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  • Last update 19 hour ago 09/23/2020New

    University of California system improperly admitted dozens of students, audit finds

    (Reuters) - The University of California system unfairly admitted 64 “noncompetitive” students between 2013 and 2019, the California state auditor said in a report released on Tuesday that echoed a 2019 college admissions scandal involving at least eight schools across the country. The audit determined that 22 students had been admitted as student athletes without full qualifications, while another 42 students had been admitted at Berkeley largely because of family connections or donations. In a statement emailed to Reuters, University of California President Michael V. Drake said he took the auditor’s findings “very seriously” and the university would “swiftly address” concerns raised by the report and discipline individuals involved.

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  • Last update 19 hour ago 09/23/2020New

    Pandemic forces Nobel Foundation to cancel live prize ceremony

    The winners of this year’s Nobel Prizes will not get their medals and diplomas presented to them at Stockholm’s concert hall as usual due to the coronavirus pandemic, the award organisers said on Tuesday. The prizes, due to be announced next month, will instead be handed out during a televised ceremony in December with laureates receiving their awards in their own countries. The Nobel Foundation had already cancelled the glittering banquet which marks the end of the annual festivities in December. It was the first time since 1956 that the banquet had been cancelled.

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  • Last update 19 hour ago 09/23/2020New

    Pandemic forces Nobel Foundation to cancel live prize ceremony

    The winners of this year’s Nobel Prizes will not get their medals and diplomas presented to them at Stockholm’s concert hall as usual due to the coronavirus pandemic, the award organisers said on Tuesday. The prizes, due to be announced next month, will instead be handed out during a televised ceremony in December with laureates receiving their awards in their own countries. The Nobel Foundation had already cancelled the glittering banquet which marks the end of the annual festivities in December. It was the first time since 1956 that the banquet had been cancelled.

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  • Last update 19 hour ago 09/23/2020New

    The UK takes new measures to prevent the second wave of coronavirus spread, but Trump said the U.S. will not do this and will continue to open up

    The number of coronavirus cases in the UK has surged recently. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that the country is now at a “dangerous turning point” and he must act now to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Once again informed that people in the UK can work from home as much as possible, the new measures also include: bars and restaurants will be closed earlier, which may last for 6 months. After several weeks of decline, the number of cases in the U.S. has also begun to show an upward trend. More than half of the states have reported an increase in the number of coronavirus cases. However, some health experts say it is too early to judge whether the upward trend will continue. But Trump has always reiterated that the country will not enter a “closed” state after the coronavirus epidemic reappears, and said that the closed state will bring more harm to everyone. Although the president called for the removal of restrictions on residents and the reopening of the country’s economy. But the federal government largely left the decision to impose restrictions on businesses and gatherings to state leaders.

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  • Last update 19 hour ago 09/23/2020New

    The UK takes new measures to prevent the second wave of coronavirus spread, but Trump said the U.S. will not do this and will continue to open up

    The number of coronavirus cases in the UK has surged recently. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that the country is now at a “dangerous turning point” and he must act now to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Once again informed that people in the UK can work from home as much as possible, the new measures also include: bars and restaurants will be closed earlier, which may last for 6 months. After several weeks of decline, the number of cases in the U.S. has also begun to show an upward trend. More than half of the states have reported an increase in the number of coronavirus cases. However, some health experts say it is too early to judge whether the upward trend will continue. But Trump has always reiterated that the country will not enter a “closed” state after the coronavirus epidemic reappears, and said that the closed state will bring more harm to everyone. Although the president called for the removal of restrictions on residents and the reopening of the country’s economy. But the federal government largely left the decision to impose restrictions on businesses and gatherings to state leaders.

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  • Last update 19 hour ago 09/23/2020New

    The UK takes new measures to prevent the second wave of coronavirus spread, but Trump said the U.S. will not do this and will continue to open up

    The number of coronavirus cases in the UK has surged recently. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that the country is now at a “dangerous turning point” and he must act now to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Once again informed that people in the UK can work from home as much as possible, the new measures also include: bars and restaurants will be closed earlier, which may last for 6 months. After several weeks of decline, the number of cases in the U.S. has also begun to show an upward trend. More than half of the states have reported an increase in the number of coronavirus cases. However, some health experts say it is too early to judge whether the upward trend will continue. But Trump has always reiterated that the country will not enter a “closed” state after the coronavirus epidemic reappears, and said that the closed state will bring more harm to everyone. Although the president called for the removal of restrictions on residents and the reopening of the country’s economy. But the federal government largely left the decision to impose restrictions on businesses and gatherings to state leaders.

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  • Last update 1 day ago 09/22/2020New

    Trump says Supreme Court list is down to 5 people, announcement coming Friday or Saturday

    President Trump on Monday said he has narrowed his list of potential Supreme Court nominees to fill the seat held by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to five people and vowed to announce his pick by Friday or Saturday. During an exclusive interview on “Fox & Friends,” the president said that the final Senate vote for his potential nominee should be taken “before the election” and “should go very quickly.” Ginsburg, 87, died on Friday, due to complications surrounding metastatic pancreatic cancer, igniting a new, major political battle before the elections.

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  • Last update 1 day ago 09/22/2020New

    Enormous California wildfire threatens desert homes near LA

    An enormous wildfire that churned through mountains northeast of Los Angeles and into the Mojave Desert was still threatening homes on Monday and was one of more than two dozen major fires burning across California. Five of the largest wildfires in state history are currently burning and more than 5,600 square miles (14,500 square kilometers) have been charred, an area larger than the state of Connecticut, Gov. Gavin Newsom said. At 165 square miles (427 square kilometers), the Bobcat Fire is one of the largest ever in Los Angeles County after burning for more than two weeks.

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  • Last update 1 day ago 09/22/2020New

    U.S. faces a smoldering COVID-19 pandemic nationwide as flu season starts

    (Reuters) - As the United States approaches the miserable mark of 200,000 deaths from the coronavirus, the pandemic is no longer focused on one or two epicenters. Instead it is smoldering across all states, raising fears that when colder weather forces more people inside, it could surpass the surge seen in the summer. Although new cases are down about 50% from the peak in July, the United States is still reporting on average nearly 40,000 new infections a day - the highest number in the developed world. Top U.S. infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci has said he would like to see new cases below 10,000 per day before flu season starts in October.

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  • Last update 1 day ago 09/22/2020New

    New U.S. COVID-19 cases rise 17% in past week, deaths up 5%

    (Reuters) - The weekly number of new COVID-19 cases in the United States rose last week for the first time after falling for eight straight weeks, an increase that health experts attributed to schools reopening and parties over the Labor Day holiday. New cases rose 17% to about 287,000 for the week ended Sept. 20, while deaths rose 5.5% to about 5,400 people after falling for the previous four weeks, according to a Reuters analysis of state and county reports.

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