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St. Louis County Council votes to overturn mask mandate imposed by county executive

St. Louis County Council votes to overturn mask mandate imposed by county executive

The St. Louis County Council voted Tuesday to overturn an indoor mask mandate put in place Monday. The 5-2 vote followed hours of contentious public comment, mostly against the mandate. “Liberty doesn’t come in increments, small doses, or watered-down varieties,” said Councilman Ernie Trakas, who voted to repeal the mandate. The mandate required those age…MORE

Gallup Poll: Supreme Court approval rating falls to 49% after hitting 10-year high in 2020

Gallup Poll: Supreme Court approval rating falls to 49% after hitting 10-year high in 2020

Americans’ approval of the US Supreme Court fell to 49% this year after hitting a 10-year high in 2020, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday, underscoring the country’s changing opinion of the newly solidified 6-3 conservative majority court. The 49% approval rating — and 44% disapproval rating — given to the high court stands…MORE

California’s power grid operator has issued a statewide alert urging residents to cut back electricity use

California’s power grid operator has issued a statewide alert urging residents to cut back electricity use

California’s power grid operator has issued a statewide alert urging residents to cut back electricity use Wednesday due to higher-than-normal temperatures expected in Northern California and tight energy supplies across the West. Officials called for voluntary electricity conservation from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday to avoid rolling outages during the persistent heat, the California…MORE

The science didn’t change, the virus did, Fauci says as CDC updates mask guidance

The science didn’t change, the virus did, Fauci says as CDC updates mask guidance

The change in CDC guidance recommending all Americans wear a mask indoors in areas with high Covid-19 transmission is a sign of the change the Delta variant has carved into the pandemic landscape, Dr. Anthony Facui told CNN. “We’re not changing the science,” the director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease told…MORE

Anti-mask protesters forced a Florida school board to postpone a meeting about back-to-school requirements

Anti-mask protesters forced a Florida school board to postpone a meeting about back-to-school requirements

About 20 anti-mask protesters gathered at the Broward County School Board headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Tuesday, forcing a postponement of a discussion on mask requirements for the upcoming school year, a school board member told CNN. “Folks weren’t wearing masks and refused to follow the rules — rules that people have followed for…MORE

Prominent Democratic donor Ed Buck convicted in deaths of two men he gave drugs

Prominent Democratic donor Ed Buck convicted in deaths of two men he gave drugs

Democratic donor Ed Buck on Tuesday was convicted by a federal jury of nine felonies, including giving methamphetamine to two men who died at his West Hollywood apartment after being injected with the drug. Buck was found guilty of two counts of distribution of methamphetamine resulting in death, four counts of distribution of methamphetamine, one…MORE

The latest on the Tokyo Olympics

The latest on the Tokyo Olympics

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South Carolina man sentenced to life in the murder of 21-year-old college student

South Carolina man sentenced to life in the murder of 21-year-old college student

A man was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday after a jury convicted him of murder in the 2019 killing of a South Carolina college student. Nathaniel Rowland, 27, was also found guilty of kidnapping and possession of a weapon during a violent crime in the killing of Samantha Josephson, a University of South Carolina…MORE


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