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Sadiq Khan. Photo: Dominic Lipinski, WPA Pool/Getty Images

London Mayor Sadiq Khan penned an op-ed in The Observer Sunday calling for a public vote on any deal — or lack thereof — that the British government negotiates on Brexit, one that will include the option to remain in the European Union.

"I don’t believe it’s the will of the people to face either a bad deal or, worse, no deal. That wasn’t on the table during the campaign."

The big picture: Khan was clear during an appearance on BBC that he is not calling for a second referendum. Rather, he is demanding that the British people have a say in the outcome of negotiations that may lead toward a "no-deal Brexit," due partially to divisions within Theresa May's own Conservative Party.

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National standardized reading and math tests have been pushed from next year to 2022, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) announced Wednesday.

Why it matters: There’s mounting national evidence that students are suffering major setbacks this year, with a surge in the number of failing grades.

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Recent spikes in COVID-19 infections across Europe have led authorities to extend restrictions ahead of the holiday season.

Why it matters: "Relaxing too fast and too much is a risk for a third wave after Christmas," said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.