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The Latest: Kansas exceeds six thousand COVID-19 deaths The Latest: Kansas exceeds six thousand COVID-19 deaths 09/27/2021 12:35pm • TOPEKA, Kan. Gov. Laura Kelly has ordered flags throughout the state to be flown at half-staff to honor COVID-19 victims as Kansas exceeded 6,000 reported deaths. Kellys order Monday applied immediately and directed that flags remain lowered until sunset Wednesday. The governor has issued suc Middlebury College to strip chapel name over eugenics role 09/27/2021 11:51am • Middlebury College will remove the name of a former Vermont governor from the campus chapel because of his instigating role in eugenics policies of the early 1900s that sought to isolate and prevent the procreation of so-called delinquents, dependents, and defectives, the school an Biden rule to shield 'Dreamers' seeks to bypass Congress Biden rule to shield 'Dreamers' seeks to bypass Congress 09/27/2021 11:50am • WASHINGTON (AP) The Biden administration on Monday renewed efforts to shield hundreds of thousands of immigrants who came to the United States as young children from deportation, the latest maneuver in a long-running drama over the policys legality. The administration proposed a rule that att Montgomery Co. Council plans to introduce firmer vaccine mandate for county employees Montgomery Co. Council plans to introduce firmer vaccine mandate for county employees 09/27/2021 11:43am • Nearly 80% of Montgomery County, Maryland, employees have already had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, but the county council is introducing legislation to mandate vaccinations for all county workers with no option to submit weekly test results instead. During a briefing Monday morning, C As Maryland marijuana legalization gains steam, nonprofit wants to be 'voice' of Black business As Maryland marijuana legalization gains steam, nonprofit wants to be 'voice' of Black business 09/27/2021 11:39am • A technician inspects the leaves of cannabis plants growing inside a controlled environment. (Photo by Konstantinos Tsakalidis/Bloomberg Creative via Getty) This content was republished with permission from WTOPs news partners at Maryland Matters. Sign up forMaryland Matters free email s Crucial time for Biden's huge government-reshaping bill Crucial time for Biden's huge government-reshaping bill 09/27/2021 11:25am • WASHINGTON (AP) Free pre-kindergarten and child care subsidies for families with small children. Dental care and hearing aids for seniors with Medicare. Infrastructure improvements in every state. There's a lot in President Joe Bidens $3.5 trillion government-reshaping plan, and it's hitting Alabama trying to use COVID relief funds for new prisons Alabama trying to use COVID relief funds for new prisons 09/27/2021 10:41am • MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) Facing a Justice Department lawsuit over Alabama's notoriously violent prisons, state lawmakers on Monday began a special session on a $1.3 billion construction plan that would use federal pandemic relief funds to pay part of the cost of building massive new lockups. Gov. Arlington Co. plans to change rules on how it interacts with ICE Arlington Co. plans to change rules on how it interacts with ICE 09/27/2021 10:11am • Arlington County, Virginia, has released a framework for updating policies around undocumented immigrants in the hopes of sowing trust in the county government. County Board President Matt de Ferranti said the new policies look to reaffirm access to county services for undocumented immigrants. Th Uncertain start to post-Merkel era after close German vote Uncertain start to post-Merkel era after close German vote 09/27/2021 09:48am • BERLIN (AP) The party that narrowly beat outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkels bloc pushed Monday for a quick agreement on a coalition government, but Europes biggest economy could still be in for weeks of uncertainty after an election that failed to set a clear direction. Olaf Scholz, Lower death rates for Black moms is goal of California bill Lower death rates for Black moms is goal of California bill 09/27/2021 09:09am • SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) California has among the lowest death rates nationally among pregnant women and new mothers, but the numbers for Black mothers tell a different story. They were six times more likely to die within a year of pregnancy than white women from 2014 to 2016 and had a higher rat Greyhound Lines settles lawsuit over immigration sweeps Greyhound Lines settles lawsuit over immigration sweeps 09/27/2021 08:39am • SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Greyhound Lines Inc. will pay $2.2 million to settle a lawsuit over the bus lines practice of allowing U.S. Customs & Border Protection agents to board its buses in Washington state to conduct warrantless immigration sweeps, the state attorney general said Monday. The Faith groups aid Haitian migrants, denounce mistreatment Faith groups aid Haitian migrants, denounce mistreatment 09/27/2021 07:47am • Faith-based groups many of them longtime advocates for a more welcoming immigration policy -- have been scrambling to keep up with fast-paced developments in the Haitian migrant crisis, trying to assist those in need while assailing the harsh Border Patrol tactics employed against them. Before t Boston Fed's Rosengren to retire early citing health Boston Fed's Rosengren to retire early citing health 09/27/2021 07:28am • WASHINGTON (AP) Boston Federal Reserve President Eric Rosengren said Monday that he will retire this week and disclosed that he has qualified for a kidney transplant. Rosengren's announcement comes after investments by him and other Fed officials last year raised questions about the Fed's ethi UK's Johnson finally agrees to meet COVID-bereaved group UK's Johnson finally agrees to meet COVID-bereaved group 09/27/2021 07:25am • LONDON (AP) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Tuesday finally meet with members of the COVID-19 Bereaved Families for Justice campaigning group, who for more than a year have sharply criticized his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Johnson's Downing Street office confirmed Monday Review: Book richly illustrates pandemic's impact on lives Review: Book richly illustrates pandemic's impact on lives 09/27/2021 06:51am • Voices from the Pandemic" by Eli Saslow (Doubleday) More than 18 months into the coronavirus pandemic, theres already been a bumper crop of books about COVID-19 that have focused primarily on the policy failures that allowed the virus to spread. Eli Saslows Voices from the Pandemic in
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