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A coronavirus outbreak hit a Florida government building. Two people are dead but a vaccinated employee wasn't infected

(CNN) — Two people are dead and four of their coworkers were hospitalized after a Covid-19 outbreak swept through a government building in Manatee County, Florida. The outbreak began in the IT department, according to Manatee County Administrator Scott Hopes, who is also an epidemiologist. Another person who worked on the same floor but in a different department also tested positive for coronavirus last week.
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Man Saws His Neighbors Garage In Half Over Property Line Dispute

If you guessed Maine (which I know none of you did) you’d be correct. According to Bangor Daily News, a property dispute led one man to sawing his neighbors garage in half. The two neighbors had been in a dispute over the property line for quite a while, however once a land surveyor determined that part of the garage was over the property line, he took a sawzall to the garage, cutting it right in half.
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27-year-old Orem man killed in 3-vehicle crash in Idaho

BLAINE COUNTY, Idaho, June 21, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — A 27-year-old Orem, Utah, man was killed in a three-vehicle crash in Idaho on Saturday. At approximately 8:36 a.m., deputies responded to the crash on state Highway 75 near mile marker 103, approximately one mile north of the U.S. Highway 20 junction, said a news release from Blaine County Sheriff’s Office.
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Appeals court blocks ruling overturning California's assault weapons ban

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday issued a stay of Judge Roger T. Benitez's decision to overturn California's ban on assault weapons. On June 4, Benitez declared that the state's 30-year ban on assault weapons was unconstitutional and "has had no effect" on stopping mass shootings. He also compared the AR-15 semiautomatic rifle to a Swiss Army knife, calling it "good for both home and battle." His decision was quickly condemned by state officials, victims of gun violence, and gun control advocates. Benitez, who was nominated by former President George W. Bush, gave the state 30 days to appeal.

Texas teacher charged with sexually assaulting student

A former Houston-area high school teacher has been charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old student during spring break, a report said. Katrina Maxwell allegedly admitted to police that on two occasions she had sex with the male student while she taught at C.E. King High School, according to new court documents obtained by Click2Houston.
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China’s ambassador to the US to leave after eight years

China’s ambassador to the US, Cui Tiankai, has announced he will leave Washington after eight years, saying US-China relations are at a “crossroads” as the US recalibrates its engagement policies. Cui, whose departure has been the subject of speculation for months, wrote a farewell statement calling on Chinese people in...