DeVos Abandons a Lifetime of Local Advocacy to Demand Schools Reopen

WASHINGTON — As the nation’s public schools plunged into crisis at the outset of the coronavirus outbreak, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos stuck to the message of decades of conservative education advocacy. She championed her trademark policies of local and parental control, freeing states of federal mandates, loosening rules and funding opportunities that she said would […]

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Jessica Brown Findlay enters ‘Brave New World’

English actress Jessica Brown Findlay has become a period-piece staple — but she steps into the future in “Brave New World,” her new series premiering Wednesday on Peacock. “There are some scripts that you just read and immediately know you have to do,” Findlay, 30, tells The Post. “I knew I had to play Lenina […]

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Bahrain to Execute 2 Shiite Protesters After Years of Desperate Appeals

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Two Bahraini men who say they were tortured into making false confessions were sentenced to death for the fifth time on Monday in what international rights groups called another stain on Bahrain’s record of imprisoning, torturing and executing government critics. The two men, both members of Bahrain’s Shiite majority, were first arrested […]

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New Trump rule barred DePaul student from overseas from entering the U.S., lawsuit says

An international student was denied entry into the United States because of a new Trump administration rule on foreign students. | Rich Hein/Sun-Times file photo The University of Illinois, Chicago, Northwestern and DePaul have all signed onto a lawsuit challenging the rule that prevents foreign students from being in the U.S. if they are only […]

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Charlize Theron describes how she fell in love with the UFC | ESPN MMA

Actress Charlize Theron describes how a friend got her into UFC and how she has loved it ever since. She goes in depth on her favorite fighters to watch including Jon Jones and Rose Namajunas. She finally gives her prediction for the UFC 251 main event between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal.✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ […]

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Fay downgraded to depression; expected to dissipate Sunday

Tropical Storm Fay has weakened into a tropical depression early Saturday morning By The Associated Press July 11, 2020, 6:50 AM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MIAMI — Tropical depression Fay moved north over New York early Saturday and was expected to continue to weaken through the weekend, forecasters said. […]

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‘Greenleaf’ star Jennifer Sears breaks down hit show’s family dynamics

Jennifer Sears has put a charge into “Greenleaf,” the OWN drama series about a family-owned Southern megachurch. Sears — who joins the show in its fifth and final season — plays Tara, the sister of Rochelle Cross (LeToya Luckett). She will impact the family’s ultimate fate when a long-buried secret is revealed. The veteran actress, […]

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Trump threatens tax-exempt status, funding for universities and schools over ‘radical left indoctrination’

President Trump on Friday said he is telling the Treasury Department to look into the tax-exempt status and the funding of “universities and school systems” over alleged left-wing bias, saying that children should not be “indoctrinated.” “Too many Universities and School Systems are about Radical Left Indoctrination, not Education,” Trump said in a pair of tweets. “Therefore, I […]

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Turkey issues presidential decree to convert Hagia Sophia back into mosque

Turkey will convert the Hagia Sophia cultural site back into a functioning mosque. The millenary place of worship was turned into a museum in 1934. The country’s top administrative court annulled Hagia Sophia’s status as a museum early on Friday morning. Shortly after, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed a presidential decree that transferred management of […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Chinese virologist accuses Beijing of coronavirus cover-up, flees Hong Kong: ‘I know how they treat whistleblowers’

EXCLUSIVE: Hong Kong scientist Dr. Li-Meng Yan was stepping into uncharted territory. Hours before she boarded an April 28 Cathay Pacific flight to the United States, the respected doctor who specialized in virology and immunology at the Hong Kong School of Public Health had plotted her escape, packing her bag and sneaking past the censors and video […]

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan ‘disgusted’ by Baltimore councilman’s comments on possibly removing police statue

Maryland’s Republican governor and a Democratic city councilman from Baltimore ripped into one another on social media over the latter’s comments about the fate of a public memorial to the city’s fallen police officers this week. At issue is a memorial to fallen police officers outside the Baltimore Police Department’s headquarters. Councilman Ryan Dorsey has […]

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Five NBA teams begin practices in Orlando bubble: ‘Honestly, it feels strange’

The Magic walked into a carpeted hotel ballroom Thursday in Orlando, Fla., outfitted with two NBA courts and four baskets, and made a little news. Even though they never played 5-on-5, even though never did any drills that required contact and even though they didn’t travel far to get there, the Magic became the first […]

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Drive-in baseball: Why not watch Dodgers or Angels games on a screen from a car?

The cars rolled into the Angel Stadium parking lot last weekend, assembling beneath a giant pop-up screen. In the shadow of the Big A, and from the safety of their vehicles, folks enjoyed drive-in movies. With the start of the 2020 season less than two weeks away, how about drive-in baseball? With no fans allowed […]

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Michael Cohen, former Trump attorney, taken back into custody

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen was taken back into custody Thursday morning and is now at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn after the Federal Bureau of Prisons said Cohen violated “the conditions of his home confinement.” Cohen, the former attorney for President Trump who was imprisoned last year after pleading guilty to several charges, was released from […]

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Barr: FBI has made 150 arrests, launched more than 500 investigations related to rioting

Attorney General Bill Barr gave an update Thursday on the federal investigations into rioting that took place across the nation in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death. Barr had previously announced that the Justice Department had evidence that outside instigators — including individuals connected to Antifa — were behind some of the violence that appeared to spin out of […]

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Durham, under pressure to wrap up investigation, could ‘punt’ to after Election Day: source

EXCLUSIVE: U.S. Attorney John Durham is under pressure to wrap up his investigation into the origins of the Russia probe by the end of the summer, but if he doesn’t, he could wait to reveal his findings or initiate prosecutions until after the 2020 presidential election, Fox News has learned. Two sources familiar with Durham’s investigation told […]

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Saquon Barkley ranks No. 1 on ESPN’s Top 10 NFL RBs list | Get Up

The Get Up crew discusses ESPN’s list of the top 10 running backs heading into the upcoming NFL season, where New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley ranks first, along with how the value of running backs in today’s NFL is trending. #GetUp #NFL ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe […]

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College football parents take note of Ivy League suspending fall sports amid pandemic

It’s been almost six weeks since Chris and Mya Hinton waded into the growing pool of advocates for college football players. Driven to action by schools deciding to bring athletes back to campuses during the pandemic, the Hintons, who have sons currently playing at Michigan and Stanford, started College Football Parents 247. The group now […]

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Javicia Leslie cast as new ‘Batwoman’ after Ruby Rose’s shocking exit

“Batwoman” has found its new series lead, with Javicia Leslie set to step into the cape and cowl for the show’s upcoming second season on The CW. “I am extremely proud to be the first Black actress to play the iconic role of Batwoman on television, and as a bisexual woman, I am honored to […]

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Driver Charged With Vehicular Homicide in Death of Seattle Protester

A Seattle man who the authorities said drove into a protest on a closed section of Interstate 5 over the weekend, killing one demonstrator, was charged on Wednesday with vehicular homicide, vehicular assault and reckless driving. The man, Dawit Kelete, 27, is being held with bail set at $1.2 million and is expected to remain […]

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Walmart creates new health insurance business, looks to hire agents

Walmart is making its latest move into the health care space with its own insurance business, the company said on its website. The world’s largest retailer has created an insurance agency under the name “Walmart Insurance Services LLC” and is looking to hire agents in the Dallas area to sell Medicare insurance, starting in August, […]

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Army Officer Who Clashed With Trump Over Impeachment Set to Retire

WASHINGTON — An Army officer who was a prominent witness in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump last year said on Wednesday he has decided to retire after his promotion was imperiled by objections from the White House. The incident is the latest in what Pentagon and congressional officials say could be another flash point […]

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Some NFL GM’s still have doubts about Lamar Jackson | Get Up

Jeremy Fowler explains how he compiled his ranking of the NFL’s top 10 QBs for 2020 and shares insight into how some GMs feel about the future of Baltimore Ravens star and reigning league MVP Lamar Jackson. #GetUp #NFL ✔️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 […]

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Intense Arctic Wildfires Set a Pollution Record

Intense wildfires in the Arctic have released more polluting gases into the Earth’s atmosphere in the last month than any other fires in 18 years of data collection, European scientists said in a report Tuesday. These fires offer a stark portrait of planetary warming trends. The Arctic is warming at least two and a half […]

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Stephen A. isn’t sold on Patrick Mahomes catching Tom Brady for Super Bowls | Get Up

Stephen A. Smith and Marcus Spears join Mike Greenberg on Get Up get into it over whether Patrick Mahomes will catch or even approach Tom Brady’s six Super Bowl wins. #NFL #Sports #GetUp ✔️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 […]

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