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Florida school mask fights heat up again as appeals court backs DeSantis and Biden administration opens civil rights investigation

The moves mark the latest salvo in a legal back-and-forth over the controversial July 30 executive order by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), which prohibits mask mandates in schools.
  • Sep 10, 2021

Florida judge blocks enforcement of anti-riot law backed by DeSantis

DeSantis is not having a great week in court. A judge today sided with a group called Dream Defenders, the ACLU, and others who sued the state over the HB1 law that DeSantis and the state legislature made their top priority this year. The judge granted a preliminary injunction the groups asked for, saying the state can’t enforce the new law until the entire case is decided.
  • Sep 9, 2021

Florida judge rules against DeSantis again, allows schools to require masks

Leon County Judge John C. Cooper for a second time sided with parents who said an executive order from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) overstepped the state’s authority in restricting school districts from requiring masks.
  • Sep 8, 2021

Cuban-exile community worries and mobilizes to support loved ones on the island

Many here have few details on relatives, friends detained after the latest protests across Cuba.
  • Aug 9, 2021

DeSantis criticizes masks, restrictions as coronavirus roars to record levels in Florida

Florida accounts for a fifth of all new U.S. coronavirus infections and current hospitalizations. It also illustrates a new dynamic in the pandemic now that vaccines are widely available: Some Republican leaders have decided new surges are tolerable and do not require a robust response to quell.
  • Aug 6, 2021

Young Cuban activists carry on the fight for freedom started by their parents, grandparents

“These young people, they will help make this change for freedom,” said Alberto Jimenez, 87.
  • Jul 15, 2021

Condo collapse response shifts from rescue to recovery as official says no chance of additional survivors

With 86 people still unaccounted for, authorities said Wednesday they found 18 additional victims, the highest number recorded in a day.
  • Jul 7, 2021

As storm approaches, rescuers seek survivors and families seek closure at condo collapse site in Fla.

The remaining part of the building was destroyed Sunday night to give space for crews to continue looking for survivors. One rescuer says it's improbable that they will find any.
  • Jul 5, 2021

Surfside residents fight to keep their town’s character, worry about the future after condo collapse

In Miami-Dade County, preservationists have long fought to protect the character of the area from the onslaught of opulent high-rise condos and hotels along the coast. In no place is that more true, perhaps, than Surfside.
  • Jul 3, 2021