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Miami-Dade leaders announce a series of meetings for policy changes after the Surfside collapse

Miami-Dade leaders announce a series of meetings for policy changes after the Surfside collapse

Local and federal officials will convene a series of meetings, dubbed “Sunshine” meetings, to discuss possible changes following the Surfside condo building collapse, Miami-Dade officials announced Wednesday. Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava and Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners Chairman Jose “Pepe” Diaz said a group of local, state, and federally elected leaders will pursue…MORE

As people of all ages flock to a Louisiana vaccination site, an official says he is optimistic outreach is working

As people of all ages flock to a Louisiana vaccination site, an official says he is optimistic outreach is working

As hospitals in Louisiana fill up with Covid-19 patients, vaccination sites in the state are also seeing increased traffic, leaving at least one hospital official optimistic that all the vaccination outreach is working. Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Director of Operations Thomas Dunn said seeing people of all ages come in for…MORE

Ten people were killed and 20 were injured after a van crash near Encino, Texas

Ten people were killed and 20 were injured after a van crash near Encino, Texas

Ten people were killed and 20 people were taken to area hospitals after a van crashed on Highway 281 near Encino, Texas, Wednesday afternoon, according to Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) spokesperson Sgt. Nathan Brandley. There were 30 people inside a white Ford passenger van when the driver tried to make a right turn…MORE

This Arkansas hospital is so short on nurses in this newest Covid-19 surge, it’s offering a $25,000 signing bonus
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This Arkansas hospital is so short on nurses in this newest Covid-19 surge, it’s offering a $25,000 signing bonus

Takela Gardner began her nursing career just two years ago, but her patients already think she’s a seasoned nurse. A registered nurse at a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) facility in Little Rock, Gardner told CNN she’s had to essentially learn nursing on the fly during the Covid-19 pandemic, which she said began…MORE

Students and parents welcome school — with or without masks — in Georgia
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Students and parents welcome school — with or without masks — in Georgia

Schools are back in Barrow County, Georgia, with bulging bookbags, new shoes — and masks optional. In a rain-spattered car pool lane, both parents and students seemed more excited and anxious about the usual first day things — different teachers, new kids and curricula — than about the coronavirus pandemic. “I’m not too nervous about…MORE

Florida’s executive order does not actually ban mask mandates in schools, legal experts say
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Florida’s executive order does not actually ban mask mandates in schools, legal experts say

School boards across the state of Florida were rattled by Gov. Ron DeSantis’ executive order that threatened to pull funding from schools that implement mask mandates. Broward County Public Schools reversed its decision to require face coverings, Duval County Public Schools is requiring parents be able to “opt out” of having their child wear a…MORE

This emergency room physician went from the horrors of the Surfside disaster back into the ER battling Florida’s Covid-19 surge
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This emergency room physician went from the horrors of the Surfside disaster back into the ER battling Florida’s Covid-19 surge

Dr. Ben Abo, an EMS physician in south Florida, spent the last month helping on the scene of the Surfside condo collapse. Now that he’s back working in the emergency room, he says the Covid-19 situation is “worst it’s ever been.” “It’s honestly going from one disaster to another,” Abo told CNN’s Brianna Keilar. “We…MORE

Real estate tycoon Robert Durst, accused of killing his close friend, now expected to take the stand tomorrow
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Real estate tycoon Robert Durst, accused of killing his close friend, now expected to take the stand tomorrow

Robert Durst, the multimillionaire subject of the HBO crime documentary “The Jinx,” had been expected to testify in his defense Wednesday, his legal team had told CNN. But the court adjourned for the day after a lengthy cross-examination of memory expert, Elizabeth Loftus. Durst is now expected to testify Thursday. Durst is charged with the…MORE

Florida tween takes on school board to call for mask mandate
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Florida tween takes on school board to call for mask mandate

Lila Hartley is heading into seventh grade next week. She’s excited about history class and trying to figure out how to make more friends when she gets back to in-person school. But first, the 12-year-old feels she has to stand up for her little brother and all children too young to be vaccinated against coronavirus.…MORE

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