A bill aimed at furthering restrictions on discussions of “gender identity or sexual orientation” in public schools is progressing in the Alabama legislature, passing the state House on Tuesday. Current law states that classrooms in kindergarten through the fifth grade “shall not engage in classroom discussion or provide classroom instruction regarding sexual orientation or gender
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Months after Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed the proposal, lawmakers in Sacramento are trying again to extend unemployment benefits to California workers who are on strike. Under Senate Bill 1116, introduced by State Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-Burbank) and State Sen. María Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles), California workers would be eligible to receive unemployment benefits after being
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An 18-year-old student is dead after being shot five to six times by another student outside Bowie High School in Texas. In a press conference, Arlington Police Chief Al Jones and Arlington ISD Superintendent Dr. Matt Smith said that the shooting happened at the local public school around 2:50 p.m. Wednesday near a portable building
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Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken is meeting officials in China this week as disputes over wars, trade, technology and security are testing the two countries’ efforts to stabilize the relationship. The United States is heading into an election year in which President Biden will face intense pressure to confront China’s authoritarian government and offer
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LOS ANGELES — Police peacefully arrested student protesters at the University of Southern California on Wednesday, hours after police at a Texas university aggressively detained dozens in the latest clashes between law enforcement and those protesting the Israel-Hamas war on campuses nationwide. While tensions rose between police and protesters at USC earlier in the day,
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  Police investigate the deadly shooting during that occurred July 4, 2022 during Highland Park’s Independence Day parade. A Lake County judge ordered the accused shooter be allowed to phone his parents and siblings. His phone privileges were suspended in December after authorities say he violated jail rules. John Starks/jstarks@dailyherald.com The Highwood man accused of
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LAGO VISTA, Texas (KXAN) — A new report has more than a dozen recommendations for the Lago Vista Independent School District after an investigation into why a community member, who was posing as a “private coach” wasn’t properly vetted. In the report, an investigator recommends that the school create new volunteer and background checking protocols,
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