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    McConnell, GOP Urge Education Department to Resist ‘Activist Indoctrination’ in Curriculum | Politics

    Congressional Republicans accused the Biden administration Friday of pushing a divisive and revisionist U.S. history curriculum on schools in the wake of its announcement that it plans to prioritize more diverse perspectives and slavery’s lasting impact on inequality in the U.S. In a letter addressed to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona and signed by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and 36 of his Republican colleagues, McConnell argued the Biden administration’s efforts are akin to “spoon-feeding students a slanted story.” “Americans do not need or want their tax dollars diverted from promoting the principles that unite our nation toward promoting radical ideologies meant to divide us,” McConnell wrote. “Our nation’s…

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    Democratic senators urge Education Department to remove millions of student loan borrowers from default status

    InvestorPlace Norwegian Cruise Line Is Navigating Through a Hurricane of Problems The novel coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the cruise industry globally. Prior to 2020, the industry had been experiencing a years-long boom. Now that a bet on the global reopening of the economies is gaining momentum, is it the right time to buy cruise stocks such as Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:NCLH) stock? There are many factors to weigh in on, but NCLH stock has a lot of hurdles to deal with now. Unfortunately, things do not look as rosy as some may think. Source: Vytautas Kielaitis/shutterstock.com A well-known English proverb says “A smooth sea never made a skillful…

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    London Breed, others urge S.F. education leaders to reopen public schools

    San Francisco families, mayor and state elected officials formed a united front Thursday in urging school and labor leaders to listen to the health experts, come to an agreement and reopen schools as soon as possible. At a press conference sponsored by the parent group, Decreasing the Distance, a tearful Mayor London Breed, standing before children hold signs saying “I miss my friends,” urged the adults to end division and finger-pointing to get schools open. “It just really breaks my heart to be here to see these kids and these families to know what they’ve been going through,” Breed said. “Kids are struggling in our city and we all know…

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    ‘Listen to the Science,’ Climate Campaigners Urge as New Study Details Global Warming Emergency

    <p>In a <a href=”https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2351989420309367?via{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1}3Dihub” target=”_blank”>study</a> published last December in the journal <em>Global Ecology and Conservation</em>, researchers conducting a comprehensive survey found that Philippine pangolins (<em>Manis culionensis</em>) have been spotted in 17 of the 24 municipalities in Palawan, the island province that’s the only place on Earth where this species occurs.</p><p>”This is promising for the Philippine pangolin and suggests it is not too late to establish conservation efforts across the species’ range,” lead author Lucy Archer, from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), tells Mongabay.</p> <h3>An Enigmatic Species</h3><p>So little is known about the Philippine pangolin that even as the IUCN considers the species to be critically <a href=”https://www.ecowatch.com/tag/endangered-species”>endangered</a>, there is no…

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