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DeSantis rips Biden administration for 'seizing' COVID-19 treatments

Gov. Ron DeSantis ripped the Biden administration’s decision to take control of the distribution of monoclonal antibody treatments for COVID-19.
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DeSantis opens new war with Biden over Covid treatments

The governor says Biden is taking away much-needed treatments. The White House wants to make distribution 'equitable.'
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DeSantis flirts with the anti-vaccine crowd

The GOP governor has been drifting toward the movement for months.
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DeSantis announces end of FSA, introduces new assessment plan

The new plan is called the Florida Assessment of Student Thinking.
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DeSantis Proposes Changes to Standardized Testing

Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will ask the Legislature to get rid of the current annual standardized testing in public schools and replace it with assessments taking throughout the year to take into consideration individual student needs.
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DeSantis calls for end to standardized testing in Florida

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Tuesday that the state would replace the "outdated" Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) with a...
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Florida Gov. DeSantis threatens heavy fines for local governments that impose vaccine mandates

The Republican governor warned that the mandates will result in “millions and millions of dollars potentially in fines.”
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Top stories this AM: Biden stumps for Newsom ahead of recall election; so many kids in the US are getting COVID-19; Japan has a new richest person

Good morning and welcome to your weekday morning roundup of the top stories you need to know.For more daily and weekly briefings, sign up for our newsletters here.What's going on today:Crash course: The California recall election is today. Californians will vote on whether to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom. This is the second gubernatorial recall election in California - the other one was in 2003, and Arnold Schwarzenegger came out on top. Here's a look at how we got here and what political ex...
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DeSantis silent as anti-vaccine myth pushed at his press conference

CNN's Chris Cuomo reacts after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis stood by as a speaker at his press conference spread anti-vaccine misinformation.
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'DeSantis knows that's BS': Cuomo on misinformation at press event

CNN's Chris Cuomo reacts after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis stood by as a speaker at his press conference spread anti-vaccine misinformation.
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is threatening to fine counties and cities if they impose vaccine mandates

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has threatened to fine local governments if they follow the guidance of Biden's vaccine mandate and insist that employees get the COVID-19 shot. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is pushing back against the Biden administration's vaccine mandate. DeSantis threatened to slap $5,000 fines on county and city governments if they require employees to be vaccinated. DeSantis said this would open up local govern...
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No need for booster shots, some experts say; Florida's DeSantis threatens fines for requiring vaccinations: COVID-19 updates

Booster shots may be available to vaccinated Americans in a week, but some international scientists say we may not need them. Latest COVID news.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Gov. Ron DeSantis let a man falsely claim the COVID-19 vaccine 'changes your RNA' during an anti-vaccine-mandate press conference

Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Gov. Ron DeSantis did not correct a city employee's false claim Monday about COVID-19 vaccines. The employee made the claim at an event to promote DeSantis' campaign against vaccine mandates. Gainesville is requiring its public employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or face termination. See more stories on Insider's business page. Gov. Ron DeSantis stood by during a Monday press conference...
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis let a man falsely claim the COVID vaccine 'changes your RNA' during an anti-vaccine mandate press conference

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images DeSantis did not correct a Gainesville city employee who falsely claimed the COVID-19 vaccine "changes your RNA." The false claim was made during a press conference to promote DeSantis' campaign against vaccine mandates and passports. Gainesville is requiring its public employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19 or face termination. See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida Gov. Ron DeSan...
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Gov. Ron DeSantis let a man falsely claim the COVID-19 vaccine 'changes your RNA' during an anti-vaccine-mandate press conference in Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Gov. Ron DeSantis did not correct a city employee's false claim Monday about COVID-19 vaccines. The employee made the claim at an event to promote DeSantis' campaign against vaccine mandates. Gainesville is requiring its public employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or face termination. See more stories on Insider's business page. Gov. Ron DeSantis stood by during a Monday press conference...
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DeSantis Threatens Cities With Fines for Vaccine Mandates

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has threatened local governments with $5,000 fines per violation for requiring their employees to get vaccinated against the coronavirus that has overrun hospitals across the state.
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DeSantis milks out-of-state travel to lay possible 2024 foundation

The governor's trip to Nebraska is part of his ongoing split-screen effort.
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The Latest: Some Iowa hospitals limit elective surgeries

By The Associated Press CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Hospitals in Iowa’s second-largest city are limiting elective procedures because of increased numbers of patients driven partly by a surge in COVID-19 admissions. The Cedar Falls Gazette reports that both UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s Hospital and Mercy Medical Center confirmed Friday their facilities are preserving capacity because of high patient counts in recent weeks. Cedar Rapids hospitals had not delayed or postponed elective surgeries and proced...
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The Latest: NY hospital pauses some services as staff quit

By The Associated Press LOWVILLE, N.Y. — An upstate New York hospital will stop delivering babies later this month, in part because of employee resignations over a requirement they be vaccinated against COVID-19. Six maternity staff members resigned from Lewis County General Hospital during the past week, worsening an existing staff shortage, the Watertown Daily Times reported. The department has seven other unvaccinated employees who also could decide to leave, hospital officials said. “The num...
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Child deaths from COVID double in Florida as cases among children climb across the country

Kids in masks returning to school Los Angeles Times Child mortality from COVID rose 140% from the end of July to early September, Politico first reported. COVID cases are down compared to earlier in the summer, but children make up about a quarter of new weekly cases. Health experts are worried about child COVID cases and deaths rising into the fall as schools go back in-session. See more stories on Insider's business page. Florida's COVID-19 response took a hit this week as the nu...
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Appeals court sides with DeSantis, reinstating Florida's ban on school mask mandates

The decision is the latest development in the showdown between DeSantis and local school districts.
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LA activists, public health experts fear revived encampment sweeps could spread coronavirus

The resumption of major homeless encampment sweeps in Los Angeles in the past week have activists worried that such enforcement operations could prompt a “super-spreader” event, endangering the lives of the unhoused, who are at a higher risk of dying from the virus, and the health of the wider community. Positive COVID-19 cases have been reported at encampment sites where major sanitation operations, known as CARE+ (Comprehensive Cleaning and Rapid Engagement Plus), were noticed and scheduled th...
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L.A. activists, public health experts fear revived encampment sweeps could spread coronavirus

The resumption of major homeless encampment sweeps in Los Angeles in the past week have activists worried that such enforcement operations could prompt a “super-spreader” event, endangering the lives of the unhoused, who are at a higher risk of dying from the virus, and the health of the wider community. Positive COVID-19 cases have been reported at encampment sites where major sanitation operations, known as CARE+ (Comprehensive Cleaning and Rapid Engagement Plus), were noticed and scheduled th...
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Mary Trump slams her uncle, Donald Trump, and says Ron DeSantis and Jim Abbott 'took their cues from him'

US President Donald Trump listens to officials during a roundtable discussion on community safety, at Mary D. Bradford High School in in Kenosha, Wisconsin on September 1, 2020. - Trump said Tuesday on a visit to protest-hit Kenosha, Wisconsin that recent anti-police demonstrations in the city were acts of "domestic terror" committed by violent mobs. "These are not acts of peaceful protest but really domestic terror," Trump said, describing multiple nights of angry demonstrations last week aft...
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Mary Trump slams her uncle, Donald Trump, and says Ron DeSantis and Greg Abbott 'took their cues from him'

US President Donald Trump listens to officials during a roundtable discussion on community safety, at Mary D. Bradford High School in in Kenosha, Wisconsin on September 1, 2020. - Trump said Tuesday on a visit to protest-hit Kenosha, Wisconsin that recent anti-police demonstrations in the city were acts of "domestic terror" committed by violent mobs. "These are not acts of peaceful protest but really domestic terror," Trump said, describing multiple nights of angry demonstrations last week aft...
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Yucaipa father of 5 dies of COVID-19 weeks after his wife’s death

Daniel Macias, a Yucaipa father of five whose wife, Davy, a nurse, died of complications from COVID-19 late last month, has died after battling the disease himself, according to a GoFundMe account set up by family members. The Macias children are ages 7 and under, including a newborn delivered a week before Davy Macias’ death. “There aren’t words to explain the loss of both him and Davy,” Terri Serey, a member of the GoFundMe fundraising team, wrote on the page Friday, Sept. 10. “Keep the kids i...
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Note to readers: No LA County coronavirus case update over the weekend

Note to Readers: Los Angeles County will not be reporting daily COVID-19 case numbers on Saturday, Sept. 11 and Sunday, Sept., 12. County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said the health department will be working on upgrades to its data processing systems over the weekend. The county reported 50 new COVID-19 deaths on Friday, raising the cumulative death toll during the pandemic to 25,611. Another 2,024 cases were also reported, giving the county an overall pandemic total of 1,427,817. R...
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Florida court reinstates Gov. Desantis’ ban on mask mandates

By Melissa Alonso | CNN Florida’s 1st District Court on Friday reinstated a stay on mask mandates in schools, blocking local school requirements for now, court documents show. Lawyers for Gov. Ron DeSantis filed the emergency appeal after a judge ruled on Wednesday that the state must stop its enforcement of a mask ban. The latest court ruling comes amid a showdown between the state and some local school districts that have insisted on requiring students to wear masks as Covid-19 infections surg...
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Florida appeals court sides with DeSantis on school mask mandates

Florida's 1st District Court on Friday reinstated a stay on mask mandates in schools, blocking face mask requirements in schools for now, court documents show.
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Appeals court sides with DeSantis, reinstating Florida's ban on school mask mandates

The decision is the latest development in the showdown between DeSantis and local school districts.
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