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TALLAHASSEE – Speaking at a private school in Jacksonville on the first day of Pride Month, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday signed a wide-ranging…

BY JACK HARRIS LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Bob Kendrick beamed with pride as he looked at the broken painting. In black and gray strokes of charcoal and pastel, four men are depicted. They sit around a dinner table. Their hands are clasped together. Their heads are bowed as they say grace. It’s […]

BY BOBBY CAINA CALVAN ASSOCIATED PRESS TALLAHASSEE — Florida lawmakers moved closer to requiring transgender athletes to undergo testosterone or genetic testing — as well as submit to having their genitalia examined — to participate on sports teams in public schools and colleges. The proposal in Florida, was approved overwhelmingly Wednesday by the state’s Republican-led […]

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BY BAILEY ALDRIDGE THE NEWS & OBSERVER/TNS President Joe Biden’s administration is looking for ways to improve face masks — and will give out $500,000 in prizes to help do it. The “Mask Innovation Challenge” invites Americans to submit ideas to make masks more comfortable to wear and to eliminate “barriers to use,” such as […]

BY LIBOR JANY STAR TRIBUNE/TNS MINNEAPOLIS — Twitter briefly erupted Tuesday when a Black man who witnessed George Floyd’s dying moments took the stand after Derek Chauvin’s defense attorney intimated through questioning that the man was “angry” and threatening to harm officers at the scene. An attorney for the defense listed off the obscenities that […]