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Loss of international students could damage US economy, experts say, as Trump seeks visa restrictions

The world of higher education, already struggling to cope amid the COVID-19 pandemic, was rocked last week when the Trump administration issued a regulation that would prevent international students from entering the country in addition to compelling thousands already in the U.S. to leave if enrolled in schools that plan to teach exclusively online in the fall.

“These students and their families have invested so much hope and money — in some cases, their families’ life savings — to get an American education,” Kavita Daiya, an associate professor of English at George Washington University, told ABC News. “By being here, they bring so much talent and knowledge to our communities. To force them to leave is to betray the promise of opportunity and fairness that undergirds American higher education.”

It could also cost the U.S. tens of billions of dollars and thousands of jobs.

MORE: Harvard, MIT sue Trump administration

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Nevada, New Mexico renew restrictions; Kentucky requires masks starting Friday; Oregon reports largest daily case count

Some bars in Nevada will be closing again Friday amid a surge in COVID-19 infections, and Kentucky will join the growing list of states that require face coverings in public.

There’s another significant change in Nevada: Restaurants can no longer serve parties more than six people and must close their bar areas, Gov. Steve Sisolak said. 

Meanwhile, in New Mexico, indoor dining at restaurants and breweries will be restricted again starting Monday and Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham halted high school sports and said state parks will be closed to out-of-state residents.

Here are some recent developments:

  • Caesars Entertainment employees must get tested by the end of next week or else they will not be scheduled to work, says the company.

  • A dog in Texas is the first animal in the state to have the virus that causes COVID-19.

  • The NBA bubble is taking shape at Disney World. Here’s how it’s

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Palos Heights Pool To Reopen With COVID-19 Restrictions

PALOS HEIGHTS, IL — Palos Heights Parks and Recreation is planning to open the community pool Monday, July 13, as Illinois enters Phase 4 of the state’s reopening. The pool is limited to preregistration. Reserved public swim sessions will be offered through Aug.16. Face masks are required when not in the water, and patrons must practice social distancing.

Team and adult swim for persons 18 and older will be offered in 45-minute sessions with a capacity limit of 18 swimmers; the wading pool (16 persons, 90 minutes); and open swim (50 persons, 2-hour sessions).

Palos Heights residents will receive preference when preregistering for one of the pool options. The cost for adults is $4/$8 for residents/non-residents; wading pool $4/$8 residents/non-residents; and open swim $7/$12 (residents and non-residents. If the pool opens as scheduled, no refunds will be given, regardless of the reason for not keeping the reservation.

The parks and

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Dads Finally Meet Their Newborn After COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Keep Them Continents Apart

Just as Joan Fígols’ seven-year journey to fatherhood was about to end, a pandemic struck.

The Spanish dairy farmer, who lives in Barcelona with his husband Alex Fernández, was anxiously awaiting the birth of their son Lluc in March when suddenly the U.S. border closed to European flights, in hopes of curbing the spread of COVID-19. Since Spain was one of the countries hardest hit at the time, the two were stuck an ocean away with only weeks to go until their surrogate, based in Boise, Idaho, was due to deliver.

In this week’s issue of PEOPLE, Fígols, 40, and Fernández, 38, recall their frantic next steps, starting with the moment they realized they’d have to fight for entrance into the country in order to be with their son.

“Our battle with the embassies started the moment the U.S. border was closed to European flights,” says Fernández, recalling their desperate

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Will I be able to go skiing next winter? A country-by-country guide to Covid restrictions in ski resorts as travel corridors introduced

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skier – gaudenz danuser

Ski holidays in Europe are set to be back in business next winter as the government brings in list of 59 quarantine-free destinations

The government has today released a ‘safe list’ of quarantine-exempt destinations, allowing international holidays to kickstart from July 10.

This list of 59 countries banishes the need for travellers visiting the named nations, which are deemed as low risk, to quarantine on arrival home in the UK, news many have been waiting for for months – although the destination itself could still impose a quarantine.

While initially the announcement of these ‘travel corridors’ will provide a lifeline to summer holidays and operators, it also shines a ray of hope on next season’s ski holidays, with the majority of winter destinations in Europe, plus Japan, named as safe.

The list lifts the Foreign Office ban on non-essential travel to all the named destinations from

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Will I be able to go skiing next winter? A country-by-country guide to Covid restrictions in ski resorts

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skier – gaudenz danuser

Ski holidays in Europe, and beyond, look likely to be back in business next winter as the government shelve air bridges and bring in list of 75 quarantine-free destinations

The nation is poised to see which countries will make it onto the government’s new planned list of quarantine-exempt destinations in the coming days, as air bridges are scrapped.

This list of 75 countries will banish the need for travellers visiting nations deemed as low risk to quarantine on arrival home in the UK, news many have been waiting for for months – although the destination itself could still impose a quarantine.

While initially this new announcement – expected on Thursday or Friday – will provide a lifeline to summer holidays and operators, it also shines a ray of hope on next season’s ski holidays, with the majority of winter destinations in Europe and beyond likely to

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holiday bookings ‘explode’ as travel restrictions ease

UK holiday-makers will soon be able to travel to some countries without quarantining upon return. Photo: S O C I A L . C U T/Unsplash
UK holiday-makers will soon be able to travel to some countries without quarantining upon return. Photo: S O C I A L . C U T/Unsplash

Holiday companies have seen bookings “explode” as COVID-19 travel restrictions are set to be relaxed next week, the BBC reported.

From 6 July, Brits will be allowed to travel to certain European countries without having to spend two weeks in quarantine upon their return.

A spokesperson for Britain’s leading tour operator TUI said this is a “hugely positive step forward”.

“We’ve already seen bookings increase by 50% this week, versus last [week], with holidays to Spain and Greece looking the most popular this summer,” said Andrew Flintham, managing director of TUI UK and Ireland.

Lastminute.com reported an 80% increase on holiday sales compared to last week, attributed to Spain lifting the quarantine for Brits.

READ MORE: The top 10 countries Brits will visit once

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Toronto enters next stage of reopening, PM cautious to remove international border restrictions

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As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety

Currently, there are more than 101,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in Canada and more than 8,400 deaths.

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June 22

1:25 p.m.: Toronto, Peel moves into Stage 2 of reopening

The Ontario government announced Toronto and Peel regions

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Is it safe to travel to Spain this summer? Latest Foreign Office advice and restrictions

Playa de Formentor, Mallorca, Spain: istock
Playa de Formentor, Mallorca, Spain: istock

As countries around the globe tentatively begin to relax restrictions on travel, the promise of tapas al fresco and long, lazy sun-filled days beside the sea come top of the travel wish-list for many tourists.

Spain has long topped the list as one of the UK’s favourite holiday destinations, with more than 18 million British tourists visiting in 2019 – a fifth of the country’s overall total of nearly 84 million visitors, according to figures from the National Institute of Statistics.

But can British holidaymakers get there? And will we be welcome if we do?

Here’s all the information you need to know.

Am I allowed to travel to Spain from the UK?

At the moment, the Foreign Office is advising against all non-essential international travel – including to Spain.

The ban was initially put in place to avoid Britons getting stuck abroad as

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