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New York teachers union opposed to Cuomo suggestion of COVID-19 vaccine mandates

The teachers union that represents more than 60,000 current and retired educators across New York reiterated its opposition Monday to COVID-19 vaccine mandates after Gov. Andrew Cuomo encouraged school districts to require the doses.The New York State United Teachers released a statement following Cuomo’s COVID-19 briefing in which he said teachers in the state should…

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With Cousins out for COVID protocol, QB shortage irks Zimmer

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer has expressed confidence in the strength of his team’s chemistry to supersede any potential tension between players vaccinated for COVID-19 and holdouts who’ve so far preferred to remain unvaccinated.Frustration from the starting quarterback missing practice due to NFL virus protocols prompted Zimmer to ponder the possibility of this becoming…

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West Virginia offers first statewide antibody testing for fully vaccinated

West Virginia has launched the country’s first statewide program to test COVID-19 antibody levels among residents who are fully vaccinated.The program, dubbed “Booster Battlefield Assessment” and announced by Gov. Jim Justice, will allow state residents vaccinated more than six months ago and who are over the age of 60 to have their blood drawn and…

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Hearing begins for lawmaker who shared rape accuser’s name

An Idaho lawmaker accused of violating ethics rules by publicizing the name of an alleged rape victim in disparaging social media posts — and then allegedly misleading lawmakers about her actions — said in an ethics hearing Monday that she did nothing wrong and claimed the allegations against her were politically motivated.Republican Rep. Priscilla Giddings…

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Mississippi man gets life for killing optometrist in Walmart

A Mississippi man was sentenced to life without parole for fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend inside the Walmart where she worked as an optometrist.William Thomas “Tommy” Chisholm was found guilty of capital murder in the killing of Dr. Shauna Witt after just 26 minutes of deliberation on Friday, The Commercial Dispatch reported. Witt ran the eye clinic…

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Louisiana reinstates statewide indoor mask mandate

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has temporarily reinstated a statewide indoor mask mandate as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have resurged as the Delta variant spreads. DAD SENDS HEARTBREAKING TEXT BEFORE DEATH: ‘I SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN THE DAMN VACCINE’The order, which will remain in place until at least Sept. 1, will require all individuals 5 years of…

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Washington, DC locals react to renewed mask mandate

Washington, D.C. residents who spoke with Fox News on Monday were largely supportive of the city’s renewed mask mandate.Mayor Muriel Bowser’s reinstated mandate, which went into effect Saturday morning, requires residents over the age of 2 to wear face masks indoors, regardless of vaccination. The order followed Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines issued…

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Good Samaritan rescues driver who loses control of vehicle on busy road

The good Samaritan being credited with coming to the aid of a Kansas driver who lost control of his vehicle after slumping over behind the wheel says he believes in fate – and that God “needed me to be there.” Mark Stump, a director of community services at United Way, made the comments to KSNW following the incident…

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