Coronavirus Today: July 8

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, has tested positive for COVID-19.

Facebook’s decisions on hate speech deemed “setback” for Civil Rights

Two-year independent audit interviewed hundreds of civil rights organizations and activists

Harvard and MIT sue ICE over rule barring international students from attending online-only universities

Guidelines described as a method to encourage schools to reopen

Harper’s Magazine letter ignites a heated debate on journalism and academia

Opponents express concern regarding the elevation of “prominent anti-trans voices”

Coronavirus Today: July 7

Meat consumption across the globe is expected to fall by 3% this year due to Coronavirus

Environmental activists score three legal wins over oil pipelines

Advocates on both sides of debate see both challenges and possibilities moving forward

Did protests cause a spike in COVID-19 cases?

New research shows protests may have increased social distancing

Florida education commissioner orders schools to open for in-person learning in the fall

Critics express concern for teacher and student safety

Supreme Court rules that states can curb “faithless electors”

Lawmakers and scholars on both sides of aisle express approval toward the decision

Kanye West announces bid for president

Critics scold the move as a publicity stunt that could alter the November election