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Florida school uproar leads Italy to invite viewing ‘David’

A Florence museum on Sunday invited parents and students from a Florida charter school to view Michelangelo’s “David” in person after the school principal was forced to resign following parental complaints that an image of the nude Renaissance masterpiece was shown to a sixth-grade art class. Florence Mayor Dario Nardella also tweeted an invitation for […]

Bezos’ rocket company pins crash on overheated engine nozzle

An overheated rocket engine nozzle caused last year’s Blue Origin launch failure that has grounded flights for six months, the company said Friday. Jeff Bezos’ rocket company Blue Origin said it expects to resume its quick trips to space from West Texas sometime later this year. The New Shepard rocket was carrying experiments but no passengers when […]

2 Cuban migrants fly into Florida on motorized hang glider

Two Cuban migrants used a motorized hang glider to fly the approximately 90 miles (145 kilometers) from the communist island to Key West on Saturday, Florida officials said. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said the duo landed safely at Key West International Airport at about 10:30 a.m. and were turned over to the U.S. Border […]

Florida transgender treatment rules draw court challenge

Four families filed a federal lawsuit Thursday challenging rules adopted by Florida medical boards that prohibit doctors from providing gender-affirming treatment such as puberty blockers and hormone therapy to transgender children, arguing the rules intrude on “parents’ fundamental right to direct the upbringing of their adolescent children.”

Other US states copying Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ efforts

Florida’s move to expand its prohibition on teaching sexual orientation or gender identity in the classroom comes as Republican lawmakers in other states pursue their own versions of what critics dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” law.