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Florida Board of Education votes to sanction 8 school districts with mask mandates with no opt-out
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Florida Board of Education votes to sanction 8 school districts with mask mandates with no opt-out

The Florida Board of Education on Thursday voted to sanction eight school districts that have instituted Covid-19 mask mandates without giving parents the ability to opt their students out. In doing so, the state board said that school districts in Alachua, Brevard, Broward, Duval, Leon, Miami-Dade, Orange and Palm Beach counties were not in compliance…MORE

Texas school district ‘postpones’ a Black author’s school visit because parents claim his books teach critical race theory

Texas school district ‘postpones’ a Black author’s school visit because parents claim his books teach critical race theory

A school district in Texas removed books by an award-winning author from its schools’ library shelves and postponed a virtual event he had been invited to because of a complaint that his books promote critical race theory. Jerry Craft, a New York Times bestselling and Newbery winning author and illustrator, was invited to do a…MORE

Special Forces soldier charged with murder of pregnant wife
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Special Forces soldier charged with murder of pregnant wife

A Special Forces soldier has been formally charged with the murder of his pregnant spouse, according to a news release from the military. Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Santiago, 33, a signal support systems specialist, was charged with the murder of Meghan Santiago and the injury of an unborn child following an incident at Fort Campbell…MORE

5 alternative energy sources to speed our transition away from fossil fuels
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5 alternative energy sources to speed our transition away from fossil fuels

As climate change fuels more extreme weather events, and environmental disasters like last weekend’s oil spill threaten wildlife and human health, more people are banking on clean, carbon-free energy to speed the world’s transition away from fossil fuels and usher in a net-zero future. Ending the planet’s reliance on fossil fuels is critical to curbing…MORE

Maryland man accused of killing his pharmacist brother wanted to confront him for administering the Covid-19 vaccine, court documents say
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Maryland man accused of killing his pharmacist brother wanted to confront him for administering the Covid-19 vaccine, court documents say

A Maryland man accused of killing his pharmacist brother, his sister-in-law and an 83-year-old woman told his mother he wanted to “confront” his brother over “him administering COVID vaccines,” according to charging documents obtained from Howard County District Court. Jeffrey Allen Burnham, 46, also allegedly told a tipster “that his brother was ‘killing people with…MORE

The homecoming queen gave away her crown to comfort a grieving family and set an example for us all
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The homecoming queen gave away her crown to comfort a grieving family and set an example for us all

Brittany Walters made a promise to her mother the day she passed away from cancer: Brittany and her father would go to homecoming, where the high school senior was nominated for queen. Her mom, A.J. Walters, an administrator at Mississippi’s Forrest County Agricultural High School, never missed anything when she was growing up — from…MORE

Here’s what we know about the Texas school shooting that left at least 4 people injured
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Here’s what we know about the Texas school shooting that left at least 4 people injured

At least four people were injured in a school shooting Wednesday at Timberview High School in Arlington, Texas. The suspect is in custody and is being questioned by investigators, police said. Here’s what we know so far: What led up to the shooting? At around 9:15 a.m. local time, the Arlington Police Department responded to…MORE

California school safety officer fired following shooting of 18-year-old woman
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California school safety officer fired following shooting of 18-year-old woman

A school safety officer in Long Beach, California, has been fired after shooting an 18-year-old woman following a physical altercation last month, school officials said Wednesday. The officer was accused of violating district policy, Superintendent Jill Baker said. The decision came after Manuela “Mona” Rodriguez was shot by a Millikan High School safety officer on…MORE

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