Author: Meredith St. Henry

Pres. Trump Advocates for Reopening of Schools in The Fall

Conversations continue on if, and how schools will reopen for the coming school year. Education Secretary Betsy Devos insists schools must reopen and slams plans for a hybrid of alternating days in the classroom. President Trump agrees with her, going as far as tweeting a threat to defund schools that don’t reopen. The president also criticized the Centers for Disease…

Former Officer Charged in George Floyd Case Seeks Dismissal

We have an update in the case involving George Floyd, who died in the hands of Minneapolis Police in May. One of the former police officers charged in the case, Thomas Lane, is asking to dismiss the case against him. His attorney filed the motion Wednesday, saying lane was not aware former police officer Derek Chauvin was committing a crime…

Fauci Says Young People Need To Take COVID-19 More Seriously

There are now nearly 3 million confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S. The nation’s top health officials stress young people need to take the virus more seriously. Top Infectious Disease Dr. Anthony Fauci warns even though the confirmed case number has surged and the death toll has not—the virus is still a threat. He calls it a “false narrative” because…

Pres. Trump: US to Withdraw From WHO

The Trump administration told Congress and the United Nations the U.S. will be withdrawing from the World Health Organization. Reports say the U.S. will begin a one-year withdrawal from the organization. President Trump said he was planning on withdrawing back in May, accusing the WHO of helping China cover up the origins of the coronavirus. But that claim has not…

Former Teacher, Convicted Rapist Mary Kay Letourneau Dies of Cancer

Mary Kay Letourneau, a former teacher who made headlines in the 1990s for being convicted of raping a 13-year-old student, is dead. She died on Monday from cancer. Vili Fualaau, who is her ex-husband and the former student whom she was convicted of raping, was in her home with her when she passed. He was giving her 24-hour care the…

Supreme Court Finishes Up Term With 5 Cases on Docket

The Supreme Court is finishing up its term. On the docket, five cases remain, including two on President Trump’s aim to protect his financial documents. This term in June, 65-year-old Chief Justice John Roberts was hospitalized. The Supreme Court says he fell and suffered a head wound. It was severe enough to require stitches and an overnight stay in the…

Health Officials Push for Nationwide Mandate on Masks

Health officials are now pushing for a nationwide mandate on wearing a mask. President Trump says he supports masks even though has made countless public appearances without a face covering. He says if you’re in a crowd, you should be covering up. But he didn’t mention that they should be mandated nationwide. Currently it is up to local and state…

Task Force Sends Military to Protect Controversial Monuments

The Department of Homeland Security is now sending military teams across the country to protect monuments and statues. This is in response to continued protests over racial injustice and heightened conversation about confederate statues. Last week, President Trump created the task force with an executive order. The president tweeted the order is now in full force and violations could result in…

New One Day Record for COVID-19 Cases

The coronavirus pandemic is not slowing down and an increase in hospitalizations is raising alarms. More than 52,000 new COVID-19 cases were reported across the nation Wednesday. That is a new one-day record for the country. States in the south and west are still battling surges in new cases. In Texas, hospitals are struggling to keep up. Nearly 7,000 Texans…