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Villa narrowly beat 10-man Sheffield United

Today at 20:56 PM, via BBC News

Ezri Konsa’s second-half header proves decisive as Aston Villa break down a resilient 10-man Sheffield United at Villa Park.

Education

Woman fights sacking for objecting to son’s LGBTQ+ classes

Today at 19:51 PM, via The Guardian

Kristie Higgs tells tribunal in Bristol she was defending ‘Bible truth’ against ‘harmful doctrines’

A woman sacked from her job as a school assistant after flagging up concerns about the teaching of LGBTQ+ rights has told a tribunal it was her Christian duty to speak out to defend the “Bible truth”.

Kristie Higgs, 44, was dismissed for gross misconduct by the state secondary school where she...

Education

Students locked down after illegal parties at UK universities

Today at 18:24 PM, via The Guardian

St Andrews, Edinburgh and Manchester Metropolitan among institutions dealing with coronavirus outbreaks

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Students are in lockdown in their halls of residence and facing periods of self-isolation and disciplinary action as universities grapple with increasing Covid-19 cases just days into the new term.

At least seven universities across...

Education

How Cajon Valley reopened its classrooms

Today at 18:20 PM, via New York Times

Most lower-income students are learning online. But in Cajon Valley, Calif., they’re back in school. Here’s how they did it.

Entertainment

Emmy ratings fall again to record low, as streaming becomes the new normal

Today at 20:01 PM, via CNN

What if you threw a party — one generally praised by critics, presented with no serious glitches in the midst of a pandemic — and relatively speaking, nobody showed up? That’s the puzzle facing the Television Academy, in the wake of another year of record-low ratings for the Emmy Awards.

Entertainment

‘Filthy Rich’ is the kind of trashy soap that could win loyal converts

Today at 18:24 PM, via CNN

“Filthy Rich” is a bit of a Franken-soap, seemingly stitched together from pieces of other series. Yet it works, at least kind of, as a guilty pleasure, unabashedly embracing its trashiness with sly wit and reasonably clever twists. As kickoffs to the broadcast TV season go, Fox could have, and indeed has, done worse.

Science/Tech

Earth-Size ‘Pi Planet’ Rocks a 3.14-Day Orbit

Today at 21:22 PM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader shares a report: Everyone’s favorite mathematical constant has received an inadvertent tribute from the universe. A team led by MIT researchers discovered a distant planet that orbits its star every 3.14 days, mirroring the famous first three digits of pi. MIT described the rocky Earth-sized planet K2-315b as “baking hot” and “likely not habitable” in a statement on Monday....

Science/Tech

TikTok Deal Trips Over U.S.-China Power Struggle

Today at 21:18 PM, via New York Times

Companies involved in a deal to resolve TikTok’s future publicly clashed over the arrangement, while President Trump threatened to block any deal that left the service in Chinese hands.

Health

Defying the Family Cycle of Addiction

Today at 12:48 PM, via New York Times

In a family plagued by addiction, I was determined to help my teen recover from surgery without opiates.