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Florida teachers union sues over return to in-person classes, as debate over school during the pandemic intensifies

The move came as confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus are increasing in many states, including Florida, raising fears in some quarters that a return to brick-and-mortar schools in the fall could put students and teachers at risk and exacerbate the spread of the virus. Others argue that reopening schools is a critical step in…

‘Things could get very ugly’: Experts fear post-election crisis as Trump sets the stage to dispute the results in November

Washington (CNN)Voting experts and political strategists from across the political spectrum are increasingly alarmed about the potential for a disputed presidential election in November, one in which one candidate openly questions the legitimacy of the results or even refuses to concede. These experts are keenly aware of President Donald Trump's well-documented history of lying about…

Navy Vet Beaten by Federal Agents: ‘They Came Out to Fight’

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Navy veteran stands passively in Portland, Oregon, amid swirling tear gas. One of the militarized federal agents deployed by President Donald Trump swings a baton at him with full force. With both hands. Five times. Under the assault, 53-year-old Christopher David seems like a redwood tree — impervious to the…

White St Louis couple who pointed guns at protesters to face charges

A white couple who pointed guns at protesters marching against racial injustice outside their mansion will face criminal charges, the city’s top prosecutor announced on Monday. Mark and Patricia McCloskey, both personal injury attorneys in their 60s, will be charged with felony unlawful use of a weapon and a misdemeanor charge of fourth-degree assault. “It…

Thousands of U.S. workers walk out in ‘Strike for Black Lives’

Tens of thousands of workers nationwide walked off the job Monday in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, hoping to draw closer scrutiny to the income inequality and systemic racism that organizers say have become more entrenched during the coronavirus pandemic.The “Strike for Black Lives,” as leaders have dubbed the campaign, featured workers from…

Florida educators file lawsuit after state forces schools to reopen this fall

(CNN)Florida educators have filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the state's emergency order that forces schools to open for in-person instruction next month.The president of the Florida Education Association, Fedrick Ingram, announced the suit against Gov. Ron DeSantis, Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Giménez, the Florida Department of Education and the…

St. Louis couple who waved guns at protesters face charges

(CNN)The Missouri couple seen in a viral video brandishing guns at protesters outside their mansion have been charged, the St. Louis circuit attorney said Monday.Patricia and Mark McCloskey are charged with unlawful use of a weapon, a class E felony, according to the complaint. "It is illegal to wave weapons in a threatening manner at…

Florida’s largest teachers union sues state over reopening schools

The largest teachers union in Florida sued Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday over his administration's push to fully reopen all public schools next month — even as the number of coronavirus cases in the state is spiking.The Florida Education Association accused DeSantis and other state officials of violating a state constitutional mandate to keep public…

Top Republicans push back on Trump’s call for payroll tax cut in next stimulus

Washington (CNN)Top Republicans are throwing cold water on President Donald Trump's push for a payroll tax cut in the next stimulus package, a GOP division that could further complicate what are expected to be contentious negotiations between both parties amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Senate Finance Chairman Chuck Grassley, a Republican from Iowa, pushed back…

Trump tweets image of himself wearing a mask and calls it ‘patriotic’

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump tweeted an image of himself wearing a face mask and indirectly called the act "patriotic" on Monday -- a clear pivot away from his earlier reluctance to wear a facial covering in public."We are United in our effort to defeat the Invisible China Virus, and many people say that it is…

St. Louis couple charged for pulling guns at protest

“It is illegal to wave weapons in a threatening manner — that is unlawful in the city of St. Louis,” Gardner said. Gardner is recommending a diversion program such as community service rather than jail time if the McCloskeys are convicted. Typically, class E felonies could result in up to four years in prison. Supporters…

Jacksonville sheriff warns GOP convention security plan ‘not achievable right now’ | TheHill

Duval County, Fla., Sheriff Mike Williams (R) said Monday that his office is unable to provide security for the Republican National Convention in Jacksonville, citing lack of plans and insufficient funds and manpower.“As we're talking today, we are still not close to having some kind of plan that we can work with that makes me…

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