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A teacher is suing an Arizona school district for implementing a mask mandate despite governor’s ban

A teacher is suing an Arizona school district for implementing a mask mandate despite governor’s ban

An Arizona judge will hear arguments Wednesday over whether a Phoenix school district can require people to wear masks in defiance of a state law banning mask mandates in schools. Teacher Douglas Hester filed a lawsuit Monday against the Phoenix Union High School District and its governing board, along with superintendent Chad Gestson, requesting that…MORE

California regulators vote to restrict water access for thousands of farmers amid severe drought
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California regulators vote to restrict water access for thousands of farmers amid severe drought

California water regulators voted Tuesday to restrict water access for thousands of Central Valley farmers as the state endures a severe drought. The California State Water Board unanimously agreed to issue an emergency order that bans some farmers from diverting water from rivers and streams in the Sacramento and San Joaquin river watersheds to irrigate…MORE

New report commissioned by NCAA finds a massive gender inequity in college basketball

New report commissioned by NCAA finds a massive gender inequity in college basketball

The National Collegiate Athletic Association treats its Division I men’s basketball program better than its women’s program in virtually every respect, according to an outside review commissioned by the NCAA that was delivered Monday. The study said gender inequities in the NCAA stem from the organization’s structure, which is “designed to maximize the value of…MORE

Former Minneapolis officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights want their federal cases separated from Derek Chauvin
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Former Minneapolis officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights want their federal cases separated from Derek Chauvin

Three former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd’s civil rights filed motions Tuesday to separate their federal cases from that of Derek Chauvin, who was convicted in April on state murder charges in Floyd’s death. Former officer Tou Thao’s attorneys, Robert Paule and Natalie Paule, cited a number of reasons for the request,…MORE

Army unveils memorial to a Black soldier lynched on military base 80 years ago

Army unveils memorial to a Black soldier lynched on military base 80 years ago

Pvt. Felix Hall was barely an adult when he was found hanging from a tree on a segregated army base in Georgia in 1941. His killers were never prosecuted but 80 years later, the US Army has unveiled a memorial to honor the Black soldier who is the only known victim of a lynching on…MORE

Covid-19 cases among US children and teens jumped 84% in a week, pediatrician group says
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Covid-19 cases among US children and teens jumped 84% in a week, pediatrician group says

Almost 72,000 children and teens caught Covid-19 last week — a “substantial” increase from a week earlier, the American Academy of Pediatrics reported Tuesday. The group counted 71,726 new cases from July 22 – 29. That is a “substantial” increase from the nearly 39,000 cases reported a week before, and five times as many kids…MORE

Titanic museum iceberg wall collapses, injuring 3 visitors

Titanic museum iceberg wall collapses, injuring 3 visitors

A wall of ice collapsed Monday at the Titanic Museum Attraction, injuring three visitors to the popular tourist spot in Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains. The Pigeon Forge Fire Department arrived at the museum at 8:11 p.m. after getting a 911 call reporting a traumatic incident, Chief Tony L. Watson told CNN. Firefighters helped first responders triage…MORE

HBCUs are canceling students’ debt, highlighting how integral they are to Black Americans’ lives
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HBCUs are canceling students’ debt, highlighting how integral they are to Black Americans’ lives

Covid-19 ruined Brécha Byrd’s inaugural season as a basketball player at Saint Augustine’s University, a historically Black school in North Carolina. The 19-year-old had been excited to play since her high school season months earlier was cut short in 2020. She lost her chance to play when the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) canceled the…MORE

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