US on course to record its 14 millionth coronavirus case today after record 3,157 deaths yesterday
- There are over 100,000 Covid patients in US hospitals for first time
- Biden team to meet with Latino lawmakers over cabinet picks
- Ivanka Trump was quizzed as part of inauguration fund lawsuit
- Trump releases 46 minute video repeating baseless vote fraud claims
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Joe Biden’s efforts to tackle the climate crisis need to extend to American classrooms with routine lessons on the threats posed by global heating, two former US education secretaries have urged.
In a letter to the Democratic president-elect, the former top education officials – John King and Arne Duncan – said the education of more than 50 million children in US public schools provides a “critical opportunity” to prepare them for a world transformed by climate change, as well as the opportunities afforded by renewable energy and other potential solutions to the crisis.
The Trump administration has expanded economic pressure on China’s western region of Xinjiang, banning cotton imports from a powerful Chinese quasi-military organization that it says uses the forced labor of detained Uighur Muslims.
Reuters report that the US. Customs and Border Protection agency said on Wednesday its “Withhold Release Order” would ban cotton and cotton products from the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC), one of China’s largest producers.