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Ruby Bridges was 6 when she walked into a segregated school. Now she teaches children to get past racial differences.

Ruby Bridges is one of USA TODAY's Women of the Century. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, we've assembled a list of 100 women who've made a substantial impact on our country or our lives over the past 100 years. Read about them all on Aug. 14.When 6-year-old Ruby Bridges walked up the…

Gamers and coaches we’ll miss out on without Huge Ten and Pac-12 football this fall

Analis Bailey, USA TODAY Published 6:24 a.m. ET Aug. 12, 2020 | Updated 6:50 a.m. ET Aug. 12, 2020CLOSE SportsPulse: Paul Myerberg and Dan Wolken dissect how college football got to this point and rendered completely helpless to the raging pandemic in America. USA TODAYThe Big Ten and Pac-12 decided Tuesday to not play football…

Gayle King: ‘I like radio so much’

Skip to main content HomeCoronavirus Updates2020 Election ResultsElectionsNationWorldPoliticsFactcheckEducationInvestigationsHealthWeatherRace in AmericaImpeachmentJust the FAQsTracking 2020Gayle King reveals why she returned to radio with her new show "Gayle King In the House" on SiriusXM and what topics listeners want to discuss during these times of crises. (Aug.12)AP

‘So I guess Southwest has actually developed time travel’: Airline company sends out travelers strange flight changes

Dawn Gilbertson, USA TODAY Published 6:00 a.m. ET Aug. 12, 2020 CLOSE No assigned seats? Here are some of the biggest things that set Southwest Airlines apart from other carriers. USA TODAY"We've made a change to your upcoming trip.''Joanie Tran knows airline emails with that subject line are rarely good news, especially during a pandemic when…

BLM Leader Tianna Arata Charged With 5 Felonies

Published Yesterday Social media is coming to the aid of Tianna Arata, a California-based Black Lives Matter organizer, who was arrested after a protest last month and is now facing some serious charges. Arata was arrested by the San Luis Obispo police department on July 21 after she organized a protest that allegedly resulted in…

British PM Johnson dismisses criticism on local lockdowns, coronavirus app

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson dismissed criticism on Wednesday of his government’s plans to implement local lockdowns if there are flare-ups of the novel coronavirus and of an app to trace the spread of the virus.

At prime minister’s questions in parliament, the opposition Labour leader Keir Starmer suggested both systems were not yet ready before England eases its coronavirus lockdown from July 4.

In response, Johnson said: “We have a very effective cluster-busting operation which is designed to ensure that we keep those outbreaks under control.

“I am not going to pretend … that this thing is beaten or that the virus has gone away … We have to remain vigilant and local councils will be supported in doing their vital work in implementing local lockdowns,” he added, challenging Starmer to find any other country that has a functioning tracing app.

A spokesman for Starmer pointed to Germany, which has had a large number of people downloading its app, and a number of countries “which are far ahead of us in terms of developing their apps”, such as Singapore and South Korea.

“We’ve spent 12 million pounds on an app which hasn’t even been launched,” the spokesman told reporters. “I think it was another example of a dodgy answer from a prime minister who wasn’t on top of the detail.”

Reporting by Sarah Young and Elizabeth Piper; editing by Stephen Addison

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Ruby Bridges was 6 when she walked into a segregated school. Now she teaches children to get past racial differences.

Ruby Bridges is one of USA TODAY's Women of the Century. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, we've assembled a list of 100 women who've made a substantial impact on our country or our lives over the past 100 years. Read about them all on Aug. 14.When 6-year-old Ruby Bridges walked up the…

Gamers and coaches we’ll miss out on without Huge Ten and Pac-12 football this fall

Analis Bailey, USA TODAY Published 6:24 a.m. ET Aug. 12, 2020 | Updated 6:50 a.m. ET Aug. 12, 2020CLOSE SportsPulse: Paul Myerberg and Dan Wolken dissect how college football got to this point and rendered completely helpless to the raging pandemic in America. USA TODAYThe Big Ten and Pac-12 decided Tuesday to not play football…

Gayle King: ‘I like radio so much’

Skip to main content HomeCoronavirus Updates2020 Election ResultsElectionsNationWorldPoliticsFactcheckEducationInvestigationsHealthWeatherRace in AmericaImpeachmentJust the FAQsTracking 2020Gayle King reveals why she returned to radio with her new show "Gayle King In the House" on SiriusXM and what topics listeners want to discuss during these times of crises. (Aug.12)AP

‘So I guess Southwest has actually developed time travel’: Airline company sends out travelers strange flight changes

Dawn Gilbertson, USA TODAY Published 6:00 a.m. ET Aug. 12, 2020 CLOSE No assigned seats? Here are some of the biggest things that set Southwest Airlines apart from other carriers. USA TODAY"We've made a change to your upcoming trip.''Joanie Tran knows airline emails with that subject line are rarely good news, especially during a pandemic when…

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Ruby Bridges was 6 when she walked into a segregated school. Now she teaches children to get past racial differences.

Ruby Bridges is one of USA TODAY's Women of the Century. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, we've assembled a list of 100 women who've made a substantial impact on our country or our lives over the past 100 years. Read about them all on Aug. 14.When 6-year-old Ruby Bridges walked up the…

Gamers and coaches we’ll miss out on without Huge Ten and Pac-12 football this fall

Analis Bailey, USA TODAY Published 6:24 a.m. ET Aug. 12, 2020 | Updated 6:50 a.m. ET Aug. 12, 2020CLOSE SportsPulse: Paul Myerberg and Dan Wolken dissect how college football got to this point and rendered completely helpless to the raging pandemic in America. USA TODAYThe Big Ten and Pac-12 decided Tuesday to not play football…

Gayle King: ‘I like radio so much’

Skip to main content HomeCoronavirus Updates2020 Election ResultsElectionsNationWorldPoliticsFactcheckEducationInvestigationsHealthWeatherRace in AmericaImpeachmentJust the FAQsTracking 2020Gayle King reveals why she returned to radio with her new show "Gayle King In the House" on SiriusXM and what topics listeners want to discuss during these times of crises. (Aug.12)AP

‘So I guess Southwest has actually developed time travel’: Airline company sends out travelers strange flight changes

Dawn Gilbertson, USA TODAY Published 6:00 a.m. ET Aug. 12, 2020 CLOSE No assigned seats? Here are some of the biggest things that set Southwest Airlines apart from other carriers. USA TODAY"We've made a change to your upcoming trip.''Joanie Tran knows airline emails with that subject line are rarely good news, especially during a pandemic when…