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- White House lays out Pfizer vaccine plan for children as young as 5by Anne Maxwell on October 20, 2021 at 8:45 pm
The Pfizer vaccine for Covid-19 could receive federal approval for kids ages five to 11 years old in early November.
- ‘No peace’: Emotional day for families of Parkland shooting victims as gunman pleads guiltyby Joe McLean on October 20, 2021 at 8:45 pm
After the pleas were entered, some of the families of Nikolas Cruz's victims reacted on social media, many of them expressing contempt, heartbreak and a desire for the harshest punishment.
- St. Johns County has a plan to reduce free meals for students to help deal with food service ‘crisis’by Lauren Verno on October 20, 2021 at 8:45 pm
Between supply chain issues, food shortages and higher demand, there is a problem nationwide getting meals to students.
- October's hunter's moon: How it got its name and the history behind it
Wednesday's full moon is the hunter's moon.
- Pig kidney transplant successfully tested on deceased woman
A pig kidney was successfully tested on a dead patient last month for the first time without being immediately rejected.
- Crusader knight's 900-year-old sword discovered by diver
A scuba diver in Israel discovered a 900-year-old sword off the country's Mediterranean coast that experts say likely belonged to a Crusader knight.
- Senate Republicans block Democrats' federal voting rights legislation
Senate Republicans again blocked debate on sweeping federal voting rights legislation backed by President Biden on Wednesday, in a move likely to renew calls among some Democratic leaders to alter filibuster rules.
- Los Angeles mayor to city employees: Be prepared to lose your job if you aren't vaccinated by deadline
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is warning unvaccinated city employees that they should be prepared to lose their jobs if they don’t comply with the city’s employee vaccine mandate by December.
- Feds face backlash for tying schools' coronavirus relief to compliance with CDC guidelines
The Department of Education is facing backlash for requiring school systems to comply with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance in order to obtain coronavirus relief funding.
- French education minister declares war on American 'wokeism'
The French government has declared war on U.S.-imported "wokeism," with French Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer warning that the left-wing ideology is what contributed to the rise of former U.S. President Trump.
- Putin keeps Russian workers home for a week as COVID deaths soar
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered the country’s workers to stay off work for a week starting later this month amid rising coronavirus infection and death numbers.
- Olympic flame arrives in Beijing despite calls for boycott
The Olympic flame arrived in Beijing on Wednesday amid calls from overseas critics for a boycott of the Feb. 4-20 Winter Games.
- Colorado school district investigates after parents say teachers taped masks to students' faces
A Colorado school district is investigating allegations that teachers taped masks to students’ faces at Chinook Trail Middle School in Colorado Springs.
- High school teacher of the year faces termination over vaccine mandate
A Connecticut high school 'teacher of the year' may be terminated over the state's vaccine mandate.
- Scott Peterson's former defense counsel touts new evidence: 'I really believe in Scott’s innocence'
Scott Peterson, convicted of the 2002 murders of his pregnant wife and unborn son, is due back in court Wednesday, as the defense is expected to ask the judge to decide whether or not to grant their request for a new trial amid allegations of juror […]
- Tesla Posts Record Quarterly Earnings on Supply-Chain Resilienceon October 20, 2021 at 8:33 pm
Elon Musk’s electric-vehicle maker notches a third consecutive record profit, thanks in part to its ability to navigate persistent global supply-chain disruptions.
- Growth Slowed Amid Elevated Prices, Fed Beige Book Sayson October 20, 2021 at 8:06 pm
The Federal Reserve said companies have been burdened with supply-chain problems, higher costs, a labor shortage and Covid-19 fears
- Democrats' Tax Rise Plan Jeopardized on Sinema Oppositionon October 20, 2021 at 7:55 pm
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has told lobbyists that she is opposed to any increase in tax rates on businesses, high-income individuals or capital gains. Her stance is now pushing Democrats to more seriously plan for a bill that doesn’t include those major […]