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California Offers $2 Billion Incentive In A Push For In-Person Learning
Public schools that don't offer in-person instruction for k-2 students by the end of the month will lose out on 1% of eligible funds every day that students remain out of the classroom.
Lifelong Educator, Miguel Cardona, Confirmed As Education Secretary
The former fourth grade teacher, principal and state education commissioner will take the reins at the U.S. Department of Education as the fight intensifies over school reopening.
Georgia House Passes Elections Bill That Would Limit Absentee And Early Voting
The Republican bill would enact more restrictions for absentee voting and cut back on weekend early voting hours favored by larger counties, among other changes.
US & World
Gov. Cuomo Grants N.Y. AG's Request To Investigate Sexual Harassment Allegations
Two former aides to Cuomo have come forward with complaints of sexual harassment during their time in his administration. The investigation's findings will be disclosed in a public report.
Could A Single-Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine After Illness Stretch The Supply?
People who have been sick with COVID-19 may need only one dose of the normally two-shot vaccines. If that became policy it could extend vaccine supplies, but logistical challenges are daunting.
Environment & Science
It's Not Just Texas. The Entire Energy Grid Needs An Upgrade For Extreme Weather
The Texas blackout is a reminder that climate-driven extreme weather stresses the U.S.'s power system in many ways. Much is needed to harden the grid for the future as the number of outages increase.
Crime & Justice
'Yeah, We Lied': Messages Show Prosecutors' Panic Over Missteps In Federal Case
The newly disclosed documents give a window into the U.S. Attorney's Office in Manhattan after a judge started asking questions about a case that the Justice Department won but then abandoned.
Arts & Entertainment
Actors Involved In James Franco Suit Settle, Drop Claims
Two actors that had alleged the Oscar-winner's acting school sexually exploited female students have reached a preliminary settlement agreement. It is unclear if monetary payments are involved.
Oscar The Grouch And Grover Give Us Some Tips For Staying Home
Oscar the Grouch loves his trash, but he loves it more when everyone stays far away from him.
Business & Economy
LA Homebuyers Turn To 'Tenancy In Common,' With Tradeoffs
TIC buyers must be willing to co-own property with strangers. And rent-controlled tenants may have been forced out of the buildings they're moving into.