Local leaders and residents react to Juneteenth, the date slavery was abolished in the United States, is now the 11th federal holiday. Earlier this week, President Joe Biden signed the bill into law on Thursday, honoring June 19, 1865, the day the final slaves in Galveston, Texas learned of their freedom, more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
Lawyers for Gov. Ron DeSantis and Attorney General Ashley Moody are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a measure that the Legislature approved to crack down on violent protests.
‘Dad’ jokes are par for the course in households around the world. The jokes often elicit a groan but deputies and employees of the Charlotte County Sheriff’s office attempted to make straight-faced Sheriff Bill Prummell laugh.
Hand sanitizer meant to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus might be hazardous to people’s health if applied in enclosed spaces or places with poor air circulation, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Wednesday.