Trump news – live: White House rescinds policy banning international students from online courses amid mounting criticism and lawsuits

ReutersDonald Trump’s administration rescinded controversial new measures that would have effectively banned any international students from living in the United States during the fall months amid the coronavirus pandemic, with the news being announced after a court hearing that lasted just minutes.The president has continued to insist US schools must reopen this autumn despite the raging coronavirus, declaring at the White House on Monday: “Schools should be opened. Kids want to go to schools. You’re losing a lot of lives by keeping things closed.” However, the administration’s latest measures were rescinded without notice amid mounting criticism and lawsuits from several major schools, all of them vowing to fight for their international student community.Hillary Clinton has meanwhile warned Americans must “be ready” for Trump not to “go quietly” if he loses his re-election bid to Joe Biden, who unveiled a sweeping $2tn environmental plan on Tuesday seeking to achieve carbon-free power by 2035.Please allow a moment for our liveblog to load

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