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students aug14 Only 17 percent of students express a desire to return to full-time in-person instruction when colleges re open after a coronavirus pandemic-induced long closure, a national student survey conducted in late July by Simpson Scarborough has found. Majority of students are preferring remote instruction, according to the survey. 30 percent of returning students want to stay home and take all classe

yaleuniversity aug14 The US Department of Justice says it has found in an investigation that the Yale University is illegally discriminating against Asian-American and white applicants in its undergraduate admissions process. DOJ said it found the Ivy League university had breached Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Yale discriminates based on race and national origin in its undergraduate admissions process. R

joebiden aug14 Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden called on the Trump administration to make mandatory for everyone in the country to wear masks in public for the next three months. It would save more than 40,000 lives over the next three months, according to him. "Every governor should mandate mandatory mask-wearing. The estimates by the experts are it will save over 40,000 lives." "Every

trump aug13 President Donald Trump announced that the government will provide 125 million reusable face masks to school districts across the country as he is pressing for reopening schools amid COVID-19 pandemic. Addressing an event titled "Kids First: Getting America's Children Safely Back to School" at the White House, Trump said his administration also stands ready to deploy CDC teams to support schools

kamalaharris 0813 Kamala Harris made a scathing attack of President Donald Trump's White House record in her maiden campaign speech as presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's running mate. A day after Biden revealed his choice for his deputy, the pair addressed the media at a school in Wilmington, Delaware, Wednesday. Kamala Harris blamed Trump for "making every challenge we face even more diffi

uscoronavirus aug13 The United States recorded 1,490 cornavirus-related casualties in the last 24 hours, the highest daily number in nearly three months. The total death toll in the country rose to 166027 as per Johns Hopkins University's latest data Thursday. 56,169 additional infections were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the national total to 5197377. Wednesday, Texas witnessed the state's biggest one-d

joebidenkamalaharris 12 Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden named California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate. Biden, 78, revealed his choice for his deputy through Twitter. "I have the great honor to announce that I've picked @KamalaHarris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country's finest public servants — as my running mate," the former vice-president wrote. "Kamal

schoolcoronavirus 12 After a week of opening for regular classes, more than 900 students and staff members in the Cherokee County School District in northern Georgia have been forced to go on quarantine because of possible exposure to coronavirus, raising more questions about the feasibility and risks involved in the move. Cherokee County Schools reopened on August 3 for in-person learning. When in-person and virtual

usda aug12 The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced a Cooperative Interstate Shipment or CIS agreement with the State of Vermont. As per the deal, Vermont is allowed to operate a CIS program, with which certain state-inspected meat and poultry processors can ship their products across state lines, and expand their business opportunities.

5g aug11 The Defense Department has opted to share bandwidth with the private sector to enhance 5G capabilities for commercial wireless services in the United States. The White House and the Department of Defense announced that 100 megahertz of contiguous, coast-to-coast mid-band spectrum will be made available for commercial 5G deployment. The Federal Communications Commission will auction the 3450 Mhz

vaccine aug11 On the day the world reached a grim mark of 20 million people infected with Covid-19, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that researchers in his country have developed the world's first vaccine for coronavirus. Announcing this on Russian state TV on Tuesday, Putin said that the vaccine against coronavirus, developed by the Moscow-based Gamaleya Institute, had gone through all the necessar

montrosebeach aug10 A fencing was erected at Montrose Beach in Chicago after people gathered in large number at a lakefront park on the North Side over the weekend. After spotting hundreds of people flocking to Montrose Beach, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot issued a stern warning through social media. "It's called a pandemic, people. This reckless behavior on Montrose Beach is what will cause us to shut down the par

tedcruzmarcorubioi aug10 China imposed sanctions on 11 U.S. citizens including members of the Congress in retaliation to a similar move by Washington targeting an equal number of Hong Kong and Chinese officials for their role in crackdowns on political freedom in the former British colony. Beijing sanctions target Senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Tom Cotton, Josh Hawley and Pat Toomey and Representative Chris Smith. The

uscoronavirus aug10 The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States crossed 5 million Sunday. One fifth of these cases, or a million, were reported in just more than two weeks. However, a sharp drop in new cases and deaths were reported at the weekend. An additional 46,935 coronavirus infections were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases in the country to 5044864, as p

hand sanitizer 080720 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that swallowing hand sanitizers that contain methanol can cause permanent blindness or death, if not treated. The federal health agency called on people to immediately discontinue use of hand sanitizers recalled by U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Some of the hand sanitizers that FDA banned from consumption in the country include the following:

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