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Students Stage Walkout to Protest Bi Teacher Being Placed on Leave

Students Stage Walkout to Protest Bi Teacher Being Placed on Leave

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 9, 2021

Lucas Kaufmann, a teacher in Winterset, Iowa, was placed on leave after coming out as bisexual. But the school's students aren't having it: They staged a walkout.

COVID-19 Surge in the U.S.: The Summer of Hope Ends in Gloom

COVID-19 Surge in the U.S.: The Summer of Hope Ends in Gloom

By Matthew Perrone, Dee-Ann Durbin | Sep 9, 2021

The summer that was supposed to mark America's independence from COVID-19 is instead drawing to a close with the U.S. more firmly under the tyranny of the virus, with deaths per day back up to where they were in March.

Missouri Teacher Resigns After School Says Remove Pride Flag, Don't Discuss Sexuality

Missouri Teacher Resigns After School Says Remove Pride Flag, Don't Discuss Sexuality

By Emell Adolphus | Sep 8, 2021

A Neosho teacher resigned last week after parents complained about a pride flag in his classroom and the district told him to take it down.

Texas GOP Bets on Hard Right Turn Amid Changing Demographics

Texas GOP Bets on Hard Right Turn Amid Changing Demographics

By Will Weissert and Paul J. Weber | Sep 8, 2021

Republicans in America's largest conservative state for years racked up victories under the slogan "Keep Texas Red," a pledge to quash a coming blue wave that Democrats argued was inevitable given shifting demographics.

Watch: Boy Charged in Assault on Student Draped in Gay Pride Flag

Watch: Boy Charged in Assault on Student Draped in Gay Pride Flag

Sep 8, 2021

A Georgia teenager faces juvenile charges after he attacked a student who was draped in a gay pride flag in a school cafeteria, authorities say.

California Moves to Outlaw 'Stealthing,' or Removing Condom

California Moves to Outlaw 'Stealthing,' or Removing Condom

By Don Thompson | Sep 8, 2021

California lawmakers moved to make the state the first to outlaw "stealthing," which is removing a condom without permission during intercourse.

HRC President Fired Following Reports he Advised Cuomo about Misconduct Allegations

HRC President Fired Following Reports he Advised Cuomo about Misconduct Allegations

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 7, 2021

Alphonso David was fired as president of the Human Rights Campaign following reports David advised Andrew Cuomo on sexual misconduct allegations. David promised "a legal challenge."

Virginia Is Set to Remove Richmond's Lee Statue on Wednesday

Virginia Is Set to Remove Richmond's Lee Statue on Wednesday

By Denise Lavoie | Sep 7, 2021

A towering statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Virginia, is set to come down on Wednesday, more than 130 years after it was built as a tribute to a Civil War hero,

Court Rules Catholic School Wrongfully Fired Gay Substitute

Court Rules Catholic School Wrongfully Fired Gay Substitute

Sep 6, 2021

A gay substitute teacher was wrongfully fired by a Roman Catholic school in North Carolina after he announced in 2014 on social media that he was going to marry his longtime partner, a federal judge has ruled.

Energy Company: Hurricane Ida Restoration Could Take Weeks

Energy Company: Hurricane Ida Restoration Could Take Weeks

Sep 5, 2021

Full restoration of electricity to some of the hardest-hit areas of Louisiana battered to an unprecedented degree by Hurricane Ida could take until the end of the month.

LGBTQ Rights Exhibit Removed from Museum at Missouri Capitol

LGBTQ Rights Exhibit Removed from Museum at Missouri Capitol

By Emell Adolphus | Sep 5, 2021

An LGBTQ exhibit documented the history of gay rights in Missouri has been removed from the state's Capitol. In a statement, an openly gay Sen. Greg Razer, D-Kansas City called the removal "a small example of closeting part of our history."

Parts Shortage Will Keep Auto Prices Sky-High

Parts Shortage Will Keep Auto Prices Sky-High

Sep 5, 2021

Back in the spring, a shortage of computer chips that had sent auto prices soaring appeared, finally, to be easing. Some relief for consumers seemed to be in sight. That hope has now dimmed.

9/11: As The Decades Pass, the Act of Remembering Evolves

9/11: As The Decades Pass, the Act of Remembering Evolves

By Ted Anthony | Sep 5, 2021

The hills around Shanksville seem to swallow sound. The plateau that Americans by the millions ascend to visit the Flight 93 National Memorial, to think of those who died in this southwestern Pennsylvania expanse.

Two Anchors of COVID Safety Net Ending, Affecting Millions

Two Anchors of COVID Safety Net Ending, Affecting Millions

By Ashraf Khalil and Lisa Mascaro | Sep 5, 2021

Two primary anchors of the government's COVID protection package are ending or have recently ended. Starting Monday, an estimated 8.9 million people will lose all unemployment benefits. A federal eviction moratorium already has expired.

Biden to Mark 20th Anniversary Of 9/11 at 3 Memorial Sites

Biden to Mark 20th Anniversary Of 9/11 at 3 Memorial Sites

By Zeke Miller and Darlene Superville | Sep 5, 2021

President Joe Biden will visit all three 9/11 memorial sites to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks and pay his respects to the nearly 3,000 people killed that day.

Miami Beach Says Law-Breaking Partiers No Longer Tolerated

Miami Beach Says Law-Breaking Partiers No Longer Tolerated

By Kelli Kennedy | Sep 5, 2021

South Beach's sizzling party scene is about to undergo a massive boost in police presence and tougher crackdowns on raucous crowds and crime.

Efforts Grow to Stamp Out Use of Parasite Drug for COVID-19

Efforts Grow to Stamp Out Use of Parasite Drug for COVID-19

By Matthew Perrone | Sep 4, 2021

Health experts and medical groups are pushing to stamp out the growing use of a decades-old parasite drug to treat COVID-19, warning that it can cause harmful side effects and that there's little evidence it helps.

Florida Grapples with COVID-19's Deadliest Phase Yet

Florida Grapples with COVID-19's Deadliest Phase Yet

By Adriana Gomez Licon and Kelli Kennedy | Sep 4, 2021

Funeral director Wayne Bright has seen grief piled upon grief during the latest COVID-19 surge.

Biden Moves to Declassify Documents about Sept. 11 Attacks

Biden Moves to Declassify Documents about Sept. 11 Attacks

By Eric Tucker | Sep 4, 2021

President Joe Biden on Friday directed the declassification of certain documents related to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a supportive gesture to victims' families who have long sought the records in hopes of implicating the Saudi government.

Booster Shots Hitch: Some May Miss the Sept. 20 Start

Booster Shots Hitch: Some May Miss the Sept. 20 Start

By Zeke Miller | Sep 4, 2021

President Joe Biden's plans to start delivery of booster shots by Sept. 20 for most Americans who received the COVID-19 vaccines are facing new complications that could delay the availability of third doses for those who received the Moderna vaccine.

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