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California Church Caves To Public Health Orders After Racking Up Over $100,00 In Fines

About two weeks after California’s North Valley Baptist Church shot into the national spotlight over its refusal to follow local coronavirus guidelines, its lead pastor has changed his tune. Faced with fines of more than $ 100,000 for defying Santa Clara’s public health order prohibiting indoor worship services, Pastor Jack Trieber has agreed to move his […]

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As Florida COVID-19 Cases Skyrocket, State Orders All Schools To Reopen Next Month

Florida’s education commissioner on Monday ordered schools to re-open for in-person instruction in August, even as coronavirus cases jam hospitals in the state. According to an “emergency order” signed by Commissioner Richard Corcoran, public school districts and charter school boards must open all kindergarten through 12th-grade schools for at least five days a week. Although schools may […]

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Trump Orders GM To Produce Ventilators, Invoking Defense Production Act

President Donald Trump announced Friday that he’s ordering General Motors to produce ventilators needed by hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic. Trump is taking action under the Defense Production Act, a 1950 law that gives the president legal power over industrial production. He detailed his decision in a statement: Today, I signed a Presidential Memorandum directing the […]