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U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan is expected to announce a tentative date today for the Justice Department’s election conspiracy case against former President Donald Trump. His lawyers requested an April 2026 date for the trial, citing a need to review millions pages of documents. The team of special counsel says they are ready to go for a trial in January 2024. The status of Trump’s criminal and civil suits so far.
U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan. Chutkan is assigned to the case of election fraud against former President Donald Trump.
WJCT, attended three vigils
- during the weekend. He says that there was a sense of sadness and anger for the victims as well as resolving to prevent this kind of violence from happening again. He was told by a school principal that educating children against racism and intolerance at a young age would help to prevent shootings. Students across the country are returning back to school in buildings that lack air conditioning after a record-breaking summer. According to a 2020 report by the Government Accountability Office, about 36,000 schools in the United States need new HVAC systems. Extreme heat is bad for both kids’ health and academic performance.Though many schools received
- pandemic relief funds, NPR’s Sequoia Carillo says allocating it to AC upgrades is complicated. There are many schools that need to be renovated and there are many other things that must be done before it is possible to install air conditioning on the grid. Parts Florida could start feeling the effects of Tropical Storm Idalia tomorrow. The storm could reach hurricane-force before it reaches landfall this week. It would be the first Atlantic Hurricane to hit the U.S. in 2018.
Professional surfers organized Saturday morning surf sessions to encourage kids to do what they love on Ho’okipa Beach, located in the north of the island. About an hour from Lahaina.
Pro surfers organized Saturday morning surf sessions to encourage kids to do what they love on Ho’okipa Beach, located at the north shore of the island. About an hour from Lahaina.
- A group gathered on Ho’okipa Beach, Maui over the weekend to give a surf lesson to children and families who were struggling with the devastating effects of the recent wildfires. Boards 4 Buddies, a nonprofit organization, provided boards for kids who had lost theirs during the recent fires. Read about the impact of the event on families and how they were able to take a break together.
Lexi Montgomery, a Miami Beach resident, poses in this photo taken on Friday, September 29, 2017. She has bought supplies in case of another hurricane. This was her first experience with a hurricane.
of important documents like passports and medical information.Keep your go bag nearby,
like in your garage or closet.
Janice Haney Carr/AP
Pseudomonas bacteria under a microscopical microscope. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 68 people are infected by a drug resistant strain of bacteria. Many infections have been linked to the use contaminated eyedrops.
Janice Haney Carr/AP
The FDA is warning consumers to stop using two kinds of eyedrops — Dr. Berne’s MSM Drops 5% Solution and LightEyez MSM Eye Drops – Eye Repair — due to bacterial or fungal contamination.
- Vige Barrie fell flat on her face on her way to an important meeting in Washington, D.C. She was bleeding and disoriented until two unsung heroes helped her clean up in time for her meeting. Ryan Preece
- , a NASCAR Cup Series driver from Daytona International Speedway, has been released after a violent accident during Saturday’s race. This newsletter was edited by
- Majd Al-Waheidi.