Ruth Bader Ginsburg will become the first woman to lie in state in the US Capitol. Here's who else made history
(CNN) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is still making history, even after her death. Ginsburg, who died last Friday due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer, will become the first woman to lie in
Kim Jong Un apologizes in letter to Seoul for shooting of South Korean official
Seoul (CNN) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has apologized for the death of a South Korean government worker who was shot dead by North Korean troops after crossing a maritime border between the two countries. In a l
The Very First Thing You Should Do When It’s Time to Clean the Kitchen
Maintaining a clean kitchen is a perpetual task that’s best performed as a collection of habitual motions you barely notice: Filling the dishwasher with breakfast dishes before you fill your water bottle for the day. Clearing off and wiping down counters while you recount the day’s schedule. These are the daily rhythms of life that take place in the heart of the home.Read Full Story The CleanClean HouseTallahasseeSan FranciscoThe KitchenOpen KitchenWork From HomeBreakfast TimeWork TimeThe Long Way HomeShifrahUpper CabinetsRefrigeratorCleaningBreakfast Dishes
Several regions sound alarm as US reports most Covid-19 daily cases in nearly 2 months
(CNN) — Just as the US reported the highest number of daily Covid-19 infections in nearly two months, several experts offered grim outlooks if Americans don't take the right precautions. Florida, which over the summer
Do voters care about Trump taxes?
US election 2020: Do voters care about Trump taxes?. The revelations about President Donald Trump's taxes have been described as a jolt to the US election campaign that could reshape the race. But what do voters think?.
Kilgore ISD seeks additional incentive pay for local teachers
Kilgore ISD plans to seek state funding to reward high-performing teachers with additional incentive pay. KISD Assistant Superintendent Richard Nash told school board trustees and administrators about the plan at a Nov. 16 board meeting. “Last fall, around Dec. 2019, we began discussing the Teacher Incentive Allotment. It’s legislation TEA...Read Full Story Local SystemTexas Tech UniversityKilgore ISDIncentiveSchool AdministratorsCommunity SchoolsSchool DistrictsEducation And SchoolsState SchoolsKISDHouseMaster TeachersHigh-performing TeachersExemplary TeachersTeacher Performance
Out of control Covid casts pall over Trump campaign
Welcome to today’s US election briefing for Australia. Americans learned they had set a grim new milestone in coronavirus infections over the weekend, with more than 80,000 new cases recorded across the country in a single day on Friday. The pandemic is not going away, or rounding a corner, as Donald Trump continues to suggest, in fact it is getting worse.Read Full Story Trump CampaignCoronavirus Disease 2019PandemicUnited StatesThe Trump AdministrationThe Wall Street JournalDemocraticTrump SupportersPolitical ConservativesDemocratsFox NewsTrump 's White HouseLincoln ProjectNBCWSJDonald TrumpJoe BidenDonald Trump Jr.Hillary ClintonMike PenceIvanka TrumpHunter BidenRobert ReichDonald Trump JrMark MeadowsJared KushnerAmy Coney BarrettHunter
Outlander Tops Most Watched at Home List
Movie theaters remain closed, and audiences are getting their entertainment at home instead. The Digital Entertainment Group keeps track of what people are watching and compiling their findings into a list of the most-wa
2020 Daily Trail Markers: Why not make Election Day a national holiday?
Voting for many is burdensome. Americans wait in line for hours to vote. Celebrities urge followers to make a voting plan in order to accommodate the inconveniences of voting. How can it be made easier? Some, mostly Democrats and voting rights advocates, believe Election Day should be a holiday. But when CBS News campaign reporter Cara Korte looked into the topic, voting experts urged that declaring Election Day a federal holiday wouldn't solve any of the frustrating problems we're seeing today. In fact, it might lead to further congestion at polling places. 'I'm not a fan,' said Eddie Perez, an election administration and election technology expert at the Open Source Election Technology (OSET) Institute. He said it's more important to spread voting out over a period of days and methods. Concentrating voters into a single day risks congesting polling places, even more so than some already are. Early and at-home voting 'helps prevent bottlenecks for election administrators because it 'flattens the curve' for when ballots are cast by large numbers of voters,' Perez said. Executive director and founder of the Center for Election Innovation & Research David Becker argues that increasing turnout is a nuanced problem that can't be fixed by declaring a holiday. Like Perez, Becker thinks giving voters more time and opportunity to vote is the best approach. 'We already know how to make voting convenient to voters -- that's by offering them options, like making an election season rather than election day,' he said. 'And we actually have more options than ever before.'Read Full Story SuffrageWhite HouseGrand CanyonElection NightPolling PlacesNational PollingEarly VotingCNNCDCWorking Families PartyCongressional DistrictNBCAmber IntegratedData OrbitalLas Vegas Review-JournalDonald TrumpJoe BidenJohn KatkoAmy Coney BarrettMax RoseKendra HornBill StepienDavid BeckerBarbara CegavskeHillary ClintonMark MeadowsRuben GallegoMike PenceStephanie BiceKaren PenceSteven WilliamsRob Ryan
Pandemic seen rolling back conditions in Asia garment factories
PHNOM PENH Oct 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The pandemic risks triggering a race to the bottom that could push tens of millions of Asian garment workers into greater hazard on the factory floor, with women hardest hit, the International Labour Organization said on Wednesday.About 40% of workers furloughed or laid off by the COVID-19 crisis were not back at work by the third quarter and those who do return could lose hard-won labour rights, the agency said.“Workers are extremely vulnerable and factories are vulnerable to agree to conditions with brands that don’t allow them to ensure proper working conditions,” said Tara Rangarajan of the ILO’s Better Work programme.“It’s important ... that this doesn’t become a race to the bottom where those at the lowest end of power and privilege are the ones that suffer the greatest,” she said at the launch of an ILO report on the pandemic’s effect on garment workers.Garment workers have been heavily hit by the pandemic, with shops closed and factories shuttered.Fashion brands cancelled billions of dollars worth of orders from suppliers around the world, costing workers up to $5.8 billion in lost wages, according to advocacy group Clean Clothes Campaign.In the Asia-Pacific - home to about 65 million garment workers - orders from big Western buyers fell by up to 70% over the first half of 2020, costing the average worker between two and four weeks’ salary, said the United Nations agency.While the industry has stabilised in some centres, in Bangladesh, where at least 70,000 workers have been laid off, fears are growing that many will become destitute.“Given that the situation is worsening, I think we can all imagine what that would mean,” said Christian Viegelahn, a senior economist for the ILO in the Asia-Pacific.The crisis has given rise to union busting in Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar and seen countries introduce harsh laws that activists fear could be used to restrict worker rights.Women make up the majority of garment factory staff and have born the brunt of the crisis, Viegelahn said.“There is significant risk that we see existing inequalities between women and men exacerbated and some of the progress we have seen over recent years will be reversed.”The researchers studied Bangladesh, China, Cambodia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Pakistan and the Philippines, with uncertainty due to last for months - at least.Mohammad Akash has reverted to transporting stones for about $2 a day since he was laid off from a Dhaka garment factory.“It pays half what I used to earn and its twice as painful,” he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.The 33-year-old lost his job in March and said he is still waiting on severance pay and other benefits promised by the bosses he had served for eight years."I haven't been able to pay rent for my house in four months," he said. (Reporting by Matt Blomberg and Naimul Karim, Editing by Lyndsay Griffiths. Please credit the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, that covers the lives of people around the world who struggle to live freely or fairly. Visit news.trust.org)ILOLabor RightsClothingPhnom PenhWorkforceLayoffCOVID-19 PandemicPhilippinesIndonesiaChinaUnited NationsFear FactoryWorkers RightsBetter WorkClean Clothes Campaign