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In reversal, Georgia universities to now mandate masks

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s 26 public universities and colleges will mandate campus-wide mask wearing after the state university system reversed itself on Monday.

The University System of Georgia had previously told schools they should “strongly encourage” students and others to wear masks, but said that the system’s 26 universities couldn’t mandate face coverings for their 330,000 students despite concerns about COVID-19 transmission.

Disabled veteran committed for shooting 2 in Florida ER

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A disabled Army veteran convicted of shooting and wounding two people inside a Florida veterans clinic has been committed to a mental health care facility for 25 years.

A federal judge in West Palm Beach ordered Larry Ray Bon’s commitment on Monday, according to court records. If doctors determine that he no longer needs treatment, he will return to court and face up to 25 years in prison.

Retailers to governors: Please mandate face mask wearing

NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers have a message for state governors: Please make everyone wear a face mask.

The Retail Industry Leaders Association, which represents Target, Home Depot and other major chains, says different rules around the country have made it confusing for shoppers and often lead to conflict between customers and workers trying to enforce store rules. Videos on social media have shown shoppers getting angry when employees ask them to wear a mask.

Armenia won’t send athletes to CIS Games due to COVID-19 concerns

(Reuters) – Armenia will not send athletes to the first Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Games in the Russian city of Kazan in September due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.

The landlocked South Caucasus country, which has recorded more than 29,000 cases of the virus and over 500 deaths, became the first nation to withdraw from the Games which will feature competition in 22 sports for athletes aged between 14 and 23.

Trump cites political correctness in push to change sports team names (AUDIO)

WASHINGTON  (SRN News)  President Trump doesn’t want pro sports teams to their names because of the national debate on race.

As the NFL’s Washington Redskins and Major League Baseball’s Cleveland Indians look into possible name changes, the president accuses them of bowing to political correctness.

Trump the use of those team nicknames and tweets that teams are named for “strength, not weakness.”