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Thursday, 18 June 2020

VIDEO: When the coronavirus spread to El Paso, Texas, teachers had to take their classes online and improvise. One middle school teacher was determined to make remote learning an enjoyable experience for her students, while keeping the close bonds she had created with them over the past school year.

On This Day in American History
On June 18, 1942, film critic Roger Ebert is born in Urbana, Illinois. Ebert started his career as a journalist, but by 1966, he was reviewing movies for the Chicago Sun-Times. Just nine years later, he became the first film critic to win a Pulitzer Prize. That same year, he teamed up with another critic, Gene Siskel, to review movies for a monthly television show which aired in Chicago. By 1982, the show, first called At the Movies and later, Siskel & Ebert, became nationally syndicated. When Siskel died, Ebert teamed up with Richard Roeper to continue televised movie reviews. Ebert died in April of 2013. A movie about his life, Life Itself, was released in 2014.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks with China’s chief diplomat, Politburo member Yang Jiechi, in Hawaii on Wednesday. The six-hour closed-door talks at Hickam Air Force base in Honolulu was the first face-to-face meeting between Pompeo and Yang since August.

An Iranian Christian rights activist whose 46-day detention earlier this year drew words of concern from U.S. President Donald Trump says Iran has detained 15 other Christians as part of its long-running repression of the religious minority in the Islamic republic.

Steve Pederson, 56, has never feared embarking on a new path or retracing an old one. He left a long career as an art director in advertising to work with autistic children. He also returned to his teenage hobby, skateboarding, as an adult. Now, Pederson is passing his passion to his daughter, Monique

VIDEO: Presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee Joe Biden recently denounced President Donald Trump’s handling of the pandemic as “almost criminal.” Conservatives worry Biden’s proposed plan to further mobilize the federal government to fight the coronavirus would open the door to an expansion of the government’s role in health care and America’s safety net.

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