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CDC extends eviction moratorium a month, says it’s last time

The Biden administration has extended the nationwide ban on evictions for a month to help tenants who are unable to make rent payments.

Marion County Approved for Disaster Declaration from March Storms

Marion County will receive recovery assistance after under a major disaster declaration caused by severe weather and flooding in March.

Wing of Miami-area condo collapses; at least 1 person dead

A wing of a 12-story beachfront apartment building has collapsed in a town outside Miami, killing at least one person.

Justices rule for cursing cheerleader over Snapchat post

The Supreme Court has ruled that a Pennsylvania public school wrongly suspended a cheerleader over a vulgar social media post.

Youth minister charged with statutory rape, sexual battery

A youth minister and former volunteer coach has been arrested in Tennessee on child sex charges.

Board approves tuition hikes for Tennessee colleges

Tennessee’s Board of Regents has approved a tuition increase for the state’s community colleges and technology colleges.

Tornado sweeps through suburban Chicago

A radar-confirmed tornado swept through communities in heavily populated suburban Chicago, damaging more than 100 homes, toppling trees, knocking out power and causing multiple injuries.

Bidens’ older dog, Champ, has died; German Shepherd was 13

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - President Joe Biden says that Champ, the older of the family's two dogs, has died “peacefully at home.” The German...

Police: Man pulled gun at Starbucks over cream cheese

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Police say an angry Florida man pulled a gun on a drive-thru worker because they forgot the cream cheese...

Federal holiday pressures companies to give Juneteenth off

NEW YORK (AP) - The declaration of Juneteenth as a federal holiday is putting the pressure on more U.S. companies to give their employees...

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The Biden administration has extended the nationwide ban on evictions for a month to help tenants who are unable to make rent payments.

Marion County Approved for Disaster Declaration from March Storms

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