Dr. Anthony Fauci on when kids can go back to school safely

At a Senate committee hearing Tuesday, infectious disease specialist Dr. Anthony Fauci was asked his advice on sending children back to school safely amid the coronavirus pandemic. "It really will depend on the dynamics in the particular location," he explained. Watch his remarks.

  • As COVID-19 makes a comeback, so will lockdowns
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    As COVID-19 makes a comeback, so will lockdowns

    At the outset, Fauci warned that America was still “knee-deep in the first wave” of the contagion, describing the country's new normal of more than 50,000 cases per day as “a serious situation that we have to address immediately. But how? asked Collins.

  • Trump has 91% chance of winning second term, professor’s model predicts
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    Trump has 91% chance of winning second term, professor’s model predicts

    President Donald Trump has a 91 per cent chance of winning the November 2020 election, according to a political science professor who has correctly predicted five out of six elections since 1996. “The Primary Model gives Trump a 91 percent chance of winning in November,” Stony Brook professor Helmut Norpoth told Mediaite on Tuesday. Mr Norpoth told the outlet that his model, which he curated in 1996, would have correctly predicted the outcome for 25 of the 27 elections since 1912, when primaries were introduced.

  • Texas Governor Is ‘Putting Lives at Risk,’ Local Officials Say
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    Texas Governor Is ‘Putting Lives at Risk,’ Local Officials Say

    Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo believes she knows what her county needs to fight back against COVID-19. “I'm at the mercy of what powers he positively gives us,” Hidalgo told The Daily Beast. As Texas faces a resurgent coronavirus and some officials have emphasized concerns about hospitals in the state becoming potentially overrun or overwhelmed, Hidalgo can find plenty of reasons to worry.

  • Amid Black Lives Matter protests, more school districts are pushing to address racism. Is it enough?
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    Amid Black Lives Matter protests, more school districts are pushing to address racism. Is it enough?

    To create an environment in schools where students hopefully will not feel these pressures, the administration has asked the school board to come up with a plan to make equity a key focus by creating a dedicated position to provide “leadership and oversight in equity and excellence,” officials said. You need to look at policies, you need to look at curriculum, you need to look at disciplinary practices, you need to look at simply educating everyone on what's going on,” Kannan said. You need to look at hiring.

  • The Lincoln Project continues anti-Trump ad campaign
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    The Lincoln Project continues anti-Trump ad campaign

    On Tuesday, the Lincoln Project, a conservative political action committee formed in late 2019, released an ad titled “Whispers,” which suggests those in President Trump's inner circle are secretly mocking him. This is the latest in a series of attack ads produced and distributed by the committee, whose members include George Conway, Steve Schmidt and other prominent Republicans who oppose Trump. Yahoo News has assembled a compilation of some of the Lincoln Project's most controversial advertisements.

  • Arizona records its highest number of newly reported coronavirus deaths on Tuesday
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    Arizona records its highest number of newly reported coronavirus deaths on Tuesday

    Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images Arizona recorded its highest single-day death toll on Tuesday with 117 deaths. The state has become an epicenter for the coronavirus pandemic, surpassing 100,000 cases on Monday. Healthcare workers in the state are overburdened and worry that surging cases could lead to more unnecessary deaths.

  • Australian man fights off deadly snake that attacked him in his car while he drove down the highway
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    Australian man fights off deadly snake that attacked him in his car while he drove down the highway

    A man police identified as Jimmy was driving down the highway in Calliope, Australia, on June 15 when he saw a snake at his feet. It was an eastern brown snake, one of Australia's deadliest snake species. Police in Queensland, Australia, said in a news release published Tuesday that a 27-year-old, identified only as "Jimmy," was driving down the highway at 100 kilometers (62 miles) per hour when he noticed the highly venomous eastern brown snake near his legs.

  • ‘I’m the mayor’s brother,’ says man who stole car with 2 kids inside, Arkansas cops say
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    ‘I’m the mayor’s brother,’ says man who stole car with 2 kids inside, Arkansas cops say

    An Arkansas man accused of kidnapping two children Monday is the brother of Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr., police say. Darrell Lamont Scott, 31, faces multiple charges after authorities say he took off in a car with two kids — ages 3 and 10 — inside, according to a police report obtained by McClatchy News. Authorities say the suspect, later identified as Scott, then used the victims' phone to call their mother back, saying: “Don't worry, I'm the mayor's brother,” according to the police report.

  • New York attorney general recommends reducing mayor's power over police
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    New York attorney general recommends reducing mayor's power over police

    New York Attorney General Letitia James recommended that New York City's mayor give up sole control over the city police commissioner's hiring, in a preliminary report released on Wednesday on her investigation into the policing of recent protests. The commission would have final say on the department's budget and officer discipline. "There should be an entirely new accountability structure for NYPD," James said in her report, which also recommended giving more power to the Civilian Complaint Review Board, a city agency that reviews police misconduct.

  • 15 Platform Beds to Elevate Your Bedroom Style
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    15 Platform Beds to Elevate Your Bedroom Style

    You'll love these contemporary styles and budget-friendly price points Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest

  • Trump says Harvard move to online courses due to virus 'ridiculous'
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    Trump says Harvard move to online courses due to virus 'ridiculous'

    US President Donald Trump lashed out at Harvard University on Tuesday, calling its decision to move all its courses online in the fall due to the coronavirus pandemic "ridiculous." Trump, who is campaigning for reelection in November, has taken a bullish approach to reopening the country even as virus infections continue to spike, particularly the south and west. A number of schools are looking at a hybrid model of in-person and online instruction but some, including Harvard, have said all classes will be conducted online.

  • Former Marine who played wide receiver in college catches a three-year-old boy thrown from burning building
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    Former Marine who played wide receiver in college catches a three-year-old boy thrown from burning building

    A former Marine and wide receiver in college American football caught a three-year-old boy who was thrown from a burning building by his mother. Phillip Blanks was filmed catching Jameson Long on 3 July in Phoenix, Arizona, after he heard the child's mother, Rachel Long, call for help from inside the building. Mr Blanks managed to catch the child just before he hit the ground and carried the three-year-old to safety.

  • Poll: 70 Percent of Americans Think ‘Black Lives Matter’ Has Not Improved Race Relations
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    Poll: 70 Percent of Americans Think ‘Black Lives Matter’ Has Not Improved Race Relations

    A majority of Americans believe the Black Lives Matter movement has not improved race relations, according to a new poll from Monmouth University, with 38 percent of respondents saying BLM has hurt racial issues in America, compared to 26 percent who say the movement has helped. The poll's findings, released Wednesday, compared results from June 2020 to a similar poll conducted by Monmouth in 2016. While 71 percent of respondents agreed that Black Lives Matter has “brought attention to real racial disparities in American society” — a double-digit increase from 2016 — 70 percent of respondents think that the movement has not improved race relations, with 38 percent saying Black Lives Matter has made race relations worse.

  • César Duarte: Fugitive Mexican ex-governor arrested in Miami
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    César Duarte: Fugitive Mexican ex-governor arrested in Miami

    César Duarte, a former Mexican state governor who became a fugitive, has been arrested in Miami after more than three years on the run. Mr Duarte, governor of Chihuahua until 2016, fled after he was accused of embezzling public funds. The arrest came as Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador paid an official visit to the US for talks with President Trump.

  • Trump Aide Peter Navarro’s Bonkers CNN Interview: ‘Give Peace a Chance, Give Hydroxy a Chance’
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    Trump Aide Peter Navarro’s Bonkers CNN Interview: ‘Give Peace a Chance, Give Hydroxy a Chance’

    White House trade adviser Peter Navarro appeared on CNN on Tuesday morning for yet another off-the-rails interview, this time devoting much of his energy to promoting anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine following a disputed new study finding some efficacy in treating the coronavirus. Last week, in the wake of the Food and Drug Administration revoking the emergency use of hydroxychloroquine due to serious safety issues and lack of benefit for COVID-19 patients, a Michigan study found the Trump-touted drug helped patients weather the virus. Appearing on CNN's New Day, Navarro quickly brushed off a series of questions from anchor John Berman about the rapid surge of new coronavirus cases in several states, immediately hyping hydroxychloroquine as a game-changer that can greatly reduce mortality rates.

  • Nearly 1,000 inmates will be removed from San Quentin prison after its infection rate has gotten so bad it's been dubbed 'the Chernobyl of COVID'
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    Nearly 1,000 inmates will be removed from San Quentin prison after its infection rate has gotten so bad it's been dubbed 'the Chernobyl of COVID'

    REUTERS/Stephen Lam On Monday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a COVID-19 outbreak in San Quentin State Prison was his "top focus and priority," and that nearly 1,000 inmates would be released early or relocated. The announcement came after more than one third of the inmates had been confirmed having COVID-19. Last week, University of California San Francisco infectious disease specialist Dr. Peter Chin-Hong told NBC Bay Area the prison had become "the Chernobyl of COVID."

  • Days after Ghislaine Maxwell's arrest, Epstein accuser demands investigation into sexual battery allegation
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    Days after Ghislaine Maxwell's arrest, Epstein accuser demands investigation into sexual battery allegation

    WASHINGTON – Days after Jeffrey Epstein's longtime associate Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested, a model who accused the disgraced financier of sexual battery in 1997 asked for an investigation into why her allegations were apparently ignored. In letters sent Monday to California authorities, Gloria Allred, who represents the accuser, said her client was never contacted by police or prosecutors after she filed a police report more than 20 years ago and was never told whether there had been an investigation. Epstein was never charged.

  • House defense spending bill would give the MQ-9 Reaper drone a second life
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    House defense spending bill would give the MQ-9 Reaper drone a second life

    WASHINGTON —The House Appropriations Committee is aiming to resuscitate the MQ-9 Reaper program, which the Air Force wants to curtail in fiscal 2021. The committee's version of the FY21 spending bill, which its defense subcommittee will deliberate Wednesday in a closed hearing, would allocate $344 million for 16 MQ-9 Reaper drones. The language is a good sign for the aircraft's manufacturer, General Atomics, which stood to lose hundreds of millions of dollars in sales if the Air Force stopped buying the aircraft.

  • Scientists warn of potential wave of COVID-linked brain damage
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    Scientists warn of potential wave of COVID-linked brain damage

    Scientists warned on Wednesday of a potential wave of coronavirus-related brain damage as new evidence suggested COVID-19 can lead to severe neurological complications, including inflammation, psychosis and delirium. A study by researchers at University College London (UCL)described 43 cases of patients with COVID-19 who suffered either temporary brain dysfunction, strokes, nerve damage or other serious brain effects. "Whether we will see an epidemic on a large scale of brain damage linked to the pandemic – perhaps similar to the encephalitis lethargica outbreak in the 1920s and 1930s after the 1918 influenza pandemic – remains to be seen," said Michael Zandi, from UCL's Institute of Neurology, who co-led the study.

  • US urges China to free professor who criticized Xi
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    US urges China to free professor who criticized Xi

    The United States called Tuesday on China to free an outspoken professor who was detained after criticizing President Xi Jinping over the coronavirus pandemic. Xu Zhangrun, a law professor at Tsinghua University, one of China's top institutions, was taken from his home in suburban Beijing on Monday along with more than 20 other people, his friends said. "We are deeply concerned by the PRC's detention of Professor Xu Zhangrun for criticizing Chinese leaders amid tightening ideological controls on university campuses in China," State Department spokesman Morgan Ortagus said, referring to the People's Republic of China.

  • Fox News Host Grills Betsy DeVos on ‘Reckless’ Plan to Reopen Schools
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    Fox News Host Grills Betsy DeVos on ‘Reckless’ Plan to Reopen Schools

    President Donald Trump threatened to “cut off funding” to schools that don't reopen amidst the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday. On Fox News Wednesday afternoon, host Neil Cavuto repeatedly pressed DeVos on the administration's official “schools must open” policy. “There's nothing in the data that suggests that it would not be appropriate to have kids in school,” DeVos claimed.

  • New law would require NYPD police to take out individual insurance to cover misconduct claims
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    New law would require NYPD police to take out individual insurance to cover misconduct claims

    A new bill introduced by a US lawmaker would require police officers to take out personal liability insurance to cover civil lawsuits filed against them for misconduct, reports have said. The new law, introduced by Senator Alessandra Biaggi, would mean that police are no longer represented by the city law department, according to a report by The New York Post. “While taxpayers bailout law enforcement who engage in misconduct, those same officers too often evade meaningful accountability,” Senator Biaggi told the newspaper.

  • Texas set to resume prisoner executions amid pandemic
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    Texas set to resume prisoner executions amid pandemic

    Texas is set to resume executions on Wednesday after a five month hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the state. Billy Joe Wardlow, 45, is to be put to death for the the robbery and murder of a 82-year-old man in 1993. On Tuesday, Texas broke its single day record with over 10,000 new infections.

  • US seizes 81 vehicles in Venezuela smuggling ring
    Associated Press

    US seizes 81 vehicles in Venezuela smuggling ring

    Federal investigators said Wednesday they have seized 81 vehicles worth an estimated $3.2 million that were bound for Venezuela as part of a smuggling ring operated for wealthy and politically connected people. Anthony Salisbury, chief of the Miami Homeland Security Investigations office, said the vehicles were to be smuggled in violation of U.S. export laws and sanctions against the socialist Venezuelan government, “This is all part of an ongoing effort to combat foreign public corruption and in particular for public corruption in Venezuela and the laundering and the fleecing of the Venezuelan people's wealth and the stealing of the Venezuelan wealth from the national treasury for the gain ...

  • Navy SEAL who oversaw bin Laden raid says America's biggest national security issue is the K-12 education system
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    Navy SEAL who oversaw bin Laden raid says America's biggest national security issue is the K-12 education system

    Retired Adm. William McRaven, a former US Navy SEAL commander and head of US Special Operations Command, says K-12 education is vital to US national security. "Unless we are giving opportunity and a quality education to the young men and women in the United States, then we won't have the right people to be able to make the right decisions about our national security," McRaven said. McRaven said the US needed to develop a "culture of education" within communities, particularly those where residents think they can't afford it or that their children aren't "smart enough."