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Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has proposed new campus rules that would strengthen the rights of those accused of sexual assault on a college campus, narrow the definition of sexual harassment, urge schools to supply support resources for victims, and reduce schools' liability of such incidents, reports the New York Times who obtained a copy of the guidelines.

The big picture: DeVos' rules further push back on Obama administration guidelines to universities that decreased the burden of proof for accusers. The proposed rules require accusers to file complaints through "proper authorities" and establishes guidelines to determine whether schools properly address those complaints. DeVos' rules can be passed and made into law after a public comment period, unlike the previous guidelines from the Obama administration.

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Deadly Hurricane Zeta churns inland after lashing Louisiana

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Hurricane Zeta has killed at least one person after a downed power line electrocuted a 55-year-old in Louisiana as the storm moved into Alabama overnight.

What's happening: After "battering southeastern Louisiana and southern Mississippi," it began lashing Alabama late Wednesday, per the National Hurricane Center.

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Taiwan reaches a record 200 days with no local coronavirus cases

Catholics go through containment protocols including body-temperature measurement and hands-sanitisation before entering the Saint Christopher Parish Church, Taipei City, Taiwan, in July. Photo: Ceng Shou Yi/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Taiwan on Thursday marked no locally transmitted coronavirus cases for 200 days, as the island of 23 million people's total number of infections reported stands at 550 and the COVID-19 death toll at seven.

Why it matters: Nowhere else in the world has reached such a milestone. While COVID-19 cases surge across the U.S. and Europe, Taiwan's last locally transmitted case was on April 12. Experts credit tightly regulated travel, early border closure, "rigorous contact tracing, technology-enforced quarantine and universal mask wearing," along with the island state's previous experience with the SARS virus, per Bloomberg.

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