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Florida sheriff bans masks for deputies, visitors

by Esther Eaton
Posted 8/12/20, 06:30 pm

If someone confronts a Marion County, Fla., sheriff’s deputy about not wearing a mask, the deputy is supposed to respond politely and walk away. Sheriff Billy Woods emailed his staff on Tuesday with instructions saying that, with a few exceptions, deputies may not wear masks, and neither can visitors to the sheriff’s office, WFTV-TV in Orlando reported.

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Georgia stumbles back to school

by Esther Eaton
Posted 8/12/20, 06:04 pm

Georgia’s largest school district launched online learning on Wednesday, but only about half of its 180,000 students made it to class. Parents of students in Gwinnett County Public Schools complained that their students repeatedly tried and failed to log in. The district located northeast of Atlanta hopes to begin in-person classes later this month.

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Omar easily defeats challenger in primary

by Esther Eaton
Posted 8/12/20, 01:42 am

Despite raising millions of dollars, Antone Melton-Meaux fell short in his bid to oust Rep. Ilhan Omar in Minnesota’s Democratic primary. The lawyer and mediator had tried to convince voters that the congresswoman seeking her second term focused more on celebrity than the needs of her district.

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