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Utah, in break with states tightening coronavirus restrictions ahead of Thanksgiving, relaxes gathering limits

California-born Afghan-American says voters ‘expected a lot more from’ VP Harris

California-born Afghan-American says voters 'expected a lot more from' VP Harris

Afghan-Americans are trying to get Vice President Kamala Harris to hear their pleas, including 24-year-old Willy Moosayar, who says voters “expected a lot more” from the country’s first female, immigrant-born VP. Moosayar, the son of Afghan immigrants, protested outside California Gov. Gavin Newsom‘s anti-recall rally on Wednesday in San Leandro, where Harris joined the governor to campaign on his…

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Insect invasion: Armyworms are coming for lawns

Insect invasion: Armyworms are coming for lawns

They’re small, they’re hungry and they’re coming for lawns across the U.S.  Fall armyworms are on the march, turning green lawns brown across the Northeast, Midwest, South and Southwest.  NORTHEAST RESIDENTS TOLD TO DESTROY INVASIVE INSECT According to The Smithsonian Magazine, the insects are attacking at an “unprecedented” rate due to weather patterns.  The seasonal armyworms, the publication reports,…

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South Carolina 4-sentence incident report on Alex Murdaugh shooting: ‘Further investigation required’

South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh shot months after wife and son were killed in unsolved case: local reports

South Carolina authorities have released a four-sentence incident report on the alleged Saturday shooting of attorney Alex Murdaugh, whose wife and son were gunned down in an unsolved double murder in June. Hampton County sheriff’s deputies responded to a shooting on Old Salkehatchie Highway in Varnville. They arrived before Murdaugh, who had been shot in the head, was airlifted…

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Boston 9/11 display with American flags honoring victims vandalized

Boston 9/11 display with American flags honoring victims vandalized

Boston police is investigating an incident in which scores of miniature American flags placed to honor those who lost their lives during the 9/11 terrorist attacks were knocked over or damaged.  Members of Project 351 and the Mass 9/11 Fund planted 2,997 miniature flags in Boston Public Garden Wednesday night, representing the total death toll of those killed in…

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Virginia county office seems to identify itself as ‘woke special services’ in automated message

Virginia DOE faces backlash for social-emotional learning proposal: 'Trojan horse' for 'indoctrination'

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) appears to be openly labeling as “woke” the department that requested a large-scale, social-emotional monitoring project for the district’s students. Parents Defending Education discovered that the FCPS’ Department of Special Services’ automated voice message seems to say “woke office of special services.” The message was still active as of Thursday afternoon. It tells callers:…

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Chicago, Portland, Louisville mayors appear to back CRT in schools before names removed from sponsors list

Chicago, Portland, Louisville mayors appear to back CRT in schools before names removed from sponsors list

The mayors of four major cities appeared to back a resolution adopted by the U.S. Conference of Mayors supporting critical race theory, or CRT, in public K-12 schools before their names were suddenly removed from a list of sponsors. The resolution adopted by the Conference of Mayors, which describes itself as a “non-partisan organization of cities with a population of…

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Portland’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for public workers might exempt police officers: reports

Some Portland marchers express regrets about attack on Dem HQ, anti-Biden graffiti: report

Portland might exempt police officers from a recently announced plan to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for some public workers, according to reports. The planned mandate, which was initially leaked to local media, faced immediate backlash from unions and public workers.  The city attorney’s office advised staff on Tuesday that the order requiring vaccines among police may now be legally dubious…

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Marine has ‘zero remorse’ over slain Florida family, ‘tortured’ girl in delusional rescue op: sheriff

Marine has 'zero remorse' over slain Florida family, 'tortured' girl in delusional rescue op: sheriff

A Marine sharpshooter has shown “zero remorse” after breaking into a Florida home and gunning down four people, including a baby in his mother’s arms, according to law enforcement, and has justified his actions to investigators by explaining that he “tortured” the only surviving victim, an 11-year-old girl, because he believed God sent him to save a victim of…

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San Francisco sues California over drought-related water restrictions

Impacts of California drought, water woes threaten energy, agriculture

San Francisco is suing its home state over drought-related water restrictions.  Joined by a group of Central Valley irrigation districts, the northern California city filed the lawsuit late last week in Fresno County Superior Court, according to The San Francisco Chronicle.  DROUGHT-STRICKEN CALIFORNIA TOWN TO TOURISTS: ‘PLEASE CONSERVE’ According to the paper, the suit claims that the State Water…

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