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Report finds Loudoun school's admission policy discriminates

Nov. 23, 2020 10:44 AM EST

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Attorney General's Office has found that an elite Loudoun County public high school's admissions policies discriminate against Black and Hispanic students. The Loudoun County branch of the NAACP filed a complaint last year about the admissions policies at the new Academies...

Maine climate scientist to join Biden's transition team

Nov. 10, 2020 5:38 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A scientist who directs a climate center at a Maine marine science institute has signed on to join President-elect Joe Biden's transition team. David Reidmiller is director of the Climate Center at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. He was named to the White House's Office of...

Senate workers remove posters and ribbons placed by demonstrators protesting against Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s effort to eliminate trust funds which he says are sources of corruption, at an entrance to the Senate in Mexico City, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. The Senate passed various laws on Wednesday eliminating over 100 trusts which finance everything from science to movie productions to disaster relief. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Mexico Senate kills 109 government disaster, science funds

Oct. 21, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s Morena party pushed legislation through the Senate on Wednesday to eliminate 109 semi-independent government trust funds that finance everything from science to movie productions to disaster relief. In a party-line vote,...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Oct. 20, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: New Bexley rent rule makes a statement about diversity and inclusion The Columbus Dispatch Oct. 20 As central Ohio struggles with a persistent shortage of affordable housing, it’s good to note how far we’ve come from...

Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador addresses family members of 43 missing students from the Rural Normal School of Ayotzinapa, during a presentation of the ongoing investigations on the sixth anniversary of the students’ enforced disappearance, at the National Palace in Mexico City, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Mexican congress votes to eliminate social, culture trusts

Oct. 6, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The lower house of Mexico’s congress voted Tuesday to eliminate as many 109 government trust funds that finance everything from science to movie productions to disaster relief. Debate continued on opposition proposals that some of the trusts could be preserved. But President...

A nurse wearing wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of coronavirus gathers during a protest demanding an improvement in wages and labor conditions at La Paz hospital in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. Madrid has been the source of Europe's most worrying surge of infections in the ongoing second wave of the pandemic. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Scientists to Spanish politicians: 'You rule but don't know'

Oct. 5, 2020 1:46 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Although the speed of new coronavirus infections is waning, hard-hit Spain has accumulated more than 800,000 cases since the beginning of the pandemic as scientists and health workers redouble their criticism for how the country's politicians have responded to it. The health ministry on...