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- DeVos vows to have schools open in fall: ‘Kids have got to get back to school’Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Sunday that she intends to have American schools open for in-person classes this fall, and insisted that this can be done safely despite concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. ..... Read More.2 hours ago
- New York Times: Trump considered selling Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria, former act...President Donald Trump considered the idea of selling Puerto Rico in 2017 after the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria, the former acting Homeland Security secretary told The New York Times in an interview published Friday. ..... Read More.2 hours ago
- Trump gives in to the mask but takes new risks with schoolsPresident Donald Trump on Saturday finally did the one thing that public health experts and even his own aides have begged him to do to save lives. He wore a mask in public during a visit to wounded service members at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. ..... Read More.3 hours ago
- Politics Chat: President Trump Changes Stance On Masks, Wears One In PublicPresident Trump softens his stance on face coverings, lawmakers react to his commuting the sentence of friend and advisor Roger Stone, and what's at stake with the next coronavirus relief package. ..... Read More.3 hours ago
- You Haven’t Heard The Last Of Iowa This Election CycleAfter disastrous caucuses earlier this year, both Republicans and Democrats are giving the state a lot of attention and money in the run-up to November. (Image credit: Clay Masters/Iowa Public Radio) ..... Read More.4 hours ago
- Colleges’ COVID FallIn the absence of clear federal guidance, the fall semester’s layout varies widely from campus to campus. Some institutions, such as the California State University system and Hampton University, have made the decision to keep students online and campuses closed. Other colleges, such as Harvard, have opted for a hybrid model—holding classes online but bringing some students back to live on campus.On Wednesday, at an Atlantic LIVE event, I spoke with Janet Napolitano, the president of the University of California, and Wayne Frederick, the president of Howard University, about how their respective schools are approaching the fall semester, and how—if necessary—they might abort their plans and move back online. The conversation that follows has been condensed for length and clarity. The full interview can be viewed here.Adam Harris: What will the fall look like?Janet Napolitano: It turns out that reopening a campus is much more complicated than shutting it down,… ..... Read More.4 hours ago