First federal execution in 17 years; another set Wednesday
The federal government on Tuesday carried out its first execution in almost two decades, killing by lethal injection a man convicted of murdering an Arkansas family in a 1990s plot to build a whites-only nation in the Pacific Northwest.
Masks for kids? Schools confront the politics of reopeningOn one side are parents saying, let kids be kids. They object to masks and social distancing in classrooms this fall -- arguing both could hurt their children's well-being -- and want schools to reopen full time. On the other side are parents and teachers who call for safeguards that would have been unimaginable before the coronavirus pandemic: part-time school, face coverings for all or a fully online curriculum.
Trump team eyes school funds boost in next virus aid billPresident Donald Trump's push to reopen schools is being complicated by a split within his ranks over how to do it, with some advisers advocating for a massive federal expenditure to make campuses safe as Congress compiles the next COVID-19 relief bill.
Pence heads to Louisiana amid renewed surge in virus casesVice President Mike Pence insisted Tuesday schools should reopen to in-person instruction for students, making the point in Louisiana as the state has reemerged as one of the nation's hot spots for the coronavirus only months after signs pointed to a successful outbreak response.
White House virus task force member says 'none of us lie'WASHINGTON -- A top member of the White House coronavirus task force said Tuesday that "none of us lie" to the public, an accusation President Donald Trump had retweeted, and that while kids need to be back in school as Trump insists, "we have to get the virus under control." Adm. Brett Giroir's comment came a day after Trump shared a Twitter post from a former game show host who, without evidence, accused government medical experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among others, of "lying."
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China accuses US of sowing discord in South China SeaThe Trump administration's rejection of broad Chinese claims to much of the South China Sea is being seen in Asia as an election-year political move, with some appealing for calm amid fears of greater tensions
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What is contact tracing, and how does it work with COVID-19?What is contact tracing, and how does it work with COVID-19
Pakistan to resume polio campaign as COVID-19 cases declinePakistan says it will resume a nationwide anti-polio campaign next week, months after the drive against this crippling children's disease was halted because the coronavirus overwhelmed the country
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