Pentagon: Kabul airport explosion ‘resulted in an unknown number of casualties’

Pentagon press secretary John Kirby on Thursday confirmed reports of an explosion outside Kabul airport, which followed warnings overnight of possible attacks. We can confirm an explosion outside Kabul airport. Casualties are unclear at this time. We will provide additional details when we can. — John Kirby (@PentagonPresSec) August 26, 2021 Kirby later updated that […]

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Seminole County Sheriff’s Office investigating shooting

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office confirms a shooting investigation is underway in Sanford involving a deputy and a man who was shot. Not much is known about the shooting, except that it happened in the area of Riverview Avenue, right off of U.S. 17 and close to the Central Florida Regional Hospital. […]

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Judge poised to rule early Friday in DeSantis mask mandate ban case

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A northern Florida judge set closing arguments for 10:15 a.m. Thursday and said he aimed to deliver his ruling Friday morning in a parents’ lawsuit that challenges Gov. Ron DeSantis’ ban against school mask mandates. What You Need To Know Judge plans to rule Friday in suit that challenges governor’s ban against […]

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‘I fear for them’: OCPS parent worries mask mandate won’t be enough to protect kids

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Central Florida’s largest school district is taking action to prevent further spread of the highly infectious delta variant in the classroom by implementing a new mask mandate. What You Need To Know  Orange County Public Schools enacted a 60-day mask mandate Tuesday night  The mandate will go into effect on Monday and […]

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Congresswoman, a former Vietnamese refugee, pushes to help Afghans in peril

WASHINGTON — The evacuation of tens of thousands of people from Afghanistan hits close to home for one Florida Congresswoman. U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy of Florida (D-District 7) was once a refugee from a war-torn country herself. What You Need To Know The Afghan pullout brings back memories for U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy. As a […]

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Judge poised to rule early Friday in DeSantis mask mandate ban case

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A northern Florida judge set closing arguments for 10:15 a.m. Thursday and said he aimed to deliver his ruling Friday morning in a parents’ lawsuit that challenges Gov. Ron DeSantis’ ban against school mask mandates. What You Need To Know Judge plans to rule Friday in suit that challenges governor’s ban against […]

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Florida judge considers plea to restore federal unemployment benefits

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A Leon County judge is expected to decide by Friday whether he has the authority to order the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to restore extended federal unemployment benefits. What You Need To Know  A lawsuit seeking to reinstate federal unemployment benefits in Florida is expected to be decided by the end […]

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Biden briefed on COVID origin report, press secretary says

President Joe Biden was briefed on a classified report from the intelligence community about its 90-day investigation into the origins of COVID-19, White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed Wednesday. What You Need To Know President Joe Biden was briefed on a classified report from the intelligence community about its 90-day investigation into the origins […]

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House panel probing Jan. 6 Capitol riot seeks Trump administration records

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol is demanding a host of records from former President Donald Trump’s White House and several of his administration’s intelligence and law enforcement agencies, in what is a sweeping start to lawmakers’ review of the deadly attack by a mob of the then-president’s supporters. […]

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Moderna completes FDA submission for COVID vaccine approval

Drugmaker Moderna announced Wednesday that it has completed the submission process to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for full approval of its COVID-19 vaccine in Americans 18 and older. What You Need To Know Moderna announced Wednesday that it has completed the submission process to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for full approval […]

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