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James Varney

James Varney was a national correspondent for The Washington Times. 

Articles by James Varney

A news crew reports on the edge of Lake Pontchartrain ahead of approaching Hurricane Ida in New Orleans, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Ida downs power, floods roads in New Orleans; storm blamed for one death

Hurricane Ida blasted ashore on the Louisiana coast as a Category 4 storm Sunday, killing one person, slamming the barrier island Grand Isle west of New Orleans, and pummeling the communities in its path with rain and wind that packed sustained gusts of 150 mph. Power was still down and many roads were still flooded Monday morning as Ida's intensity was downgraded to a tropical storm. Published August 29, 2021

A student holding a U.S. flag upside down stands atop the steps at the Idaho Capitol Building Monday, April 26, 2021, in downtown Boise. The Idaho Senate has approved legislation aimed at preventing schools and universities from "indoctrinating" students through teaching critical race theory, which examines the ways in which race and racism influence American politics, culture and the law. (Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman via AP) **FILE**

NEA drops request for injunction against Rhode Island parent

The National Education Association has withdrawn its request for a preliminary injunction and a temporary restraining order against a Rhode Island parent seeking information on public schools' implementation of critical race theory, according to the parent's attorney. Published August 23, 2021