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Fueled by surplus Johnson & Johnson vaccine, Cal State LA site has ‘immediate appointments’ available

With relatively few vaccine appointments slots being filled, state and federal officials are putting out the call to any eligible person to sign up for “immediate appointments” to get vaccinated against COVID-19 at the mammoth Cal State LA site. The call comes just days before the Federal Emergency Management Agency and California’s Office of Emergency Services cease control of the site, which next week will transition to the city of L.A. to operate. “We’re light on appointments for the next sev...
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Biden's campaign made 2 promises on canceling student debt. He hasn't done either.

President Joe Biden. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images Biden made campaign promises to cancel $10,000 in student debt per person and forgive debt for students from HBCUs and public colleges. As president, he has not yet followed through on either promise. The DOE has already canceled debt for defrauded borrowers and borrowers with disabilities. See more stories on Insider's business page. So far, President Joe Biden's Department of Education has acted to address the $1.7 trillion st...
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Poll: Border woes dent Biden approval on immigration

By WILL WEISSERT and HANNAH FINGERHUT | The Associated Press WASHINGTON >> More Americans disapprove than approve of how President Joe Biden is handling the sharply increasing number of unaccompanied migrant children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, and approval of his efforts on larger immigration policy falls short of other top issues — suggesting it could be a weak point for the new administration. A new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research also shows that s...
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Startups have about $1 trillion worth of reasons to love the Biden infrastructure plan

The sweeping infrastructure package put forward today by President Joe Biden comes with a price tag of roughly $2 trillion (and hefty tax hikes) but gives startups and the broader tech industry about $1 trillion worth of reasons to support it. Tech companies have spent the past decade or more developing innovations that can be applied to old-world industries like agriculture, construction, energy, education, manufacturing and transportation and logistics. These are industries where structural im...
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Biden's DOE expands pause on student-debt collection to 1.14 million borrowers with private loans

Barry Winiker/Getty Images The DOE is pausing collections on student loans for all borrowers under the Federal Family Education Loan Program. Biden had extended the pause on federal student loan payments through September, but that didn't apply to privately held loans. This will apply to 1.14 million borrowers who have defaulted on privately held FFEL loans. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Education secretary for the Biden administration, Miguel Cardona, has take...
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Sunday’s numbers show LA County’s coronavirus growth still on decline

Los Angeles County’s coronavirus numbers continue to fall, with officials reporting 423 new cases of COVID-19 and 20 additional fatalities on Sunday, March 21. The number of county residents hospitalized with the virus continued to decline, dropping from 792 Saturday to 750, with the number of those patients in intensive care declining from 216 to 191, according to state figures. Sunday’s numbers brought the county’s totals to 1,214,178 cases and 22,797 deaths since the pandemic began. The lower...
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California Adopts First Statewide Ethnic Studies Curriculum For High Schools

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As America reels from its latest spate of deadly hate crimes and racism, the California State Board of Education on Thursday approved the nation’s first statewide ethnic studies curriculum for high schools, saying the teaching of discrimination and oppression has never been more important. After an eight-hour public meeting Thursday, board members voted unanimously, 11-0, to approve the curriculum in hopes will become a model for other states to follow. Educators and civil r...
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Biden eyes trashing Trump-era rules that advocates feared would silence sexual assault survivors on college campuses

US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks as Vice President Mike Pence listens during a White House Coronavirus Task Force press briefing at the US Department of Education July 8, 2020 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images Biden is directing the Education Department to review policies about sexual assault on college campuses. The controversial policies were instituted under Trump by Betsy DeVos. The president will direct the Education Department to determine if the rules mesh with h...
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America's oldest college debate society votes to strip Ted Cruz of a prestigious Princeton honor for public service

Princeton University's American Whig-Cliosophic Society has voted to rescind its highest honor from Sen. Ted Cruz Getty Images Princeton's American Whig-Cliosphic Society voted to strip Sen. Ted Cruz of a public service award. Society members voted 37-32 in favor of rescinding the honor, The Daily Princetonian reported. Cruz is facing criticism for his role in the insurrection on January 6 and an ill-timed Cancun trip. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. America's o...
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LA County coronavirus vaccine allotment continues to increase

Los Angeles County expects to receive 312,000 vaccine doses next week including 53,700 doses of the highly anticipated Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which only requires one dose. Additional doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine were not expected for several weeks. The allotment coming next week is the biggest since vaccines began flowing into L.A. County in December. This week, the county received 269,000 doses. The week prior it received 211,000 doses in what have been ever-increasing allocations...
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Why student debt will keep rising despite loan-forgiveness programs lawmakers are proposing in Congress

A graduating student wears a money lei, a necklace made of US dollar bills, at the Pasadena City College graduation ceremony, June 14, 2019, in Pasadena, California. ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images US lawmakers are debating student debt-relief proposals, seeking help for people saddled with loans. But the proposals on the table right now are not a comprehensive solution, experts say.  The problem is a cycle of student loan accumulation, and little education about how this debt works. Visit...
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Biden administration OKs state request to use Medi-Cal to provide COVID-19 testing for low-income students

California will use Medicaid funding to help pay for coronavirus testing of low-income students, after receiving the OK from President Joe Biden’s administration, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office announced Wednesday morning, March 3. The announcement comes as Newsom, who will tour a Long Beach vaccination site Wednesday afternoon, continues pushing to assist schools across the state reopen safely. Newsom and the state Legislature recently struck a deal to provide $6.6 billion to do so, money that will...
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Newsom’s Vaccine Plan Aims To Reopen California Classrooms

SAN FRANCISCO (AP/CBS13) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday released a new plan outlining how the state will allocate vaccines to education workers in a continued push to reopen more schools for in-person instruction. Newsom announced last week that at least 10% of the state’s vaccines would go to education workers starting in March, which translates to roughly 75,000 dedicated doses a week. The Governor’s Office on Thursday released an overview showing how those vaccines would be distri...
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There's a clear, scientific path to safely reopening schools. The real barrier now is politics.

Elementary school students walk to classes in Godley, Texas, on August 5, 2020. LM Otero/AP Imagse Studies suggest that schools can safely resume in-person learning if they rely on masks and social distancing. But a few big political obstacles have made this difficult.  Some school districts don't enforce mask policies, while others lack the funding to ensure a safe environment for teachers and staff. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. By now, research clearly supports...
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It’s never too late: elderly high-achievers

Joe Biden may have become US president at 78, but imagine becoming a comedian at 89 or writing your first book at 94. We talk to six senior high-flyers…It’s fair to say I didn’t expect, aged 93, to become Britain’s oldest debut author. My story is just my life, really. It never crossed my mind that anyone else might care to know more. Continue reading...
Tags: Books, Comedy, Education, Fitness, US, Life and style, Joe Biden, Culture, Britain, Ageing, Triathlon

Biden wants to go big on the economy but go small on student-debt reform

President Joe Biden participates in a CNN town hall at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, February 16, 2021. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images President Joe Biden said at his first town hall that he will not cancel $50,000 in student-loan debt. Congress should introduce legislation to cancel the debt, Biden has consistently said. Several leading Democrats believe Biden can act, using powers under the Higher Education Act.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Presid...
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"First of all, kids don't get the vaccine —get COVID very often... so you're the safest group of people in the whole world, number one."

"Number two, you're not likely to be able to be exposed to something and spread it to mommy or daddy. And it's not likely mommy and daddy are able to spread it to you either. So I wouldn't worry about it, baby. I promise you. But I know it's kind of worrisome. Wait, are you in first grade? Second grade? Oh, you're getting old. Second grade. Well, has your school — have you been in school, honey? No? See, that's — that's kind of a scary thing, too. You don't get to go to school. You don't get to...
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CDC says it’s safe to reopen schools, even without vaccinating teachers

By COLLIN BINKLEY and MIKE STOBBE | Associated Press The nation’s top public health agency said Friday that in-person schooling can resume safely with masks, social distancing and other strategies, but vaccination of teachers, while important, is not a prerequisite for reopening. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its long-awaited road map for getting students back to classrooms in the middle of a pandemic. But its guidance is just that — the agency cannot force schools to r...
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LA County leaders seek faster release of FEMA funds to help extend hotel rooms for homeless

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday, Feb. 9, to lobby the federal government to more quickly fund the sheltering people experiencing homelessness in programs such as Project Roomkey — if not provide the funding upfront. The approval of the motion, authored by Supervisors Janice Hahn and Hilda Solis, comes on the heels of the Biden Administration’s announcement last month that the Federal Emergency Management Agency would provide 100% reimbursement, rather than the typical 7...
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Coronavirus: Schools plan for potential of remote learning into the fall

By CAROLYN THOMPSON | Associated Press Parents of schoolchildren learning from home shouldn’t necessarily count on reclaiming the dining room table any time soon. After seeing two academic years thrown off course by the pandemic, school leaders around the country are planning for the possibility of more distance learning next fall at the start of yet another school year. “We have no illusions that COVID will be eradicated by the time the start of the school year comes up,” said William “Chip” Su...
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Their scores of stitches result in miles of smiles

Listen up all you Karens complaining about how bored you are even with the stay-at-home pandemic order partially lifted this week. The “poor me” attitude isn’t playing well with the ladies of the Kiwanis Club of Simi Valley. “Why don’t you use the time to look at other people who need your help, and help them?” says Nellann Wilson, past president of the club, sitting at her old Singer sewing machine this week with her husband, Harry, and a bagful of cotton. Wilson and her “action team” of other ...
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Democratic lawmakers renew calls for Biden to cancel up to $50,000 of student debt

Caelan Stulken / EyeEm/ Getty Images A group of Democratic lawmakers reintroduced a resolution on Thursday to cancel up to $50,000 in student loan debt. The Democrats called for President Joe Biden to take executive action on the issue, which he has previously indicated is unlikely. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said canceling student debt is among the quickest ways for Biden to help the economy.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A group of Democratic lawmake...
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Popular former Big Island Mayor Kenoi succumbs to cancer, Legislature seeks to tighten reins of auditor, gambling bills introduced, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Billy Kenoi on Dec. 6, 2016, at his last ribbon-cutting  Former Mayor Billy Kenoi succumbs to cancer: Kenoi leaves a long legacy of a bodacious life. Hawaii lost a rising political star and ambassador of aloha Tuesday with the death of former Big Island Mayor Billy Kenoi. West Hawaii Today.Praise pours in for former Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi. Former Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi, once a rising star in the Hawaii Democratic Party, died Tuesday at his home in Volcano after a bou...
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Don't overlook student loan tax break on amounts paid before COVID relief

There's some good news for people paying student loans. Shortly after taking office on Jan. 20, President Joe Biden's directed the Department of Education to continue loan payment relief. The next day, the Department complied. "At the request of President Biden, the Acting Secretary of Education will extend the pause on federal student loan payments and collections and keep the interest rate at 0%," noted the brief statement on the Education Department's website. The Education Department announ...
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LAUSD students discuss political climate as Biden becomes president

Seeing a new administration take over the White House brings with it a feeling of excitement for Emely Cortez. At the same time, she struggles to remain hopeful that President Joe Biden will be able to get as much accomplished as she would like, given how fractured the country is. “In the last four years, when I’ve actually gotten into politics and I started paying attention, I’ve only seen a lot of bad stuff,” said Cortez, an 11th grader at Cesar E. Chavez Social Justice Humanitas Academy in Sa...
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First case of COVID-19 UK variant confirmed in Los Angeles County

Public Health officials on Saturday, Jan. 16 confirmed the faster-spreading UK variant of COVID-19 has reached Los Angeles. An infected person, only described as “male,” recently “spent time” in Los Angeles County before traveling to Oregon, where he is currently isolated. The variant was confirmed by Quest Laboratories in Washington state. No other information on where the man was in the LA area was immediately available. Although it is the first confirmed case of the variant in Los Angeles Cou...
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LAUSD says it has no intention of suing over Newsom’s school reopening proposal

The Los Angeles Unified School District has no intention of suing the state over Gov. Gavin Newsom’s school reopening proposal, the district said Thursday, Jan. 14. Although the school board had, during its meeting this week, granted Superintendent Austin Beutner permission to explore all options — including legal actions — for seeking government reimbursement for the 30 million meals the district has provided to needy adults in the community since the coronavirus pandemic began, it did not auth...
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says GOP leaders who dismiss consequences for Capitol riots 'are opening the door for it to happen again'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Monday, August 24, 2020. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images/Pool Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez excoriated GOP leaders on Saturday, saying that a lack of accountability for the Capitol riots on Jan. 6 would preclude any "healing" from the violent episode, in which five people died. The second-term New York Democrat has asked her Republican colleagues to join the push in removing President Donald Trump from office. "Let's be very clear,"...
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LAUSD board members not sorry to see DeVos gone as education secretary

It didn’t take long for district leaders and educators in Los Angeles Unified to respond to the news that U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos had resigned. “One of the worst Secretaries of Education in history,” school board President Kelly Gonez tweeted. “Finally @BetsyDeVosED does something helpful for our public schools” by resigning, tweeted Nick Melvoin, another board member. “Too little, way too late,” the local teachers union said in a Facebook post. Such were the responses late Thurs...
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Dennis McCarthy: I am sooooo sick of 2020. What, you too!?!?

Excuse me, officer, but can you give me directions for the quickest route to 2021?  I’m so done with 2020, I thought maybe I could pull out a few days early. Get a little time off for good behavior? Columnist, Dennis McCarthy, during the 2019 Daily News Successful Aging Expo was held at The Odyssey in Granada Hills on Saturday, April 13, 2019. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) I’ve spent most of my life breaking New Year’s resolutions, but this is the first time a year br...
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