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Justice Department To Send Federal Agents To Fight Crime In St. Louis, Memphis

The U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday that federal law enforcement agents will be sent to St. Louis and Memphis, Tennessee, to help fight violent crime. The announcement marks the expansion of “Operation Legend,” a plan introduced last month in several cities to address spikes in crimes such as murder. The operation was first launched in Kansas City, Missouri, on July 8, and has since been expanded to Chicago; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Cleveland; Detroit and Milwaukee.... [Read Full Story]

President Trump Issues Order For Ban On WeChat, TikTok Within 45 Days

President Donald Trump issued executive orders on Thursday banning any U.S. transactions with ByteDance, the Chinese company that owns video-sharing app TikTok, and Tencent, owner of the WeChat app, starting in 45 days. The orders come as the Trump administration said this week it was stepping up efforts to eliminate “untrusted” Chinese apps from U.S. digital networks, caling the Chinese-owned short-video app TikTok and messenger app WeChat “significant threats.”... [Read Full Story]

Los Angeles Will Shut Off Water And Electricity At Homes Hosting Large Gatherings

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced on Wednesday that the city will be taking action against those who throw large parties in violation of health orders due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Garcetti said: “While we have already closed all bars and nightclubs, these large house parties have essentially become nightclubs.” He then indicated he would hold them to similar scrutiny. “The same thing we would do with businesses.”... [Read Full Story]

U.S. Department of Agriculture Warns Against Planting Of Unsolicited Seeds Received From China

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is warning Americans not to plant unsolicited packages of seeds that appear to be arriving from China. States have also told residents not to put the seeds in the ground, after they arrived in the mailboxes of people who did not order them. Officials said the seeds could grow invasive species that threaten crops or livestock.... [Read Full Story]

Teachers Union In Florida Sue State And Gov. Ron DeSantis To Halt Reopening Of Schools Amidst Pandemic

One of the largest Florida teachers unions sued the state on Monday, in an effort to halt next month’s planned restart of classroom instruction.  The lawsuit says classroom instruction poses “imminent threat to the public health, safety and welfare” of its members, students and parents. Citing the state’s position as a leading U.S. coronavirus hot spot, the Florida Education Association (FEA) argued in its lawsuit that in-class instruction violates the state constitution’s guarantee of a “safe” education for children.... [Read Full Story]

FDA Approves Faster Quest Pool Testing For COVID-19 As Cases Continue To Surge

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved pool testing to detect the novel coronaviruspotentially allowing more Americans to be tested using fewer resources. Quest Diagnostics has been granted an emergency use authorization (EUA) allowing its test to be used with a batch of specimens at a time — up to four different swabs. If the overall sample comes back positive, then the individuals in the pool are retested in order to determine who has COVID-19.... [Read Full Story]