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Lawsuit challenges new Louisiana law on the 10 Commandments – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

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www.nbcdfw.com – Sara Cline and Kevin McGill | Associated Press – 2024-06-25 09:15:06

SUMMARY: Civil liberties groups, including the ACLU, filed a lawsuit to block Louisiana's new law requiring the Ten Commandments to be displayed in every public school classroom, arguing it's unconstitutional. Plaintiffs, represented by legal organizations advocating for separation of church and state, include parents from various religious backgrounds. Opponents claim the law endorses religious favoritism and violates the First Amendment, while supporters argue it has historical significance. The lawsuit seeks to prevent the display, citing precedent from past Supreme Court rulings. Louisiana's law, signed by Republican Gov. Jeff Landry, mandates posters by 2025, amidst a conservative legislative push.

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HISD takeover is center stage as American Federation of Teachers convention begins in Houston

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abc13.com – Luke Jones – 2024-07-21 19:46:36

SUMMARY: The state takeover of Houston Independent School District (HISD) was a focal point at the American Federation of Teachers national convention in Houston. Educators criticized the takeover, calling it a power grab. Jessica Campos, a parent, expressed concerns about the lack of communication with teachers and loss of resources. Although Superintendent Mike Miles highlighted improvements in high school test scores, many doubted the authenticity of these gains. The convention also addressed concerns about school vouchers, with critics arguing they support subpar private schools. Governor Greg Abbott has shown support for introducing school vouchers in Texas.

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2024 Olympics: How to watch the opening ceremony on KXAN live from Paris

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www.kxan.com – Billy Gates – 2024-07-21 18:42:02

SUMMARY: For the first time in Summer Olympic history, the opening ceremony will take place outside a stadium, with delegations parading through downtown Paris on the Seine River past iconic landmarks. The historic ceremony occurs on July 26 at 12:30 p.m. CDT, with broadcasts available on KXAN, Telemundo, and NBC Olympics. The 3.7-mile route begins at the Austerlitz bridge, passes sites like Notre Dame and the Louvre, and ends at the Iéna bridge near the Eiffel Tower. Grandstands and 80 monitors will enhance the experience for spectators. Over 10,000 athletes and 94 boats will be involved, watched by millions globally.

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What pushed President Biden to withdraw from the reelection race?

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abc13.com – ABCNews – 2024-07-21 17:54:06

SUMMARY: Two days after announcing his return to the campaign trail, President Joe Biden shocked his staff by dropping out of the 2024 presidential race. Despite consistent statements insisting he would continue, growing pressure from fellow Democrats and personal considerations led to his decision. Senator Joe Manchin and others called for Biden, 81, to pass the torch to a new generation. Biden endorsed Vice President Kamala Harris to lead the party. Sources revealed his staff was blindsided by the announcement. Biden emphasized focusing on his current presidency, while his family supported the decision due to concerns.

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