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CDC drops controversial testing advice that caused backlash

US health officials on Friday dropped a controversial piece of coronavirus guidance and said anyone who has been in close contact with an infected person should get tested.

These Mass. colleges were ranked among the best in the US by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education

Two neighboring Massachusetts universities have landed the top spots on the WSJ/Times Higher Education college ranking list.

Firefighter dies battling wildfire in San Bernardino National Forest in Calif., US Forest Service says

The firefighter died as crews battled the El Dorado Fire, the agency said.

FBI director affirms Russia’s aim to ‘denigrate’ Biden ahead of election

FBI Director Christopher Wray told Congress on Thursday that Russia is still working to influence the US presidential election, and hoping to “denigrate” former vice president Joe Biden because it sees the Democratic nominee as part of an American policy establishment antagonistic toward Moscow’s interests.

CDC testing guidance was published against scientists' objections

A heavily criticized recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last month about who should be tested for the coronavirus was not written by CDC scientists and was posted to the agency’s website despite their serious objections.

Trump alleges ‘left-wing indoctrination’ in schools, says new commission will push ‘pro-American’ history

President Donald Trump pressed his case Thursday that US schools are indoctrinating children with a left-wing agenda hostile to the nation's Founding Fathers, describing efforts to educate students about racism and slavery as an insult to the country's lofty founding principles.

Five maps that show just how much the US is dealing with now

Explore maps that show everything from COVID to wildfires to hurricanes.

Fall of the frat house: Students cut ties with Greek life amid racial reckoning

Hundreds of students at more than a dozen elite colleges and universities nationwide have cut ties with their fraternities and sororities over the past three months, saying the organizations with histories of sexual assault and white exclusivity are out of line with growing demands for social justice.