DeVos Weighs Waiving Special Education. Parents Are Worried.

WASHINGTON — Tucked away in the $2 trillion coronavirus stabilization bill is a provision that allows Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to seek congressional approval to waive parts of the federal special education law while schools combat the coronavirus pandemic. How she might use that authority scares parents like Jennifer Gratzer, …

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Global Cases Exceed 1 Million

There are now more than 1 million coronavirus cases worldwide. The coronavirus pandemic has sickened more than 1 million people, according to official counts, almost a quarter of them in the United States. As of Thursday afternoon, at least 51,000 people have died, and the virus has been detected in …

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Mazda celebrates centenary with special editions

Mazda is celebrating its 100th anniversary by offering a special limited edition variant across its entire passenger car and SUV range. Although it didn’t produce a passenger vehicle until 1960, Mazda was first created in 1920 as Toyo Cork Kogyo — a cork manufacturer. Camera IconMazda is celebrating its 100th …

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Waratahs awarded Super W crown

Super W honours have gone to the NSW Waratahs for a third-straight season after Rugby Australia scrapped its finals series because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Waratahs finished the regular season in top spot with 19 competition points, four ahead of second-placed Queensland. The Reds were due to play the …

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Coronavirus anxiety bad for sleep: expert

Sleep may be hard to come by for people during the coronavirus pandemic but many will get an extra hour of it on Sunday as daylight saving ends. Stress and anxiety during uncertain times can leave many Australians experiencing disturbed sleeping patterns, with job losses and mortgages weighing down on …

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