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Here’s why students don’t have to recite the Pledge of Allegiance

Here’s why students don’t have to recite the Pledge of Allegiance

It’s recited in schools across the US every day by students standing stiffly with their hands over their hearts. “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” The Pledge of Allegiance has…MORE

Houston police to ditch no-knock warrants after deadly raid, chief says

Houston police to ditch no-knock warrants after deadly raid, chief says

Houston police will do away with no-knock warrants, Chief Art Acevedo told residents at a testy town hall dealing with a drug raid that left two people dead and five officers hurt. He did not provide the specific timing for implementing the policy. “The no-knock warrants are going to be going away … and so…MORE

Much of eastern US to get snow, sleet or freezing rain

Much of eastern US to get snow, sleet or freezing rain

A potent winter storm is poised to deliver a mixture of snow, sleet, freezing rain and possible flooding across much of the eastern United States through Thursday. More than 117 million people in the country, many from the Plains and Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, are under some sort of winter weather watch, warning…MORE

West Virginia teachers strike to continue Wednesday

West Virginia teachers strike to continue Wednesday

West Virginia teachers plan to stay on strike Wednesday, with union leaders saying there is a trust issue with the Legislature, even after the state House of Delegates decided to “postpone indefinitely” any decision on proposed legislation that spurred the teachers to strike. Teachers from all school districts are expected to strike, unions announced. On…MORE

Man dies in Border Patrol custody

Man dies in Border Patrol custody

A 45-year old Mexican man who was taken into custody by border patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas earlier this month died Monday, US Customs and Border Protection said. CBP says the man was detained on February 2 after crossing the border illegally. He initially asked for medical attention from the Roma…MORE

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