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princetonuniversity sept20 The U.S. Department of Education has announced an investigation into the prevalence of systemic racism in Princeton University. In an open letter published earlier this month, University President Christopher Eisgruber had admitted that "Racism and the damage it does to people of color nevertheless persist at Princeton." He also admitted that Racist assumptions from the past also remain embedded

cdc obesity 091820 New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, show that adult obesity is increasing in the United States, and obese individuals are at heightened risk for severe outcomes from COVID-19. The phenomenon remains high in 12 states, according to the 2019 Adult Obesity Prevalence Maps.

trumpbiden sept20 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden demanded President Donald Trump's resignation saying he was not honest in handling of the coronavirus pandemic. "If the president had done his job... had done his job from the beginning, all the people would still be alive," Biden said during a CNN town hall event Thursday night. "He knew it and did nothing. It's close to criminal," he told the audienc

who europe covid 091720 The World Health Organization on Thursday warned that Europe is bracing for a "very serious situation" regarding the coronavirus, as it is going to transmit at alarming rates across the continent. "We have a very serious situation unfolding before us," WHO Regional Director Hans Kluge said while addressing a news conference. "Weekly cases have now exceeded those reported when the pandemic first peaked in Europe in March."

vaccine sept17 President Donald Trump claimed that the United States is on track to deliver and distribute a vaccine against coronavirus in October. "We're on track to deliver and distribute the vaccine in a very, very safe and effective manner. We think we can start sometime in October. So as soon as it is announced, we'll be able to start. That'll be from mid-October on. It may be a little bit later than that

yoshihidesugashinzoabe sept16 Japanese parliament on Wednesday elected Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga as the country's new Prime Minister, two days after he became the president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. Suga, 71, was elected as Prime Minister at an extraordinary session of the Diet on Wednesday. He was elevated to the top executive post with a comfortable majority of votes in both chambers.

uscoronavirus sept16 The United States recorded 1,406 cornavirus-related casualties in the last 24 hours, the second highest daily number in nearly four months. 1490 COVID deaths reported on August 12 was the worst during this period. The total death toll in the country rose to 195942 as per Johns Hopkins University's latest data. 56,169 additional infections were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the national

hurricaneisaac 082912 15sep20 Hurricane Sally is closing in on the Gulf Coast as a dangerous Category 1 storm, prompting southern states to issue mandatory evacuation orders. Sally is expected to produce heavy rainfall with flash flooding, life threatening storm surge, hurricane-force winds and tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service.

uscorona april08 15sep20 Even as new COVID cases show a slowdown trend in the United States, seven states have reportedly recorded their highest increases in infections or deaths in a 24-hour period in September. Arkansas, Illinois, North Dakota, South Carolina, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming reported record one-day increases in cases, Reuters reported based on its analysis of state and county-wise data. The state

uscoronavirus sept14 The World Health Organization reported the biggest daily rise in coronavirus cases across the world on Sunday. With 307,930 new cases reporting in the last 24 hours, the total number of global COVID infections reached 28637952. Half of these cases are in the Americas. The latest surge breaks the previous one-day record of 306,857 new infections that WHO reported on September 6. The biggest in

dominicthiem sept14 Austria's second-seeded Dominic Thiem won his first Grand Slam title in an unbelievable comeback after losing the first two sets to Germany's Alexander Zverev in a thrilling U.S. Open final. Thiem was at the brink of defeat trailing 2-6, 4-6 in Arthur Ashe Stadium, but used every bit of his competition experience to win the next two sets 6-4, 6-3 and level-up. Both men served for the match in

yoshihidesuga sept14 Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, who is a close confidante of outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, has been elected new president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. He will succeed Abe on Wednesday. In a parliamentary party vote on Monday, Suga was elected the new LDP chief winning a significant majority of 377 votes from lawmakers and regional representatives. Two other cand

schoolsafetyfunding 12 The Department of Justice has announced nearly $50 million in grants for safety measures in and around primary and secondary schools and school grounds in the country. The 160 awards announced Thursday can be used for coordination with law enforcement; training for local law enforcement officers to prevent student violence; metal detectors, locks, lighting, and other deterrent measures; technolo

usopen 0911 After surviving three consecutive three setters, six time champion Serena Williams finally conceded defeat in the semifinals of the US Open Thursday night. Her longtime rival Victoria Azarenka halted the American's quest for a record 24th Grand Slam singles title with a 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory. Unlike in the previous rounds, Serena raced away with the first set without much resistance, but the res

foreignhackers 0911 As the U.S. presidential election is barely two months away, Microsoft has warned that hackers operating from Russia, China and Iran are attempting to pry on people and organizations involved in the process. The tech giant said in a report published Thursday that in recent weeks, it has detected cyberattacks targeting people associated with the campaigns of both President Donald Trump and his Dem

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