The policy includes guidelines that prevent commanders from influencing military culture around abortion. The armed forces have been directed to have the new policy in place by the end of the year.
Officials in the state realized they had enough National Guard units available and sent the crews that had come from Indiana home.
Hundreds of thousands of Floridians are still living without electricity and trying to save what’s left of their flooded and damaged homes. Watch the slide show as part of this story.
The renewed push is the latest effort by Democrats – and some Republicans – who have repeatedly tried, and failed, to pass tougher gun control laws since the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Hurricane Sally caused major flooding and damage to the south, and more heavy rain is coming on Friday.
Deaths from the hurricane were also reported in Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina.
Both Florida and Alabama have declared states of emergency ahead of Hurricane Michael.
Nikolas Cruz faces 17 first-degree murder charges stemming from last month’s shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Rockbridge Area Community Services will offer the Parent Project, a 10-week course, to teach parents how to handle destructive teenagers.
The bill would raise the minimum age to 21 for buying guns and allow teachers to be armed.