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DeVos Defends Trump's School Funding Threat, Calls CDC's Guidelines ‘Flexible'

29 days ago   |   By The Huffington Post

“There's nothing in the data that suggests that kids being in school is in any way dangerous," the education secretary said of COVID-19 concerns.
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Dismissing ‘Flexible' CDC Guidelines, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Doubles Down on Pushing Schools to Reopen

Dismissing ‘Flexible' CDC Guidelines, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Doubles Down on Pushing Schools to Reopen

29 days ago   |   By Time

On Sunday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos reiterated the Trump Administration's risky push for schools to fully re-open in the fall. This despite CDC guidelines warning that children meeting in groups could greatly increase the spread of the coronavirus.
“Kids need to be back in school and that school leaders across the country need to be making plans to do just that,” DeVos said Sunday on CNN's State of The Union. “There's going to be the exception to the rule, but the rule should be that kids go back to school this fall. And where there are little flare ups or hotspots, that can be...
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Trump says he will deliver nomination speech from either the White House or...

Trump says he will deliver nomination speech from either the White House or Gettysburg

President Donald Trump said Monday he's narrowed down the location where he will deliver his Republican National Convention speech to two locations: either the White House or... Read more ...

California public health director abruptly resigns as state manages data snafu

California public health director abruptly resigns as state manages data snafu

OAKLAND - California Public Health Director Sonia Angell resigned Sunday evening without explanation, an abrupt departure that came amid a major data glitch affecting hundreds... Read more ...

Talks remain stalled after Trump's moves on coronavirus relief

Talks remain stalled after Trump's moves on coronavirus relief

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Willie Brown: Kamala Harris Should Say No to Biden

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White House Reportedly Asked How To Get A New President's Face On Mount Rushmore

White House Reportedly Asked How To Get A New President's Face On Mount Rushmore

Trump wasn't joking when he told South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem he wanted his face on Mount Rushmore, she said. Read more ...

Puerto Rico's primary goes off the rails

Puerto Rico's primary goes off the rails

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Democrats Slam Trump's Executive Actions, Critiquing Both Substance and Legality

Democrats Slam Trump's Executive Actions, Critiquing Both Substance and Legality

One expert told NPR that the unemployment measure is particularly controversial because it is "using appropriated funds by Congress in ways that Congress might not have... Read more ...

Nancy Pelosi Slams Trump's Coronavirus Executive Actions: 'Absurdly...

Nancy Pelosi Slams Trump's Coronavirus Executive Actions: 'Absurdly Unconstitutional'

The House speaker, however, stopped short of saying whether Democrats would mount legal challenges against the measures. Read more ...

Biden continues to lead in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, polls indicate

Biden continues to lead in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, polls indicate

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden continues to lead President Donald Trump in the battleground states of Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, according to CBS News Background... Read more ...

'It's Ridiculous': States Struggle To Accommodate COVID-Positive Voters

'It's Ridiculous': States Struggle To Accommodate COVID-Positive Voters

In Texas, COVID-positive voters can be put in the position of choosing between their right to vote and the public's health. (Image credit: Courtesy Linda Harrison and Vernon Webb) Read more ...