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Jun 12 2020
The firms are all too eager to help the government manage the coronavirus crisis.
Long before the coronavirus pandemic, the tech industry yearned to prove its indispensability to the world. Its executives liked to describe their companies as “utilities.” They came by their self-aggrandizement honestly: The founding fathers of Big Tech really did view their creations as essential, andThe Atlantic
Sep 01 2020
Earlier today, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio and United Federation of Teachers (UFT) president Michael Mulgrew struck a deal that will delay the opening of schools. Until it was finalized, the union and its 75,000 members were on the verge of their first strike in forty-five years.
Early reports indicated in-school learning would be pushed back by eleven days, with additional timeJacobin
Nov 14 2019
“Lawmakers and lawyers questioned a bow tie-wearing George Kent, the deputy secretary of state for European and Eurasian Affairs, and bespectacled Ambassador Bill Taylor, charge d’affaires at the U.S. embassy in Ukraine. Both linked the president directly to a pressure campaign on Ukraine to conduct investigations that would benefit him politically.” (Reuters)
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Jul 27 2020
Robert O’Brien, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, has tested positive for Covid-19, making him the highest profile Trump official to get the virus, an administration official confirmed.
It’s unclear how O’Brien was exposed to the coronavirus or how much in-person contact he’s had recently with Trump. Anyone who is near the president is tested regularly for the diseasePolitico
Apr 23 2020
Last month, after the coronavirus began to transform the way Americans live and shop, Minnesota and Vermont classified grocery clerks as emergency workers, qualifying them for free child care. Since then, more than a dozen states have provided free, subsidized, or income-dependent child care to grocery workers, bringing the total of number of states offering this benefit to 20.
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Jul 30 2020
The stimulus plan in the works on Capitol Hill will come too late for the start of the school year in much of the nation, adding to the chaos in an education system already thrown into disarray by the global pandemic.
Lawmakers are still haggling over the details of the package that would deliver a historic sum for education, as districts throughout the country prepare to kick off thePolitico
Jun 10 2019
ROME — The Vatican on Monday released its first extensive official document on gender theory, rejecting the notion that individuals can choose their own gender identity.
The document, issued by the Vatican department overseeing Catholic education, argued that increasing acceptance of fluid definitions of gender by schools and legal systems posed a threat to traditional families andNew York Times (News)
Jan 11 2015
Attorney General Eric Holder will be representing the United States at Sunday afternoon’s rally against terrorism in Paris, France, according to news reports. President Barack Obama has no public events scheduled, and Secretary of State John Kerry is on a trip to India.
The rally, which millions are expected to attend, will feature several European heads of state and dozens of high-Breitbart News
Sep 27 2019
A judge in Michigan has ruled that religious-based adoption agencies that contract with the state can refuse to place children in LGBTQ homes. State Attorney General Dana Nessel reached a settlement earlier this year barring faith-based agencies from excluding same-sex couples from adoption services, but on Thursday a federal judge in Grand Rapids shot that down.
In 2017, Nessel, aCBS News (Online)
Apr 06 2020
U.S. officials anticipated America’s most difficult week yet in the coronavirus crisis and some Asian countries braced for a surge in infections as the global death toll passed 70,000. Some European nations showed signs that restrictions were helping to slow the spread of the disease.
Infections in the U.S. stood at more than 337,000 Monday, with the death toll at 9,653, according toWall Street Journal (News)