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Charlamagne is catching heat for calling Florida Governor Ron DeSantis a "genius" after he flew 50 illegal immigrants to Martha's Vineyard.

DeSantis sent a statement to NPR confirming the 2 planeloads of immigrants were sent by him to a so-called "sanctuary city".

However, Martha's Vineyard, where the Obamas own an $11.7 million mansion, cried foul and called in the National Guard to quickly relocate the immigrants.

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Charlamagne hosted a panel including lifelong Democrats Angela Rye, Malcolm Gladwell, and Roy Wood, Jr. on his late-night talk show "Hell of a Week" to discuss "immigration stunts."

Charlamagne said Republican governors "upped the game" by flying illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities after the Democrats shipped immigrants to their states for years.

"Well, just in time for Hispanic Heritage Month, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis upped the game by sending 2 planefuls of immigrants to the East Coast elite's favorite vacation island Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. I personally think it's genius."

He added that he wished DeSantis and other GOP governors would give sanctuary cities more of a heads up, "Because then that would expose the hypocrisy of the Democrats, which is they don't want immigrants here either."

Question: Should only Democrats be allowed to ship illegal immigrants around the country?

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An openly gay elementary school teacher in Parrish, Florida says the state's new parental rights law will impact his relationship with his 5-year-old students.
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Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the controversial "Parental Rights in Education" bill into law on Monday, March 28. The legislation, also known as the "Don't Say Gay" law, bans teaching LGBT+ subjects, including gender identity, to minors ages 5-8.

"It really hits hard in my heart professionally and personally," Cory Bernaert told MSNBC. "Professionally, it truly makes me feel like I am not trusted as a professional."

He added that LGBT+ subjects are currently not included in the school's curriculum.

However, Bernaert says, "We should be able to have discussions, and that's what we're encouraged to do in kindergarten."

He said "my kids do have questions. They wanna know who my partner is in pictures outside of my classroom, and I should be able to speak to that."

When asked if he worries that he won't be able to talk about his gay lifestyle with the children, Bernaert said, "Absolute— you are 100% correct. That's what we do as educators: we build relationships. And in order to build relationships, you talk about your home life. You talk about what you do on the weekends. That's building community."

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He added: "It scares me to death that I'm not gonna be able to have these conversations with my [students]. 'Cause they're gonna ask me what I did on the weekends. I don't wanna have to hide that my partner and I went paddle boarding this weekend."

Bernaert said one of his students has two moms. He fears that he won't be allowed to discuss her 2 moms with the other students as a teachable moment.

"The kids are curious about her two moms. They wanna know about her 2 moms," he said. "If they go to her and ask her about her 2 moms - and she doesn't know what to say - they're gonna come to me."

The kindergarten teacher said he will follow his 5-year-old students' "discretion" and "be true and honest with them because it's who I am."

Twitter users weighed in on the subject. Some users said a teacher's job is to educate his students, not socialize with them.


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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (right) signed his controversial "Parental Rights in Education" bill into law on Monday, March 28.

The legislation, also known as the "Don't Say Gay" bill, bans teaching LGBT+ subjects including gender identity or sexual orientation to young students in kindergarten through 3rd grade.

DeSantis said the subjects can be taught to students in grades 4 or higher, but the lessons should be age and developmentally appropriate.

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Gov. DeSantis, a traditional Republican, said parents should send their children to school for an "education, not an indoctrination."

The bill drew criticism and backlash from LGBT+ groups and Hollywood celebrities who say children as young as ages 5-8 should learn about gender identities and transgenderism.

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Actress Raven-Symoné and the cast and crew of her Disney+ series "Raven's Home" joined Disney employees in a planned walkout last week.
RELATED: Raven-Symoné joins Disney walkout in protest of Florida's 'Don't Groom Kids' bill
Raven, who is openly lesbian, shared a video on Instagram, which she captioned:

"In support of our LGBTQ+ family and all of those who will be damaged by the 'don't say gay bill' we the cast of Ravens Home are walking out. In todays world it is imperative that we take stands, show support, and move forward not backwards. Every family every person and every child deserves to be recognized no matter their race, gender, or sexual orientation. Education that reflects the truth and the world we live in is something we must fight for [sic]."

Disney on Monday promised to join efforts to repeal Florida's law. Disney's LGBT+ employees had complained that the company failed to oppose the bill it was passed.

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Actress Raven-Symoné and the cast and crew of her show "Raven's Home" joined LGBT+ Disney workers who walked off the job in protest of Florida's "Parental Rights in Education" bill.

The cast and crew of Raven's Home joined the protest on Wednesday after Disney CEO Bob Chapek walked back comments saying that corporate statements do nothing but divide a company and its customers.

Raven shared a video on Instagram which she captioned:

"In support of our LGBTQ+ family and all of those who will be damaged by the 'don't say gay bill' we the cast of Ravens Home are walking out. In todays world it is imperative that we take stands, show support, and move forward not backwards. Every family every person and every child deserves to be recognized no matter their race, gender, or sexual orientation. Education that reflects the truth and the world we live in is something we must fight for [sic]."

The "Don't Say Gay" bill, aka "Don't Groom kids" bill, prohibits teaching LGBT+ subjects such as gender identity to minor children in grades K-3.

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Gov. Ron DeSantis says the bill's goal is to "empower parents" in their children's education.

The bill's supporters say the law is important because it imposes restrictions on would-be predators who seek out teaching jobs to gain access to minor children.

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The Florida legislature has passed the controversial "Don't Say Gay" bill that bans teaching LGBT+ issues or gender identity in grades K-3.

Teachers can mention LGBT+ issues and gender identity in grades 4 and up, but the bill prevents them from teaching minor children who aren't old enough to understand the gay lifestyle.

LGBT+ activists, including "Proud to be gay" students, protested the bill outside the capitol building in Tallahassee and displayed transgender and LGBTQ flags.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis lashed out at reporters and accused them of distorting the bill's contents. He pointed out that the bill did not ban the word "gay," or casual discussion of LGBT issues. It only prohibits formal instruction on gay and lesbian or transgender issues to minor children.

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DeSantis said "we're going to make sure that parents are able to send their kid to kindergarten without having some of this stuff injected into their school curriculum."

LGBT+ activists are concerned that LGBT+ children will feel devalued or stigmatized.

However, Republican lawmakers in Florida argued that vulnerable children were being indoctrinated into a lifestyle that they don't understand.

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Lawmakers said parents should teach such sensitive subject matters to their children, not educators.

Pres. Joe Biden called the bill "dangerous," "deeply bigoted" and "hateful". The bill will go into effect on July 1.

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A video of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis telling students to remove their masks went viral on Wednesday.

According to WFLA-TV, Gov. DeSantis met with high school students at University of South Florida recently.

Before giving his speech, the annoyed governor approached a group of boys standing on stage and ordered them to remove their face masks.

"You do not have to wear those masks," DeSantis said. "I mean, please take them off. Honestly, it's not doing anything and we've gotta stop with this COVID theater. So if you want to wear it, fine, but this is ridiculous."

Most readers stopped wearing face masks last year, once they realized masks are useless against a virus. But they respect others who choose to continue wearing masks.

However, Twitter users objected to DeSantis' tone of voice toward the youths who were instructed by an adult to wear their masks.

One mom was so outraged that she put DeSantis on blast in an interview with WFLA-TV.

Her son is one of the boys who immediately removed his mask after DeSantis' rant.

"I'm responsible for him, and I told him to wear that mask," said the mom, who was not wearing a mask herself.

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is saving Christmas by offering state ports to cargo ships waiting off the coast of California.

A Tiktok user shared video of a female pilot hovering her chopper over one of the first cargo ships to arrive at a Florida seaport.

More than 100 cargo ships have waited for weeks to unload at docks in Los Angeles and Long Beach. The reasons for the massive supply-chain bottleneck vary from California's restrictive Covid-19 laws to not enough trucks.

However, truckers complain that there are enough trucks to haul away the goods. Some truckers shared videos on Twitter and TikTok, showing long lines of trucks waiting for days at the ports.

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Gov. DeSantis offered to ease the bottleneck by rerouting cargo ships to offload their precious cargo at Florida's 15 seaports.

"We're here. We have capacity,” DeSantis said at a press conference.

"We have to make sure people can go Christmas shopping as normal," DeSantis said.

"We have to make sure that all the necessities are there. And if it's because ships are sitting off the coast somewhere else, and they can be rerouted here, and we can get all those shelves stocked, then we want to be a part of that solution."

Florida seaports with direct access to railroads include Panama City, Port Everglades and the Jacksonville port.

Cargo ships that have waited for over a month off the California coast are making the 7-day journey through the Panama Canal to Florida.

There are costs to pass through the Panama Canal, but DeSantis said the expense is worth it to save Christmas.

"Our seaports are used to operating around the clock, they're used to moving cargo for American families, farmers and businesses. And we think that this is a great solution given our capacity for some of the problems you see in other parts of the country."

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Casey DeSantis, wife of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

DeSantis announced his wife's cancer diagnosis in a statement on Monday.

"I am saddened to report that Florida's esteemed First Lady and my beloved wife has been diagnosed with breast cancer," DeSantis said.

"As the mother of three young children, Casey is the centerpiece of our family and has made an impact on the lives of countless Floridians through her initiatives as first lady. As she faces the most difficult test of her life, she will have not only have my unwavering support but the support of our entire family, as well as the prayers and well wishes from Floridians across our state."

The couple married in 2010 and have three children, Madison, Mason and Mamie.

According to MSN, Casey DeSantis is a former producer and Emmy award-winning television show host.

Twitter users are mostly supportive.

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A woman seen on the floor of a Duval County, Florida Regeneron antibody clinic is speaking out amid allegations that she is a "crisis actor."

A photo taken by another patient, Louie Lopez, at a temporary Regeneron clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, went viral on on Friday.

Toma Dean told ABC News she is "extremely sick" and she decided to lay down on the floor because she was "out of breath."

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She said she has been in and out of emergency rooms for the past two weeks, and was extremely sick when she arrived in Jacksonville for Regeneron monoclonal antibody treatment on Wednesday.

Dean said there were no chairs at the makeshift treatment center, so she made the decision to lie down on the floor to rest until her appointment.

The viral photo sparked rumors that the two people seen on the floor were dead or dying. But others on social media said the two people were crisis actors.

Dean denied being a crisis actor or faking her illness to scare people into taking the vaccines.

"My choices were to stay in and run out of breath and not be able to [receive] the treatment, or sit down on the floor and patiently wait for the line to go through and be able to get the treatment that I need. So I chose to lay down on the floor, and make it through this line. If I had chosen to stand up in line, I'd never make it to the treatment. I'd have been back at an ER. So I laid on the floor, until they got wheelchairs over to assist us."

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis opened several Regeneron monoclonal antibody clinics in the state, including one in Lakeland in Polk County.

Regeneron monoclonal antibodies are human-made proteins that simulate antibodies in the human immune system.

According to Regeneron, REGEN-COV was designed specifically to fight infection by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

The center in Jacksonville has ordered more wheelchairs to accommodate the long lines of people waiting for the antibody infusions.

Dean said her Regeneron treatment took four hours and it was "not a fast process." She thanked the facility's staff for being very supportive.

"The picture that's going around online -- it looks terrible, yes, but they were great there. The facility was great," Dean said.

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Texas is following the standards set by wide open Florida and Georgia by reopening businesses and lifting mask mandates.

On Tuesday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced he is canceling the mask mandate and reopening all businesses in the state.

Abbott said all businesses will fully reopen starting March 10.

This is welcome news for business owners who suffered catastrophic losses during the coronavirus outbreak last year.

"Removing statewide mandates does not end personal responsibility," Abbott said. "It's just that now state mandates are no longer needed."

Texas is the largest state to lift mask mandates. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp canceled mask mandates early last year -- despite pushback from Democratic lawmakers in the state.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis also canceled mask mandates and opened his state for business last year.

Florida and Georgia have lower death and infection rates when compared to lockdown states such as California and New York.

The CDC warned states should reopen slowly due to virus "variants" and "mutations" in the wild.

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The election is over, and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is expanding the state's controversial Stand Your Ground law to allow citizens to shoot looters and rioters.

DeSantis has drafted "anti-mob" legislation that expands Florida's Stand Your Ground law to allow armed citizens to gun down people causing property destruction and "criminal mischief" that disrupts a business, according to The Miami Herald.

Lawyers expressed alarm about the proposed legislation which they called unjustified vigilantism.

"It allows for vigilantes to justify their actions," said former Miami-Dade County prosecutor Denise Georges who handled Stand Your Ground cases.

Georges said citizens taking the law into their own hands and putting a slug in a looter's back is "cruel and unusual punishment."

"It also allows for death to be the punishment for a property crime -- and that is cruel and unusual punishment. We cannot live in a lawless society where taking a life is done so casually and recklessly."

Under the proposed law, prosecutors must prove by "clear and convincing" evidence that someone was not acting in self-defense" when they shoot a rioter or looter.

Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber said Republican lawmakers like DeSantis are eager to be the next Donald Trump.

"It's clear that the Trump beauty pageant is still going on with governors and senators, who all want to be the next Trump. And the governor is clearly a very good contestant."

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