In a photo provided by Newton County Schools, teaching assistant Crystal May talks to kindergarten student Lewis Henry Thompson, 5, as she takes his temperature at Newton County Elementary School in Decatur, Miss., Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. Thousands of students across the nation resumed in-person school Monday for the first time since March. Parents are having to balance the children's need for socialization and instruction that school provides, with the reality that the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus has hit about 155,000 and cases are rising in numerous places. (Janine Vincent/Newton County Schools via AP)
Over 338,000 Children Have Contracted COVID Since March. Now School Is About to Start.

Over 90,000 of those cases were reported in the last two weeks of July.

President Donald Trump walks from Marine One as he returns to the White House from Texas, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
No, the President Can’t Change Election Day. Only Congress Can.

Trump's threat came minutes after the federal government reported the worst economic contraction ever recorded.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. rides the subway to a meeting, July 21 on Capitol Hill. Congress is just starting to negotiate new legislation to renew coronavirus aid.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Republicans Want to Cut Unemployment by $400 and Then Some

The plan, expected Monday afternoon, would eventually cut benefits to 70% of workers' former wages

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USDA Is Denying Food Assistance to PA Families Who Need It Most, Lawsuit Says

“It was very hard to get by even before the pandemic hit, but it is even harder now."

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PA Teachers Union: Schools Need to Plan for Remote Learning Just in Case

"Unfortunately, an increasing number of Pennsylvania educators and parents are concerned that reopening schools for in-person instruction poses significant health risks."

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Report Finds 70% of Public Housing Is Located Near Toxic Waste Sites

Seventy percent of hazardous waste sites, including ones in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, are located within one mile of public housing, report finds.

Police officers stand in Interstate 676 in Philadelphia, Monday, June 1, 2020, in the aftermath of protest and unrest in reaction to the death of George Floyd.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Nearly 150 Protesters Sue Philadelphia Over Police Use of Force

The city of Philadelphia and its police department are facing a wave of civil rights lawsuits over their use of force during protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.