Democratic lawmakers call for removal of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene over incendiary rhetoric
Lawmakers and activists are calling to remove freshman GOP Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from the House Education Committee and from Congress. Democratic Rep. Jahana Hayes circulated a letter Thursday asking House Republican leadership to remove Greene from her appointment on the House Committee on Education and Labor. The Republican Jewish Coalition released a statement Friday saying the group "has never supported or endorsed Marjorie Taylor Greene. Rep. Cori Bush, a Democrat from Missouri, said Friday she is moving her office away from Greene's after the Georgia congresswoman "berated" her. Her Democratic opponent dropped out of the race and Greene won her seat in the northern Georgia district by nearly 50 percentage points.cnbc.com
Former teachers union chief vying for education secretary
Lily Eskelsen García, who was president of the National Education Association until September, has been calling members of Congress to build support for her candidacy. The caucus drew attention to Biden's proposals to confront racial disparities in education, saying Eskelsen García has been pursuing that work for decades. Andrade called her a “bona fide, proven educator” with a compelling personal story and a firm commitment to public education. “You will not find a bigger contrast in people than between DeVos and Eskelsen García,” Andrade said. Supporters of Eskelsen García say her nomination would fulfill Biden’s promise to install an education chief with experience working in public education.
The Latest: Brazil's virus death toll surpasses 150,000
Women peel potatoes outside a snack bar amid the new coronavirus pandemic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. — Queen Elizabeth II honored the work of doctors and nurses, delivery drivers, fundraisers and volunteers during the coronavirus pandemic. ___PHOENIX -- A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says coronavirus cases in Arizona dropped 75% following the implementation of mask mandates. Arizona’s stay-at-home order expired on May 15 and two weeks later the daily average number of coronavirus cases climbed 151%. ___PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The University of Rhode Island has issued a two-week shelter-in-place order for fraternity and sorority houses because of a high number of coronavirus cases.
The Latest: Hollywood unions announce pandemic agreement
___WASHINGTON — The White House is urging U.S. governors to put politics aside and help the Trump administration promote future coronavirus vaccines as safe and effective. Trump has escalated his promise for a coronavirus vaccine before Election Day. ___ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s president, who has long called for a reform of the United Nations, said the world body has failed in its response to the coronavirus pandemic. ___BOISE, Idaho — Idaho school districts vary widely when it comes to letting the public know about coronavirus cases in classrooms. Greek authorities say the fire was started by residents angry at a lockdown order after 35 COVID-19 cases were recorded at Moria.
The Latest: New Zealand to end restrictions except in 1 city
(AP Photo/Nati Harnik)WELLINGTON, New Zealand: All remaining virus restrictions will be lifted across much of New Zealand from late Monday with the exception of the largest city, Auckland, which will continue to have some restrictions for at least another 16 days. Nationally, nursing home residents account for less than 1% of the U.S. population but more than 40% of the coronavirus deaths. ___DUESSELDORF, Germany — Hundreds of people demonstrated in downtown Duesseldorf Sunday against government coronavirus restrictions and in support of a host of other causes. People waved signs with slogans like “end to panic, corona pandemic is a lie” and “corona rebels” as songs decrying coronavirus restrictions were played. The latest figures show that new daily coronavirus cases for Britain have risen to 4,422, the highest since early May.
The Latest: On holiday weekend, travel surges in Japan
A government-backed “GoTo” discount campaign at hotels and restaurants to encourage travel within Japan began in July, but Tokyo was left out. Like other countries in Europe, the number of virus cases has spiked in recent days in Romania. He announced Friday in a tweet that he had tested positive with no symptoms and was working during self-isolation. ___TEL AVIV, Israel — Dozens of Israelis held a beach demonstration against a new lockdown prompted by a surge in coronavirus cases. ___NEW DELHI —India has maintained its surge in coronavirus cases, adding 93,337 new confirmed infections in the past 24 hours.
Conn.'s Jahana Hayes named 2016 National Teacher of the Year
Every year, thousands of teachers are nominated for the National Teacher of the Year. This year's final four were chosen for their ability to develop students' minds and character, as well as inspire social awareness. "CBS This Morning" is proud to announce the winner, Jahana Hayes, a history teacher at John F. Kennedy High School in Waterbury, Connecticut. She joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss her teaching philosophy and share who has inspired her along the way.cbsnews.com