Biden holds sizable lead over Trump among Latino voters in NBC/WSJ/Telemundo poll

Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump 62 percent to 26 percent among Latino registered voters nationally, but his lead trails Hillary Clinton’s advantage with this voting bloc at this same stage in 2016, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Telemundo poll released Sunday. Biden is seen by the poll’s respondents as better at addressing…

An elementary school teacher asked parents to wear clothes and avoid appearing with ‘big joints’ in the background of Zoom classes

Several Florida teachers reported witnessing parents’ alcohol consumption or drug use during students’ remote classes. Universal Images Group/Getty Images In a Palm Beach County school board meeting earlier this week, elementary school teacher Edith Pride implored parents to behave appropriately during their children’s remote school days, which are filmed and recorded.  In her three-minute speech,…

French Finance Minister tests positive for COVID-19

French Minister of Finance, Bruno Le Maire has tested positive for coronavirus but has no symptoms and is working from home. “I tested positive for COVID-19 this evening,” Le Maire wrote in a Twitter post on Friday. The French Minister said he is isolating at home, in accordance with the health rules issued by the government….

After 75 Years, UN Claims 50:50 Gender Parity, But Falls Short of its Ultimate Goals — Global Issues

by Thalif Deen (united nations) Friday, September 18, 2020 Inter Press Service UNITED NATIONS, Sep 18 (IPS) – When the United Nations was dominated by men, holding some of the highest positions in the staff hierarchy, women staffers were overwhelmingly administrative secretaries seen pounding on their Remington typewriters seated outside their bosses’ enclosed offices. A…

John Wasson, UCLA cosmo chemist who chased after meteorites, dies at 86

While others looked to the skies for clues as they sought to unravel the mysteries of the solar system, John Wasson found his answers in the chunks and fragments of space debris that crashed to Earth, often tens of thousands of years ago. A cosmo chemist and passionate promoter of California science, Wasson chased after…

Virus risk looming at overcrowded French universities

PARIS (AP) — Can mandatory masks offer enough protection in lecture halls so packed that late arrivals have to sit on the floor? That’s what worries many students at the centuries-old Sorbonne University in Paris as the coronavirus is on the rebound across France. At least a dozen COVID-19 clusters have emerged since French campuses…