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Harvard, MIT Sue To Block ICE Rule On International Students

BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging the Trump administration’s decision to bar international students from staying in the U.S. if they take classes entirely online this fall. The lawsuit, filed in Boston’s federal court, seeks to prevent federal immigration authorities from enforcing the rule. The universities contend that the directive violates the Administrative Procedures Act because officials failed to offer a reasonable basis justifying the policy and because the public was not given notice to comment on it. The Trump administration did not immediately respond to requests for comment. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement notified colleges Monday that international stude...
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A New Comet Is Now Visible With The Naked Eye

(CNN) — A newly-discovered comet dubbed NEOWISE will be visible this week to the naked eye. It’s the first visible comet of 2020. The comet, officially known as C/2020 F3, was spotted by NASA’s NEOWISE satellite in March, as it made its initial approach to the sun. It survived its loop around the sun and will be reaching the point in its orbit where it is closest to Earth in the next week. NEOWISE is expected to remain visible to the naked eye through July. Those in the northern hemisphere can catch this comet in the north sky for most of the month at early dawn and dusk. Comets often appear faint in the sky, so it is easiest to catch a glimpse in the early morning and evening, when there is just enough sunlight to see them against the night sky, but not so much the...
Coronavirus, Health, National News, World News

US Notifies UN Of Withdrawal From World Health Organization

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations of its withdrawal from the World Health Organization, although the pullout won’t take effect until next year, meaning it could be rescinded under a new administration or if circumstances change. The withdrawal notification makes good on President Donald Trump’s vow in late May to terminate U.S. participation in the WHO, which he has harshly criticized for its response to the coronavirus pandemic and accused of bowing to Chinese influence. The move was immediately assailed by health officials and critics of the administration, including numerous Democrats who said it would cost the U.S. influence in the global arena. Former Vice President Joe Biden has said he supports the WHO and Dem...
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Trump Administration Begins Formal Withdrawal From World Health Organization

(CNN) — The Trump administration has notified Congress and the United Nations that the United States is formally withdrawing from the World Health Organization, multiple officials tell CNN, a move that comes amid a rising number of coronavirus cases throughout the Americas in the last week alone. Sen. Robert Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee tweeted the news Tuesday. “Congress received notification that POTUS officially withdrew the U.S. from the ⁦‪@WHO⁩in the midst of a pandemic. To call Trump’s response to COVID chaotic & incoherent doesn’t do it justice. This won’t protect American lives or interests—it leaves Americans sick & America alone,” he wrote. A State Department official also confirmed that “the United States’ n...
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International Students May Need To Leave U.S. If Universities Transition To Online-Only

International students who are pursuing degrees in the United States will have to leave the country or risk deportation if their universities switch to online-only courses, Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Monday. The move may affect thousands of foreign students who come to the United States to attend universities or participate in training programs, as well as non-academic or vocational studies. Universities nationwide are beginning to make the decision to transition to online courses as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. At Harvard, for example, all course instruction will be delivered online, including for students living on campus. For international students, that opens the door to them having to leave the US. “There’s so much uncertainty. It’s ...
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Death Toll From Flooding In Japan Rises To 50, Dozen Missing

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s disaster management agency said the death toll from recent flooding has risen to 50 and at least a dozen others are still missing. Pounding rain since late Friday in Japan’s southern region of Kyushu has triggered widespread flooding. The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said 49 of the dead confirmed as of Tuesday morning were from riverside towns in the Kumamoto prefecture. One person was found dead in another prefecture of Fukuoka as the heavy rain spread across the southern area. At least a dozen people are missing. Tens of thousands of army troops, police and other rescue workers mobilized from around the country worked their way through mud and debris in the hardest-hit riverside towns along the Kuma River. Rescue operations have been ha...
Coronavirus, World News

WHO Ending Hydroxycholorquine Trial For COVID

BERLIN — The World Health Organization says it is ending a trial into whether anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine helps patients hospitalized with COVID-19. WHO said Saturday it has “accepted the recommendation” from the committee overseeing the trial to discontinue testing of hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir, a drug combination used to treat HIV/AIDS. The drugs were being compared with standard care for hospitalized patients. WHO says a review of the interim results showed hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir “produce little or no reduction in the mortality of hospitalized COVID-19 patients when compared to standard of care.” The agency adds that while there was no “solid evidence” of increased mortality for hospitalized patients given the drugs, t...
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Ghislaine Maxwell, Longtime Friend Of Jeffrey Epstein, Arrested By FBI

Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell attend de Grisogono Sponsors The 2005 Wall Street Concert Series Benefitting Wall Street Rising, with a Performance by Rod Stewart at Cipriani Wall Street on March 15, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Joe Schildhorn/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images) (CNN) –– Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested Thursday morning in connection with the Jeffrey Epstein investigation, according to a person familiar with the matter. Maxwell was taken into custody and is expected to appear in court later Thursday, the source said. Maxwell, the longtime friend of Epstein, has been under investigation for facilitating Epstein’s recruitment of young girls...
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China Researchers Discover New Swine Flu With ‘Pandemic Potential’

Chinese language researchers have found a brand new kind of swine flu that may infect people and has the potential to trigger a future pandemic, in keeping with a examine launched on Monday, although scientists have cautioned that the virus doesn't pose a direct international well being menace. The illness, which researchers referred to as the G4 virus, is genetically descended from the H1N1 swine flu that triggered a pandemic in 2009. G4 now exhibits “all of the important hallmarks of a candidate pandemic virus,” mentioned the examine, revealed within the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). However Dr. Angela Rasmussen, a virologist at Columbia College’s public well being college, warned the general public to not “freak out.” ...
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EU Reopens Its Borders To 14 Nations But Not To US Tourists

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union introduced Tuesday that it will reopen its borders to travelers from 14 nations, however most People have been refused entry for at the least one other two weeks because of hovering coronavirus infections within the U.S. Vacationers from different huge nations like Russia, Brazil and India will even miss out. As Europe’s economies reel from the impression of the coronavirus, southern EU nations like Greece, Italy and Spain are determined to entice again sun-loving guests and breathe life into their broken tourism industries. Greater than 15 million People are estimated to journey to Europe annually, whereas some 10 million Europeans head throughout the Atlantic. Residents from the next nations will likely be allowed into the EU’s 2...
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Confirmed Coronavirus Virus Cases Hit 10 Million Worldwide

ROME (AP) — Worldwide confirmed coronavirus infections hit the 10 million mark Sunday as voters in Poland and France went to the polls for virus-delayed elections. New clusters of circumstances at a Swiss nightclub and within the central English metropolis of Leicester confirmed that the virus was nonetheless circulating extensively in Europe, although not with the quickly rising an infection price seen in components of the U.S., Latin America and India. Sporting obligatory masks, social distancing in traces and carrying their very own pens to signal voting registers, French voters solid ballots in a second spherical of municipal elections. Poles additionally wore masks and used hand sanitizer, and a few in virus-hit areas had been advised to mail of their ballots t...