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Ontario's back-to-school plan draws fears, praise from parents

Students from Grade 4 up will be required to wear masks while at school, while younger students will be encouraged to do so in common areas. Students in kindergarten to Grade 8 are to attend school full time, while those in Grades 9 to 12 are to be taught using a combination of online and in-class instruction.

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Australia reports record daily virus cases, 13 deaths

However, Chair in Epidemiology at Deakin University, Professor Catherine Bennett, said it was not totally unexpected. Medical workers evacuate a resident from the Epping Gardens aged care facility in the Melbourne suburb of Epping, as the city battles fresh outbreaks of the Covid-19 coronavirus .

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Governor Says Feds Are Withdrawing From Portland

Wolf told reporters that his agents will remain in Portland "until we are assured that OR state police and the plan that the governor has put together is successful". Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler issued an apology to non-violent protesters on July 30, saying the use of gas 'should never have happened'. State and local officials accused the federal government of overreach and blamed it for escalating tensions in the city .

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Germanys Covid-induced Q2 GDP plunge wiped off 10 years of growth

Between the lines: The staggering contraction beats the last record set in 1958, when GDP shrank at an annualized 10% rate. Compared to the same quarter of 2019, economic activity fell 9.5 percent. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories . As well, businesses in cities across the US found themselves under siege as protests turned into riots and looting.

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U.S. Attorney General William Barr to be tested for coronavirus

McConnell told PBS NewsHour that "just about every one of my members is wearing a mask" and he didn't see a need for new mask mandates in the Senate because "we're getting compliance in the old-fashioned way, everybody's doing it". "It's the members of Congress and support staff and that's very many people", Pelosi told CNN's Anderson Cooper. As they arrived at Tuesday's hearing, Gohmert and Barr were walking near each other at one point, according to the Hill .

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US Economy Contracts 32.9% In June Quarter, Wall Street Crashes

It was the deepest decline since the government began keeping records in 1947 and three times more severe than the prior record of 10% set in 1958. Though the economy started to crawl out of its pandemic hole with the easing of lockdown restrictions in May and June, a surge of infections in some USA states has led officials to pause and in some cases, reverse those rollbacks.


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