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Governors and local school boards reignite the mask mandate fight in wake of CDC’s newest guidance
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Governors and local school boards reignite the mask mandate fight in wake of CDC’s newest guidance

The mask mandates are coming back — and so, too, are mandates against mask mandates. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued updated guidance this week saying that people in areas of “substantial” and “high” transmission should wear a face mask indoors. The agency also said all teachers, staff, students and visitors in…MORE

Lawmakers consider withholding housing funds from tribes that discriminate against descendants of enslaved people
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Lawmakers consider withholding housing funds from tribes that discriminate against descendants of enslaved people

House lawmakers are considering legislation that would withhold federal funds from tribal nations who discriminate against Freedmen, the descendants of people they once enslaved. The House Committee on Financial Services held a subcommittee hearing on Tuesday to discuss reauthorizing the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act (NAHASDA), a federal government program that provides…MORE

The amount of Greenland ice that melted on Tuesday could cover Florida in 2 inches of water
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The amount of Greenland ice that melted on Tuesday could cover Florida in 2 inches of water

Greenland is experiencing its most significant melting event of the year as temperatures in the Arctic surge. The amount of ice that melted on Tuesday alone would be enough to cover the entire state of Florida in two inches of water. It’s the third instance of extreme melting on the continent in the past decade,…MORE

Auburn University giving $1,000 scholarships, prime parking and other prizes to fully-vaccinated students
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Auburn University giving $1,000 scholarships, prime parking and other prizes to fully-vaccinated students

Auburn University is giving away scholarships, unlimited meal plan upgrades, priority class registration and other perks to encourage students to get the Covid-19 vaccine. The Alabama school announced the program this week, as the state’s vaccination rate lags behind the rest of the United States. Only 34.2% of Alabama residents are fully vaccinated, according to…MORE

Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick criminally charged for alleged sex abuse of a minor nearly 50 years ago
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Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick criminally charged for alleged sex abuse of a minor nearly 50 years ago

Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was defrocked by The Vatican in 2019 over sex abuse allegations, is now facing criminal charges in Massachusetts for alleged sex abuse of a minor nearly 50 years ago, according to a court filing. According to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday, McCarrick is charged with three counts of indecent assault…MORE

5 things to know for July 29: Infrastructure, Covid-19, Capitol riot, Taliban, Cuba

5 things to know for July 29: Infrastructure, Covid-19, Capitol riot, Taliban, Cuba

Several key Covid relief projects are ending soon, which could leave millions with renewed financial risks including housing issues, unemployment, student loan payments and more. Here’s what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your…MORE

This Florida mother has been living in her teen daughter’s ICU room for days, praying she survives Covid-19
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This Florida mother has been living in her teen daughter’s ICU room for days, praying she survives Covid-19

Agnes Velasquez remembers the last words her teen daughter said before Covid-19 severely attacked her respiratory system. “She told me that she loved me,” said Velasquez, who rushed her daughter to the hospital. Velasquez spoke with CNN on a video call from the ICU room where her 15-year-old daughter, Paulina, has been battling Covid-19 for…MORE

Alaskan coast 8.2 magnitude earthquake was the strongest one in decades, official says
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Alaskan coast 8.2 magnitude earthquake was the strongest one in decades, official says

The 8.2 magnitude earthquake that struck off Alaska’s coast Wednesday night was the strongest one since 1964, an official told CNN. The very strong quake was located about 56 miles (91 kilometers) east southeast of Perryville, Alaska, and happened around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said. At 29 miles deep (46.7 km), the…MORE

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