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Florida bill to shield people from feeling ‘discomfort’ over historic actions by their race, nationality or gender approved by Senate committee
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Florida bill to shield people from feeling ‘discomfort’ over historic actions by their race, nationality or gender approved by Senate committee

A bill backed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis that would prohibit Florida’s public schools and private businesses from making people feel “discomfort” or “guilt” based on their race, sex or national origin received first approval Tuesday by the state’s Senate Education Committee. The Republican-controlled committee approved the bill with six Republican senators in favor of…MORE

Florida health official sent an email calling out his unvaccinated colleagues. He’s now on administrative leave
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Florida health official sent an email calling out his unvaccinated colleagues. He’s now on administrative leave

The top official for Florida’s Department of Health in the Orlando area has been placed on administrative leave after he sent an email expressing his frustration at the low vaccination rate among his colleagues. The email on January 4 by Dr. Raul Pino, the director of the Florida Department of Health in Orange County, has…MORE

There are ‘just not words’ for the toll Covid has taken on this rural Kentucky community
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There are ‘just not words’ for the toll Covid has taken on this rural Kentucky community

Dr. Aaron Parker Banks gets emotional when talking about the toll Covid-19 has taken on his tightknit rural community in northeastern Kentucky, where he works as the only physician at a clinic. “I’ve held the hands of people dying of Covid,” he said. “I’ve had close friends lose their lives, even at my age,” said…MORE

Two broadcasters terminated after calling female high school athletes overweight and laughing about it

Two broadcasters terminated after calling female high school athletes overweight and laughing about it

Two broadcasters in Maine have been terminated, according to a statement posted on the WHOU Facebook page, after calling female high school basketball players overweight and laughing about it. Radio station owner Fred Grant told CNN the two broadcasters involved are Jim Carter and Steve Shaw. WHOU is a local radio station located in Houlton,…MORE

Man who rescued 5 people during Oklahoma City bombing dies
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Man who rescued 5 people during Oklahoma City bombing dies

Raymond Washburn, who is credited with helping rescue five people from the rubble of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, passed away on Sunday at his home in Bristow, Oklahoma, at the age of 75. When the bomb exploded at the federal building in Oklahoma City, Washburn was working at the fourth-floor snack stand he owned…MORE

Times Square subway victim Michelle Alyssa Go remembered as a ‘compassionate soul’
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Times Square subway victim Michelle Alyssa Go remembered as a ‘compassionate soul’

Michelle Alyssa Go, who was pushed to the her death in front of a Times Square subway train, is remembered as a compassionate woman who volunteered her time to help those less fortunate than her. Go, 40, worked in mergers and acquisitions for the multimillion-dollar financial firm Deloitte Services LP and spent time helping women…MORE

University of Michigan reaches $490 million settlement after sex abuse allegations against former UM doctor
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University of Michigan reaches $490 million settlement after sex abuse allegations against former UM doctor

The University of Michigan has reached a settlement agreement with attorneys for about 1,050 people who say they were abused by the late Dr. Robert Anderson, a former university physician, UM announced Wednesday. The settlement agreement includes $460 million for the roughly 1,050 claimants and $30 million for future claimants. But it must be agreed…MORE

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