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Debate emerges around Covid-19 testing strategies in schools as districts plan to reopen
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Debate emerges around Covid-19 testing strategies in schools as districts plan to reopen

As communities across the country prepare for a return to school, many are still deciding how much time and how many resources to devote to routine Covid-19 testing of students and staff — and what that might look like. “Lots of places have operationalized screening testing differently,” Dr. Westyn Branch-Elliman, an infectious diseases specialist and…MORE

‘What you’re doing is unprecedented’: McCarthy-Pelosi feud boils over
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‘What you’re doing is unprecedented’: McCarthy-Pelosi feud boils over

The relationship between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy was never very warm. Now it’s in the down-right gutter. After a whiplash week of power plays between the two party leaders over the January 6 select committee, tensions are at an all-time high between the California lawmakers, and there are zero signs…MORE

China’s private education firms are the latest targets of Beijing’s crackdown
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China’s private education firms are the latest targets of Beijing’s crackdown

Chinese officials are turning their crackdown on private business to yet another industry: education. A slew of big Chinese education and private tutoring companies are reeling from new rules barring them from turning a profit or raising funding on stock markets, with some warning that the regulations will hurt their business. The new rules, published…MORE

Germany’s gymnasts wear body-covering unitards, rejecting ‘sexualization’ of sport
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Germany’s gymnasts wear body-covering unitards, rejecting ‘sexualization’ of sport

The German women’s gymnastics team has forgone bikini-cut unitards in favor of full-body versions at the Tokyo Olympics, in what the German Gymnastics Federation has branded a statement against “sexualization.” The suits, which the team wore in their qualifications at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, cover the legs to the ankle and are in…MORE

A California sheriff’s deputy has died and another is injured after they were shot during a standoff

A California sheriff’s deputy has died and another is injured after they were shot during a standoff

A sheriff’s deputy was shot and killed and a second deputy was wounded during a standoff at a California home Sunday afternoon, authorities said. “While reporting to a standoff here in Wasco, one of our brave Kern County Sheriff’s Deputies was killed-in-action and one other was shot and wounded,” Wasco Mayor Alex Garcia said in…MORE

Biden’s infrastructure deal on shaky ground as blame game begins
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Biden’s infrastructure deal on shaky ground as blame game begins

President Joe Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure deal is in a perilous state with Republicans and Democrats remaining far apart on a range of outstanding issues after the latest round of furious talks, the clearest sign yet that one of the White House’s top legislative priorities could collapse in the coming days. The talks have reached a…MORE

Dieter Brummer, ‘Home and Away’ star, dead at 45
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Dieter Brummer, ‘Home and Away’ star, dead at 45

Dieter Brummer, the Australian actor best known for his role as heartthrob Shane Parrish on TV soap “Home and Away,” has died at the age of 45. New South Wales Police confirmed to CNN affiliate 9News that Brummer’s body was found in the Sydney suburb of Glenhaven on Saturday afternoon after officers responded to “reports…MORE

Bitcoin, dogecoin and ethereum are suddenly having another great week
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Bitcoin, dogecoin and ethereum are suddenly having another great week

Cryptocurrencies rallied Monday, just a week after they were hit by a major sell-off. As of 4:45 a.m. ET on Monday, bitcoin, ethereum and dogecoin had soared 10%, 7.3% and 11%, respectively, over the past 24 hours, according to data from CoinDesk. Bitcoin climbed to a six-week high of nearly $38,133, while ethereum reached $2,330.…MORE

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Driver’s Den

Miranda Lambert fans in Atlanta got more than they bargained for at her concert on Saturday night (Jan. 20), when the singer and her band burst into a high-energy cover of the Joe Walsh classic “Rocky Mountain Way.” Lambert struts the stage and does the heavy song justice with a high-octane vocal performance, but the…