Maryland Gov. Hogan clashes with officials over county mandate for private schools to go virtual

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and officials in the state are at odds over a county’s decision to mandate private schools to begin virtual-only learning this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic. Health officials in Montgomery County last week made the decision to keep private and parochial schools closed through October for in-person learning, arguing that having students in […]

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Alienated by Trump, Suburban Voters Sour on G.O.P. in Battle for the House

BALLWIN, Mo. — For Heather Vaughn, a substitute teacher and graduate student, the decision last month to place the black sign with colorful lettering in her front yard — the one that said, “Black Lives Matter” and “Science is Real” — felt like an act of courage. In previous years, such a placard might have […]

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Jonathan Isaac explains decision to stand during national anthem | NBA on ESPN

Orlando Magic power forward Jonathan Isaac speaks about his decision to stand during the national anthem before his team’s game vs. the Brooklyn Nets. #NBA ✔️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 […]

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SEC will play conference-only football schedule this season

The Southeastern Conference will play only league games in 2020, a decision that pushes major college football closer to a regular season in which none of the power conferences cross paths. The plan was confirmed Thurdsay by a person who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because an official announcement from the […]

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Israeli legislature presses Twitter on ‘double standard’ between Iran’s ‘genocide’ tweets and Trump’s

Twitter defended its decision to flag President Trump’s tweet about violent demonstrations but not Iran’s calls for violence against Israel, suggesting to Israeli’s legislature on Wednesday that the latter fell under its protections for “commentary on political issues of the day.” The exchange occurred during a Knesset hearing on antisemitism in social media. Human rights attorney […]

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House Dems to investigate WH move to end ban on some gun-silencer sales

The Trump administration’s decision to end the ban on sales of firearm sound suppressors, also known as silencers, to foreign private buyers prompted an investigation by a congressional committee Tuesday. The House Oversight and Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on National Security is investigating the level of involvement that then-Deputy Assistant to the President and Counselor to the […]

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MLB postpones all Miami Marlins games through Sunday | SportsCenter

Jeff Passan joins SportsCenter to discuss Major League Baseball’s decision to postpone the next six games for the Miami Marlins due to the team’s coronavirus outbreak. #MLB #Marlins ✔️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 […]

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British PM Boris Johnson defends Spain travel ban amid coronavirus spike, says Europe has signs of second wave

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has defended the decision to effectively ban travel to Spain following a rise in coronavirus cases in part of that country, calling it the government’s “duty” to protect the U.K. as signs of a second wave of coronavirus begin to bubble up in Europe. The U.K. government over the weekend […]

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Trump will attend RNC in North Carolina to accept nomination

President Trump on Monday was pressed over his decision to abandon the portions of next month’s Republican National Convention in Jacksonville, Fla. over coronavirus concerns, telling reporters that he plans to attend part of the paired-down proceedings in North Carolina. Trump, who was in North Carolina to tour a biotech center helping to develop a potential […]

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Melania Trump Called Out For Rose Garden Renovations During Pandemic: How ‘Marie Antoinette’ Of You

Melania Trump’s baffling decision to renovate the White House Rose Garden amidst a pandemic, financial crisis, and months of protests have Twitter users comparing her to Marie Antoinette. The number of COVID-19 deaths in the United States is about to reach 150,000 and counting. Millions of Americans have filed for unemployment and are unable to […]

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Fox News Touting QAnon Is All You Need to Know About the So-Called ‘News’ Network

Fox News’ Jesse Watters made a decision to disregard the well-being of his audience on Saturday night in order to whine about unsubstantiated grievances of media “censorship” and election interference against those on the right. Watters commiserated with his guest, the president’s son Eric Trump, over the non-issues by praising the harmful conspiracy group QAnon. […]

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Inside Trump’s About-Face on the Republican Convention in Jacksonville

WASHINGTON — Like so much else in President Trump’s life, it was a decision shaped by financial considerations and, in the end, the hotel business. Mr. Trump’s abrupt cancellation of the Republican National Convention in Jacksonville, Fla. — a big celebration in a battleground state that he hoped would buoy his re-election campaign — surprised […]

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Illinois has paroled double-ax murderer, other heinous killers, offering Gangster Disciples boss hope

Larry Hoover and his wife Winndye Jenkins awaiting the decision from the Illinois Prisoner Review Board during his unsuccessful parole bid in 1993. | Sun-Times file If Larry Hoover’s federal sentence is cut short under First Step Act, he could seek state parole from an Illinois Prisoner Review Board that’s freed dozens of other murder […]

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China says US is closing Houston consulate based on ‘vicious slander’

Chinese officials said Thursday that “vicious slander” is behind America’s decision to close the Chinese consulate in Houston after government officials cited threats of espionage and intellectual property theft. “For more than 40 years, the consulate general has been promoting bilateral friendship, cooperation and mutual understanding,” Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin said in a Thursday […]

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Trump’s federal intervention in cities sparks furor – but it’s not unprecedented

The Trump administration is facing intense criticism for its decision to send federal law enforcement to Portland in an effort to protect federal property from riots that have gone on for more than 50 days — but it is the latest in a history of presidents sending federal muscle to cities facing unrest, albeit with […]

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Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas backs Marshall over Kobach in GOP primary

Retiring U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., has made a decision on which GOP candidate he’ll support to succeed him come January. Roberts said Tuesday he backs U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall in the state’s Aug. 4 Republican primary over Kris Kobach, the former Kansas secretary of state and onetime chairman of the state’s Republican Party. “I […]

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House lawmakers want reversal of Trump’s COVID-19 reporting changes, cite ‘politicization of public health’

House Democrats overseeing the coronavirus response called on the Trump Administration to reverse a decision that directed all hospitals to stop sending daily COVID-19 data to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hospitals were instructed starting July 15 to bypass the CDC and send daily patient information to the Department of Health and Human Services through […]

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Portland police chief laments move to disband gun violence reduction team, as gun violence soars

Portland’s police chief is lamenting Mayor Ted Wheeler’s decision to shut down a gun violence reduction team — just as the city has seen a dramatic spike in shootings that the top cop described as “very, very alarming.” “The loss of the gun violence reduction team, in particular, has a diminishing effect on how we’re able […]

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Megan Thee Stallion Reveals She Was Shot By Someone Trying To ‘Physically Harm’ Her: It Was ‘Traumatic’

Megan Thee Stallion made the decision to break her silence following the ‘traumatic’ events of July 12 that saw the rapper hospitalized with gunshot wounds, committed by someone ‘with the intention’ to harm her. Megan Thee Stallion took to Instagram on July 15 to set the record straight on her hospitalization following Tory Lanez‘s July 12 […]

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Stephen A.: Jimmy Butler is ‘brilliant’ for not wanting to wear a message or his name | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman discuss Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler’s decision not to have a social justice message or his last name on the back of his jersey during the 2019-20 NBA season restart in Orlando, Florida. #FirstTake #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on […]

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Reacting to Jimmy Butler’s decision not to wear a message on his jersey | Golic and Wingo

The Golic and Wingo crew discuss Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler’s decision not to have a social justice message or his last name on the back of his jersey when during the 2019-20 NBA season restart in Orlando, Florida. #NBA ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: […]

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How Kris Jenner Feels About Kanye West’s Presidential Run & Whether She’ll Support Him

The Kardashian/Jenner clan will have a big decision to make come November’s Election Day, but a source reveals EXCLUSIVELY to HL how matriarch Kris Jenner will be there ‘no matter what’ for son-in-law Kanye West’s presidential bid. The November 2020 election has already been strenuous enough, but now Kanye West has thrown his name into the […]

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Turkey’s decision to convert Hagia Sophia into mosque strikes fears for other holy sites

Religious and political leaders are decrying Turkey’s decision to make Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia, known for its Christian origin and as the secular Muslim nation’s most popular tourist site, into a mosque. Built as a Greek Orthodox Church nearly 1,500 years ago and converted into a mosque after the Ottoman conquest of 1453, the Unesco World Heritage Site became a museum in […]

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France’s Macron defends national security chief accused of rape, cites ‘presumption of innocence’

French President Emmanuel Macron is defending his decision to put a man accused of rape in charge of all the nation’s police forces, citing the presumption of innocence. After multiple protests by women’s rights groups against the recent appointment of Gerald Darmanin as interior minister, Macron insisted “I share the feminist cause,” and pledged to […]

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