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As the multiple crises piling up begins to feel interminable, the news unfortunately continues to be bleak. I’m just going to use this introduction to get on my soapbox and urge anyone who reads this to please remember to take care of yourself. If you find that the news is traumatizing or too draining, please disconnect to the best of your ability. As always, thanks to Newseum.org
The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) is a comprehensive civil rights law that was signed into law on July 26th 1990 by President George H.W. Bush. ADA covers a wide range of mental and physical medical conditions, including those that not necessarily severe or permanent in nature. It requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to...
Welcome to the weekend news update! Here are some of the news items today from around the US, pertaining to the latest effects of coronavirus on different groups of people and institutions. As always, these headlines are courtesy of Newseum.org.
Today’s headlines look at how children across the United States are being affected by the responses to the coronavirus pandemic. Public and private grade schools are making disparate choices about in-school instruction in the fall while other institutions for children, including child prisons and day care, are facing entirely different challenges. These headlines are selected from the front pages curated by
Happy Thursday! This collection of newspaper headlines across America take a look at how states all over the United States and Canada are tackling the idea of schools reopening in September. Many states that opened early, and as a result have shut their doors for a second time due to spikes are grappling with finding the best solutions to keep students, teachers, faculty, and families safe. With some schools slated to open in less than three weeks, secure solutions are vital. These headlines of daily news are courtesy of
Today’s headlines examine the shifting behavior of federal law enforcement officers across the United States. Yesterday, the FBI arrested the Ohio House Speaker in one of the “largest public corruption cases” in the state’s history, and federal agents are investigating the attempted murder of a federal judge in New Jersey. Yet federal agents are also being deployed in less traditional ways in Oregon, Illinois, and potentially New York, in order to quell social unrest following several high profile murders of Black people by local...
Today is another day and that means more news of terrible inequality and injustice. However, today’s news also comes with stories of people bravely fighting against terrible odds to make America align a little bit more with the nation it claims to be. Thank you again to Newseum.org for helping to curate and highlight local ...
One small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.-- Neil ArmstrongOn July 20th, 1969 at 4:17pm the Lunar Module, "Eagle," touched down on the Sea of Tranquility on the east side of the Moon, with but 45 seconds left of fuel in the tank after an overshot landing some four miles. Once on the surface, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin (Buzz) Aldrin became the first men to walk on the Moon, ...
As 2020 continues, yet more stories of the pandemic, of inequality and lack of opportunity, and of naked corruption continue to dominate the headlines. Today’s daily news is no different. While nothing in these stories is truly unprecedented, all of the injustices we see daily feel more egregious for occurring during such a time of universal crisis. Thanks again to Newseum.org
Today’s news items from around the work focus on the continuing efforts to fight discrimination and the virus. In particularly noteworthy news, civil rights champion John Lewis passed away yesterday. However, others are continuing his work. The New York Times profiles Assa Traoré, an activist in France. As always, these headlines are taken from Newseum.org.