Second grader tests positive for Covid-19 on first day of school

A Georgia second grader tested positive for Covid-19 after attending the first day of school, the school district told CNN. Sixes Elementary in the Cherokee County School district began in-person classes on Monday. But by Tuesday, a classroom was temporarily closed for deep cleaning and the teacher and 20 other students had been asked to … Read more Second grader tests positive for Covid-19 on first day of school

Mars 2020: NASA to Launch Perseverance Rover in Search for Ancient Life

With eight successful Mars landings, NASA is upping the ante with its newest rover. Perseverance – set for liftoff this week – is NASA’s biggest and brainiest Martian rover yet. It sports the latest landing tech, plus the most cameras and microphones ever assembled to capture the sights and sounds of Mars. This summer’s third … Read more Mars 2020: NASA to Launch Perseverance Rover in Search for Ancient Life

Virginia Removes Confederate Statues from State Capitol

Virginia has removed from its iconic state capitol the busts and a statue honoring Confederate generals and officials. That includes a bronze statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee positioned in the same spot where he stood to assume command of the state’s armed forces in the Civil War nearly 160 years ago. They are the … Read more Virginia Removes Confederate Statues from State Capitol

Coronavirus Updates: Florida Virus ‘Out of Control;’ Los Angeles Is on the Brink

Stay informed with QuickTake’s coronavirus coverage of up-to-the-minute stories on the COVID-19 crisis. #Coronavirus #Covid19 #CoronavirusUpdates — Florida’s Covid-19 outbreak is “totally out of control,” according to a Democratic representative, and the mayor of Los Angeles said his city is “on the brink” of new restrictions, comments that suggest the country’s months of trade-offs between … Read more Coronavirus Updates: Florida Virus ‘Out of Control;’ Los Angeles Is on the Brink

Task force report says 18 states should roll back reopening

An unpublished document prepared for the White House coronavirus task force and obtained by the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit newsroom, recommends that 18 states in the coronavirus “red zone” for cases should roll back reopening measures amid surging cases. The “red zone” is defined in the 359-page report as “those core-based statistical areas … Read more Task force report says 18 states should roll back reopening

White House: ‘Science Should Not Stand in the Way’ of Reopening Schools

“When he says ‘open,’ he means open in full; kids being able to attend each and every day at their school. The science should not stand in the way of this.” White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany defends Trump’s push to re-open American schools in the fall. More from Bloomberg: As the school year draws … Read more White House: ‘Science Should Not Stand in the Way’ of Reopening Schools

Coronavirus Outbreaks Linked to Student Parties Threaten College Reopenings

Will colleges open in the fall? Covid-19 outbreaks linked to student parties are threatening plans to reopen schools this fall. A spike in coronavirus infections linked to fraternity parties are complicating efforts to bring students and faculty back to the University of California, Berkeley campus. The university had reported 23 Covid-19 cases since March, but … Read more Coronavirus Outbreaks Linked to Student Parties Threaten College Reopenings

Why monuments in the US are being taken down – BBC News

Council leaders in a Mississippi city named after President Andrew Jackson have voted to remove a statue of him, in the latest move to reconsider statues of people with ties to slavery or the Confederacy. There has been long debate around many of the statues being discussed, but it was recently ignited again after the … Read more Why monuments in the US are being taken down – BBC News

Mississippi becomes final US state to remove Confederate symbol from flag

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves signed a bill into law on Tuesday that replaces the current state flag bearing a Confederate emblem, a gesture triggered by support across the United States to dismantle symbols of slavery and racism. The removal of the flag, a long-simmering source of controversy in one of the breakaway Southern states that fought … Read more Mississippi becomes final US state to remove Confederate symbol from flag

Mississippi’s Confederate-Themed State Flag Lowered for the Last Time

The Mississippi state flag was lowered at the Capitol Building in Jackson, following a vote to retire it. A bill before state legislators was passed by a vote of 91-23 in the House and 37-14 in the Senate. The flag has been the last of any state’s to feature the Confederate symbol. Subscribe to our … Read more Mississippi’s Confederate-Themed State Flag Lowered for the Last Time

Mississippi will remove Confederate emblem flag

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves signed a bill into law replacing the current state flag that includes a Confederate emblem, a gesture triggered by support across the United States to dismantle symbols of slavery and racism. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for … Read more Mississippi will remove Confederate emblem flag

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves Signs Bill to Remove the State’s Confederate-Themed Flag

With a stroke of the governor’s pen, Mississippi is retiring the last state flag in the U.S. with the Confederate battle emblem — a symbol that’s widely condemned as racist. Republican Gov. Tate Reeves on Tuesday signed the historic bill that takes the 126-year-old state flag out of law, immediately removing official status for the … Read more Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves Signs Bill to Remove the State’s Confederate-Themed Flag

Wayne Dupree Show | Will removing ‘Stars & Bars’ ease race tension across America?

Mississippi came closer to changing its state flag Saturday when more than two-thirds of the state Legislature voted to suspend rules to allow a vote on removing the Confederate battle emblem from its design. For the first time Gov. Tate Reeves, a Republican, said he would sign a bill to change the flag. He previously … Read more Wayne Dupree Show | Will removing ‘Stars & Bars’ ease race tension across America?

Coach Kermit Davis on Mississippi removing the Confederate emblem from the state flag | First Take

Ole Miss men’s basketball head coach Kermit Davis joins First Take to discuss Mississippi removing the Confederate emblem from the state flag. #FirstTake Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN Watch ESPN on YouTube TV: http://es.pn/YouTubeTV ESPN on Social … Read more Coach Kermit Davis on Mississippi removing the Confederate emblem from the state flag | First Take