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Maszlee Malik moots education task force to ensure holistic approach amid pandemic

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Libyan minister escapes ‘assassination attempt’

A brazen gun attack in the Libyan capital Tripoli was well planned says the country’s Interior Minister.Fathi Bashagha told Reuters that the gunmen were trying to kill him.He escaped the alleged assassination attempt on his motorcade on Sunday (February 21) and explains what happened.”When we arrived in Janzour, a bullet-proof car approached us, a Toyota, known as a type 27 in Libya, it had an opening for gunfire. It started approaching the convoy, and it started shooting. My guard, who was very well trained, tried to push the car away and protect the

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U.S. public schools, focus of debate on reopening, are unsung economic force

By David Lawder

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As the debate rages over how to safely reopen U.S. schools this autumn, one factor weighs heavily: the nation’s 98,000 public “K-12” schools are a cornerstone of the economy, and a massive jobs engine.

Nearly 51 million American kids attend (https://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=372#PK12_enrollment) public elementary, middle and high schools, compared to about six million in private schools. The educated workforce and childcare the system creates have been key drivers of economic growth.

With a total workforce of about eight million Americans before the pandemic, kindergarten through 12th grade public education is also one of the largest

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