Schools are reopening and having positive cases of COVID-19, Congress has yet to break its impasse on a second stimulus bill and Beirut is still responding to a deadly, widespread blast. Schools reopeningWith several grade schools already reopening, positive COVID-19 cases are already emerging among students and staff.Students at schools are seeing their learning environments change, and families are figuring out how to adjust.Many students and sports programs are also seeing their seasons evolving. Colorado’s high school football season has already been postponed to the spring.As more schools reopen, sometimes entirely virtually, the new school year is showing what new normals are for Americans.Congress at impasse on 2nd stimulus billA last-ditch effort by Democrats to revive Capitol Hill talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money collapsed in disappointment Friday.Both the House and Senate have left Washington, with members sent home on instructions to be ready to return for a vote on an agreement. With no deal in sight, their absence raises the possibility of a prolonged stalemate that stretches well into August and even September.Responding to the issue, President Donald Trump on Saturday signed executive orders regarding extra unemployment benefits, payroll tax deferrals and more.Beirut emerging from tragedyLebanon’s capital is trying to emerge less than a week after 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate blew up in the city, obliterating its main commercial hub and spreading death and wreckage for miles around.On Friday, the known death toll reached 154, including bodies recovered from the rubble, and more than 5,000 people were wounded.Documents are showing the corruption, negligence and incompetence of Lebanon’s long-ruling political oligarchy, and its failure to provide its people with basic needs, including security.Details of the tragedy are continuing to unfold as international aid pours in.

Schools are reopening and having positive cases of COVID-19, Congress has yet to break its impasse on a second stimulus bill and Beirut is still responding to a deadly, widespread blast.

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Schools reopening

With several grade schools already reopening, positive COVID-19 cases are already emerging among students and staff.

Students at schools are seeing their learning environments change, and families are figuring out how to adjust.

Many students and sports programs are also seeing their seasons evolving. Colorado’s high school football season has already been postponed to the spring.

As more schools reopen, sometimes entirely virtually, the new school year is showing what new normals are for Americans.

Congress at impasse on 2nd stimulus bill

A last-ditch effort by Democrats to revive Capitol Hill talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money collapsed in disappointment Friday.

Both the House and Senate have left Washington, with members sent home on instructions to be ready to return for a vote on an agreement. With no deal in sight, their absence raises the possibility of a prolonged stalemate that stretches well into August and even September.

Responding to the issue, President Donald Trump on Saturday signed executive orders regarding extra unemployment benefits, payroll tax deferrals and more.

Beirut emerging from tragedy

Lebanon’s capital is trying to emerge less than a week after 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate blew up in the city, obliterating its main commercial hub and spreading death and wreckage for miles around.

On Friday, the known death toll reached 154, including bodies recovered from the rubble, and more than 5,000 people were wounded.

Documents are showing the corruption, negligence and incompetence of Lebanon’s long-ruling political oligarchy, and its failure to provide its people with basic needs, including security.

Details of the tragedy are continuing to unfold as international aid pours in.

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