Texas Lawmaker Captures Nation’s Divide Over Vaccines

A Former Assistant Attorney General For Texas, Chip Roy Sees It As His Constitutional Duty As A Member Of The Co-Equal Legislative Branch To Balance The Executive: And That Civic Obligation Doesn’t Stop During A Pandemic. For Him, The Role Of The Federal Government Is Simple. Facilitate The Rollout Of Doses, Sure, But Don’t Knock On Any Doors. Leave It Up To The Individual Whether Or Not To Get Vaccinated. Then It Is A Question Of Prudence, Of Weighing Risks-vs-Rewards.

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Biden Offers Up New Vaccination Strategy After U.S. Misses Goal

Biden Announced A New Targeted Approach To The National COVID-19 Vaccination Effort After Coming Up Short On His Previous Vaccination Goal For July 4. Biden Outlined Five Key Objectives As Part Of The New Strategy At A Press Conference Tuesday After Meeting With His COVID-19 Response Team.

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National Education Association Debates Mandatory Vaccinations, Critical Race Theory

One Of The Nation’s Top Labor And Teacher’s Unions Is Debating Whether To Call For The Mandatory Vaccination Of All Children Before Returning To School. The Organization Already Has Agreed To Support And Lead Campaigns To Advance Critical Race Theory.

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Republican Senators Call For End To Mask Mandate On Airplanes & Public Transportation

Senator Marsha Blackburn Joined A Group Of Republican Senators In Introducing A Resolution Calling On The Biden Administration’s CDC To End Its Mask Mandate For Fully Vaccinated Individuals On Public Transportation Throughout The U.S. – Including At Airports, Commercial Airplanes, Buses, And Rail Systems.

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TN Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Receives $53M In New Federal Funding

The Tennessee Department Of Mental Health And Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) Is Receiving More Than $53 Million In Additional Funding From The Federal Government To Address Post-Covid Mental Health And Substance Use Needs.

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Tennessee Aquarium Modifies Mask Requirement

As The World Slowly Pivots Back To Normal, Cooped-up Families Across The Nation Soon Will Begin Piling Into Their Cars And Hitting The Road For Long-Overdue Summer Road Trips. Vaccinated Travelers Planning To Visit The Tennessee Aquarium Can Now Scratch One Item Off Their Packing Checklist: A Mask.

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Chattanooga Officially Reopening All Remaining City Facilities Shuttered During Pandemic

Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly Issued An Executive Order On Friday That Will Reopen All Remaining City Facilities That Were Shut Down During The Pandemic.

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Tennessee Workers Fight for Religious Exemptions to COVID Vaccines

Individuals Working In Tennessee Have The Right To Ask For A Religious Exemption To Taking A COVID-19 Vaccine, But That Does Not Guarantee That The Exemption Will Be Granted By Employers.

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Parents Furious At McCallie’s Manipulation, Shaming Of Students On Vaccines

Many Parents Of Boys Attending McCallie School Feel Like Their Children Were Bribed To Get A COVID-19 Vaccination Without Parental Notice Or Consent. Parents Are Also Concerned That Their Children Will Be Ostracized By Being Forced To Wear Masks At School If They Don’t Take The Vaccine.

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Amount Of Fentanyl Seized At Southern Border Could Kill Every Person In New York

Customs & Border Patrol Reported That In The First Quarter Of This Year, It Seized 2,098 Total Pounds Of Fentanyl At The Southwestern Border, A 233% Increase Compared To The Same Quarter Last Year.

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