[NFA] New York City teachers on Wednesday threatened to strike or bring legal action unless the largest U.S. school district implements a more rigorous COVID-19 testing plan and other safety measures before reopening schools next month.
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NO USE ABC, CNN, FOX, UNIVISION, TELEMUNDO, BBC AMERICA, NBC / NO USE SOUTH BEND, INDIANA MEDIA MARKETS** New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday toured a Brooklyn elementary school, showcasing sanitation and other cleaning supplies… While at the same time, the city’s teachers threatened to strike - or take other job or legal action - unless their school district implements a more rigorous COVID-19 testing plan.
The United Federation of Teachers wants more safety measures in place, before the system’s scheduled reopening next month with a mix of in-classroom and online learning.
REPORTER ASKING: "What would you say to those who are now hearing that there now could be either a sick-out or a strike?" BILL DE BLASIO: "Look, any union leader who talks about doing something illegal should really think twice about what he's saying.
We've been working in good faith with the unions for months.
We're going to keep working with them regardless of what they say, because we care more about kids and parents than these games.” De Blasio said his reopening plan has stringent standards - including a recommendation that staff and students get tested for COVID-19 at least once a month.
The city - once the U.S. epicenter of the pandemic - now has an infection rate below 1%.
But schools and universities in other parts of the country got off to a faltering start in welcoming students back to campus this week.
In several cases - like at the University of Notre Dame - spikes in positive test results forced schools to delay or cancel plans for in-person classes... while others are finding alternative solutions.
Green Schoolyards America - a non-profit organization based in Berkeley, California, has launched an initiative to help schools teach classes outside.
AstraZeneca has resumed the U.S. trial of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine after approval by regulators, and Johnson & Johnson is preparing to resume its trial early next week, the companies said on Friday. Fred Katayama reports.
Trinamool Congress MP Nusrat Jahan was seen dancing during Durga Puja celebrations in West Bengal’s New Alipore. Nusrat was spotted in a red & white sari dancing with women. She was also seen playing the traditional drum or Dhak on Durga Ashtami. Jahan & other people were seen wearing masks to contain the spread of Covid-19. Accompanied by her husband, she offered flowers at Suruchi Sangha Pandal. Amid Coivd surge, Durga Puja has been a low-key affair minus the grand festivities. The Calcutta High Court has ruled Durga Puja pandals across West Bengal as ‘no entry zones’ this year.
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Delhi reported 4,086 fresh cases on Friday, its highest spike in 35 days. Except on October 19, the capital has been reporting over 3,000 cases daily for the last 10 days, sparking concerns of a second wave as the festive season sets in. The numbers are worrying especially when national Covid figures have shown a remarkable decline.
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President Donald Trump has cast his ballot in the US election, tellingreporters afterwards: “I voted for a guy named Trump.” Mr Trump voted in WestPalm Beach, Florida, which is near his private Mar-a-Lago club. He used tovote in New York but changed his residency to Florida last year.
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Sunday he is moving to shut non-essential businesses as well as schools in nine neighborhoods identified as coronavirus clusters, starting on Wednesday. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday he was cracking down on a few Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods following a spike in COVID-19 infections. According to HuffPost, city officials will start issuing fines in those areas to people who refuse to wear masks. Hundreds of outreach workers and contact tracers are going to nine Brooklyn and Queens ZIP codes that have seen an upswing in positive COVID-19 tests.
Things got a little risqué on Tuesday's episode of 'The Bachelorette', when star Clare Crawley challenged the men with a game of strip dodgeball. But Bachelor Nation was quick to call out the ABC reality franchise for its "double standard."
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Speaking to seniors in Fort Myers, Florida on Friday, U.S. President Donald Trump described his town hall the night before moderated by NBC's Savannah Guthrie as "another night in paradise" and criticized ABC for throwing "soft balls" at his opponent Joe Biden at a dueling event.
[NFA] Voters in Minnesota, Virginia, South Dakota and Wyoming began casting in-person ballots on Friday. In Virginia, elections officials in Fairfax and Arlington counties reported heavy turnout, with lines out the door. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
'Saturday Night Live' kicked off this weekend's show, hosted by 'Insecure' star Issa Rae, by spoofing NBC's broadcast of President Donald Trump's town hall and throwing some shade at its network, saying NBC laid a quote "thirst trap" for Trump.
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[NFA] U.S. President Donald Trump campaigned fiercely in Florida Friday, where he and his challenger are in a statistical dead heat, while Democrat Joe Biden targeted another crucial battleground state, Michigan, where Biden said Trump is living in a "dream world." Gavino Garay reports.
During President Donald Trump's town hall on Thursday, current and former showrunners, producers and stars who signed a letter of protest against the event continued to criticize the network for its decision and how the event played out.
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