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South Bend schools board approves new contract governing the role of police in schools

The South Bend Community School Corporation Board voted 4 to 3 Monday night to approve a new contract governing the role of police in South Bend schools.

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Mon. Night Special: The Wild Rose Moon Radio Hour-John Gorka

Legendary Songwriter, John Gorka, Emerges from COVID Retreat “Music was my refuge—my friend. When no people were there it helped me sort out and objectify my feelings.” And so, John Gorka’s interview concludes in his exchange with radio host, George Schricker, on this month’s edition of The Wild Rose Moon Radio Hour, Monday night, December 6 th , at 9 p.m., on WVPE FM 88.1. John sings his traditional introductory song, I’m from New Jersey , in which he unfolds the title and concludes, “—I don...

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The University of Notre Dame is requiring all students to get a COVID-19 booster shot to minimize on-campus cases in the face of the delta and omicron variants.

The university previously mandated the COVID-19 vaccine for all students, faculty and staff in spring 2021.

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The South Bend Community School Corporation Board voted 4 to 3 Monday night to approve a new contract governing the role of police in South Bend schools.

Uyghur rights organizations are applauding the U.S. government's decision not to send any diplomatic or official representatives to Beijing for next year's Winter Olympics.

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission are recalling nearly half a million adult portable bed rails after the reports of two deaths, one in 2011 and another in 2015.

The voluntary recall issued Monday involves four different models of the company's Bed Assist Handle and Bed Assist Rail adult portable bed rails, totaling more than 496,000 units.

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During the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, Boone County — just northwest of Indianapolis — saw the highest percent growth in jobs of anywhere in the state. That’s even as 84 of Indiana's 92 counties hemorrhaged jobs due to economic uncertainty. 

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 continues to grow across the state.

The state reported Monday that 4,356 adults and 40 children were in the hospital with a confirmed case of COVID. Those numbers are very close to a record first set in April of 2020, before research showed the effectiveness of masks in slowing the spread of the virus, and before there was a vaccine.

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The proposed settlement plan that would help USA Gymnastics emerge from bankruptcy releases other organizations like the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee from some or all financial responsibility — a move several entities have raised concerns about. 

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Many people who fought and died on behalf of the U.S. during 20 years of war in Afghanistan were actually contractors, not U.S. troops. It's part of a change in the way America fights its wars with lasting consequences. Steve Walsh of member station KPBS sent us this report.

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