We Don’t Need Debates

Trump will just make a scene and lie. What’s in it for voters?

#absentee-voting, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #debates-political, #lying, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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A New Test for SAT Takers: Covid-19

The coronavirus presents a daunting new test for SAT takers, including our reporter, whose Princeton Review guides haven’t been cracked in years.

#act-examination, #act-inc, #admissions-standards, #college-board, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #sat-college-admission-test, #shutdowns-institutional, #sleepy-hollow-ny, #sleepy-hollow-high-school, #university-of-california

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In Lockdown, an 86-Year-Old Blogger Finds an Audience and a New Purpose

Writing every day for weeks on end, she appealed to readers across the world. ‘That’ll be my role,’ she said. ‘To cheer people up.’

#blogs-and-blogging-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elderly, #loneliness, #scarves

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As Covid-19 Closes Schools, the World’s Children Go to Work

Former students are taking illegal and often dangerous jobs in India and other developing countries, potentially rolling back years of progress in social mobility and public health.

#child-labor, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #india, #indonesia, #shutdowns-institutional

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Coronavirus Live Updates: World Approaches One Million Deaths

The number of lives lost daily has been rising through most of August and September, and new hot spots keep emerging. The U.S., Brazil, India and Mexico account for more than half of the total.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov

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There’s Gold in Them Thar Braes

With prices for the precious metal surging, amateur prospectors are fanning out over the Scottish countryside, while the nation’s first commercial mine is set to start production.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gold, #mines-and-mining, #scotland

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Leader of India Says Country’s Vaccine Industry Will ‘Help All Humanity’

A study offered an explanation for children’s ability to fight off the virus. The lockdown in Melbourne, Australia, is being further eased.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov

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How to Keep the Peace in a School Pod

‘It’s important to approach this with the idea that there’s no ideal situation. If there were, we’d all be doing it.’

#children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #families-and-family-life, #friendship, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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How to Use the Renter’s Market to Your Advantage

If you’re hoping to relocate, renew a lease or renegotiate an existing agreement, this is what to keep in mind.

#compass-real-estate, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #landlords, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #streeteasy, #urban-areas, #zillow-com

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The Rise of Remote Work Can Be Unexpectedly Liberating

What if you are better off without the office?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #productivity, #workplace-environment

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The Virus Sent Droves to a Small Town. Suddenly, It’s Not So Small.

The population boomed in Winhall, Vt., as people tried to get away from Covid-19 hot spots. Bear complaints are up. Plumbers are booked until Christmas. And the dump is “sheer pandemonium.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #population, #vermont

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Dr. Rebecca Shadowen, Expert in Infectious Diseases, Dies at 62

Dr. Shadowen, ill with the coronavirus, continued to attend working group meetings. She eventually died of Covid-19.

#bowling-green-ky, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #shadowen-rebecca-1958-2020

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Here Are The Ways to Vote in the 2020 Presidential Election

This year’s election will be a little different from past ones, given the pandemic, but with planning and a few precautions, voting shouldn’t be any more difficult.

#absentee-voting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #presidential-election-of-2020, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters

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As the French Open Begins, Confusion and Fears About Coronavirus Dominate

This tournament was supposed to represent the next stage for the comeback of tennis, with fans in the stands and more freedom for the players. It is not turning out that way.

#assn-of-tennis-professionals, #azarenka-victoria, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #france, #french-open-tennis, #french-tennis-federation, #nadal-rafael, #paire-benoit, #paris-france, #roland-garros-stadium-paris-france, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis, #verdasco-fernando

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Pasta, Wine and Inflatable Pools: How Amazon Conquered Italy in the Pandemic

The e-commerce giant had struggled to gain a foothold in a society that prefers to shop in person, with cash, but now Italians are hooked on online shopping.

#amazon-com-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-commerce, #italy, #labor-and-jobs, #pasta, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional

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Pandemic Will ‘Take Our Women 10 Years Back’ in the Workplace

Improvements in gender equality in the workplace may be another casualty of the coronavirus, as women find their place in the work force more at risk.

#child-care, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #day-care-centers, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #parenting, #women-and-girls, #work-life-balance

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China Gives Unproven Covid-19 Vaccines to Thousands, With Risks Unknown

Drug company workers, government officials and others have been injected. More will be soon, bewildering experts who worry about potential ill effects.

#china, #clinical-trials, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

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In Isolating Times, Can Robo-Pets Provide Comfort?

As seniors find themselves cut off from loved ones during the pandemic, some are turning to automated animals for company.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dementia, #elderly, #loneliness, #nursing-homes, #pets, #robots-and-robotics, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Japan Is Paying Firms to Make Things at Home. But China’s Pull Is Still Strong.

Japan is attempting a delicate balancing act as the pandemic has underlined the risks of the world’s economic reliance on Beijing.

#china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #factories-and-manufacturing, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #iris-ohyama-inc, #japan, #masks, #politics-and-government, #united-states-international-relations

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Coronavirus Survey Halted After Workers Faced Racial Slurs, Officials Say

Workers were followed, videotaped and threatened in confrontations across Minnesota, the state Department of Health said.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #disease-rates, #eitzen-minnesota, #health-department-minnesota, #medicine-and-health, #minnesota, #race-and-ethnicity

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Barr’s Approach Closes Gap Between Justice Dept. and White House

The attorney general has brought the department closer to the White House than it has been in a half-century, historians said.

#barr-william-p, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #justice-department, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Oregon’s President Says Money Wasn’t Discussed in Pac-12 Return. It Didn’t Need to Be.

Universities in the Pac-12 were clearly struggling financially even before the pandemic, which magnified the importance of football once it hit.

#athletics-and-sports, #college-athletics, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football-college, #pacific-12-conference, #stanford-university, #university-of-california-berkeley, #university-of-california-los-angeles, #university-of-oregon

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Trump’s Corona Coronation

“There won’t be a transfer, frankly. There will be a continuation.” How could the president makes his intentions any clearer?

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #pence-mike, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #trump-donald-j-jr, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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How Do Children Fight Off the Coronavirus?

The secret may lie in an “innate” immune response that targets unrecognized invaders, scientists say.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #immune-system, #montefiore-medical-center, #new-york-city, #pediatric-inflammatory-multisystem-syndrome-pims, #research, #respiratory-distress-syndrome, #science-translational-medicine-journal, #your-feed-science

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Florida Lifts State Restaurant Restrictions: Live Covid-19 Updates

Two former leaders of a Massachusetts veterans’ home were indicted on charges of criminal neglect related to the deaths of at least 76 residents. Israel imposed new limits on citizens traveling abroad.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov

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Outdoor Dining in N.Y.C. Will Become Permanent, Even in Winter

The program has become a vital lifeline and allowed more than 10,000 restaurants and bars to take over sidewalks, streets and other public spaces.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-city, #restaurants

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Are Republican Judges Putting Their Thumbs on the Electoral Scale?

Recent decisions certainly suggest as much.

#absentee-voting, #adalberto-jose-jordan, #appeals-courts-us, #biery-fred-s, #conley-william-m, #constitution-us, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ex-convicts, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #hinkle-robert-l, #southwick-leslie-h, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #twenty-sixth-amendment-us-constitution, #united-states, #voter-registration-and-requirements

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New York Threatens Orthodox Jewish Areas With Lockdown Over Virus

Community leaders said residents have resisted the rules in part because of the influence of President Trump, whose views on masks have been embraced.

#bensonhurst-brooklyn-ny, #borough-park-brooklyn-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #disease-rates, #hasidism, #health-and-mental-hygiene-department-nyc, #jews-and-judaism, #midwood-brooklyn-ny, #new-york-city, #trump-donald-j

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China Is on a Building Binge, and the Global Economy Could Benefit

Iron ore, nickel, copper and other metal prices are rising as China restarts construction, and the global economy could benefit.

#china, #commodities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #gross-domestic-product, #international-trade-and-world-market, #united-states-economy

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‘I Feel Sorry for Americans’: A Baffled World Watches the U.S.

From Myanmar to Canada, people are asking: How did a superpower allow itself to be felled by a virus? And why won’t the president commit to a peaceful transition of power?

#bangkok-thailand, #belarus, #berlin-germany, #canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mexico, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations

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Catharine Phanavong, Expert Cook and Dinner Party Enthusiast, Dies at 39

“Chefs would get off work and come to our place for late night dinners,” her boyfriend said. Ms. Phanavong died of the novel coronavirus.

#california, #catharine-phanavong, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries

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Plight of the ‘Physical Worker’: Worn-Out Bodies and Little Savings

Americans laboring on farms, in factories and on cleaning crews often have to retire before safety-net programs kick in and without assets in employer plans.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #retirement, #savings, #transamerica-center-for-retirement-studies-transamerica-institute, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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When a Few Thousand Strangers R.S.V.P.

JodyAnn Morgan and Chaya Milchtein married in Indianapolis at what they called the “biggest, queerest wedding of the year.” There were no guests present, but an audience from around the world watched online.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #marriages, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships

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Pandemic Increases Importance of Filing Early for Financial Aid

The new FAFSA form, which is out on Thursday, requires last year’s tax data. But families that have lost income this year may need to take extra steps to qualify for help.

#colleges-and-universities, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #financial-aid-education, #institute-for-college-accesssuccess, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #personal-finances, #scholarships-and-fellowships

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Australia’s Coronavirus Restrictions Strand Thousands Overseas

Limits on the number of Australians who can return have spurred a growing uproar over the country’s hard-line approach to the coronavirus.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #australia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #morrison-scott-1968, #politics-and-government

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Can We Take the Schooling Out of Home Schooling?

The “unschooling” movement might help us deal with the problems posed by remote learning.

#black-people, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #families-and-family-life, #home-schooling, #parenting

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Even Paper Bags Will Be Banned From N.J. Supermarkets

The bill, which would make the state the first to ban single-use paper bags at supermarkets, would also ban single-use plastic bags in stores and restaurants.

#american-forest-and-paper-assn, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-jersey, #plastic-bags, #plastics, #politics-and-government, #sierra-club, #state-legislatures

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Full-Scale Wagner Returns to Europe With a Refugee-Theme ‘Walküre’

Delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, Stefan Herheim’s “Ring” cycle, rumored for a future Met Opera season, gets underway in Berlin.

#berlin-germany, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #der-ring-des-nibelungen-opera, #deutsche-oper-berlin, #die-walkure-opera, #herheim-stefan, #opera, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Kim Jong-un Offers South Korea Rare Apology for Killing of Official

“I am deeply sorry that an unexpected and unfortunate thing has happened in our territorial waters,” the North Korean leader said in a telephone message, officials in the South said.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-and-military-forces, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #north-korea, #politics-and-government, #south-korea

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Virus Cases Surged in Young Adults. The Elderly Were Hit Next.

Infections among young adults eventually may have spread to older, more vulnerable people, the C.D.C. reported.

#age-chronological, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #elderly, #millennial-generation, #united-states, #your-feed-science, #youth

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Even When They Lost Their Jobs, Immigrants Sent Money Home

Predictions were that immigrants would stop sending money home when the coronavirus took their jobs. But that did not take into account how determined foreign workers were to help their families.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #foreign-workers, #immigration-and-emigration, #labor-and-jobs, #remittances

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Losing Your Hair Can Be Another Consequence of the Pandemic

Doctors are seeing a huge increase in patients who have been shedding abnormal amounts of hair, and they believe it is related to stress associated with the coronavirus.

#alopecia-areata, #anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hair, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

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Pac-12 Will Play Football in 2020, Joining Other Top Leagues During the Pandemic

The decision clears a path for programs like Oregon and Southern California, and means every Power 5 league intends to compete this fall.

#big-ten-conference, #brown-kate-1960, #college-athletics, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football-college, #newsom-gavin, #pacific-12-conference, #trump-donald-j

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Trump Again Sows Doubt About Election as G.O.P. Scrambles to Assure Voters

President Trump declined for a second day to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he lost the election, while Republicans, including Mitch McConnell, implicitly rebuffed him, promising an “orderly transition.”

#absentee-voting, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #postal-service-us, #postal-service-and-post-offices, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Battles Over Voting Rules Fuel Concern About Postelection Fights

Even as early voting has gotten underway, some pivotal states are still litigating how ballots should be cast and counted, creating uncertainty that is being fanned by President Trump.

#absentee-voting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-national-committee, #democratic-party, #elections-courts-and-the-judiciary, #elias-marc-e, #michigan, #north-carolina, #ohio, #pennsylvania, #politics-and-government, #postal-service-us, #presidential-election-of-2020, #priorities-usa, #republican-national-committee, #republican-party, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #wisconsin

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N.J. Will Borrow $4.5 Billion as Pandemic Pain Hits States

It is one of the first states to take on debt to plug a budget hole created by the impact of the coronavirus.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coughlin-craig-j-1958, #credit-and-debt, #lance-leonard, #moodys-investors-service-inc, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-jersey, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures, #testa-michael-l

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Trump’s Stalinist Approach to Science

Bully and ignore the experts, and send in the quacks.

#atlas-scott-w, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #food-and-drug-administration, #stalin-joseph, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Covid-19 Live News

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York said his state would conduct its own review of vaccines authorized by the federal government amid concern that the approval process has become politicized.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov

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Unemployment Claims Rise as Job Rebound Loses Momentum

New filings for unemployment benefits rose last week, signaling continued layoffs even before autumn chills outdoor business.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-aid-us, #labor-and-jobs, #labor-department-us, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #states-us, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-economy

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Israel Tightens Holiday Lockdown, Restricting Prayers and Protests

Israel now has one of the world’s worst outbreaks of the coronavirus, but the government’s response has gotten mired in political and cultural wars.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #politics-and-government, #shutdowns-institutional, #yom-kippur

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