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Amanda Gorman’s poem for Biden’s inauguration banned by Florida school

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A poem written for President Joe Biden's inauguration has been placed on a restricted list at a South Florida elementary school after one parent's complaint. In a Facebook post on Tuesday, poet Amanda Gorman vowed to fight back. Her poem, "The Hill We Climb" was ...

Texas governor sent bill abolishing position of Harris County elections chief

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Shaking up elections in Texas' largest county, the GOP-controlled Legislature on Tuesday approved abolishing a position in Harris County that oversees more than 2 million voters around Houston months before the city chooses a new mayor. At the same time, Republicans ...

New Mexico homelessness spikes as housing costs surge

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A tally of the homeless population in New Mexico shows an abrupt jump in the number of people living without permanent housing or with no shelter at all, according to the legislative agency focused on budgeting and accountability. A spot-count commissioned by the U.S. ...