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Major teachers union president says union ‘is all in’ for schools nationwide to reopen

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American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten is now saying “Schools must be open.” Weingarten gave a speech at AFT headquarters Thursday to call students back to in-person learning.

“There is no doubt: Schools must be open. In person. Five days a week. With the space and facilities to do so,” Weingarten said. “We know that’s how kids learn best and that prolonged isolation is harmful.”

Weingarten also launched a $5 million campaign “to communicate the importance of in-school learning and build families’ trust and confidence in children returning to school.” The campaign is called “Back-to-School for Everyone.” This comes after President Biden has also executed a billion-dollar plan to help schools.

“The United States will not be fully back until we are fully back in school. And my union is all in,” Weingarten said.

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Republican National Committee evacuated after receiving suspicious package with vials of blood

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The Republican National Committee (RNC) headquarters in Washington, D.C., was placed on lockdown Wednesday morning after someone sent vials of blood to the building.

“At approximately 7:45 a.m., the USCP responded to the 300 block of First Street, SE, for the report of a suspicious package,” police said in a statement to Fox News Digital. “The package was just cleared by our Hazardous Incident Response Division. It contained two vials of blood. The source of the package and its contents will be further investigated.”

Capitol Police responded to the scene at 7:45 a.m. after a report of a suspicious package, police said. The package contained two vials of blood and was cleared by the Hazardous Incident Response Division, the police told NBC News. The source of the package and its contents are under investigation.

Officers were seen wearing uniforms identifying them as bomb techs and with K-9 units. DC Fire and EMS also confirmed to Fox News they had units on the scene to assist law enforcement while they conducted an investigation.

NBC News  added it is unclear if a suspect is in custody, but the road to the RNC headquarters was later reopened to traffic, and Capitol Police have left the scene.

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