What You Missed: News Titans Need to Know

From President Trump’s positive COVID test to Loudoun County apologizing for past segregation, we cover the major news stories students need to know.

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A look back at the week that was in the news and highlighting what students need to know

President Trump announced early Friday that he and the First Lady, Melania, tested positive for the coronavirus. With under 45 days until the election, this puts the future debates into question, and brings with it many other election and national security issues.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-first-lady-test-positive-covid-19-n1241769

The first presidential debate was this week, between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, and it’s safe to say that there was never a dull moment. The debate, if you can even call it that, consisted of President Trump not following the rules and constantly interrupting Biden. Biden also stated that Donald Trump is “the worst president America has ever had”, and that’s barely scratching the surface of how bad it got. However, in between all the interruptions and name calling, the two candidates somehow actually answered some questions.  

https://www.washingtonpost.com/elections/2020/09/29/presidential-debate-live-updates/ 

The President’s tax returns were the subject of multiple NY Times pieces this week and what they revealed is pretty shocking. The returns showed that the president had only paid $750 in taxes in 2016 and 2017. 

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/09/27/us/donald-trump-taxes.html 

The Loudoun County School Board released a formal apology this week, regarding the acts of segregation in Loudoun County Public Schools in the past. The statement also went on to talk about how black people were “denied rights and equal treatment”. 

https://loudounnow.com/2020/09/28/loudoun-schools-issue-apology-for-countys-segregationist-past/