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Tuesday May 16th, 2023 night edition

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A fifth-grade teacher said she is being investigated by the Florida Department of Education after she showed her students “Strange World,” a 2022 animated Disney movie featuring a character who is biracial and gay.

Jenna Barbee, a teacher in Hernando County’s Winding Waters K-8 school, told her story in a widely viewed TikTok post over the weekend.

“I am the teacher that’s under investigation with the Florida Department of Education for indoctrination for showing a Disney movie,” she said.

In the video, Barbee explained she played the Disney movie to a class, which was only partially full after a day of standardized testing.

She also said she had previously-signed permission slips from all the parents, allowing the students to watch a movie rated PG.

“Yesterday, the Disney movie ‘Strange World’ was shown in your child’s classroom,” the school district said.

“While not the main plot of the movie, parts of the story involves a male character having and expressing feelings for another male character. »

Why America Is Struggling to Stop the Fentanyl Epidemic

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For one thing, synthetic opioids such as fentanyl can be produced from a wide array of chemicals, many of which also have legitimate commercial uses.

What is more, when regulators ban or restrict synthetic opioids or their ingredients, producers simply tweak their recipes.

If it does not, the record death rates that fentanyl is causing today will be eclipsed by even higher ones tomorrow. »

Planned Parenthood calls for Supreme Court expansion

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Alexis McGill Johnson, the president and CEO of nonprofit organization Planned Parenthood, called for the expansion of the Supreme Court bench amid the ongoing revelations of ethics issues surrounding certain justices.

McGill Johnson’s remarks come weeks after a coalition of 30 advocacy organizations called for structural reform to the Supreme Court, which includes court expansion.

“The project will spotlight the crisis of legitimacy faced by the Court, highlighting the justices’ unethical behavior and partisan rulings, and make the case for structural reforms such as Court expansion,” the coalition said in a news release. »