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Students Need To Be In Classrooms, With Masks, This Fall, Education Secretary Says
Students learn best in classrooms, U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona tells NPR — but "we have to make sure that we're following mitigation strategies." Audio
How House Democrats' Campaign Chief Plans To Defy History In 2022
Republicans need to gain just five seats in next year's midterm elections to take control of the U.S. House. It's New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney's job to make sure that doesn't happen.
US & World
New Zealand Apologizes For 1970s Immigration Raids That Targeted Pacific Islanders
Almost 50 years later, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has formally apologized for the early morning operation that came to be known as the Dawn Raids.
Environment & Science
Western Wildfires May Take Weeks To Months To Contain
The Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon, the country's largest active blaze, could reach full containment in October. Until then, officials say, wildfire conditions will only continue to intensify.
Vaccinated People Can Spread Delta Variant, Suggests Data Behind The CDC Mask Guidance
In an outbreak in Provincetown, Mass., three-quarters of cases occurred in fully vaccinated people. The study's findings suggest that vaccinated people infected with delta can transmit the virus.
Crime & Justice
Harvey Weinstein Tries And Fails To Have Several Sexual Assault Charges Dismissed
Weinstein's lawyers had asked a judge to throw out three of the sexual assault charges against him. The judge let two stand but agreed that a third should be amended and sent back to the grand jury.
Arts & Entertainment
Everything You'd Want To Know About The Unusual Masks Worn By Team USA Athletes
It's a bold look that has been compared to the masked Batman villain Bane – even by the Japanese organizers of the Tokyo Games. The mask is voluminous and is a nod to the host country, Japan.
Kindergarten Enrollment Fell Last Year. Now Schools Wonder How Many Kids Are Coming
It's too soon to say if schools will see a surge, but they do know that kindergartners are entering their first year of school with a wide range of experience.
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.