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Lexington Two to require masks at all schools starting Friday

LEXINGTON, SC (WOLO) - Lexington School District Two has approved an immediate emergency mask mandate for all of its schools starting immediately. Students, staff and visitors will be required to wear a mask. The Board of Trustees approved the measure…

Many Americans remain after US military leaves Kabul

UNDATED (AP) - Secretary of State Antony Blinken says fewer than 200 Americans remain in Afghanistan who want to leave and the U.S. will continue to try to get them out. Blinken says the number of Americans left may be…

US forces keep up Kabul evacuation under threat of more attacks

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - American forces working under heightened security and the threat of another attack are racing to complete the evacuation from Kabul's airport, the day after a suicide bombing at the gates wrote a devastating final chapter to…

The Supreme Court rules to allow evictions to resume

(AP) WASHINGTON —The Supreme Court's conservative majority is allowing evictions to resume across the United States, blocking the Biden administration from enforcing a temporary ban that was put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic. Roughly 3.5 million people in…

Taliban takeover prompts fears of a resurgent al-Qaida

WASHINGTON (AP) - The speedy Taliban takeover of Afghanistan has revived alarms about a resurgent al-Qaida and new terrorism threats against the U.S. The group's danger to the United States had been eclipsed in the past two decades by other…

UofSC re-introduces mask mandate

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)--Within hours of the South Carolina's Supreme Court's opinion that UofSC's mask mandate did not violate a state proviso which prevents schools from mandating masks, University President Dr. Harris Pastides re-instated a…

Lexington Richland District 5 won't follow county-wide mask mandate

IRMO, SC (WOLO) - Lexington Richland School District 5 has announced it will not require masks in its schools, despite a county-wide mask mandate passed Monday by the Richland County Council. The Richland County Council passed a mask mandate for…

Richland Two attorneys exploring possible mask requirement

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) - The possibility of a mask mandate is on the table for a Richland County school district. The Richland School District Two board voted 6-1 Monday for its attorneys to explore its legal options when it comes…

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