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Mask mandates fueled growth of Moms for Liberty

Nov. 27, 2021 03:13 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jessica Tillman, a Seminole County mother of four, developed some new interests during the COVID-19 pandemic: Fighting against school board mask mandates and organizing with like-minded parents. For Tillman, the government response to COVID-19...

Chile Congress approves same-sex marriage, adoptions

Nov. 23, 2021 12:34 PM EST

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A measure to legalize marriage and adoption by same-sex couples was approved by the lower house of Chile's Congress on Tuesday, moving it close to final adoption. It had already passed the Senate. The bill approved 101-30 now awaits only final...

Joaquin Phoenix, Mike Mills on sincerity in 'C'mon C'mon'

Nov. 19, 2021 18:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In Mike Mills’ “C’mon C’mon,” Joaquin Phoenix plays a New York-based radio journalist who, throughout the movie, records interviews with real kids about their lives, asking them questions like, “What scares you?" and "What makes you happy?” ...

Ex-high school coach investigated over nude 'body fat' tests

Nov. 12, 2021 16:17 PM EST

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — A former high school basketball coach is being investigated by the Rhode Island attorney general's office after former players came forward to say he for years asked male student-athletes to disrobe while alone with him so he could perform what he called body...

'Strong' start to kids vaccine campaign, but challenges loom

Nov. 10, 2021 16:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The campaign to vaccinate elementary school age children in the U.S. is off to a strong start, health officials said Wednesday, but experts say there are signs that it will be difficult to sustain the initial momentum. About 900,000 kids aged 5 to 11...

Few North Carolina children 5-11 vaccinated in early rollout

Nov. 10, 2021 16:46 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Few North Carolina parents had their children vaccinated in the first days COVID-19 shots were available for kids age 5 to 11, according to the latest data collected by the state Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Mandy Cohen, the state's...

School board: Libraries to remove 'sexually explicit' books

Nov. 10, 2021 13:55 PM EST

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia school board directed staff to remove books with “sexually explicit” material from libraries after a parent raised concerns about books available through a school’s digital library app at Monday’s meeting. The Spotsylvania...

Florida's largest school district drops all mask mandates

Nov. 09, 2021 19:30 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Florida's largest school district is dropping all mask mandates, allowing parents in all grades to decide whether their children should wear a face covering, the superintendent announced Tuesday. Miami-Dade County School Superintendent Alberto Carvalho made...

COVID-19 vaccinations start at some Hawaii public schools

Nov. 08, 2021 19:44 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — COVID-19 vaccinations for 5-to 11-year-olds started at some Hawaii public schools on Monday. Kalihi Uka Elementary in Honolulu was to hold a vaccination clinic. It got underway at 8:30 a.m. with a group of first graders. About 60 students, or a quarter...

Biden: Families of separated children deserve compensation

Nov. 06, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Saturday that the families of children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border during the Trump administration should be compensated, as his Department of Justice is in settlement talks with affected families. ...