Transcript: DC Public Schools Chancellor Lewis Ferebee on COVID-19 impacts for in-person learning

CHANCELLOR FEREBEE: So the District of Columbia infection rate has positivity, rate has been relatively low, and we’ve done a great job with curbing the virus here in the District of Columbia. However, there are many other factors associated with community spirit that, you know, I don’t I want to speak to as I don’t […]

Washington aims Clean Network program directly at stopping China and Huawei

“The United States calls on our allies and partners in government and industry around the world to join the growing tide to secure our data from the CCP’s surveillance state and other malign entities,” the Secretary of State said.

The Latest: More crew test positive on Norway cruise ship

Health experts say the virus is still spreading too extensively in the state, which saw the nation’s first confirmed virus case in late January. Since then, Washington has recorded more than 59,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and more than 1,600 deaths.

Coronavirus live updates: Unemployment eases, but data glitch clouds state infection counts

11:05 a.m. San Mateo County resists watch-list designation: San Mateo County health chief Louise Rogers said Tuesday she will continue pressing California officials to lift the latest restrictions on businesses. The state put the county on the state monitoring list Saturday, forcing closure of barbershops and salons, gyms, malls, nonessential offices and places of worship. […]

Coronavirus live updates: Jobless claims fall, 16 million still collecting unemployment

11:05 a.m. San Mateo County resists watch-list designation: San Mateo County health chief Louise Rogers said Tuesday she will continue pressing California officials to lift the latest restrictions on businesses. The state put the county on the state monitoring list Saturday, forcing closure of barbershops and salons, gyms, malls, nonessential offices and places of worship. […]

Biden Needs a VP. Kamala Suddenly Sounds More Like Bernie

Harris was among the first to sign onto Sanders’ Masks for All Act, which would send no-cost masks to every person across the country through the U.S. Postal Service. “We tell people to wear a mask but many communities do not have access to the protective gear they need to keep themselves and others safe. […]

The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by the Air Line Pilots Association – Key 48 hours loom as negotiators push for relief deal

> Schools: Chicago announced its public schools will begin the new year with virtual instruction, leaving New York City as the only major school system moving to in-person learning (The Chicago Sun-Times and The New York Times). In Gotham, Democratic Mayor Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioOvernight Health Care: Fauci says family has faced threats | […]

The Latest: UK says 50M masks unusable over safety concerns

Late in July, six inmates who were returned to Vermont from the private Mississippi prison tested positive when they arrived at the Rutland correctional facility. That prompted Vermont’s Corrections Department to order that the remaining Vermont inmates in Mississippi be tested.

The Unraveling of America

Odious as he may be, Trump is less the cause of America’s decline than a product of its descent. As they stare into the mirror and perceive only the myth of their exceptionalism, Americans remain almost bizarrely incapable of seeing what has actually become of their country. The republic that defined the free flow of […]

Black students more likely to be suspended – even in preschool

“I think most people would be shocked that those numbers would be true in preschool, because we think of 4- and 5-years-olds as being innocent,” she said. “But we do know that schools are using zero tolerance policies for our youngest also, that while we think our children need a head start, schools are kicking […]