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Second largest teachers union president calls for COVID-19 vaccine mandates in schools



The president of the second largest teachers union in the United States signaled her support for COVID-19 vaccine mandates in schools.

American Federation of Teachers (AFT) president Randi Weingarten told MSNBC on Sunday that her organization was working with schools and teachers on implementing vaccine mandates for the fall term.

“As a matter of personal conscious, I think that we need to be working with our employers, not opposing them on vaccine mandates,” she told ‘Meet The Press’ host Chuck Todd.


“And so I said last week that I wanted to bring my leadership together, and we are this week to, you know, revisit and to reconsider our policy that we passed in October about voluntary, that the best way to do this was to do it volitionally,” she said, adding that about 90% of teachers got the shot.

Weingarten lamented that the experimental mRNA injection hasn’t yet been approved for children under 12 years old.

“But I do think that the circumstances have changed and that vaccination is a community responsibility,” she quickly added, “and it weighs really heavily on me that kids under 12 can’t get vaccinated.”

According to studies, children are the least at-risk demographic when it comes to COVID-19 infection.

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Florida bill would allow cameras in classrooms, teachers to wear microphones




TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (WSVN) – Cameras may soon be coming to the classroom.

A new Florida bill would allow districts to install cameras in the classroom while teachers wear microphones.

It would not livestreamed or used for teacher evaluations.

Bill sponsors said it would serve to capture bullying or neglect by a teacher or student.

Parents and teachers must be notified the cameras are in use and students not involved in an incident being investigated would be blurred out.

Parents would have a week to view the footage if there is an incident involving their child.

Some are calling the bill an intrusion and would impact the relationship with the students.

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Firefighters extinguish warehouse fire in Pembroke Park




PEMBROKE PARK, FLA. (WSVN) – Firefighters have extinguished flames inside a warehouse in Pembroke Park.

7SkyForce hovered over the scene where firefighters could be seen cutting the garage door of the warehouse in order to get inside.

The flames broke out at a warehouse along Southwest 31st Avenue and Carolina Street, at around 7 a.m., Friday.

No injuries were reported.

Hallandale Beach and Hollywood Fire Rescue crews also responded to the scene.

Please check back on and 7News for more details on this developing story.

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Sergei Bobrovsky, Panthers Roll Over Struggling Oilers 6-0




EDMONTON (AP) — Sergei Bobrovsky was once a shutout machine. It had been a while since the Florida Panthers goaltender last had a clean sheet.

Bobrovsky made 40 saves for his first shutout of the season and the Panthers beat the ice-cold Edmonton Oilers 6-0 Thursday night.

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“He was dialled in right from the start and made huge saves for us all night long and kept us in the game until we finally got our footing under us a little bit and started to play better,” Florida forward Carter Verhaeghe said. “He was the best player on the ice by far. He made some unbelievable saves on the penalty kill and all night long and really kept us in it.”

Bobrovsky’s previous shutout was Nov. 2, 2019, for Florida against Detroit.

“We worked together,” the 33-year-old said. “The guys had timely blocked shots and helped a lot in the D zone. It was a great six people effort in the first period and the whole game long. It was definitely fun to be a part of it.”

Aleksander Barkov had two goals and an assist for the Panthers (27-8-5), who improved to 9-1-1 in their last 11 games.

Verhaeghe, Anthony Duclair, Sam Bennett and Owen Tippett also scored for Florida.

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Mikko Koskinen stopped 22 shots as the Oilers (18-16-2) lost their seventh straight. Edmonton has a 2-11-2 record in its last 15 games, and disgruntled fans threw Oilers jerseys on the ice after Tippett’s late goal made it 6-0.

“This right here, it’s a test for all the leaders on our team,” Oilers alternate captain Darnell Nurse said. “Getting out of this is what’s going to make our team better. There’s no excuse. No ‘fountain of tricks.’ You’ve got to show up every day with your hard hat on — that’s the only way to get out of this.”

Florida got on the board first, scoring a power-play goal about 5 1/2 minutes into the second period. Sam Reinhart chipped a puck over splayed defender Darnell Nurse to Barkov, who fired home his 16th of the season.

Verhaeghe was left alone in front of the net and unleashed a bullet to the top corner for his 14th of the season near the midpoint of the game to give the Panthers a 2-0 lead.

Barkov added to Florida’s lead seven minutes into the third when his long shot found its way through a screen. The Panthers made it 4-0 with Duclair’s power-play goal with four minutes left in the final period.

Just over a minute later, the Panthers got another power-play goal when Bennett sent a backhand shot off the post and in for his 17th as well. Tippett added his fifth goal of the season just over a minute later.

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