In becoming the highest-ranking administration official to break with President Trump on his allegation that the election was stolen, Attorney General William P. Barr might offer political cover to other Republicans to stake out similar positions.
The approach contrasts sharply with the prevailing wisdom in the United States, where public health officials have focused on low rates of positive coronavirus tests in the broader community as a prerequisite for in-person schooling.
The controversial Education secretary denounced calls for student debt cancellation as "insidious ... government gift giving," while calling the free college movement a "socialist takeover of higher education."
The rare federal seaman’s manslaughter charges against Jerry Boylan were brought under a pre-Civil War law aimed at holding steamboat captains and crew responsible for watery disasters that were far more frequent at the time.
A free, public clearinghouse that debuted Tuesday will for the first time allow anyone from academic historians to amateur family genealogists to search for individual enslaved people around the globe in one central online location.
Gov. Larry Hogan (R) said the number of people hospitalized in the state has increased 51 percent in the past two weeks, while modeling shows “the worse part of this entire crisis is still ahead of us.”