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Cicilline Bill Will Promote Civics Ed

WASHINGTON – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) introduced legislation today to study the availability of civics education for young people in the United States. "For decades, civics education has become less and less of a priority in our schools. It's not only a shame, it hurts our democracy. At a time when misinformation runs rampant, we need to give young people a solid footing in knowledge of our government," said Cicilline. "Right now, only nine states and the District of Columbia require at last a year of civics education before you earn a K-12 degree. This bill is the first step…
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New York City Closes Schools Amid COVID-19 Surge

By VOA News New York City Wednesday ordered schools to close, as the city recorded a seventh-straight day with a COVID-19 positivity rate of over 3%. “Public school buildings will be closed as of tomorrow, Thursday Nov. 19, out an abundance of caution. We must fight back the second wave of COVID-19,” New York City mayor Bill de Blasio wrote on Twitter. In-person school resumed for New York children between late September and early October, when the seven-day positivity rate was under 2%. Also on Wednesday, Clark County, Nevada, which includes Las Vegas, launched an app called “FixIt,” where residents can report issues…
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Poll: Half of US Republican Voters Believe Trump ‘Rightfully Won’ Election

By VOA News A new poll shows that about half of Republican voters believe the claims of President Donald Trump that he “rightfully won” his re-election contest two weeks ago over his Democratic challenger, President-elect Joe Biden. Trump has made baseless, near-daily claims that the vote and vote counting was rigged against him, and he has refused to concede the outcome to Biden. A new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll of more than 1,300 people released Wednesday showed that 73% agreed that Biden won, and 5% thought Trump had. But Republicans were skeptical of the outcome when specifically asked whether Biden had “rightfully…
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Biden Says Battle Against Coronavirus Needs Commander in Chief

By Steve Herman WHITE HOUSE - President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday declared that the battle against COVID-19 “is like going to war. You need a commander in chief.” During a virtual roundtable discussion with front-line health care workers, whom he hailed as heroes fighting the coronavirus, Biden predicted: “I’ll make mistakes. But I promise you I’ll acknowledge them when I make them, as well as I’ll take responsibility.” Biden, the projected winner of the Nov. 3 election against President Donald Trump, said when he is sworn into office, he would urge state governors to order mandatory masking, testing, tracing and social distancing. “I…
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Para Trump ‘el tiempo dirá’ quién ganó

Trump estuvo cerca de reconocer ayer que perdió las elecciones del 3 de noviembre ante Joe Biden, pero finalmente se limitó a afirmar: 'El tiempo lo dirá'. Su rival demócrata consolidó su triunfo la víspera al acumular 306 votos en el Colegio Electoral de 538 miembros que escoge al presidente de Estados Unidos.  El mandatario republicano, quien aún no felicitó a su rival demócrata, declarado ganador el sábado según proyecciones de medios en base a resultados oficiales, habló desde la Casa Blanca para anunciar la inminente autorización de una vacuna contra el covid-19. "No vamos a ir a un confinamiento,…
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Trump reafirma su estrategia contra la pandemia: “Esta Administración no adoptará un nuevo cierre”

El presidente volvió a asegurar que el alto número de casos en se debe a la cantidad de pruebas realizadas. Más de estadounidenses han muerto por la pandemia. El presidente electo Joe Biden instó a la Administración a reconocer la gravedad de la situación. Por Rafael Salido WASHINGTON DC - Este viernes, el presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, se dirigió a la nación por primera vez en más de una semana. En ambiente marcado por la contienda electoral, cuyas proyecciones han sido puestas en duda por la Casa Blanca y el Partido Republicano, el mandatario tomó la palabra para defender la…
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EE.UU.: nuevo récord de casos y hospitalizaciones por COVID-19

California y Texas, dos de los estados más poblados del país, ya superaron la marca de un millón de infecciones de COVID-19. Por Voz de América  Estados Unidos estableció el jueves otro récord de infecciones de COVID-19, con más de nuevos casos reportados y de hospitalizaciones, con Ambas cifras superaron los reportes del miércoles de más de casos nuevos y alrededor de hospitalizaciones. El número de muertes fue de Estados Unidos se mantiene con el país con más casos de coronavirus, más de 10,5 millones, y muertes, más de , desde que comenzó la pandemia de a principios de año, según…
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Reed: Trump Clearly Lost Election & His Transition Blockade Threatens Public Health & U.S. National Security

Top Democrat on Armed Services Committee says it is essential for President-elect Biden to start getting high-level Intelligence briefings and be granted transition resources WASHINGTON, DC – Today, after national media outlets unanimously declared Joe Biden the winner of Arizona’s 11 electoral votes, increasing his Electoral College victory total to 290, and with the Department of Homeland Security declaring this election “the most secure in American history,” Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) called on President Trump to acknowledge that Joe Biden is the President-elect and officially grant him access to the transition resources needed to build an effective government that is ready…
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Biden Wins Arizona, Widening Electoral College Lead

By VOA News President-elect Joe Biden is the winner in the southwestern state of Arizona, according to major news outlets, adding to his electoral victory even as President Donald Trump refuses to acknowledge defeat. With more than 99 percent of the votes counted in the state, Biden leads President Donald Trump by about 11,000 votes. The New York Times, CNN, NBC News and The Washington Post were among the news organizations Thursday that projected Biden the winner in Arizona, historically a Republican stronghold. Fox News and Associated Press called Arizona for Biden last week. Edison Research also has projected Biden the winner in…
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Biden habla con líderes demócratas del Congreso sobre la “urgente” necesidad de un nuevo paquete de estímulo

Los legisladores demócratas insistieron en la urgencia de aprobar un paquete de estímulo, ante conversaciones estancadas por diferencias con republicanos. Por Alejandra Arredondo El mismo jueves, en una rueda de prensa en el Capitolio, Schumer y Pelosi urgieron a los legisladores republicanos a apoyar sus proyectos de ley para atender la pandemia, pidiéndoles dejar sus “jueguitos” sobre las elecciones, en referencia al apoyo que algunas figuras del Congreso han mostrado a las denuncias infundadas de fraude promovidas por el presidente Donald Trump. “Los republicanos deben dejar sus jueguitos sobre una elecciones que el presidente Trump ya perdió y dirigir su atención a lo inmediato: dar…
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