What the top 15 school districts are doing to reopen

Hillsborough County, Florida, the eighth-biggest district in the country, will announce its decision August 3. Its school board previously rejected a plan for virtual learning for the first nine weeks of school. Here’s how the other large school districts, as of Thursday, are planning to reopen while grappling with the Covid-19 pandemic. Orange County, Florida, the ninth-largest system, is offering a choice: in-person only or online only instruction. Parents or students must choose one. Hybrid models In New York City

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Army works to ensure AI-enabled warfare doesn’t go too far

What if an Artificial Intelligence-enabled combat system simply goes too far by expediting and completing a decision-making cycle beyond what was intended by a human operator? Can there be specific boundaries or safeguards engineered into a system to properly define and set parameters of possible computerized decisions based on algorithmic calculations? U.S. Army weapons developers are carefully considering some of these nuances as the service quickly carves out and “applies” the best warfare uses for fast-increasing levels of AI-empowered autonomous decision-making. Perhaps

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HuffPost is now a part of Verizon Media

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Weekly Unemployment Claims Rose to 1.4 Million in U.S.: Live Updates

Here’s what you need to know: The office handling unemployment claims for residents of Washington. Roughly one in five workers in the United States has filed a claim for unemployment insurance.Credit…Saul Loeb/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Getting a precise nationwide count of the number of people collecting unemployment benefits has been hampered since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Data from overwhelmed and understaffed state offices has been inconsistent and strewn with errors. And there may be some double-counting as

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Can Trump convince skeptical 2020 voters that he’s qualified for reelection?

And history underscores the risks for Trump if he cannot shake the negative judgments. While relatively few first-term US presidents have not been reelected, every elected incumbent who has lost since the 20th century began — a list that includes William Howard Taft, Herbert Hoover, Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush — lost big. And their resounding defeats were rooted in voters’ convictions that those presidents had failed on the biggest challenges facing America at the time. Trump’s deficit now

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Man suspected of dismembering tech CEO was seen on video buying electric saw at NY hardware store: police

New York detectives said the man charged with decapitating and dismembering his former boss, a tech entrepeneur, was seen on surveillance video at a Manhattan hardware store purchasing an electric saw and cleaning supplies. Fahim Saleh, 33, was killed in his luxury downtown Manhattan condo apartment Tuesday, according to police. His personal assistant Tyrese Devon Haspil, 21, was jailed without bail early Saturday after being charged with the murder, according to Manhattan prosecutors. The video shows Haspil went to the hardware store to purchase

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HuffPost is now a part of Verizon Media

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Behold Vermont, From Above – The New York Times

At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, with travel restrictions in place worldwide, we launched a new series — The World Through a Lens — in which photojournalists help transport you, virtually, to some of our planet’s most beautiful and intriguing places. This week, Caleb Kenna shares a collection of drone photographs from Vermont. Ever since I was young, I’ve loved gazing out the oval windows of airplanes and daydreaming about the abstract geometric patterns below. Planes transport us from

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How coronavirus affects the entire body

The team at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York City — one of the hospitals flooded with patients in the spring — went through their own experiences and collected reports from other medical teams around the world. Their comprehensive picture shows the coronavirus attacks virtually every major system in the human body, directly damaging organs and causing the blood to clot, the heart to lose its healthy rhythm, the kidneys to shed blood and protein and the

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Trump campaign slams Univision as ‘MSNBC en Español,’ accuses network of deceptive coverage of Mt Rushmore speech

President Trump’s re-election campaign is peeved at Univision, accusing the Spanish-language network of a liberal bias and deliberate deception intended to favor Joe Biden in the upcoming election. The campaign sent an email Tuesday claiming, “Hispanic Americans deserve better than ‘MSNBC en Español,” which detailed various issues the campaign has with Univision. TRUMP, IN FIERY MOUNT RUSHMORE ADDRESS, DECRIES RISE OF ‘FAR-LEFT FASCISM,’ CALLS ON AMERICANS TO RISE UP Among the complaints, Trump’s campaign accused Univision of mischaracterizing the president’s recent Mount Rushmore speech as recommending a “Marxist manifesto,” ignoring news of monuments to Hispanic heroes being desecrated and shielding viewers from Biden’s views on

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