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Despite federal guidance, schools cite privacy laws to withhold info about COVID-19 cases -

Despite federal guidance, schools cite privacy laws to withhold info about COVID-19 casesFederal guidance say those laws don't bar disclosure. Schools can publicly share coronavirus case counts as long as they don’t identify individuals.


Sun, 09 Aug 2020 20:34:28 -0400

French passengers sue Costa Cruises over virus ship ordeal -

French passengers sue Costa Cruises over virus ship ordealAround 850 French passengers who were onboard a coronavirus-riddled cruise ship that was turned away from numerous ports in March have filed a collective suit in Paris with 180 complaints, including manslaughter, against Costa Cruises, their lawyer said Sunday. The class action, which includes complaints from the families of three passengers who died of COVID-19, accuses the Italy-based cruise giant of negligence and various faults during their trip on the Costa Magica. In the absence of stopovers, the crew encouraged the passengers to use the ship's shops, spas, restaurants and casino without sufficiently putting health measures in place -- or informing them there were suspected infections onboard -- the complainants said in their suit.


Sun, 09 Aug 2020 20:04:09 -0400

'They're not equivalent': Pelosi says Russian election interference more serious than that of China, Iran -

'They're not equivalent': Pelosi says Russian election interference more serious than that of China, IranPelosi and other Democrats have called for information about Russia's effort to "denigrate" Joe Biden to be declassified ahead of the 2020 election.


Sun, 09 Aug 2020 19:43:13 -0400

Police, protesters clash in Belarus after tense presidential vote -

Police, protesters clash in Belarus after tense presidential voteClashes broke out between police and protesters in Belarus after a presidential election on Sunday that saw longtime leader Alexander Lukashenko face the biggest challenge to his rule in years. An official exit poll showed Lukashenko, in power since 1994, scoring a landslide victory, but his main challenger Svetlana Tikhanovskaya immediately cast doubt on the results. Opposition supporters took to the streets of Minsk and other cities after polls closed and the state exit poll showed that Lukashenko had won with 79.7 percent of the vote, with Tikhanovskaya in a distant second place with 6.8 percent.


Sun, 09 Aug 2020 17:57:19 -0400

Chicago's Montrose Harbor blocked by police, fence after Mayor Lori Lightfoot shuts down large beach party: 'It's being addressed' -

Chicago's Montrose Harbor blocked by police, fence after Mayor Lori Lightfoot shuts down large beach party: 'It's being addressed'CHICAGO - For months, memes have appeared to show Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot watching for crowds and threatening to close parts of the city if residents don't abide by orders and closures during the coronavirus pandemic. But on Saturday, Lightfoot herself - not just an edited photo of her, like those used in such memes - apparently had a hand in breaking up a large gathering at Montrose ...


Sun, 09 Aug 2020 17:07:00 -0400