for unemployment benefits topped 1.3 million last week, marking a continued pain point in the nation's economic recovery after 17 straight weeks of job losses in the millions.
The data, released Thursday by the Department of Labor, comes amid a spike in coronavirus cases in 40 states, complicating a broader nationwide reopening of businesses.
Meanwhile,NBC News (Online)
Jul 15 2020
College students are ready to get back to campus, even though the coronavirus outbreak is still a threat, according to a new poll.
An Axios/College Reaction poll released Wednesday indicates that college students are ready to return to campus and attend classes in person.
Poll results show:
76% of students plan to return to campus this fall if they have the option. 66% ofNewsmax (News)
Jul 17 2020
Gun sales, driven by panic and fear over the coronavirus pandemic and George Floyd protests, have been on the rise since March. However, unlike previous surges in firearm sales, the buyers this time are not gun enthusiasts but first-time owners.
"In gun scares in the past, when we're worried the government's going to try and confiscate our guns, you see a group of people, most areNewsweek
Aug 12 2021
The U.S. Census Bureau will release data on Thursday from the 2020 census that states will use to draw congressional and state legislative districts for the next decade, marking the start of what will be a fierce partisan battle over redistricting.
Demographers also expect the data to show that the country's white population is declining for the first time in history, with people ofReuters
Jul 12 2020
The government may issue some Americans facing financial struggles due to the coronavirus pandemic another stimulus check, Fox Business reports.
As lawmakers consider passing another coronavirus relief package, stimulus checks will be a topic up for discussion.Newsmax (News)