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COVID-19 Leads To Deaths Of 10 More Greene County Residents

Ten more Greene County, Missouri residents have died of COVID-19. The Springfield-Greene County Health Department said the deaths were reported to them between February 17 and February 23. The deaths include two men in their 70s, two women in their 70s, two women in their 80s, two men in their 90s and two women in their 90s. A total of 414 Greene County residents has died of COVID-19. COVID-19 case numbers are on the rise again. In the last week, Greene County saw a seven percent increase in...

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Newly disclosed documents from inside the U.S. Attorney's Office in Manhattan capture a sense of panic and dread among prosecutors and their supervisors as one of their cases collapsed last year amid allegations of government misconduct.

When you think of the history of Black education in the United States, you might think of Brown vs. Board of Education and the fight to integrate public schools. But there's a parallel history too, of Black people pooling their resources to educate and empower themselves independently.

Enslaved people learned to read and write whenever and wherever they could, often in secret and against the law. "In accomplishing
this, I was compelled
 to resort to
various
 stratagems," like convincing white children to help him, wrote Frederick Douglass. "I had
no regular 
teacher."

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Ten more Greene County, Missouri residents have died of COVID-19.  The Springfield-Greene County Health Department said the deaths were reported to them between February 17 and February 23.

The deaths include two men in their 70s, two women in their 70s, two women in their 80s, two men in their 90s and two women in their 90s.  A total of 414 Greene County residents has died of COVID-19.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield has raised more than enough money for its newest unit, which will be located at the new Williams Elementary.

The organization’s CEO, Brandy Harris, said they’ve exceeded their capital campaign goal of $1.2 million by just over $100,000.

The Williams Elementary Boys & Girls Club will be named the O’Reilly Unit.  The O’Reilly Wooten Foundation contributed $500,000 to the project.  

Williams Elementary is currently undergoing a renovation and reconstruction as part of a $168 million bond issue for Springfield Public Schools. 

Drew Garza welcomed the Biden White House lifting a ban on transgender recruits. But Garza and other would-be transgender recruits are waiting for the formal requirements and rules for their service.

When the annual Conservative Political Action Conference — CPAC for short — kicks off Thursday in Orlando, Fla., it might as well be called TPAC.

That's because this year, it is all about Trump.

The former president will headline the event with a Sunday afternoon keynote address, his first speech since leaving office last month.

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