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Ask a Reporter: Howard Blume and Paloma Esquivel on covering schools during a pandemic

Join us at 1 p.m. August 12 with reporters Howard Blume and Paloma Esquivel to talk about their education reporting during the coronavirus pandemic.

What will it take for schools to reopen safely in the midst of a pandemic?

Educators, health officials and scientists are still working to understand what it will take to make schools safe in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Column: I'm in Canada, where the COVID police are watching

If you wondered why Canada is doing so much better on COVID-19 than the United States — here's one reason: They follow the rules. Oh, and the police are watching.

Beirut blast likely fueled by fireworks and ammonium nitrate, a common fertilizer, experts say

Experts and video footage suggest that fireworks and ammonium nitrate were the fuel that ignited the massive explosion in Beirut.

COVID-19 strikes Washington state farmworkers and swamps rural hospitals

Jamaican farmer Earl Edwards died Friday in quarantine housing for foreign laborers in Washington state, where he worked in a cherry-packing facility. A coronavirus outbreak at one of Washington state's largest fruit farms has renewed concern for agricultural workers, who live and work in close quarters.

Massive Beirut blast kills more than 70 people and injures thousands

A massive explosion rocked Beirut, and at least 70 people were killed and nearly 4,000 injured, with bodies buried in the rubble, officials said.

Instead of returning to school this fall, Mexican students will watch TV

With schools closed indefinitely because of the coronavirus, Mexico's 30 million students will receive their education over network television.

Keep your hands clean, but avoid these dangerous hand sanitizers, FDA warns

If the coronavirus has you reaching for hand sanitizer, don't use one with methanol. It can be toxic if absorbed through the skin, the FDA warns.

Child care has been safe during the pandemic. That could be a good sign for schools

Hundreds of thousands of essential workers have kept their kids in child care during the pandemic and, so far, these centers haven't been big disease spreaders.

Around the world, countries thought to have contained the coronavirus face new waves of infection

Fresh outbreaks from Australia to Spain underscore the relentlessness of the coronavirus as infections top 18 million worldwide.

People live longer in blue states than red; new study points to impact of state policies

A new study traces how the policies adopted by Democratic and Republican states over the last several decades have helped widen the gap in life expectancy.

This L.A. hunter killed an elephant. Now he's a PETA target in bid to end trophy hunting

California may soon pass a law to ban the import of "trophy" animal parts from Africa. Activists are targeting an L.A. hunter whose hunt was captured on video.

Mexico arrests 'El Marro,' gang leader at the center of a bloody cartel war

Mexican authorities say they have detained José Antonio Yépez Ortiz, alias 'El Marro,' the alleged leader of the Santa Rosa de Lima cartel.
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